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    Acute Abdominal Pain in Children

    CARIN E. REUST, AMY WILLIAMS

    When a child presents with acute abdominal pain, the physician should initially work to gauge the severity of the illness and determine whether the causative condition requires surgery. In general, the incidence of acute abdominal pain requiring surgical intervention among...

    Diagnosis and Management of Sarcoidosis

    NATALIA SOTO-GOMEZ, JAY I. PETERS, ANOOP M. NAMBIAR

    Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by noncaseating granulomas, usually in the lungs or intrathoracic lymph nodes. The typical presentation is unexplained cough, shortness of breath, or constitutional symptoms in young or middle-aged adults, especially in blacks...

    Identification and Management of Peripartum Depression

    ROBERT C. LANGAN, ANDREW J. GOODBRED

    All women should be screened for depression during and shortly after pregnancy, and depression symptoms should be distinguished from normal baby blues. A history of depression is the strongest risk factor for developing peripartum depression. Mild to moderate depression...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

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    Editorials

    Opportunities to Detect and Manage Perinatal Depression in Men

    SHEEHAN D. FISHER, CRAIG GARFIELD

    Although new fathers are at lower risk of depression than are new mothers, the prevalence of depression in new fathers is higher than that in the general population.

    STEPS

    Flibanserin (Addyi) for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Premenopausal Women

    HARRY HOLT, JEFFREY TINGEN

    Although flibanserin results in a modest improvement in the number of satisfying sexual events (approximately one more per month vs. placebo), it does not improve other measures, is considerably expensive, and has significant adverse effects.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women

    TINA FAN, JASON BLITZ

    A 40-year-old woman presents for a routine antepartum visit. She is 20 weeks pregnant and smokes half a pack of cigarettes per day despite efforts to quit. She has no other concerns, and her physical examination findings are normal. The patient asks if your clinic offers...

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    Annular Scaly Plaques

    ELIZABETH SEIVERLING, GALEN FOULKE, THOMAS SCHARNITZ

    A woman presented with a largely asymptomatic but mildly pruritic rash on her feet that did not improve with antifungal cream.

    Clinical Evidence Handbook

    Breast Pain

    AMIT GOYAL

    What are the effects of treatments for breast pain?

    Practice Guidelines

    CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Caring for Women with Possible Exposure to Zika Virus

    CARRIE ARMSTRONG

    Based on limited evidence on the persistence of Zika virus RNA in blood and semen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance on caring for reproductive-aged women who may have been exposed to the virus, including those who do not...

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved pharmacotherapy for cessation to adults who use tobacco.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Depression During and After Pregnancy: When It's More Than the Baby Blues

    Around the time you have a baby, you might have normal mood changes. This can last for up to 10 days. It is called baby blues. Sometimes, it is more severe and lasts longer. This is called peripartum depression.



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