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ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.html

Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Guideline ...

May 1, 2017 - A high standard must be met when guidelines recommend lifelong preventive medications, knowing that at best, a small minority of patients will benefit and that all are risking harm.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p547.html

JNC 8: Relaxing the Standards - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently issued the most anticipated hypertension guideline in some time. The most significant change in the JNC 8 guideline is relaxation of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure goals for adults 60 years and older. As a result of the new...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p449.html

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.html

Which Diuretic Should Be Used for the Treatment of Hypertension? - Editorials - ...

Aug 15, 2008 - ...Be Used for the Treatment of Hypertension? MOHAMMAD G. SAKLAYEN, MD, Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2008 Aug 15;78(4):444-446. Thiazide diuretics are underused in the treatment of hypertension, despite their proven...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0815/p444.html

What Evidence Do We Need Before Recommending Routine Screening for Social Determinants ...

May 15, 2019 - Social determinants have a large effect on patients' health and well-being. Primary care clinicians need more evidence about their role in addressing social determinants of health, and community resources and public health support are needed to help patients with unmet social needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p602.html

Fitness-Related Cardiac Arrhythmias - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2019 - How many clinicians are aware that high levels of physical fitness predispose patients to cardiac rhythm abnormalities? Find out more.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0115/p78.html

Downsides of Detecting Atrial Fibrillation in Asymptomatic Patients - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Despite the lack of outcomes evidence, the rise of wearable ECG sensors will cause many individuals to seek care for misdiagnosed AF. The best intervention for patients with correct diagnoses remains unclear. Primary care physicians must use their skills in discussing uncertainty and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p354.html

AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p538.html

Why Are We So Slow to Adopt Some Evidence-Based Practices? - Editorials - American ...

Dec 15, 2018 - Physicians must accept that change is uncomfortable, recognizing the pain of giving up an old idea or practice as medical knowledge evolves around us. We need to remain flexible in our thinking if we are to meet our goal of doing our best when caring for every patient.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/p709.html

Radon: A Leading Environmental Cause of Lung Cancer - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 1, 2018 - Protracted exposure to radon is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Family physicians play a key role in informing patients about the health risks.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p280.html

Food Insecurity: How You Can Help Your Patients - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - Physicians can improve the health of patients who experience food insecurity by following the SEARCH (screen, educate, adjust, recognize, connect, help) mnemonic and by using the resources outlined in this article.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/p143.html

Obesity in Pregnancy: Risks and Management - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2018 - As obesity becomes more common, it is important for all maternity care clinicians to understand the risks and associated management of obesity in pregnancy. Elevated prepregnancy weight increases the absolute risk of many adverse fetal and maternal outcomes.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p559.html

Preconception Care Is Primary Care: A Call to Action - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2017 - Alarmingly, the United States is the only developed country with a rising maternal mortality rate; women are more likely to die in or around childbirth now than 20 years ago. Regardless of community, profession, or political affiliation, this should create a sense of urgency for action ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p492.html

Preventing Sports Injury and Illness: Key Resources for Family Physicians - Editorials ...

Apr 15, 2017 - Given the limited attention paid to the role and importance of physical activity in medical schools and the limited exposure to sports medicine and musculoskeletal problems during residency, many physicians would likely benefit from additional knowledge to improve their ability to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0415/p479.html

The Health Hazards of Air Pollution—Implications for Your Patients - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2017 - Air pollution has many deleterious health effects. Physicians can encourage their patients to recognize the health cobenefits of actions to support the environment.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p146.html

Primary Care for Patients with HIV Infection: It’s Not Who Should Provide It, It’s How ...

Nov 1, 2016 - The major challenge is not to address whether primary care clinicians without substantial HIV experience should provide HIV care, but to create a framework that allows all primary care clinicians to provide the best possible care for their patients living with HIV infection.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p687.html

Preventing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - Taking specific steps to make diagnosis more reliable is something we should all consider. We will never be perfect, but we owe it to our patients and our profession to improve. A diagnostic checklist is included.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p426.html

Eating Less Meat: A Healthy and Environmentally Responsible Dietary Choice - Editorials...

Mar 15, 2016 - What should physicians tell their patients about eating meat?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p451.html

Dietary Supplements: How Family Physicians Can Address Safety Concerns by Working with ...

