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Current Concepts in Concussion: Initial Evaluation and Management - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, is common in adults and youth and is a major health concern. Concussion is caused by direct or indirect external trauma to the head resulting in shear stress to brain tissue from rotational or angular forces. Concussion can affect a...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p426.html

The Geriatric Assessment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person’s functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socioenvironmental circumstances. It is usually initiated when the physician identifies a potential ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p48.html

Initial Management of Patients with HIV Infection - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2016 - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a treatable chronic disease with near-normal life expectancy when patients receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Family physicians and other primary care clinicians commonly provide long-term comprehensive care for persons with HIV...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1101/p708.html

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2015 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic illness that can cause marked distress and disability. It is a complex disorder with a variety of manifestations and symptom dimensions, some of which are underrecognized. Early recognition and treatment with OCD-specific therapies may ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p896.html

Health Maintenance in Women - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2013 - The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for tobacco use, alcohol misuse, intimate partner violence, and depression. Premenopausal women should receive preconception counseling ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p30.html

High Blood Pressure: ACC/AHA Releases Updated Guideline - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 15, 2018 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated their guideline on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high BP in adults. The ACC/AHA recommendations were based on a systematic review that addressed four questions ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p413.html

Pharmacologic Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2008 - Hypertension is a common comorbidity in patients with diabetes, and adequate control of blood pressure significantly reduces the risk of macrovascular and microvascular complications. Patients with diabetes should achieve a target blood pressure of less than 130/80 mm Hg. The use of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1277.html

The Visually Impaired Patient - American Family Physician

May 15, 2008 - Blindness or low vision affects more than 3 million Americans 40 years and older, and this number is projected to reach 5.5 million by 2020. In addition to treating a patient's vision loss and comorbid medical issues, physicians must be aware of the physical limitations and social ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1431.html

Oppositional Defiant Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2008 - Oppositional defiant disorder is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., as a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate, negativistic, defiant, and disobedient behavior toward authority figures. This behavior often appears in the preschool...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/p861.html

Care of Cancer Survivors - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - Cancer survivors are at increased risk for recurrence of their original malignancy; development of second primary malignancies; and medical, developmental, and psychologic problems resulting from cancer therapy, genetic predisposition to cancer, and other risk factors. Surveillance ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p699.html

The Geriatric Patient: A Systematic Approach to Maintaining Health - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2000 - The number of persons 65 years of age and older continues to increase dramatically in the United States. Comprehensive health maintenance screening of this population is becoming an important task for primary care physicians. As outlined by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1089.html

Cutaneous Melanoma: Update on Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment - ...

Jul 15, 2005 - Melanoma is an increasingly common malignancy, and it affects a younger population than most cancers. Risk factors for melanoma include white race, sun sensitivity, family history of melanoma, and melanocytic nevi. Sunburn and intermittent sun exposure appear to increase the risk of ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p269.html

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations - American Family Physician

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

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Choosing Wisely: Interventions to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management

...284 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 94, Number 4 ◆ August 15, 2016 Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that affects many systems, including the skin, musculoskel- etal, renal, neuropsychiatric, hematologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p284.pdf

Health Maintenance in Postmenopausal Women

May 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p561.pdf

American Family Physician

...February 1, 2010 ◆ Volume 81, Number 3 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 289 Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease SCOTT L. HALL, MD, and TODD LORENC, MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada C oronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p289.pdf

Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen

July 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/p36.pdf

American Family Physician

...similarity to the endometrium, accounts for more than 75 percent of cases.4 Most type I tumors occur in the setting of unopposed estrogen stimulation, leading to endometrial hyperplasia. Previously, hyper- plasia was thought to progress along a contin- uum that led to endometrial...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1115/p1075.pdf

The Geriatric Assessment

...48 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 83, Number 1 ◆ January 1, 2011 The Geriatric Assessment BASSEM ELSAWY, MD, and KIM E. HIGGINS, DO, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Dallas, Texas A pproximately one-half of the ambu- latory primary care for adults older than...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p48.pdf

Primary Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

December 15, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p972.pdf

Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children

...July 1, 2015 ◆ Volume 92, Number 1 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 43 Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children CRAIG BARSTOW, MD, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina CAITLYN RERUCHA, MD, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p43.pdf

choosing-wisely-table.pdf

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afp20190601.pdf

...AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN AN EDITORIALLY INDEPENDENT, PEER EVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS June 1, 2019 664 Letters to the Editor 670 Editorials: Cardiovascular Disease 676 Cochrane for Clinicians 708 Curbside Consultation 712 FPIN’s...

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p426.pdf

...426 American Family Physician www.aafp.org/afp Volume 99, Number 7 ◆ April 1, 2019 Mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, accounts for 80% to 90% of traumatic brain injuries and is recognized as a major national health concern.1-7 Whereas 2.8 million traumatic brain...

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