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Practice Guidelines - Sep 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - Physicians should consider the increased risks associated with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p894a.html

Practice Guidelines Department Collection - American Family Physician

Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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Practice Guidelines Department Collection - American Family Physician

Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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Practice Parameters for Managing Allergic Rhinitis - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 1, 2009 - The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI); the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI); and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (JCAAI) have created The Diagnosis and Management of Rhinitis: An Updated Practice Parameter.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p79.html

Predicting Prognoses in Patients with Acute Stroke - Point-of-Care Guides - American ...

Jun 15, 2008 - A number of clinical decision models and scoring systems have been developed and validated to assist physicians in assessing the prognosis of patients with acute stroke.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1719.html

Predicting Short-term Risk of Stroke After TIA - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family...

Sep 15, 2006 - Five to 10 percent of patients presenting with TIA will have a stroke within the following week. Because guidelines do not mandate hospitalization for patients who have had a TIA or suspected TIA,4,5 validated clinical prediction rules may be used to identify patients who should ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1001.html

Predicting the Risk of Bleeding in Patients Taking Warfarin - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Mar 15, 2010 - When considering anticoagulation therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism (VTE), physicians and patients must balance the benefits of anticoagulation with the risk of bleeding, particularly major bleeding complications. For example, in patients who are at ...

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p780.html

Premenstrual Syndrome - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2008 - What are the effects of drug and hormonal treatments in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? What are the effects of psychological interventions, physical therapy, dietary supplements and surgical treatments in women with PMS?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p82.html

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. An important subset of heart disease is perioperative myocardial infarction, which affects approximately 50,000 persons each year. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1889.html

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment -- American Family Physician

...Minor clinical predictors Advanced age Abnormal ECG Rhythm other than sinus Poor functional capacity History of stroke Uncontrolled hypertension − + Poor functional capacity (<4 METs and high- risk procedure Moderate or excellent functional capacity (≥4 METs) or low- or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/afp20021115p1889.pdf

Preoperative Evaluation - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2000 - A history and physical examination, focusing on risk factors for cardiac, pulmonary and infectious complications, and a determination of a patient's functional capacity, are essential to any preoperative evaluation. In addition, the type of surgery influences the overall perioperative ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0715/p387.html

Preparation of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2007 - Approximately 20 to 40 percent of patients at high risk of cardiac-related morbidity develop myocardial ischemia perioperatively. The preferred approach to diagnostic evaluation depends on the interactions of patient-specific risk factors, surgery-specific risk factors, and exercise ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p656.html

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: AAFP and Others Update Recommendations - Practice... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)and others have published the 5th edition of the preparticipation physical evaluation monograph. Revisions include new mental health and transgender sections and expansion of the female athlete chapter.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p692.html

Preventing Another Stroke: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - ...Preventing Another Stroke: What You Should Know Am Fam Physician. 2007 Aug 1;76(3):389. See related article on stroke. What is a stroke? A stroke happens when an area of the brain is damaged, this usually happens when blood does not reach certain parts of the brain. You can lose...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p389.html

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the primary cause of death in women for almost a century, and more women than men have died of CVD every year since 1984. Although CVD incidence can be reduced by adherence to a heart-healthy lifestyle and detection and treatment of major risk ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1331.html

Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA

February 1, 2016 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/afp20160201p232.pdf

Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA ...

Feb 1, 2016 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) joined together to release statements on preventing CVD in persons with diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p232.html

Preventing Dementia: Is There Hope

...strategies targeting primary and secondary prevention emerge, our greatest impact may be in tertiary prevention-in the prevention of demen- tia morbidity. Such work may require early recognition, in which strategies targeting home and financial safety have a clear impact on those at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/afp20110501p1034.pdf

Preventing Falls in Older Persons

August 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/afp20170815p240.pdf

Preventing Falls in Older Persons - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2017 - The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance impairment. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend exercise or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p240.html

Preventing Heart Attacks: What Women Need to Know - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - ...Treating high blood pressure can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. If your doctor has given you medicine to lower your blood pressure, be sure to take it regularly. •Exercise Brisk walking for 30 to 45 minutes three times a week can cut your risk of heart attack in half....

