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    Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injury

    Katharine Claire DeGeorge, Caitlyn Easterling Neltner, Benjamin Thomas Neltner

    Unintentional injury accounts for one-third of deaths in children and adolescents each year. Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat until at least 24 months of age. Infants should be positioned on their backs in a crib, on a mattress with only a fitted...

    Pregnancy Myths and Practical Tips

    Rebecca Caro, Julia Fast

    Weight gain in pregnancy should be guided by preconception body mass index. A well-balanced diet including omega-3-fatty acids should be encouraged, as should a daily prenatal vitamin. Pregnant women should limit caffeine intake to 200 mg per day and avoid artificial...

    Persistent Night Sweats: Diagnostic Evaluation

    Carl Bryce

    Night sweats are a nonspecific symptom that patients commonly experience but rarely discuss with their physicians without prompting. Most patients who report persistent night sweats in this setting do not have a serious underlying disorder. Conditions commonly associated with...

    Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

    Yes: Improved Medicare for All Would Rescue an American Health Care System in Crisis

    Ed Weisbart

    Yes: Improved Medicare for All Would Rescue an American Health Care System in Crisis

    No: Medicare for All Would Cause Chaos and Fail to Control Health Care Costs

    Richard A. Young

    No: Medicare for All Would Cause Chaos and Fail to Control Health Care Costs

    AFP Clinical Answers

    PID Treatment, Low Back Pain, Opioids, Plasma Injections, Sphygmomanometry

    How should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated? | Can history findings help rule out serious conditions related to low back pain? | How should opioid use disorder be treated? | Are platelet-rich plasma injections beneficial in the nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Acute Appendicitis: Computed Tomography for Diagnosis in Adults

    Jeffrey C. Leggit

    What are the sensitivity and specificity of computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in nonpregnant adults?

    Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Growth in Children with Persistent Asthma

    Aaron Saguil

    Do different inhaled corticosteroids have different impacts on growth in children with asthma?

    Photo Quiz

    Enlarging Leg Nodule

    Samantha J. Bartling, Erik A. Kumetz, Carrick T. Burns, Shayna C. Rivard

    A healthy 69-year-old patient presented with an enlarging, nonpainful, nonpruritic nodule just below his right knee that appeared eight months earlier. Twelve years earlier he sustained trauma at the site from a twig, with resulting local atrophy.

    Practice Guidelines

    Patellofemoral Pain: Guidelines from the American Physical Therapy Association

    Janelle Marra

    Key Points for Practice

    FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

    Alcohol Use Disorder: Pharmacologic Treatment Options

    Cynthia Groves, Leslie Griffin, J. Lacie Bradford, Beth Auten

    What are the first-line pharmacologic treatment options for alcohol use disorder?

    Medicine by the Numbers

    Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Operative Vaginal Delivery

    Alexis Aust, James J. Arnold

    Study Population: Women who underwent operative vaginal delivery

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Preventing Accidental Injuries in Children

    Use a car seat or booster seat until your child is at least nine years old.


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