Jan 15, 2016 - Your patients are likely using some type of dietary supplement, whether they tell you or not. What can a physician do to support and protect patients from harm if they choose to use readily available dietary supplements?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p97.html

JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2003 - ...JNC 7 Express: New Thinking in Hypertension Treatment LEE GREEN, M.D., M.P.H. University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 15;68(2):228-230. Related Content In May 2003, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Seventh Joint National...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0715/p228.html

What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP’s Perspective - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2015 - Well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventive services. Family physicians have limited time at these visits and therefore should prioritize preventive services that have strong evidence of net benefit.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p362.html

The Maternal Health Benefits of Breastfeeding - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2015 - ...Hypertension Myocardial infarction Obesity Ovarian cancer Table 1. Health Risks for Mothers Who Do Not Breastfeed Breast cancer Diabetes mellitus Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Myocardial infarction Obesity Ovarian cancer Recently, a growing...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p602.html

Type 2 Diabetes: Updated Evidence Requires Updated Decision Making - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2015 - Clinicians need to consider the best available research findings, their own experience, and their patients' needs and values.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p22.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overtreatment - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p289.html

Pitfalls of Direct-to-Consumer Vascular Screening Tests - Editorials - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2015 - As concerned primary care physicians, we should take a more active role in educating the public and our patients about the risks of nonindicated screening tests before those purchases are made. Harms of downstream testing or treatment for a positive test result are real and significant.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p518.html

Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role - Editorials - American ...

Oct 1, 2002 - ...Hypertension and Diabetes: Family Physicians' Pivotal Role GEORGE L. BAKRIS, M.D. Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Chicago, Illinois Am Fam Physician. 2002 Oct 1;66(7):1151-1153. Related Article In the United States, diabetes is the most common cause of both blindness and...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1151.html

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Essential Hypertension -- Is There a Link? - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2002 - ...Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Essential Hypertension—Is There a Link? BENJAMIN W. CHASKA, M.D., Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park, Minnesota Am Fam Physician. 2002 Jan 15;65(2):182-187. Related Article Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs in 2 percent of women and 4...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p182.html

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

Aug 1, 2013 - The Choosing Wisely campaign provides key clinical recommendations for physicians and patients that promote best practices and help avoid unnecessary medical interventions.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p164.html

Hard-to-Diagnose Headache: Practical Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment - Editorials - ...

May 15, 2013 - w/ Hainer

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p672.html

Health Literacy and Prescribing: It Is Time to Change Old Habits - Editorials - ...

Jun 1, 2013 - In the United States, 80 million adults have substantial difficulties with reading. Approximately 1.5 million adverse drug events occur each year. Clear and concise prescription writing and labeling, and confirming a patient's understanding of the instructions can help improve adherence...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p755.html

Obesity in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2013 - Obesity is increasingly common among pregnant women, and it can cause significant risk to mother and fetus. Family physicians who provide prenatal care should also be familiar with recommendations for the management of obesity in pregnancy.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0501/p606.html

Choosing Wisely: Top Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Harm, While Lowering ...

Jul 15, 2012 - Initially sponsored by nine medical specialty societies, the campaign consists of specialty-specific top-five lists of common tests and procedures that are often performed unnecessarily, when they are not likely to improve a patient's health. The primary focus of the campaign is to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p128.html

Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medications Among Teenagers and Young Adults - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2011 - In recent years, recognition of over-the-counter (OTC) medication abuse by patients—especially teenagers and young adults—has increased.1 Abuse is defined as the use of a drug to experience psychoactive effects instead of for its medical indication. OTC medications are easily abused ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p745.html

Do Electronic Health Records Improve Processes and Outcomes of Preventive Care? - ...

May 15, 2012 - Electronic health records (EHRs) are thought to be valuable tools to prompt physicians to provide preventive services. How strong is the evidence that EHRs can improve processes and outcomes of preventive care?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p956.html

New Feature to Help Physicians Implement AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews - ...

May 1, 2012 - To more effectively disseminate the results of comparative effectiveness research into practice, AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program produces concise summaries of its reviews for patients, policy makers, and physicians. AFP has partnered with AHRQ to introduce a new journal feature, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p863.html

Preventing Dementia: Is There Hope for Progress? - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2011 - Undoubtedly, there is an increasing need to clarify the modifiable risk factors for cognitive impairment. Because the prevalence of dementia doubles every five years, the global burden of dementia will increase significantly—an impact that warrants a more anticipatory approach to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1034.html

Preventive Health: Time for Change - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2010 - It is time to make a decision. Which will be our health promotion strategy—primary prevention or secondary prevention?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p610.html

Evidence for Global CHD Risk Calculation: Risk Assessment Alone Does Not Change ...

