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Opioids for Acute Pain: Proceed with Caution - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Physicians should consider nonopioid options for postsurgery pain to avoid the unpleasant effects of of withdrawal and risk of dependence.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p203.html

Introducing AFP's Next Editor-in-Chief - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Meet Dr. Sumi Makkar Sexton, AFP's new Editor-in-Chief.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p154.html

Thirty Years of AFP: Having Fun Painting the Fence - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Read Dr. Siwek's summary of his 29 years as Editor of AFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p83.html

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Often Silent and Delayed Diagnosis - Close-ups - ...

Dec 1, 2017 - History of a collapse can be the first and only indication of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This athlete's story is a reminder that during preparticipation sports examinations, a detailed history may provide the only clue to a potentially lethal underlying cardiac condition.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p738.html

Pet Therapy: Helping Patients Cope - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2017 - Animal-assisted therapy and the medical use of the human-animal bond can be thought of as a form of alternative/complementary therapy.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p464.html

Accepting Family Care in Chronic Illness - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2017 - A story of two sisters: one with a chronic illness, the other a family caregiver. They emphasize close listening, the tuned-in give-and-take in response to a loved one's changing needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p259.html

Paradoxical Insomnia: Misperception of Sleep Can Be a Tormenting Experience - Close-ups...

Jun 15, 2017 - Patients with this relatively uncommon form of insomnia have a marked propensity to underestimate sleep duration and overestimate wakefulness relative to polysomnographic measures.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p770.html

Invisible Disabilities: Mine and Theirs - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - At age 50, Dr. Mellor developed a disability that has entirely changed the way she relates to her patients and their struggles.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p451.html

Physician's Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss - Close-ups - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2017 - In rural communities, physicians and their patients are uniquely bonded. These relationships can be a source of encouragement and healing.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p185.html

Needle Phobia: A Vasovagal Response During Acupuncture - Close-ups - American Family ...

Dec 15, 2016 - A vasovagal response can be so severe that patients begin to fear the debilitating effects of syncope almost more than the needles themselves.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p1002.html

Healthy Aging with Intimations of Mortality - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - End-of-life discussions in moments of excellent health may pose as much of a challenge as waiting until illness arrives.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p474.html

Joint Pain and Fatigue: It Could Be Anything - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2016 - Diagnosed with lupus, a physician reflects on the shift from usual aches and pains to fatigue that puts life on hold.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p304.html

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.

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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

Advanced Search -- American Family Physician

Oct 8, 2015 - Advanced search for American Family Physician; including search in title, search by author, search by topic, or search by department.

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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

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