JEFFREY B. LANIER, DAVID C. BURY, SEAN W. RICHARDSON
Nearly one-third of deaths from cardiovascular disease may be prevented through a healthy diet and physical activity. Dietary approaches that emphasize fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fish have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Replacing dietary...
MARY JO GROVES
Genital herpes is characterized by lifelong infection and periodic outbreaks of vesicles on the perineum. Both herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 are known to cause genital herpes, and type-specific testing is recommended to guide management in patients with suspected infection....
CHYKE A. DOUBENI, ANNA R. B. DOUBENI, ALLISON E. MYERS
Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related death in women. The strongest known risk factors are familial genetic syndromes, such as BRCA gene mutations and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Although most cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed at an...
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CALANEET BALAS, DAVID BARLEY, ELISABETH BAUGH, ANDREW BERCHUCK, JEFF BOYD, CODRUTA CHIUZAN, SARAH DeFEO, MARK EBELL, ANNIE ELLIS, KATHLEEN GAVIN, BRUCE LEVIN, KRISTEN MATTESON, AUDRA MORAN, STEVEN NAROD, CHAD RAMSEY, MICHAEL SEIDEN, SHERRI L. STEWART
An overview of the recent results from the United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) and implications for clinical practice and public health.
In keeping with the principles of the Choosing Wisely campaign, physicians and patients would do well to avoid the pitfalls of overscreening and wait for results that promise more hope than hype.
A diagnosis turns a family physician's world upside down as he focuses in on the relationships at the center of the medical universe.
Children with epilepsy should be seizure-free for at least two years before stopping antiepileptic drug therapy, especially those who have partial seizures or a history of abnormal electroencephalography (EEG) results.
ANNE L. MOUNSEY, RICHARD E. GRAY
Topical antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers, either alone or in combination, are safe and effective for reducing the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis.
EFSTATHIOS RALLIS, ANGELIKI LIAKOPOULOU
A 10-year-old boy presented with hyperkeratotic plaques on both hands and index fingers after extensive video game use.
The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system achieves significantly higher resolution rates of endometrial hyperplasia without atypia compared with cyclic oral progestins (68% to 100% vs. 48% to 69%, respectively).
Persistent cough with an unknown etiology is difficult to treat and can significantly affect quality of life. Although the evidence for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with unexplained chronic cough is limited, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has...
JONATHAN FU, GARY GREEN
Studies show that 1 in 20 patients avoided mechanical ventilation and 1 in 16 patients avoided ARDS; 1 in 29 patients developed hyperglycemia requiring treatment. Read more.
Genital herpes (HER-pees) is a disease caused by a virus called herpes simplex. It may cause painful blisters on the thighs, buttocks, or genitals. The blisters break open and turn into sores. The virus can also cause fever blisters or cold sores around the mouth. Once you...
It is a type of cancer that grows in the ovaries (see picture). The ovaries are small organs on the right and left sides of the uterus (womb). They are about the size of almonds. They store eggs and make the female hormones. Ovarian cancer is hard to detect early because most...
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