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A Common Sense Approach to Perioperative Evaluation - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2002 - ...on possible previous or current coronary artery disease (CAD), diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure (CHF), vascular disease, and hypertension, all of which are markers of a long-term adverse prognosis. Physical examination, simple laboratory tests, such as hematocrit, renal...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p1824.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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Cardiovascular Disease and the Differences Between the Sexes - Editorials - American ...

Apr 1, 2001 - ...related to cardiovascular disease. The influence of concurrent conditions and lifestyle features, especially diabetes, smoking, systolic hypertension and exercise appears to be stronger in women. Despite the emergence of evidence-based recommendations for lipid-lowering therapy in...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1290.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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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....

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

Common Misperceptions About Buprenorphine Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder - ...

Oct 1, 2019 - The antidote to the opioid use disorder epidemic is the thoughtful use of evidence-based medicine and an honest understanding of what we know—and what we don't know—about caring for people with substance use disorders.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p396.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

Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 15, 1998 - ...Current Hypertension Control Is Just Not Good Enough HARRIET P. DUSTAN, M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine Burlington, Vermont Am Fam Physician. 1998 Oct 15;58(6):1292-1296. Related Article Dramatic decreases in hypertension-related mortality from strokes and heart...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1292.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

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

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

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

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?

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

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

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heart Failure, Diastolic Dysfunction and the Role of the Family Physician - Editorials ...

Apr 15, 2001 - ...of ACE inhibitors is ill-advised in this situation). Severe mitral or aortic regurgitation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension are other potential precipitating causes of heart failure that might be detected by echocardiography and that mandate a different...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1483.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

Hypercholesterolemia in Children - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - ...coronary risk factors are increased with obesity, including elevated total and LDL cholesterol levels, reduced HDL cholesterol levels, hypertension and insulin resistance.9 In an autopsy study of children dying traumatically, elevated body mass index was the risk factor that...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0201/p633.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

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

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

Increasing the Success of Antihypertensive Therapy - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2001 - ...Hypertension is the leading cause of patient visits to primary physicians.1 However, there is reason for concern about how effectively this common condition is being treated. A recent national survey2 found that only 27 percent of patients had their blood pressure reduced to less...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p208.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

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

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

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

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