Aug 1, 2010 - To prevent heart attack, stroke, or death, the American Heart Association recommends estimating patients’ absolute risk of having a coronary heart disease (CHD) event in 10 years. Before physicians adopt routine risk calculation, we should use the evidence to determine the best use of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0801/p236.html

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - ...Next: Blood Pressure Treatment Targets for Uncomplicated Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 81/No. 7(April 1, 2010) / Editorials: Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p843.html

Introducing "AFP By Topic: Editors' Choice of Best Current Content" - Editorials - ...

Jun 1, 2010 - ...makes the best content from AFP Online for 30 core clinical topics (such as asthma, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension) available in one place. These collections include articles, AFP’s Point-of-Care Guides, Cochrane for Clinicians reviews, FPIN’s Clinical...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1332.html

Making a Difference with Patients Who Drink Too Much - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2009 - ...in part because of the stereotypes of alcoholism and the associated social stigma. With many health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, early intervention allows physicians to diagnose and treat accordingly. It is time for excessive alcohol use to be added to these...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p21.html

Stimulants, ADHD, and the Heart - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2009 - ...Next: Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Difficult-to-Control or Resistant Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 79/No. 10(May 15, 2009) / Editorials: Stimulants, ADHD, and the Heart...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p846.html

The JUPITER Study: Biomarkers Plus Statin vs. Lifestyle Modification for Preventing ...

Mar 15, 2009 - ...post-menopausal hormone therapy, evidence of hepatic dysfunction, elevated creatine kinase or creatinine levels, diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, cancer within five years before enrollment, uncontrolled hypothyroidism, any inflammatory or autoimmune condition, recent alcohol or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p438.html

Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - ...of minimal gain. Much drug therapy in older adults is to prevent illnesses by decreasing risks that will never affect them. We treat hypertension, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, and other risk factors—these are not diseases—just as we would in younger persons. The benefit of these...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1768.html

Guidelines for Treating Adults with Acute Cough - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...anti-inflammatory drug naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve) unless there is a contraindication (e.g., glaucoma, benign prostatic hypertrophy, hypertension, renal failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, congestive heart failure).15 They also strongly recommend that newer-generation, nonsedating...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p476.html

Editorials - Nov 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - ...Caffeine does not cause or worsen cardiovascular disease.2 It also does not cause serious arrhythmias,3 hypertension,4,5 or coronary artery disease.6 The Joint National Commission for the Detection and Treatment of High Blood Pressure VII does not recommend restricting caffeine...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1282a.html

Editorials - Nov 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - ...Next: Are Beta Blockers Effective First-line Treatments for Hypertension? View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 76/No. 9(November 1, 2007) / Editorials: Editorials

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1282.html

Are Some Screening Tests Doing More Harm Than Good? - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2007 - ...Next: Interventions to Improve Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Hypertension View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 76/No. 3(August 1, 2007) / Editorials: Are Some Screening Tests Doing More Harm Than Good?...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p351.html

Key Practice Points in the Management of Fibromyalgia - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2007 - ...Assess patient for elevated body mass index and hypertension. Do you snore? Does your snoring bother other people? How often have others noticed pauses in your breathing while sleeping? Are you tired after sleeping? Are you tired during the day? Have you ever...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p195.html

Inspiring Future Family Physicians: The Challenge Is Ours - Editorials - American ...

Jul 1, 2007 - ...family physicians. We should talk about those we serve: those who benefit from early detection of cancer, those we help to manage their hypertension, and those we encourage to quit smoking. Every day we have small victories, help our patients to better their health, and provide...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p36.html

Is There Benefit to Coronary Calcium Screening? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - ...is useful for stratifying patients into low-, intermediate-, and high-risk categories based on age, sex, lipid levels, presence of hypertension, and smoking status. Unfortunately, a large group of asymptomatic patients falls into the intermediate-risk category (10 to 20 percent...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1155.html

Who Should Care for Patients with HIV/AIDS? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - ...become, as Dr. Khalsa1 points out in this issue of American Family Physician, a chronic, manageable disease, perhaps not unlike diabetes, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia. Unlike these conditions, AIDS is a contagious, infectious disease, that if left untreated, almost invariably...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p215.html

Religion, Spirituality, and Their Relevance to Medicine: An Update - Editorials - ...

