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Putting Prevention into Practice: Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent ...

Jun 1, 2014 - A 55-year-old woman presents to your office for a refill of her blood pressure medication. She is otherwise healthy and does not take other medications. She states that her older sister has been taking vitamin D and calcium supplements for several years to keep her bones strong, and ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Glaucoma - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2014 - A 55-year-old black woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which is well controlled with medication. She mentions that her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma a few years ago and is currently undergoing ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child ...

Aug 15, 2014 - A young couple comes to your clinic with their adopted four-year-old daughter for her annual well-child visit. On physical examination, the patient appears to be well developed and well nourished, and measures in the 75th percentile for her height and weight.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in ...

Sep 15, 2014 - T.S. is a 59-year-old white man born in 1955. He presents as a new patient to request a refill of his cholesterol medication. He has an unremarkable medical history. When you inquire about his social history, he reports that he has been married for 30 years, drinks a moderate amount of ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Lung Cancer - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2014 - M.B., a woman with diabetes mellitus, presents to your office for an annual well visit. M.B. reports having smoked one and a half packs of cigarettes daily for 20 years. Her neighbor was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, and M.B. requests to be tested for lung cancer, too.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for HIV - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - A 19-year-old woman presents to the university health clinic for a well-woman examination. She reports no problems and mentions that she is sexually active with one male partner, who usually uses condoms. She has never been screened for a sexually transmitted infection.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease - American ...

Feb 15, 2014 - A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary precautions to ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Coronary Heart Disease with ...

Jan 15, 2014 - A 60-year-old man presents to your office for routine follow-up and medication refills for hyperlipidemia and hypertension. His blood pressure is 130/80 mm Hg, and his fasting lipid panel reveals a total cholesterol level of 220 mg per dL and a high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and ...

Dec 15, 2014 - J.P. is a 40-year-old man with a 15 pack-year smoking history. His father has type 2 diabetes mellitus. J.P.'s vital signs, weight, and lipid levels are within normal limits. At his office visit, he brings an advertisement for a health fair with information on screening for peripheral ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use ...

Nov 15, 2014 - A 14-year-old male high school student presents for a preparticipation physical examination. He just started the 9th grade and is trying out for his school's football team. He is a nonsmoker and has never used illicit drugs. However, his parents are longtime smokers, and some of his ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family...

Dec 15, 2012 - Case study: A 73-year-old woman comes to your office for routine follow-up for hypertension. She lives alone in an apartment and walks slowly, requiring the use of a cane. She is otherwise healthy and alert. Her most recent eye examination was three years ago.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse ...

Apr 15, 2013 - Case Study: A 22-year-old primigravid woman at 20 weeks' gestation presents to your office with her boyfriend for a routine obstetric examination. She has had an uneventful pregnancy. She states that things are okay at home, even though she was laid off from her job just before finding ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions ...

Jun 15, 2014 - A 22-year-old man presents for a routine physical examination. While you are taking his history, he states that he goes out drinking every weekend with his friends.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults ...

Nov 15, 2012 - Case study: A 40-year-old woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. She has no significant medical history. She recently participated in a health fair at work and underwent free lipid and glucose screening; both levels were within normal limits.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults - ...

Jan 15, 2013 - Case study: A 75-year-old woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. She mentions that her friend was recently diagnosed with hearing loss and fitted for a hearing aid. She has no perceived hearing loss, but she wonders whether she needs a hearing aid.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer - ...

Oct 15, 2012 - Case study: A 17-year-old white female patient with dark hair comes to your office for a refill of her seasonal allergy prescription. Her primary residence is in Minnesota. She mentions that she heard that sun tanning was bad for you and asks whether it is true.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Cervical Cancer - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2012 - Case study: J.K., a 45-year-old woman, presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. She has been married for 20 years, and there is nothing remarkable in her medical history, including no previous abnormal Papanicolaou (Pap) smears.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a ...

Jun 15, 2013 - Case Study: G.H., a 35-year-old woman, presents for a routine preventive visit. She has no chronic illnesses or significant family history of disease. She does not smoke, but admits she does not exercise regularly or eat a very healthy diet. She drinks a moderate amount of alcohol.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Bladder Cancer - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2012 - Case study: K.J., a 62-year-old white man, presents for a preventive visit. He has not seen a physician for three years because he is generally healthy. After his 65-year-old neighbor was diagnosed with bladder cancer, K.J.'s wife convinced him to be screened.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia ...

Jan 15, 2012 - Case study: You are called to an emergent but uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery at 38 weeks' gestation. The mother is 19 years of age, with a history of heroin use and multiple sex partners. She has not received medical care for the past few years.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Ovarian Cancer - American Family ...

May 15, 2013 - Case study: A 55-year-old woman presents for a routine well-woman examination. She states that she is worried about ovarian cancer because one of her friends was recently diagnosed. She has no family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary ...

Mar 15, 2013 - Case Study: A 59-year-old healthy, postmenopausal woman presents for a routine health maintenance visit. She has an intact uterus and no history of skeletal fractures. She asks if menopausal hormone therapy would help prevent chronic illness, specifically stroke and dementia.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Osteoporosis - American Family ...

May 15, 2011 - Case study: A 59-year-old black woman presents for a routine well visit. She reports that her 60th birthday is in a few days, and asks if she should make an appointment to be screened for osteoporosis. She also asks whether her husband, who is 66 years of age, should be screened as well.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Testicular Cancer - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2011 - Case study: A 17-year-old male presents to your office for a college entrance physical examination. He learned about testicular cancer in health class, and asks you about screening. He has no history of cryptorchidism and no physical symptoms.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular ...

Jun 15, 2011 - Case study: K.T., a 48-year-old man, presents for a routine office visit. He is worried about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and asks whether he should take daily aspirin to lower his risk. His blood pressure is 120/60 mm Hg, and his total cholesterol is 180 mg per dL (4.66 mmol per L), ...

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