As healthy levels of folic acid, iodine, magnesium, vitamin D, and iron demonstrate improved outcomes in pregnancy, understanding of the function of these essential nutrients on health would benefit family practitioners caring for women of childbearing age.
An estimated 31 million Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime.
The early diagnosis and management of prediabetes will have a significant impact on patient outcomes and healthcare spending.
The United States has the seventh highest prevalence of Chagas infection in the Western hemisphere, with most cases seen among immigrants from Latin America.
Primary care providers should screen for depression and other health-related risks associated with the use of social media by adolescents.
Patients with ALS require multidisciplinary care and rehabilitative interventions; maximizing independent function and quality of life are the goals.
Deep vein thrombosis is a significant source of morbidity and mortality, so it is imperative that clinicians understand how to recognize and treat patients with the disorder.
The first step for managing a patient with diarrhea is to determine the severity of dehydration according to the estimated volume loss and the symptoms and signs noted on physical examination.
Primary prevention efforts such as exercise, weight control, cessation of smoking, and alcohol intake can greatly affect the development of CAD.
Because of the high number of unintended pregnancies and the effectiveness of LARCs, they should be a first-line contraceptive option for most women.
The importance of male vaccination cannot be overemphasized, because the risk of male-to-female HPV transmission is significant.
An evaluation begins with a focused history and physical examination, CBC count with platelet trend, and examination of the peripheral smear.
Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.
Co-prescribing naloxone and opioids in primary care is recommended for patients who have a high risk for opioid overdose.
The disease may often go undiagnosed in adults because clinicians may be relatively inexperienced in identifying childhood illnesses in adults.
Primary care providers can help significantly reduce heart failure exacerbations and improve their patients' overall quality of life.
An overview of porphyrias, lupus erythematosus, rosacea, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphous light eruption, and solar urticaria.
Understanding genetic testing allows providers to make the most of this resource in patient care.
Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are essential to mitigate the cascading events that lead to irreversible joint erosion in rheumatoid arthritis.
The condition has one fundamental pathophysiology but multiple distinct clinical presentations, including venous and neurogenic.
Recognizing red flag symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and increased substance use, is important in helping victims who are reluctant to report the assault.
Although e-cigarettes may not be considered healthy, they may be the lesser of two evils when compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Needle aponeurotomy and collagenase Clostridium histolyticum are both viable options for treating patients with Dupuytren disease.
Ruling out a physiological reason for symptoms is a good starting point for NPs and PAs caring for patients with a new psychiatric disorder.
Of the 407 listed products, 53% did not meet the CDC's Interagency Working Group's nutrition recommendations.
Many of the drug shortages were of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Calling for a ban on television advertisements for e-cigarettes follows the American College's continuing policy supporting bans on all tobacco advertising.
Each year clusters of meningitis cases break out in the U.S. in the fall and winter months, particularly among adolescents and young adults.
The mean interval in waist-circumference change in patients who drank diet soda was triple that compared with patients who did not drink diet soda.
Anal fissures can be confused with hemorrhoids in everyday primary practice but require their own treatment protocol.