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    Bone Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Principles

    Jason L. Ferguson, Sean P. Turner

    Primary bone cancers include osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and chondrosarcoma. They account for less than 1% of diagnosed cancers each year and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Timely diagnosis is challenging because of late patient presentation,...

    Preoperative Assessment in Older Adults: A Comprehensive Approach

    Chandrika Kumar, Brooke Salzman, Jessica L. Colburn

    Older adults experience disproportionate levels of morbidity and mortality following surgery. To decrease the likelihood of poorer surgical outcomes, physicians should first discuss patients' goals and priorities in the context of their overall health to determine whether the...

    Nutrition in Toddlers

    Lyrad K. Riley, Jedda Rupert, Olivia Boucher

    During toddlerhood, children develop preferences that affect their food selections. Children one to two years of age should begin drinking whole cow's milk. Water is a good option for between meals. Sugary drinks should be avoided, although 100% juice may be given in...

    Epistaxis: Outpatient Management

    Jason P. Womack, Jill Kropa, Marissa Jimenez Stabile

    Epistaxis is a common otolaryngologic emergency. At presentation, physicians should assess patients’ vital signs, mental status, and airway patency before examining the nose for the source of bleeding. Stepwise management of anterior epistaxis consists of compression,...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    Study Suggests Link Between Scope of Practice and Burnout | Authors See Crucial Role for Primary Care in Opioid Epidemic | CMS Releases Planned Changes for 2019 Medicare Payments | Patients, Caregivers Weigh In on Care Transition


    Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Family Medicine

    Paul Bornemann, Tyler Barreto

    Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) refers to limited ultrasound protocols performed at the patient's bedside by a clinician to assess for many conditions such as aortic aneurysm and pleural effusion. The protocols usually answer a specific question (Table 1) that helps...


    Delafloxacin (Baxdela) for Skin Infections

    Sarah Eudaley

    Delafloxacin (Baxdela) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic labeled for the treatment of adults with serious acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, including those caused by Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant), Enterococcus faecalis...


    Aspirin No Different Than Rivaroxaban for Prevention of VTE After TKA or THA

    Nita Shrikant Kulkarni

    Medications Ineffective to Prevent Cognitive Decline or Dementia

    Allen F. Shaughnessy

    Systolic Blood Pressure of At Least 140 mm Hg Best Place to Begin Treatment

    Allen F. Shaughnessy

    Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria Reduces the Need for CT Pulmonary Angiography in Low-Risk Patients

    David Slawson

    Photo Quiz

    Solitary Ulcerated Lesion on the Arm

    Nandhini Veeraraghvan, Hanadi Abou Dargham, Jinal Gangar

    A 56-year-old white man with dark hair and blue eyes presented for his annual physical examination. His medical history was significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and primary hypothyroidism.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Interventions to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

    Tina Fan, Elizabeth A. Erickson

    Mr. and Mrs. J. present to your office for their annual wellness visits. He is 75 years of age, has well-controlled hypertension, does not smoke, and has a body mass index (BMI) of 26 kg per m2. He recently fell while walking from his home to a neighborhood barbeque. Mrs. J....

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Identifying Patients with Headache Who Are at Risk of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    Neelima Kale, Amimi S. Osayande

    When is urgent imaging warranted in patients presenting with new nontraumatic headache and normal findings on a neurologic examination?

    Practice Guidelines

    Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births: National Partnership for Maternal Safety Releases Consensus Bundle

    Jennifer Wilkes

    Key Points for Practice

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends exercise interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls (Table 1). B recommendation.

    Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of the benefits and harms of vitamin D and calcium supplementation, alone or combined, for the primary prevention of fractures in men and premenopausal women (Table 1). I statement.

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Bone Cancer

    Many types of cancer can spread to the bones. But, there are three cancers that start in bones: osteosarcoma (OS-tee-oh-sar-CO-ma), Ewing sarcoma, and chondrosarcoma (KON-dro-sar-CO-ma). Osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma are more common in children and teenagers. Chondrosarcoma...

    Giving Your Toddler the Best Nutrition

    Raising a healthy, active toddler takes work, and parents need to know the best foods to give their children. Feeding toddlers isn't always easy, but knowing about nutrition and eating habits will help you make the best choices for your child.


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