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    Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    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...

    Genital Herpes: A Review

    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....

    Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer

    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...

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    HHS Releases Proposed Rule for New Physician Payment Models | AAFP Advises Lawmakers on Bills Intended to Curb Opioid Abuse | AAFP Backs Proposal for Substance Abuse Program Record Sharing

    Editorials

    What Women and Their Physicians Need to Know About the UKCTOCS Study and Ovarian Cancer Screening

    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.

    Screening for Ovarian Cancer—More Hype Than Hope?

    JAY SIWEK

    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.

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    Lucky: Reflecting on Relationships in Family Medicine

    DAVID KAUFMAN

    A diagnosis turns a family physician's world upside down as he focuses in on the relationships at the center of the medical universe.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    When to Discontinue Antiepileptic Drug Therapy for Patients in Remission

    NATHAN HITZEMAN

    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.

    Topical Antihistamines and Mast Cell Stabilizers for Treating Allergic Conjunctivitis

    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.

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    Hyperkeratotic Plaques on Hands

    EFSTATHIOS RALLIS, ANGELIKI LIAKOPOULOU

    A 10-year-old boy presented with hyperkeratotic plaques on both hands and index fingers after extensive video game use.

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System vs. Oral Progestins for Treatment of Endometrial Hyperplasia

    SARAH LIEGL

    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).

    Practice Guidelines

    ACCP Releases Guideline for the Treatment of Unexplained Chronic Cough

    AMBER RANDEL

    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...

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Corticosteroids for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

    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.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Genital Herpes: What You Should Know

    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...

    Ovarian Cancer

    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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