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...
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...
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...
Yes: Improved Medicare for All Would Rescue an American Health Care System in Crisis
Richard A. Young
No: Medicare for All Would Cause Chaos and Fail to Control Health Care Costs
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Jeffrey C. Leggit
In a nonpregnant adult with clinical signs and symptoms of appendicitis, computed tomography has a sensitivity of 95% and specificity of 94%.
Inhaled fluticasone (Flovent; 200 mcg per day) is associated with a greater linear growth velocity when compared with beclomethasone (400 mcg per day; an equivalent dose).
Samantha J. Bartling, Erik A. Kumetz, Carrick T. Burns, Shayna C. Rivard
A patient presented with an enlarging, nonpainful, nonpruritic nodule just below the right knee where he sustained minor trauma twelve years earlier.
The American Physical Therapy Association released guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patellofemoral pain.
Cynthia Groves, Leslie Griffin, J. Lacie Bradford, Beth Auten
Acamprosate and naltrexone should be used as first-line agents for treatment of alcohol use disorder and are effective for reducing relapse rates. Agent selection should be based on comorbid conditions and adherence to the dosing regimen.
Alexis Aust, James J. Arnold
Current guidelines from the World Health Organization do not recommend routine antibiotic prophylaxis for operative vaginal birth because of insufficient evidence of effectiveness.
Use a car seat or booster seat until your child is at least nine years old.
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