Apr 15, 2006 - ...behaviors, disease screening, continuity of care, surgical complications and use of health services, endocrine and immune function, hypertension, coronary artery obstruction, carotid atherosclerosis, survival rates, and positive human traits (e.g., forgiveness, gratitude, meaning...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1336.html

Identifying Effective Alternative Therapies for Common Conditions - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2006 - ...commonly asked about include lowering lipids without drug therapy; managing cancer symptoms using alternative modalities; and treating hypertension, heart failure, angina, and diabetes using nutrients or herbal therapies. Most physicians are not comfortable treating a disease or...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p396.html

Death Certificates: Let's Get It Right - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - ...disease, as a consequence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. [Unsatisfactory: No causal chain; possibly competing immediate causes; etiology of pneumonia unspecified; hip fracture is usually accidental, not natural; hypertension (in this case) and other diagnoses not in the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p652.html

Rationale for the USPSTF Recommendation on Screening for Glaucoma - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2005 - ...early treatment on intermediate outcomes in persons with increased intraocular pressure or early primary open-angle glaucoma: the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study,3 Collaborative Normal-Tension Glaucoma Study,4 and Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial.5 Two of the three trials3,5 showed...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1184.html

Blood Pressure Measurement in Public Places - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - ...In recent years, many persons with undiagnosed or diagnosed hypertension have begun checking their blood pressure in public places using devices that are provided as a free service by pharmacies or other retail stores. These devices offer persons who might not have the resources to...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p851.html

Genetic Testing: When to Test, When to Refer - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2005 - ...but most are considerably rarer. The common complex disorders that comprise the bread and butter of primary care, such as breast cancer, hypertension, asthma, and cleft lip, are attributed to the interaction of subtle variations in multiple genes and environmental factors, and they...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p33.html

Creating Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: An Insider's View - Editorials...

Sep 1, 2004 - ...to the guidelines against us? How could we become attuned to a set of guidelines on a topic that is much less familiar to us than hypertension or high cholesterol levels? Eventual consensus resulted in the NKF K/DOQI guidelines that were published in 20021,2 and now are being...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p823.html

Metabolic Syndrome: Early Identification and a Proactive Approach Are Warranted - ...

Apr 15, 2004 - ...dyslipidemia, or hypertension. Furthermore, newspapers and television news shows are replete with reports about the epidemic of obesity and consequent diabetes in the U.S. population. It is rare to see type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, or hypertension in isolation. The...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1868.html

Preventive Therapy for Diabetes: Lifestyle Changes and the Primary Care Physician - ...

Jan 15, 2004 - ...Regular exercise has the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes and many other conditions such as vascular disease, hypertension, and osteoporosis. Although the data are mixed about the positive impact of counseling, the potential benefits of exercise combined...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p269.html

Decreasing the Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost of Stroke Through Awareness and ...

Dec 15, 2003 - ...Primary prevention of stroke includes the treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and glucose control in patients with diabetes, the use of warfarin (Coumadin) in patients with atrial fibrillation, and smoking cessation....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2335.html

Strategies to Improve Diabetes Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - ...Finally, patient self-management training is critical to successful care of diabetes and associated hyperlipidemia and hypertension. A comprehensive review of traditional patient education found that patient knowledge increased, but glycemic control did not.13 In one randomized...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1500.html

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Technology with a Purpose - Editorials - American...

Jun 1, 2003 - ...Hypertension and its sequelae are responsible for many visits to family physicians. Office-based measurement of blood pressure using aneroid or mercury sphygmomanometry is central to such visits. In this issue of American Family Physician, Marchiando and Elston1 review a different,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2262.html

An Aspirin a Day Keeps the MI Away (For Some) - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - ...aspirin therapy is a viable intervention, along with counseling on sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use, poor nutrition, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension.7 Despite the evidence that such advice is effective,8 many opportunities to provide this counseling are missed in our daily...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2000.html

The Clinical Importance of Defining Family - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...information is by using a family tree or genogram.5 Cancers of the ovary, breast, and colon, and premature heart attacks, migraines, hypertension, and asthma are examples of disease conditions known to have familial patterns of genetic origin. Understanding a patient's biologic...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1277.html

Children, Physical Activity, and Public Health: Another Call to Action - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2002 - ...are less active and more obese than ever before.1 They are, therefore, at increased risk for negative health outcomes such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, which are associated with sedentary lifestyles. Multiple social, cultural, and environmental factors have...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1033.html

Guideline Implementation: Why Don't We Do It? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - ...Next: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Essential Hypertension -- Is There a Link? View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 65/No. 2(January 15, 2002) / Editorials: Guideline Implementation: Why Don't We Do It?...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p176.html

Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - ...rather than the exception. Just as different agents are added for a cumulative lowering of blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension, effective treatment of diabetes often requires combination therapy. In patients with type 2 diabetes, each of the agents used in a...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1812.html

Eliminating Health Disparities: Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Cause - Editorials - ...