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1405.html

Preventing Heat Illnesses - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1998 - ...to have muscles that are weak, tired or cramping, and to have dizziness, nausea, vomiting or headache. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and sunstroke are different heat illnesses. They occur when your body isn't able to keep itself cool enough. How can I avoid getting a...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0901/p759.html

Preventing Ischemic Strokes and Treating Transient Ischemic Attacks - American Family ...

Nov 15, 1999 - ...Preventing Ischemic Strokes and Treating Transient Ischemic Attacks Am Fam Physician. 1999 Nov 15;60(8):2341. See related article on ischemic strokes and transient ischemic attacks. What is an ischemic stroke? An ischemic stroke happens when a part of the brain doesn't get enough...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2341.html

Preventing Stroke in Patients with Transient Ischemic Attacks - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1999 - Stroke is the third most common overall cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. New therapeutic interventions instituted in the period immediately after a stroke have revolutionized the approach to ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Recognition of a...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2329.html

Preventing Stroke: Some Good Advice - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - ...Preventing Stroke: Some Good Advice Am Fam Physician. 1999 May 1;59(9):2485. See related article on stroke. What is a stroke? When an artery that carries blood to the brain is blocked or breaks, it damages the brain. We call this damage a stroke. Strokes can be mild, severe or...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2485.html

Prevention of Osteoporosis and Fractures - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1999 - Osteoporosis and low bone density are associated with a risk of fracture as a result of even minimally traumatic events. The estimated lifetime risk of osteoporotic fracture is as high as 50 percent, especially in white and Asian women. The use of caffeine, tobacco and steroids is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p194.html

Prevention of Recurrent Ischemic Stroke - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - Recurrent ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack are common problems in primary care, with stroke survivors averaging 10 outpatient visits per year. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia should be evaluated during each office visit. Attention ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p382.html

Prevention, Recognition, and Management of Serotonin Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 1, 2010 - Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by excessive serotonergic activity in the nervous system. It is characterized by mental status changes, autonomic instability, and neuromuscular hyperactivity. Most reported cases of serotonin syndrome are in patients...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0501/p1139.html

Preventive Health: Time for Change

...correlations between specific healthy lifestyle behaviors and decreases in major chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes mellitus, heart disease, stroke, cancer) and all-cause mortality. Although these studies offer a complex array of data to sift through, the elements of a healthy...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/afp20100915p610.pdf

Preventive Health: Time for Change - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2010 - It is time to make a decision. Which will be our health promotion strategy—primary prevention or secondary prevention?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p610.html

Primary Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - For the most part, lesbians and bisexual women face the same health issues as heterosexual women, but they often have difficulty accessing appropriate care. Physicians can improve care for lesbians and bisexual women by acknowledging the potential barriers to care (e.g., hesitancy of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p279.html

Primary Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women -- American Family Physician

...Women’s Health Initiative data showed a higher preva- lence of myocardial infarction in lesbians, but a lower prevalence of hypertension and stroke.37 the author SALLY A. MRAVCAK, M.D., completed a women’s health fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/afp20060715p279.pdf

Primary Care for Patients with HIV Infection: It’s Not Who Should Provide It, It’s How ...

