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The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - In 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site. Seven of the guidelines are on specific disease processes and one is on general care. In addition to straightforward clinical decision making, ...

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The Patient with Daily Headaches - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - The term 'chronic daily headache' (CDH) describes a variety of headache types, of which chronic migraine is the most common. Daily headaches often are disabling and may be challenging to diagnose and treat. Medication overuse, or drug rebound headache, is the most treatable cause of ...

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Targeted Therapies: A New Generation of Cancer Treatments - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Targeted therapies, which include monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors, have significantly changed the treatment of cancer over the past 10 years. These drugs are now a component of therapy for many common malignancies, including breast, colorectal, lung, and pancreatic ...

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - From 2 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age have severe distress and dysfunction caused by premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a severe form of premenstrual syndrome. Current research implicates mechanisms of serotonin as relevant to etiology and treatment. Patients with mild to ...

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Identification and Evaluation of Mental Retardation - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - Mental retardation in young children is often missed by clinicians. The condition is present in 2 to 3 percent of the population, either as an isolated finding or as part of a syndrome or broader disorder. Causes of mental retardation are numerous and include genetic and environmental ...

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Evaluation of the Subfertile Man - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - Infertility affects 15 percent of couples, and 50 percent of male infertility is potentially correctable. Evaluation of the subfertile man requires a complete medical history, physical examination, and laboratory studies. The main purpose of the male evaluation is to identify and treat ...

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Care of Cancer Survivors - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - Cancer survivors are at increased risk for recurrence of their original malignancy; development of second primary malignancies; and medical, developmental, and psychologic problems resulting from cancer therapy, genetic predisposition to cancer, and other risk factors. Surveillance ...

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Social Anxiety Disorder: A Common, Underrecognized Mental Disorder - American Family ...

Nov 15, 1999 - Social phobia is a highly prevalent yet often overlooked psychiatric disorder that can cause severe disability but fortunately has shown responsiveness to specific pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Recognition of its essential clinical features and the use of brief, targeted screening ...

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Recognition and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder is relatively common; however, its actual incidence has only recently become clear. The neurotransmitter serotonin appears to have a central role in this disorder. Males and females are affected equally, with onset usually occurring in late adolescence. ...

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The Proactive Sexual Health History -- American Family Physician

...of sexual concerns in their patients, which contributes to their miscalcu- lation of the importance of sexual health care.9,10 Patients report that physician discom- fort and anticipated nonempathetic response to sexual problems are the primary barriers to discussing sexual...

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Chronic Illness and Sexual Functioning -- American Family Physician

...and manage sexual dysfunction, thereby enhancing quality of life for their patients. Chronic Illness and Sexual Health ISSUES FOR PATIENTS Although the physical demands of sexual activity are high,10,11 few, if any, chronic ill- nesses require restriction of sexual activity....

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Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations - American Family Physician

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

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Health Issues in Men: Part II. Common Psychosocial Disorders - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - During screening examinations and, when appropriate, other health-related visits, family physicians should be alert for signs and symptoms of common psychosocial disorders in men. Health issues of concern include alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, midlife crisis and ...

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Diethylstilbestrol Exposure - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen that was used to prevent miscarriage and other pregnancy complications between 1938 and 1971 in the United States. In 1971, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the use of diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy...

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2004 - Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common presenting symptom in the family practice setting. In women of childbearing age, a methodical history, physical examination, and laboratory evaluation may enable the physician to rule out causes such as pregnancy and pregnancy-related disorders, ...

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Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of synovial tissue and a wide array of multisystem comorbidities. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.8 percent worldwide, with women twice as likely to develop the disease as men. Untreated, ...

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The Importance of Obtaining a Sexual History - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - ...of Obtaining a Sexual History GLORIA BACHMANN, M.D., UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2000 Jul 1;62(1):52. Related Article Regardless of how often practitioners are reminded of the importance of sexual health and the necessity...

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July 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Female Sexual Dysfunction: Evaluation and Treatment Nancy A. Phillips Management of Benign Aphthous Ulcers David R. McBride Diagnosis and Managment of Acute Pancreatitis Abilio Munoz; David A. Katerndahl Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter Rosemarie...

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Women's Health CME Virtual Course | AAFP

Register for AAFP’s women’s health virtual CME course June 9-12 with a focus on lifelong health and how diseases manifest differently in women. Attend the full course or choose from half-day sessions. Earn up to 20 CME credits.


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Evaluating the Febrile Patient with a Rash - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2000 - The differential diagnosis for febrile patients with a rash is extensive. Diseases that present with fever and rash are usually classified according to the morphology of the primary lesion. Rashes can be categorized as maculopapular (centrally and peripherally distributed), petechial, ...

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November 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Low Testosterone Not Linked with Female Sexual Dysfunction Hyaluronic Acid Unproven for Osteoarthritis of the Knee Should Women with Dysuria and Negative Dipstick Test Be Treated? U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Screening for Gonorrhea: Recommendation Statement...

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March 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction Jennifer E. Frank; Patricia Mistretta; Joshua Will Urinary Retention in Adults: Diagnosis and Initial Management Brian A. Selius; Rajesh Subedi Tourette's Syndrome Christopher Kenney; Sheng-Han Kuo; Joohi...

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