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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 ...

Jun 15, 2016 - M.A. is a 43-year-old woman with a seven pack-year smoking history. She has no health concerns and has not visited a physician in four years. Her blood pressure and pulse are normal, and her body mass index (BMI) is 27 kg per m2. She does not have a family history of diabetes mellitus ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults - ...

Mar 15, 2016 - A 55-year-old black man presents for a blood pressure evaluation. He is trying to be more physically active and health conscious but has not seen a physician for five years. He takes no medications, has no concerns, and his physical examination findings are unremarkable. According to ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for ...

May 15, 2016 - A 40-year-old woman presents for a routine antepartum visit. She is 20 weeks pregnant and smokes half a pack of cigarettes per day despite efforts to quit. She has no other concerns, and her physical examination findings are normal. The patient asks if your clinic offers services to ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron ...

Jan 15, 2016 - A 28-year-old woman presents for a routine antepartum visit. She is 33 weeks pregnant and also has a four-year-old son. She has no particular problems, and the findings from your examination are unremarkable. She asks if her blood iron level should be tested.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young ...

Dec 15, 2015 - C.C., a 32-year-old white woman, presents to your office with her nine-month-old son for a routine well-child visit. She is preparing to switch him from breast milk to formula and had noted that most formulas contain iron. She wonders if her son should be screened for iron deficiency ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2015 - A 40-year-old woman presents for a routine well-woman examination. She is not pregnant, is in good health, reports no symptoms, and her physical examination is unremarkable. After seeing a health news segment on television, she asks if she should have her thyroid function checked.

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders...

Nov 15, 2015 - A two-year-old girl presents to your office for a routine well-child visit. She has had one ear infection in the past year but is otherwise healthy. Her mother has no specific concerns about her speech and language development. There is no family history of congenital disorders or ...

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

Aug 15, 2015 - P.N. is a 35-year-old man whose parents were born in southeast Asia. Although he was born in the United States, P.N. does not have any vaccination records from his childhood. During an office visit, he mentions that a relative was recently diagnosed with hepatitis B virus (HBV) ...

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Putting Prevention into Practice: Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and...

Sep 15, 2015 - J.W., a 34-year-old man who smokes, presents for his annual checkup for hypertension. Hisblood pressure is elevated (142/95 mm Hg), and he has gained 10 lb (4.5 kg) since his lastvisit. J.W. is now considered overweight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg per m2. He reports no other ...

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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 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: 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).

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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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: 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: 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: 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 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 ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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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: 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: 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.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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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.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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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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