Nov 1, 2016 - The major challenge is not to address whether primary care clinicians without substantial HIV experience should provide HIV care, but to create a framework that allows all primary care clinicians to provide the best possible care for their patients living with HIV infection.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p687.html

Primary Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - There are approximately 300,000 survivors of childhood cancer in the United States, and most of them receive their medical care from primary care physicians. Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at considerable risk of long-term morbidity and mortality beyond the recurrence of their ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1250.html

Primary Prevention of CHD: Nine Ways to Reduce Risk - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - Lowering cholesterol can reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease. Treating hypertension reduces overall mortality and is most effective in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease in older patients. Smoking cessation reduces the level of risk to that of nonsmokers within about...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0315/p1455.html

Primary Prevention of CVD: Physical Activity

...mellitus, or hypertension. Prevention of cerebrovascular events is discussed in detail elsewhere in Clinical Evidence (see review on stroke prevention). In this review, we have included interventions involv- ing counseling or advising persons to increase physical activity however...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/afp20100715p136.pdf

Primary Prevention of CVD: Physical Activity - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American ...

Jul 15, 2010 - Does counseling to increase physical activity lead to increased physical activity in healthy persons without existing CVD? What are the health benefits of increasing physical activity in relation to cardiovascular outcomes in healthy persons without existing CVD?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p136.html

Primary Prevention of CVD: Treating Dyslipidemia

...lev- els, or low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. • The incidence of dyslipidemia is high: In 2000, approximately 25 percent of adults in the United States had total cholesterol greater...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/afp20110515p1207.pdf

Primary Prevention of CVD: Treating Dyslipidemia - Clinical Evidence Handbook - ...

May 15, 2011 - What are the effects of pharmacologic cholesterol-lowering interventions in persons at low, medium, and high risk of CHD? What are the effects of a reduced- or modified-fat diet in persons at risk of CHD?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1207.html

Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part II. Nonspecific Upper Respiratory Tract ...

Aug 1, 2001 - Widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, increased antibiotic use in children and excessive use of antibiotics in adults have caused an increase in antibiotic-resistant organisms in the past decade. To address this issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0801/p510.html

Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System - Editorials - American ...

Jul 1, 2021 - Can prioritizing primary care save the U.S. health care system?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p14.html

Procalcitonin Guidance Safely Decreases Antibiotic Use in Critically Ill Patients - ...

Oct 15, 2016 - For patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who receive antibiotics for presumed or proven bacterial infections, the use of procalcitonin levels to determine when to stop antibiotic therapy results in decreased duration and consumption of antibiotics without increasing mortality.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/p663a.html

Prognosis for Patients Undergoing Coronary Angioplasty - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Nov 15, 2004 - Percutaneous coronary interventions, such as balloon angioplasty, with or without stent placement, are important in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p1966.html

Prolonged Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After MI Reduces Major Adverse Cardiac Events - ...

Oct 1, 2017 - In patients who are stable one year post-MI, prolonged use of dual antiplatelet therapy may be an effective treatment to decrease major cardiac events and cardiovascular mortality.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/od1.html

Promoting and Prescribing Exercise for the Elderly -- American Family Physician

...An 85-year-old woman who lives alone has a previous history of a minor stroke and has hypertension controlled with a beta blocker. She does not have known osteoporosis or a history of fracture and is currently sedentary. On examination, this patient had some dif- ficulty with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/afp20020201p419.pdf

Promoting and Prescribing Exercise in the Elderly - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2002 - Regular exercise provides a myriad of health benefits in older adults, including improvements in blood pressure, diabetes, lipid profile, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and neurocognitive function. Regular physical activity is also associated with decreased mortality and age-related ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0201/p419.html

Promoting Oral Health: The Family Physicians' Role - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2008 - ...early childhood. Adults often seek medical care because of oral pain, and periodontal disease has been linked to premature birth, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. In this issue of American Family Physician, Gonsalves and colleagues point out that older adults are at risk of oral...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/p814.html

Promoting Physical Activity in the Family Practice Setting - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2003 - ...their physical activity.8 Although regular physical activity is associated with decreased incidence of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, the majority of American adults are irregularly active or completely sedentary.1,9 The...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1199.html

Promoting Smoking Cessation - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Cigarette smoking causes significant morbidity and mortality in the United States. Physicians can use the five A’s framework (ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange) to promote smoking cessation. All patients should be asked about tobacco use and assessed for motivation to quit at every ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p591.html

