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    Topical Corticosteroids: Choice and Application

    Stephen K. Stacey, Mark McEleney

    Topical corticosteroids are an essential tool for treating inflammatory skin conditions. These medications are classified by strength and the risk of adverse effects such as atrophy, striae, rosacea, telangiectasias, purpura, and other cutaneous and systemic reactions. The...

    Common Fractures of the Radius and Ulna

    Deepak S. Patel, Siobhan M. Statuta, Natasha Ahmed

    Fractures of the radius and ulna are the most common fractures of the upper extremity. The mechanism of injury is often sudden axial loading onto the radius or ulna, usually from a fall onto an outstretched hand with wrist extension. Patients with radius and ulna fractures...

    Pain Management in Labor

    Andrew Smith, Elise LaFlamme, Caroline Komanecky

    Adequate analgesia during labor can increase a patient's sense of empowerment and control, which is associated with improved maternal satisfaction with childbirth. Individual patient priorities for labor pain management should be explored as a part of routine prenatal care....


    The KIDs List: Medications That Are Potentially Inappropriate in Children

    Rachel S. Meyers, Robert C. Hellinga, David S. Hoff

    The Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics (KIDs) List is an open access, evidence-based reference aimed at improving medication safety in children.

    AFP Clinical Answers

    Depression, HPV Immunizations, Coccidioidomycosis, Upper GI Bleeding, Headaches

    Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

    Lown Right Care

    Helping Ambivalent Patients Make Healthy Decisions About COVID-19

    Alan Glaseroff, Ann Lindsay, Helen Haskell, John James

    A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for CVD Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement

    The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity.

    Putting Prevention Into Practice

    Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

    Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Symone M. Baker

    This PPIP quiz is based on the recommendations of the USPSTF.

    Photo Quiz

    Visual Disturbance and Skin Rash

    Edward Margolin, Yuri Chaban, Trishal Jeeva-Patel, Kirill Zaslavsky, Deepa Yoganathan

    A patient presented with progressive bilateral visual blurring and a maculopapular rash on the trunk.

    Point-of-Care Guides

    Canadian Syncope Risk Score: A Validated Risk Stratification Tool

    Erica S. Meisenheimer, Tyler S. Rogers, Aaron Saguil

    Which adults presenting to an emergency department with syncope should be hospitalized?


    Bempedoic Acid (Nexletol) for the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia and Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Elizabeth Lawrence, Tracy Johns

    Bempedoic acid is labeled as add-on therapy to diet and maximally tolerated statin for the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

    Practice Guidelines

    Medications for Smoking Cessation: Guidelines from the American Thoracic Society

    MaryAnn Dakkak

    The American Thoracic Society (ATS) published guidelines for medication initiation in tobacco-dependent adults based on a systematic review.

    Letters to the Editor

    Clinical Considerations for the Management of Hypertriglyceridemia

    Ishak Elkhal, Bruce A. Warden

    Reply: Robert C. Oh, Evan T. Trivette

    Evidence-Based Use of Opioids

    Matt Perez

    Alan Roth, Andy Lazris

    Oral and Dental Injury Prevention in Children and Adolescents

    Hugh Silk

    Information from Your Family Doctor

    Managing Pain in Labor

    There is no way to know what your labor will be like. Pain during childbirth is different for everyone. Some women need little or no pain relief. Others find that pain medicine gives them better control over their labor and delivery. Women who regularly take opioid...


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