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....
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...
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...
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
Corey Fogleman, Lara Kobrin
Feed thickeners decrease the number of reflux episodes in full-term formula-fed infants. Additionally, full-term formula-fed infants with GER who are given thickeners are more than twice as likely to be asymptomatic compared with infants not receiving thickeners at one to...
Dustin K. Smith, Paul Seales, Sajeewane Seales
Achieving a target BP of 135/85 mm Hg or less does not decrease the risk of total cardiovascular events vs. treating to a target of 140 to 160/90 to 100 mm Hg. Further, treating to the lower BP target does not improve total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, or serious...
R. William Field
Protracted exposure to radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Family physicians play a key role in informing patients about the health risks.
Nonopioid medications were at least as effective as opioid medications for improving pain-related function over 12 months in adults with severe chronic back pain or knee or hip osteoarthritis pain. The evidence that opioids are not superior to nonopioid medications for...
J. Thomas Landers, John D. Peters
A man presented with a solitary erythematous nodule on his chin that had persisted for three months despite antibiotic treatment.
What are the effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, and adverse effects of interventions for insomnia disorder in adults?
A collaboration between the BMJ and the MAGIC group led an international panel made up of a variety of health care professionals (e.g., family physicians, internists, dermatologists) and adults with experience treating and living with skin abscesses to create recommendations...
Michael Erlandson, Suzanne Hutchison, Laurie C. Ivey, Denise Ogden, Kenyon Weidle
A diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FOD-MAPs) decreases IBS symptoms and improves quality of life compared with usual diet.
Although the current body of literature suggests a need for higher-quality, more robust research, the simplicity, frugality, and safety of chewing gum makes it a viable option to offer women undergoing cesarean section.
Mary Elise Lynch, MaryAnn Dakkak
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.
All editors in a position to control content for this activity, AFP journal, are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. View disclosures.