Providing Confidential Care for Adolescents - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Adolescents are generally healthy, but they commonly present with high-risk behaviors that are often missed by physicians. Without confidentiality, teenagers may avoid seeking services for sensitive health care needs.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p556.html

Provision of Contraception: Key Recommendations from the CDC - American Family Physician

May 1, 2015 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released comprehensive recommendations for provision of family planning services. Contraceptive services may be addressed in five steps, and counseling may be provided in a tiered approach, whereby the most effective options are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p625.html

Provision of Contraception: Key Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control ...

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/afp20150501p625.pdf

Psychodermatology: The Mind and Skin Connection - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - A psychodermatologic disorder is a condition that involves an interaction between the mind and the skin. Psychodermatologic disorders fall into three categories: psychophysiologic disorders, primary psychiatric disorders and secondary psychiatric disorders. Psychophysiologic disorders ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1873.html

Psychodermatology: The Mind and Skin COnnection -- American Family Physician

...FIGURE 3. Neurotic excoriation. This man became severely depressed when a stroke par- alyzed his right arm. He then used his func- tional arm to induce skin lesions. Patients with delusions of parasitosis frequently bring small bits of excoriated skin, debris or insect parts to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/afp20011201p1873.pdf

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures are episodes of movement, sensation, or behaviors that are similar to epileptic seizures but do not have a neurologic origin; rather, they are somatic manifestations of psychologic distress. Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures frequently are...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p849.html

Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects in Newborns - Cochrane ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Pulse oximetry is an accurate screening test for critical congenital heart defects in newborns. Pulse oximetry is simple to use, widely available, and has moderate sensitivity (76.3%) and good specificity (99.9%). However, the prevalence of critical congenital heart defects is low, and ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p421.html

Putting Prevention into Practice Department Collection - American Family Physician

This department offers a series of short reports and quizzes based on guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

See also the collection of selected editorial content related to the...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=6

Putting Prevention into Practice Department Collection - American Family Physician

This department offers a series of short reports and quizzes based on guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

See also the collection of selected editorial content related to the...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=6&page=0

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - ...physicians, according to information cited in Family Practice News. The main causes of death in black physicians are myocardial infarction, stroke, cancer, homicide, alcohol and drug abuse, accidents and suicide. Black physicians tend to work more hours, are less likely to have a...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1729.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2000 - ...or hazardous occupations. Other accomplishments listed were motor vehicle safety, decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke, safer and healthier foods, healthier mothers and babies, family planning, fluoridation of drinking water and recognition of tobacco use as a...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p1965.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1999 - ...suggests that consuming a diet rich in potassium is associated with a lower risk of stroke. In an eight-year study of 43,738 men ages 40 to 75 with no history of heart disease, diabetes or stroke, participants completed questionnaires about their diet and dietary supplements. Men...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2088.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2000 - ...risk of stroke in women is decreased, according to results of the ongoing Nurses' Health Study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The decreased risk was identified in a study of 86,000 women ranging from 34 to 59 years of age, published in Stroke....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0415/p2313.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - ...die from a heart attack. The E4 variant has also been linked to elevated cholesterol levels and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Physicians are often accused of having unreadable handwriting. This seems unfair to the many doctors with neat, legible penmanship....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1471.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - ...someone is having a stroke. As reported in The New York Times, a study presented at a conference of the American Stroke Association showed that stroke can be identified using a three-step test that takes only a minute to conduct. Patients who may be having a stroke are asked to...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1670.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2000 - ...old to bench-press a few pounds. According to the University of Florida Health Science Center, pumping iron can help patients who have had a stroke, been injured or are elderly to regain some independence. One of the findings of a study conducted at UF and the Malcom Randall...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0801/p487.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - ...those who were bereaved were at a higher risk of dying from any cause. In addition to the small influence of individual risk factors (e.g., stroke, coronary heart disease), the authors note that bereavement does affect mortality risk, and they recommend that physicians provide extra...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p333.html

