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.
Primary care providers need to be able to recognize the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis early in the disease process.
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.
NPs and PAs are at the forefront of efforts to reverse the increasing incidence of childhood obesity during the past three decades.
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.
A 38-year-old women with severe obesity can be recommended a variety of health interventions based on her health risks.
In diagnosing patients who present with acute-onset chest pain, clinicians should be aware of evolving conditions that cannot be missed.
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.
With increased insurance for contraceptives, more providers will be called upon to guide women toward the most suitable extended-use options.
Newborns who were exposed to certain substances in utero face unique challenges during their first months of life.
As gatekeepers, primary-care clinicians are able to provide education on the recognition and treatment of potentially fatal complications.
Cow's milk protein allergy is relatively common during the first year of life. Unfortunately, the condition is easily missed or mislabeled.
Guidance for the primary-care clinician to identify and treat this chronic and highly prevalent condition.
To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.
To slow the progression to end-stage renal disease, primary-care clinicians must be able to identify, screen, treat, and educate at-risk individuals.
This chronic autoimmune disorder is caused by antibodies that block muscle cells from receiving neurotransmitters from the nerve cell.