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    Diets for Health: Goals and Guidelines

    Amy Locke, Jill Schneiderhan, Suzanna M. Zick

    Diet is the single most significant risk factor for disability and premature death. The Mediterranean diet, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the Healthy Eating Plate are dietary approaches that have benefits such...

    Hyperhidrosis: Management Options

    John R. McConaghy, Daniel Fosselman

    Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating beyond what is necessary for thermoregulation. It often causes social, emotional, and work impairment. Primary hyperhidrosis is an idiopathic, bilateral sweating of the axillae, palms, soles, or face, whereas secondary hyperhidrosis is...

    Oncologic Emergencies: Recognition and Initial Management

    Mark L. Higdon, Charles J. Atkinson, Kelley V. Lawrence

    Most oncologic emergencies can be classified as metabolic, hematologic, structural, or a treatment adverse effect. Cancer is often not diagnosed until a related condition emerges. Family physicians should be familiar with common oncologic emergencies so that patients can be...


    How the FDA Ensures High-Quality Generic Drugs

    Kathleen Uhl, John R. Peters

    We want to assure all stakeholders of the rigorous approval process that supports the FDA's commitment to ensuring the high quality of generic drugs marketed in the United States.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Study Finds Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions | Delegates Tackle Wide Range of Advocacy Issues for Family Physicians | AAFP Joins Effort to Decrease 2018 MIPS Reporting Period | AAFP to HHS: Don't Loosen Short-term Insurance Rules


    Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression

    Kathryn Morcom, Madeline Lyons, Kathryn Morcom, Madeline Lyons

    Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers for Detection of Alzheimer Disease in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Anne L. Mounsey, Matthew R. Zeitler

    There is insufficient evidence to support the routine use of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for the detection of progressive dementias in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). These tests carry the risk of overdiagnosis of dementia and, therefore, overtreatment.

    Atypical Antipsychotics for Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents

    Michael J. Arnold, Aaron L. Moody

    Risperidone reduces measures of aggression and improves conduct in children with disruptive behavior disorders; however, only short-term use is recommended. Weight gain of 2 to 2.5 kg (4.4 to 5.5 lb) is common. There is insufficient evidence to evaluate the benefits of other...

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Ruling Out Pulmonary Embolism in the Primary Care Setting

    Pete Yunyongying

    What is the best approach to evaluate patients with suspected pulmonary embolism in the outpatient, primary care setting?

    Photo Quiz

    Intracranial Calcifications Discovered During Prolonged New Seizure

    Nicholas M. Potisek, Sarah Supples

    An eight-month-old infant presented to the emergency department with a prolonged episode of left upper and lower extremity shaking and eye deviation.


    Ultrasonography Is Reasonably Accurate in Detecting Synovitis in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Henry C. Barry

    Practice Guidelines

    Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: A Guideline from the AAAAI/ACAAI Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters

    Lisa Hauk

    To outline quality improvement opportunities for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, consisting of experts from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma,...

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Combined Inhaled Short-Acting Beta2 Agonist and Anticholinergic Agents for Asthma

    Daniel Runde, Margaret Rallo

    Study Population: Patients 16 years or older with asthma who presented to the emergency department (ED) with an asthma exacerbation

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    High-Dose vs. Standard-Dose Heparin for VTE Prophylaxis in Obese Patients

    Neil Turco, Nathan Lamberton, Amy Haver

    In most patients weighing more than 220 lb (100 kg), high-dose heparin prophylaxis (7,500 units subcutaneously three times per day) does not further reduce the risk of VTE compared with standard-dose heparin (5,000 units subcutaneously two or three times per day).

    NSAIDs for Postpartum Perineal Pain

    Mark Rosekelly, Vernon Wheeler

    Women with third- or fourth-degree perineal lacerations or who received an episiotomy can be given oral NSAIDs to reduce perineal pain in the first six hours postpartum.

    Letters to the Editor

    Prescribing Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Alzheimer Disease: Timing Matters

    Contraception Should Be Addressed with Women Who Have Sex with Women

    Lymphadenopathy in Children and Young Adults May Be Due to a Periodic Fever Syndrome

    Cerebrovascular Disease as a Cause of Dizziness

    The Need for Systems of Care and a Trauma-Informed Approach to Intimate Partner Violence

    NNTs Misleading for Onychomycosis Treatments

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices

    A healthy diet has a lot of benefits. It can prevent certain health conditions like heart disease and cancer, and it can lower your cholesterol. It can give you more energy, help you focus, and improve your mood. It can also help you lose weight or stay at a healthy weight.

    Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

    Sweating too much (also called hyperhidrosis) is a common condition that can be embarrassing. This most commonly happens on the hands, feet, underarms, and face. You should tell your doctor if your sweating bothers you during daily life, happens at least once a week, and has...


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