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Achieving sustained remission in major depressive disorder

Achieving sustained remission in major depressive disorder

Residual MDD symptoms are associated with poor overall outcomes. Several strategies can be used to enhance treatment effectiveness.

Glycemic control in type 2 
diabetes—how low should you go?

Glycemic control in type 2 
diabetes—how low should you go?

Treatment of the whole patient is key and should include management
of dyslipidemia, weight, and hypertension, as well as blood sugar.

Eosinophilic esophagitis: A chronic inflammatory disorder

Eosinophilic esophagitis: A chronic inflammatory disorder

Primary care providers need to be able to recognize the symptoms
 of eosinophilic esophagitis early in the disease process.

Exploring treatment options for migraine headache

Exploring treatment options for migraine headache

A wide range of pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, traditional,
 and nontraditional treatments are available for patients with migraine.

Treating hypertension—Losing sight of the forest for the trees?

Treating hypertension—Losing sight of the forest for the trees?

Clinicians need to be aware of the current guidelines and focus on diagnosing and treating the large number of people with uncontrolled blood pressure.

Assessing and treating
 pediatric obesity

Assessing and treating
 pediatric obesity

NPs and PAs are at the forefront of efforts to reverse the increasing 
incidence of childhood obesity during the past three decades.

Preventing and screening for communicable diseases

Preventing and screening for communicable diseases

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.

Assessing weight-related health risks in a 38-year-old obese woman

Assessing weight-related health risks in a 38-year-old obese woman

A 38-year-old women with severe obesity can be recommended a variety of health interventions based on her health risks.

Is takotsubo cardiomyopathy in your differential diagnosis?

Is takotsubo cardiomyopathy in your differential diagnosis?

In diagnosing patients who present with acute-onset chest pain, clinicians should be aware of evolving conditions that cannot be missed.

January 2015 CME/CE feature

January 2015 CME/CE feature

Obstructive sleep apnea: 
an overview of treatments

Obstructive sleep apnea: 
an overview of treatments

With obstructive sleep apnea rates rising in tandem with obesity, 
primary-care providers should know about available therapeutic options.

Taking action against acute 
kidney injury in primary care

Taking action against acute 
kidney injury in primary care

With acute kidney injury often encountered in the outpatient setting, 
primary-care providers should know the basics of diagnosis and treatment.

Pharmacologic interventions for weight-related health risks


Pharmacologic interventions for weight-related health risks


Evidence-based guidelines for obesity support the use of pharmacologic therapy in collaboration with lifestyle interventions.

An update on long-term 
contraception methods

An update on long-term 
contraception methods

With increased insurance for contraceptives, more providers will be called upon to guide women toward the most suitable extended-use options.

Improving outcomes for infants with NAS

Improving outcomes for infants with NAS

Newborns who were exposed to certain substances in utero face unique challenges during their first months of life.

Managing food allergies 
in primary care

Managing food allergies 
in primary care

As gatekeepers, primary-care clinicians are able to provide education on the recognition and treatment of potentially fatal complications.

Identifying and addressing infant allergy to cow's milk protein

Identifying and addressing infant allergy to cow's milk protein

Cow's milk protein allergy is relatively common during the first year of life. Unfortunately, the condition is easily missed or mislabeled.

Postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: Communication and care

Postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: Communication and care

Guidance for the primary-care clinician to identify and treat this chronic and highly prevalent condition.

Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia

Evaluation and treatment of acute cerebral ischemia

To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.

New paradigms in managing chronic kidney disease

New paradigms in managing chronic kidney disease

To slow the progression to end-stage renal disease, primary-care clinicians must be able to identify, screen, treat, and educate at-risk individuals.

A collaborative approach to myasthenia gravis

A collaborative approach to myasthenia gravis

This chronic autoimmune disorder is caused by antibodies that block muscle cells from receiving neurotransmitters from the nerve cell.

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