Quantum Sufficit - Dec 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...cohort between the ages of 40 and 65. After an eight-year follow-up period, snoring women had twice the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke. Clear! Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have found that automated external defibrillators...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2582.html

Quantum Sufficit - Feb 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - ...Depression in men and women 65 years of age and older may be caused by silent strokes or small cerebral infarcts. The microstrokes, which are not accompanied by the symptoms associated with major strokes, proved to be closely associated with symptoms of depression such as apathy,...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0201/p621.html

Quantum Sufficit - Feb 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1998 - ...One more reason to prevent hypertension or at least get it under control: brain shrinkage! Stroke published a study in which researchers compared two groups of elderly patients, one with hypertension and one without. The hypertensive group had experienced some shrinkage in the areas...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0215/p619.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...Obesity often goes hand-in-hand with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and osteoarthritis. Doctors at Tufts University and the New England Medical Center studied the effects of a synthetic hormone, leptin, on weight in 53 lean persons and 70 overweight persons....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p17.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2005 - ...Women’s Health Initiative found that patients who have taken oral contraceptives have a 7 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Reported on MSNBC.com and at a conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the study also found that patients who have...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0101/p28.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2006 - ...Driving simulators, similar to flight simulators, may help stroke patients get back behind the wheel. Scientists tested the success of a simulated driving program and reported their findings in Neurology. Eighty-three stroke survivors were retrained to drive on the simulator or...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/p25.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...A study conducted in Great Britain shows that cholesterol-lowering drugs may also lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke in some persons. The study, published in the New York Times, reported that the risk is lowered by one-third in people at high risk for these...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p163.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jul 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - ...persons with diabetes, about 50 percent said their health care provider had never discussed ways to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Medical students who took the classes found them useful in their own lives and in the professional sphere. Too much of a good thing… A man...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p35.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jul 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2000 - ...your patients against ischemic stroke, reports Family Practice News. Recent results of studies conducted at Harvard School of Public Health found that five to six daily servings of vegetables and fruits reduced the risk of ischemic stroke in women by 3 percent and in men by 5...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0715/p299.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jul 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2002 - ...Aspirin, often called a miracle drug because of its ability to do everything from cooling a fever to reducing the risk of stroke or heart attack, may not perform miracles for the 30 percent of Americans who are resistant to it. According to a study cited in Time and published in...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0715/p205.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jun 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - ...attribute these numbers to significant declines in mortality from the country’s leading killers, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Athletes may want to stick to sipping water on the sidelines. Study results published in General Dentistry have found that sports drinks are...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Jun 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - ...People who see the glass as half full rather than half empty may be less likely to die from heart disease or stroke. According to a study in Archives of Internal Medicine, optimists may have this added benefit because they exercise more and can deal with misfortune better than their...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Jun 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2004 - ...Leading-edge treatments for stroke can be delivered and new clot-busting drugs can be tested only if patients understand the warning signs of stroke and seek help immediately. According to a press release from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, only...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - ...Tooting your horn may be a cause of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), according to a case report in Neurology. In the report, a teenage musician noticed tingling in his face during periods of intense trumpet playing. After an episode paralyzed one side of his body for several...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - ...of Veterans Affairs, reported in Psychology Today, higher levels of fat and protein help protect against memory loss associated with stroke. The study included Japanese-Americans who immigrated to the United States. A separate study performed at Duke University Medical Center found...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...A cold front is moving in—look for snow, sleet, and the probability of heart attacks, strokes and broken bones. Think that's a strange weather forecast? It's perfectly normal for people living in some regions of England. According to the British Medical Journal, some areas are...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2005 - ...Can anger management prevent stroke? In a case-crossover study published in Neurology, 200 stroke patients completed a questionnaire about their emotional state in the two hours before the onset of their stroke, as well as in the same time period the day before. Researchers found...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - May 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - ...Age-related decline in memory isn't always associated with Alzheimer's disease or stroke—it occurs even without the presence of such brain-altering conditions. To determine what is normal in the aging brain, a series of imaging studies using positron emission topography were...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - May 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2000 - ...or stroke than those who never snore. This risk factor was previously identified in men but until now was unexplored in women. The report, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, additionally cites a 20 percent higher risk of heart attacks or stroke in women...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - May 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...Alzheimer's disease. According to a study published in JAMA, the key suspect is vascular disease—high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and stroke. After comparing extremely poor market traders in Ibadan, Nigeria, whose diet consists mainly of vegetables, with blacks living in...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - May 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...Previous studies of hormone replacement therapy and its effects on stroke risk have shown conflicting results. However, a recent study published in Circulation has cleared up some of this confusion by showing that hormone replacement therapy does not affect women with heart disease....

