Joshua Scott Will, David C. Bury, John A. Miller
Repetitive trauma and overuse are common causes of chronic mechanical low back pain. The history and physical examination can point toward a specific etiology. Imaging is not recommended for most patients with nonspecific mechanical low back pain in the absence of red flags....
Brian Shian, Scott T. Larson
Common causes of abdominal wall pain include nerve entrapment, hernia, and surgical or procedural complications. Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome, which presents as acute or chronic localized pain at the lateral edge of the rectus abdominis, is the most common and...
J. Brian Lanier, James J. Park, Robert C. Callahan
Anemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in older adults. Diagnostic cutoff values for defining anemia vary with age, sex, and possibly race. Patients may present with symptoms related to associated conditions, such as blood loss, or to decreased oxygen...
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Richard R. Andrews
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages family physicians to treat patients with hepatitis C. Outcomes when primary care physicians prescribe direct-acting antivirals to patients with uncomplicated hepatitis C are comparable to those of subspecialists.
Child feeding interventions are effective in the short term (i.e., less than 12 months) for increasing a child's intake of fruits and vegetables, but only by less than 5% of the recommended daily allowance. Conversely, parental nutrition education and multicomponent...
A women presented with worsening cramps and lower abdominal pain six weeks after starting medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera). The discomfort subsided after she vaginally passed a bloody fleshy mass.
Poems written by a 102-year-old living independently.
Mary I. Dobbins, Solmaz Bauk, Janet Albers
Therapist-guided, Internet-delivered CBT can be used as an effective treatment for anxiety in adults and is similar in effectiveness to face-to-face CBT.
These updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to address the identification and diagnosis of all forms of depression in adolescents, defined in this guideline as those 10 to 21 years of age.
Theodore J. Segarra, Michael Ritchie, Shahriar Zehtabchi
No benefit was observed in postmenopausal women receiving hormone therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Find out more.
Low back pain is when you feel soreness or discomfort in your lower back, buttocks, or hips. It is a common problem.
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