All articles by By Carl Sherman
In those older than age 65 years, high BP heightens risk for various forms of heart disease as well as for chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus.
An evidence-based guideline is available to help primary-care clinicians lower the burden of coronary deaths in this adult population
In an update of its 2001 guidelines, the American Cancer Society stresses the importance of sharing the screening decision with the patient.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects an estimated 2.3 million Americans and is becoming more widespread as the population ages. Read about guideline changes that simplify treating AF in primary care.
Depression can be dealt with in the clinical setting if the practitioner is familiar with the latest drug treatments and psychotherapeutic options.
Evidence-based recommendations pay particular attention to ethnic minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.
Approximately one in four strokes are recurrent events. The AHA/ASAupdate provides evidence-based recommendations to reduce stroke risk.
Be sure to consult guidelines from the National Osteoporosis Foundation for advice on optimizing calcium and vitamin D intake and reducing fall risk.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America’s first treatment guidelines on this topic focus on the management of community-acquired infections.
Primary-care based psychopharmacologic and psychosocial interventions can be used to manage this common childhood disorder.
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