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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults - ...

Jul 15, 2015 - N.D. is a 72-year-old white man who presents for a preventive visit. He smokes, and his medical history is significant for essential hypertension, which is stable and well controlled with medication. N.D.'s close friend was recently diagnosed with dementia, and N.D. is concerned that he...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Reduce ...

Jun 15, 2015 - J.P. is a 16-year-old white female nonsmoker who presents for a sports clearance physical. She is in good overall health, excels academically, and plays water polo at school. During the patient history, she mentions that she and three friends were suspended from school for drinking ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and ...

Feb 15, 2015 - L.S. is a 14-year-old black adolescent who presents for a routine school physical examination. Her mother tells you that she and her husband have hypertension, and they worry about their daughter's blood pressure. She asks you whether L.S. should be periodically checked for high blood ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis - American ...

May 15, 2015 - N.C. is a 65-year-old woman who presents for her yearly checkup. She walks one to two miles daily, is in generally good health, has no significant cardiovascular history, and has no health concerns at today's visit.

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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: Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - American ...

Apr 15, 2015 - C.S. is an older patient who presents to your office for an annual well visit. C.S. was advised by a relative, who is a physician, to be screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

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

Mar 15, 2015 - A.C. is a 35-year-old man with a 15-year history of using chewing tobacco. He quit five years ago at his wife's urging. Although A.C. has no current symptoms, his wife asked him to make an appointment to get screened for oral cancer.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic ...

Jan 15, 2015 - L.M. is a 37-year-old nonsmoking woman who is not taking any medications and has no significant past medical problems. Three of her female relatives have a history of breast cancer: her mother (diagnosed at 49 years of age, before menopause), her paternal grandmother (diagnosed at 72 ...

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

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: 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: 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 Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults -...

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: 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 and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in ...

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 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: 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 Ovarian Cancer - American Family Physician

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: 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 of ...

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: Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention...

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.

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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 - American...

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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