The FIT and the MT-sDNA are evidence-based tests that should be considered for CRC screening when a colonoscopy cannot be performed.
Greater awareness and enhancing communication between patients and primary care providers can help lower the risk of suicide among US veterans.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy are among the most common causes.
Clinicians in all settings are in a position to identify patients with potential myopathic processes and complete an initial diagnostic work-up.
Developmental trauma disorder, not yet officially recognized, results from child maltreatment and has many neurobiologic consequences.
A study of one tracking system's effect finds improvement in the management of diabetes.
A better understanding of this complicated condition is key to helping patients reduce symptoms, maximize quality of life, and improve adaptive functioning skills.
Early diagnosis and treatment play a substantial role in a patient's prognosis and result in a decreased risk of malignancy and scarring.
A thorough work-up can differentiate between primary and secondary forms, mitigating progression of a more severe underlying disease.
Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.
Bacteria in contact with living tissues form layers that resist penetration by the immune system or antibiotics, but promising treatments abound.
Effective use of research-based interventions and recommendations for overweight and obese children begin with initiating a conversation with the family.
Exercise may not only prevent cancer from developing, but it may also reduce the risk of death after cancer is diagnosed.
The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined, and early detection is critical.
Addressing factors that lead to lack of adherence to antihypertensive therapy in elderly patients is crucial to improving outcomes.
Communicating well with your patients will lead to better provider/patient relationships, better health outcomes, and reduced healthcare disparities.
Increasing evidence has shown a link between pesticide exposure and the risk for Parkinson's disease. How real is this link on the golf course?
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems encountered in primary care, and conservative treatment can improve patients' quality of life.
Developing personalized nutrition goals with a registered dietitian can be effective in managing non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
A number of therapeutic options exist for patients with psoriasis, including phototherapy and systemic and biologic agents.
Patients with COP generally have positive outcomes following a definitive diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate treatment.
Education of high risk populations and regular testing are crucial steps clinicians can take to stem the spread of hepatitis C infection.
Primary care clinicians should be proficient at assessing the potential for hereditary breast cancer risk in their patients.
By presenting research on the safety and efficacy of the flu vaccine, clinicians can successfully promote vaccination to patients in their care.
Residual MDD symptoms are associated with poor overall outcomes. Several strategies can be used to enhance treatment effectiveness.
Treatment of the whole patient is key and should include management of dyslipidemia, weight, and hypertension, as well as blood sugar.
The challenge associated with assessing for anxiety disorders is that the clinical features of one disorder can closely resemble those of another.
Primary care providers need to be able to recognize the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis early in the disease process.
Understanding the nontraditional terminology used by men who have sex with men will help form a successful patient-provider relationship.
A wide range of pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, traditional, and nontraditional treatments are available for patients with migraine.
Clinicians need to be aware of the current guidelines and focus on diagnosing and treating the large number of people with uncontrolled blood pressure.
Fun at the beach exposes children and adults to a number of hazards—some avoidable, such as sunburn, and some less so.
NPs and PAs are at the forefront of efforts to reverse the increasing incidence of childhood obesity during the past three decades.
Mobile apps have great potential for use in patient-centered care, follow-up, and improving health outcomes.
Greater attention to managing infectious diseases by primary care providers will help ensure that the U.S. is ready for outbreaks such as measles or Ebola.
Adequate fiber intake is critical for maintaining good health, but only 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily amount.
A 38-year-old women with severe obesity can be recommended a variety of health interventions based on her health risks.
With obstructive sleep apnea rates rising in tandem with obesity, primary-care providers should know about available therapeutic options.
With acute kidney injury often encountered in the outpatient setting, primary-care providers should know the basics of diagnosis and treatment.
Evidence-based guidelines for obesity support the use of pharmacologic therapy in collaboration with lifestyle interventions.
Young people might not understand the health consequences of participating in stunts that help them feel like part of the crowd.
Behavioral strategies for sustainable weight loss can significantly improve clinical outcomes in obese patients.
Optimal nutrition in early childhood supports growth and development and can encourage lifelong healthy eating habits.
The start of the "sun-worshipping season" is a good time to review the primary-care basics of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.
Consumers becoming more involved in do-it-yourself genetic testing need primary-care clinicians to put the results into context for them.
Clinicians who recognize various types of pediatric coughs will be better able to identify serious underlying conditions in the young patient.
To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.