Suraj Achar, Jarrod Yamanaka
Apophysitis is responsible for a large percentage of visits by school-aged children to a health care professional each year for a sports injury. The age of onset can vary, but these disorders are notable during episodes of growth when bone lengthening outpaces lengthening of...
Sy Atezaz Saeed, Karlene Cunningham, Richard M. Bloch
Many people with depression or anxiety turn to nonpharmacologic and nonconventional interventions, including exercise, yoga, meditation, tai chi, or qi gong. As an adjunctive treatment, exercise seems most helpful for treatment-resistant depression, unipolar depression, and...
Karen Gunning, Bernadette Kiraly, Karly Pippitt
Pruritus is the most common presenting symptom of lice and scabies. Diagnosis of a lice infestation requires the visualization of at least one live louse. The presence of nits does not necessarily signify an active infestation. Treatments include insecticides and...
Alex H. Krist, Karina W. Davidson, Quyen Ngo-Metzger
Social and economic factors have a greater influence on health than clinical care.1 Sadly, having a social need is common. In 2017, 12.3% of Americans experienced poverty, half a million people were homeless, 10% of households had food insecurity, and 8% had no health...
Which is the better oral pain reliever for children with postoperative pain: ibuprofen or morphine? | Does routine low-dose oxygen therapy following an acute stroke improve functional outcomes? | Is hormone therapy with combined estrogen and progestin recommended to reduce...
Glycopyrrolate nebulizer solution (Lonhala Magnair) is labeled for long-term maintenance therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is available with a portable nebulizer for self-administration by patients.
Amanda E. Borsky, Eunice Zhang
A.F., a 32-year-old woman, presents for a health maintenance visit. It has been more than a year since she was last seen. She has no significant medical history and has never used tobacco, alcohol, or any other substances. She works as a senior project manager for a large...
William F. Keenan, Jr.
A 24-year-old woman presented with several months of increasingly problematic foot odor. She noted that there were accompanying skin changes on the soles of her feet but no itching, redness, or discharge. She had no improvement with use of various deodorants, frequent washing...
Key Points for Practice
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in women of reproductive age and provide or refer women who screen positive to ongoing support services (Table 1). B recommendation.
Henry C. Barry
Mark H. Ebell
David C. Slawson
Mark H. Ebell
Lice are small parasites (bugs) that live on hair-covered skin. They are often connected to the base of the hair on the scalp or in the pubic area. When you have lice, it is called pediculosis (say: puh-DIK-yuh-LOW-sis).
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