• Articles

    Annular Lesions: Diagnosis and Treatment

    Kathryn P. Trayes, Katherine Savage, James S. Studdiford

    Many diseases present with cutaneous annular lesions, making distinction by physical appearance alone challenging. This review highlights the physical appearance and history of presentation of these skin findings, which can aid in diagnosing common and uncommon diseases....

    Common Foot Problems: Over-the-Counter Treatments and Home Care

    Blair A. Becker, Marc A. Childress

    Many common foot problems do not require podiatry referral or complex interventions and are best managed with appropriate over-the-counter treatments and home care, with careful guidance from a family physician. Treatments can include nonprescription medications, modified...

    Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Difficult Insertions and Removals

    Linda Prine, Meera Shah

    Although most long-acting reversible contraception insertions and removals are straightforward, with the rise in the use of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, clinicians are more likely to encounter challenges with these procedures. Uterine structure can pose...

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News: AFP Edition

    FDA Updates Safety Warnings for Fluoroquinolones | Title X Change Would Threaten Evidence-Based Care, AAFP Warns | AAFP Calls for Wide-Ranging Approach to Lowering Drug Prices | The EveryONE Project Introduces Neighborhood Navigator

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Feed Thickener for Newborn Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux

    Corey Fogleman, Lara Kobrin

    Are feed thickeners an effective treatment for the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in formula-fed infants?

    Blood Pressure Targets for Patients with Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease

    Dustin K. Smith, Paul Seales, Sajeewane Seales

    Are lower blood pressure (BP) targets for patients with hypertension and a history of cardiovascular disease associated with decreased morbidity and mortality?


    Radon: A Leading Environmental Cause of Lung Cancer

    R. William Field

    Protracted exposure to radon decay products is the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality in the United States.1,2 Family physicians play a key role in informing their patients about the health risks posed by radon exposure and in recommending proactive actions to...


    Nonopioids Equivalent to Opioids for Severe Chronic Back, Hip, or Knee Pain with Fewer Adverse Outcomes

    David Slawson

    Photo Quiz

    A Painless Facial Nodule

    J. Thomas Landers, John D. Peters

    A 19-year-old man with autism presented with a solitary erythematous nodule on his chin that had been present for three months. The patient's mother thought the lesion was not particularly painful or pruritic, but she occasionally noticed him picking at the spot. They had not...

    Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

    Management of Insomnia Disorder in Adults

    Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar

    What are the effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, and adverse effects of interventions for insomnia disorder in adults?

    Practice Guidelines

    Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses After Incision and Drainage: BMJ Rapid Recommendation

    Lisa Hauk

    Key Points for Practice

    FPIN's Help Desk Answers

    Effect of Dietary Changes on IBS Symptoms

    Michael Erlandson, Suzanne Hutchison, Laurie C. Ivey, Denise Ogden, Kenyon Weidle

    What dietary changes are effective in relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Chewing Gum for Reducing Post-Cesarean Section Ileus

    Gary Green

    Study Population: More than 3,000 women (17 trials) who had just had cesarean section, mostly from the Middle East and Asia

    Letters to the Editor

    Case Report: Successful Maternal and Fetal Outcomes After Uterine Rupture

    Mary Elise Lynch, MaryAnn Dakkak

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Common Foot Problems: Home Treatments

    Caution: If you have diabetes or blood vessel disease in your feet, you need special care. Talk to your doctor about any foot problems you are having.


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