Oct 15, 2001 - ...The mortality rate for diabetes is twice as high in Hispanics as in whites. Rates of hypertension and obesity are also significantly higher. Although Hispanics constitute only 11 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 20 percent of reported tuberculosis cases. American...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1333.html

Depression and Heart Disease - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2001 - ...health concerns of the past 20 years. The importance of early detection and aggressive treatment of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels and diabetes have played a significant role in the reduction of myocardial events experienced by patients...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p573.html

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2001 - ...expert-consensus methodology. The evidence-grading scheme used was the same as that used in the Sixth Joint National Committee Report on Hypertension, which was also produced by the NHLBI.3 Adherence to an evidence-based process led to the NHLBI panel's decision not to use the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0715/p225.html

Physicians Need Practical Tools to Treat the Complex Problems of Overweight and Obesity...

Jun 1, 2001 - ...Overweight and obesity increase the risk of illness from hypertension, lipid disorders, type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes), coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and other respiratory problems, and...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/p2139.html

Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Rational Approach Based on Its Pathophysiology...

May 1, 2001 - ...insulin resistance.1,2 The insulin resistance is associated with a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, including central obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia (elevated plasma triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol levels and postprandial hyperlipidemia),...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1687.html

Cancer Screening in Perspective - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...through screening. Likewise, these numbers remind us that, for most patients, careful attention to cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and physical inactivity) will yield higher dividends than cancer screening.10 One of our most challenging tasks as...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1039.html

Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...of potentially neuroprotective health measures, such as proper diet (including micronutrient intake), limited alcohol use, control of hypertension, etc. A condition that has come to be known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a greater concern. To be considered for a diagnosis of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p620.html

Combination Antihypertensive Drug Therapy: A Therapeutic Option Long Overdue - ...

May 15, 2000 - ...all causes) is much higher in these patients than in those who have hypertension and no comorbid conditions. Over the years, target blood pressure levels have not been the primary subject of debate in hypertension therapy. Rather, debate has centered on the antihypertensive drug...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p2974.html

Treating Fibromyalgia: Science vs. Art - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - ...of nonpharmacologic therapies. At present, the treatment of fibromyalgia approximates that of hypertension 30 years ago: there were a modest number of marginally effective drugs for hypertension at that time; typically, the patient was told to lose weight and restrict sodium intake....

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1492.html

PRE-OPportunity Knocks: A Different Way to Think About the Preoperative Evaluation - ...

Jul 15, 2000 - ...as atenolol show a cardioprotective effect in the perioperative period.4 Many patients with indications for therapy with beta blockers (hypertension, postmyocardial infarction, angina) may not be receiving these agents. This situation can be considered in the pre-operative...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0715/p308.html

Coming Face-to-Face with Social Phobia - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1999 - ...A physician's first reaction might be something like this: Social phobia? Let's get real here. Hypertension, yes. Diabetes, yes. Depression, okay. But social phobia? Why in the world should I care about social phobia? There are a number of reasons why family physicians should care....

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1115/p2244.html

Childhood Obesity: Time for Action, Not Complacency - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 15, 1999 - ...predominantly when there is a strong genetic component.8 The complications of obesity in adulthood are well known (heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus [formerly known as non–insulin-dependent diabetes], etc.). Estimation of annual costs related to obesity and its...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p758.html

The Costs of Helping Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Achieve Tight Control - Editorials -...

Nov 1, 1999 - ...and secondary interventions to prevent or ameliorate these complications, and screening for and managing comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension and hyperlipidemia). Reasonable targets for tight control have been defined as a mean blood glucose level of 155 mg per dL (8.6 mmol per...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1101/p1914.html

Genetic Testing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - ...than expected. The complexity is actually much greater for gene-influenced, common diseases, usually of adult onset (e.g., cancer, hypertension, bipolar disorder and type 2 diabetes [formerly known as non–insulin-dependent diabetes]) than it is for single-gene (Mendelian) diseases...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p950.html

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