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - May 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...your risk of having a fatal stroke? In the words of one researcher: Don't worry, be happy. Study results presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke conference show that family difficulties can increase the risk of a fatal stroke, reports JAMA. According to a...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - May 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - ...the American Journal of Epidemiology, men who shave infrequently have a greater risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality and stroke events than men who shave every day. The researchers found that infrequent shavers are more likely to smoke than other men and are likely...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - May 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - ...off or fired from their jobs and a higher risk for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, chest pain, and stroke. Unemployed women were in the poorest physical health, while employed women were the healthiest. Homemakers were comparable in health...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - May 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - ...There is new treatment for patients with stroke who have impaired arm function. Results of a study published in Stroke claim that rehabilitation programs in which a patient's good arm is constrained after a stroke can cause significant improvement in the damaged arm. Researchers...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Nov 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - ...A banana a day may keep the risk of stroke away. Insufficient potassium levels may increase a person's risk of stroke, according to a study published in Neurology. The study followed 5,600 men and women older than 65 years and kept track of strokes for up to eight years. Patients...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Nov 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2000 - ...A tiny electric shock can be an arm-lifting experience for stroke victims—literally. All 11 participants in a University of Florida study gained upper limb control after 12 sessions of electromyography-triggered neuromuscular electrical stimulation. The painless stimulation is...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Oct 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - ...if golfers want to play well, they shouldn't think too hard when they are standing over the ball. When six golfers (handicaps of zero to 13 strokes) were asked to visualize their swings during blood oxygen level–dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging, the best golfers...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Oct 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...week may be significant in stroke risk. In a study presented at the World Stroke Conference in Vancouver and reported in The New York Times, researchers examined the medical records of more than 13,000 patients with a first stroke in southwestern Japan. Stroke occurred more often...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Sep 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1999 - ...and followed for eight years. The men with fewer than 25 teeth at baseline ended up with a 49 percent greater risk of having an ischemic stroke. It's not yet known if tooth loss marks a greater risk of cardiovascular disease or causes it. Got milk? In a two-year study of 54 women...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Sep 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - ...the researchers found that persons with long legs had less buildup of deposits in their blood vessels and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke compared with participants who had short legs. The length of a participant’s legs was estimated by subtracting the person’s seated...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Sep 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...recovers from a stroke may depend less on medical intervention than on one's outlook and personality. A recent issue of Psychology Today reports on a study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland's School of Medicine, in which the personalities of 35 stroke patients...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Sep 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2004 - ...the release of oxytocin and other compounds such as endorphins. Other studies have suggested that sex may protect against cardiac events and stroke, decrease the risk of prostate cancer, increase wound healing, and fight some effects of aging such as vaginal atrophy. The hospital as...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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Quantum Sufficit - Sep 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - ...proposes that visits to the hospital because of a stroke are far more common on a patient’s birthday than on any other day, which includes other holidays or special events. Researchers analyzed data from 24,315 patients with acute stroke who were admitted from the hospital’s...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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