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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management - ...

Aug 15, 2016 - Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that affects many systems, including the skin, musculoskeletal, renal, neuropsychiatric, hematologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and reproductive systems. Family physicians should be familiar with the manifestations of lupus to aid ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p284.html

Lucky: Reflecting on Relationships in Family Medicine - Close-ups - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2016 - A diagnosis turns a family physician's world upside down as he focuses in on the relationships at the center of the medical universe.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0601/p911.html

Bell Palsy: A Frightening Symptom Can Lead to Unnecessary Testing - Close-ups - ...

Mar 15, 2016 - Anxiety and fear surrounding a clinical diagnosis like Bell palsy can lead to requests for increased testing or frequent patient encounters.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p486.html

Making Lifestyle Changes After Gastric Bypass - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well positioned to counsel and support patients making lifestyle changes before and after bariatric surgery.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p56.html

Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2016 - In 2013, approximately 179,000 bariatric surgery procedures were performed in the United States, including the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (42.1%), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (34.2%), and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (14.0%). Choice of procedure depends on the medical ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p31.html

Family History, Social Media, and a Diagnostic Surprise - Close-ups - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2015 - Social media and the Internet can be valuable resources for patients, especially for those who have been estranged from their families.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p980.html

A Family Physician Confronts Parkinson Disease - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Education about promising physical therapies and treatments that may be on the horizon can be a source of encouragement for physicians and patients alike when facing a diagnosis of Parkinson disease.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p568.html

Beyond Meaningful Use: Reconciling Medications - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Even though a certain medication may be listed in the electronic health record, it doesn't mean that the patient is actually taking it.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p218.html

Rosacea: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Rosacea is a chronic facial skin condition of unknown cause. It is characterized by marked involvement of the central face with transient or persistent erythema, telangiectasia, inflammatory papules and pustules, or hyperplasia of the connective tissue. Transient erythema, or flushing, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p187.html

Role of the Family Physician in the Management of Cystic Fibrosis - Editorials - ...

Jun 15, 2015 - ...Related Close-ups: Uncharted Territory. Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) are living healthier, longer lives, and as a result, family physicians are more likely to encounter adult patients with CF in their practices. In the 1970 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation annual registry, 700...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/p822.html

Losing Weight and Motivating Others - Close-ups - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - Family physicians play a crucial role in bringing back hope and optimism to patients who are seeking to lose weight.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p716.html

A Family's Experience with Perinatal Palliative Care - Close-ups - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2015 - A team of family doctors and nurses who offer maternity care helped two parents focus on what matters most to their family after a heartbreaking diagnosis.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p442.html

More Than a Rash: Skin Disease and Quality of Life - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2015 - Pityriasis rubra pilaris, like its mimic psoriasis, can have emotional and social effects.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p76.html

Common Questions About Wound Care - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2015 - Lacerations, abrasions, burns, and puncture wounds are common in the outpatient setting. Because wounds can quickly become infected, the most important aspect of treating a minor wound is irrigation and cleaning. There is no evidence that antiseptic irrigation is superior to sterile ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p86.html

Group Medical Visits for Chronic Diseases - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2014 - Patients with diabetes form supportive relationships through group medical visits and learn to take control of their health care goals.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p794.html

To Whipple or Not: Choices in Cancer Treatment - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - Surviving 10 months after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, a patient decides whether or not he should undergo the Whipple procedure, a potential cure.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p496.html

Another Test in Life - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2014 - Testicular cancer has a high survival rate when caught early. A patient diagnosed with the disease reflects on his recovery, and his initial fears.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p184.html

Inspiring Change: A Patient's Journey to Wellness - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2014 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p854.html

Living with Loss - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p530.html

Hard Decisions About Prostate Cancer - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2014 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p219.html

Caring Better for Patients Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired - Close-ups - American ...

Dec 1, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p774.html

Diagnosis and Management of Physical Abuse in Children - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2013 - Child abuse is the third leading cause of death in children between one and four years of age, and almost 20% of child homicide victims have contact with a health care professional within a month of their death. Therefore, family physicians are in an ideal position to detect and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p669.html

A Team Approach: Comprehensive Evaluation for Functional Decline in Older Patients - ...

Sep 15, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p397.html

Functional Decline in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2013 - Functional disability is common in older adults. It is often episodic and is associated with a high risk of subsequent health decline. The severity of disability is determined by physical impairments caused by underlying medical conditions, and by external factors such as social ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p388.html

Back to Baseline - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p170.html

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