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Magazine articles on medical practice and technical issues of treatment.
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American Family Physician
May 1, 2003
Carroll & Schade
A Practical Approach to Hypercalcemia Hypercalcemia is a disorder commonly encountered by primary care physicians. The diagnosis often is made incidentally in asymptomatic patients. Clinical manifestations affect the neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, renal, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems. mark for My Articles 90 similar articles
American Family Physician
April 15, 2003
Van Hook et al.
Ambulatory Devices for Chronic Gait Disorders in the Elderly Gait disorders in the elderly are common and in most cases cannot be treated medically or surgically. Therefore, treatment often relies on ambulatory devices such as canes, crutches, and walkers. Before selecting a device, the patient should be evaluated carefully. mark for My Articles 39 similar articles
American Family Physician
April 15, 2003
Adan & Crown
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome Sick sinus syndrome comprises a variety of conditions involving sinus node dysfunction and commonly affects elderly persons. While the syndrome can have many causes, it usually is idiopathic. mark for My Articles 110 similar articles
American Family Physician
April 15, 2003
Dickerson et al.
Premenstrual Syndrome Premenstrual syndrome, a common cyclic disorder of young and middle-aged women, is characterized by emotional and physical symptoms that consistently occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. mark for My Articles 253 similar articles
American Family Physician
April 15, 2003
Hadley & Petry
Valerian Valerian improves subjective experiences of sleep when taken nightly over one- to two-week periods, and it appears to be a safe sedative/hypnotic choice in patients with mild to moderate insomnia. mark for My Articles 57 similar articles
Reason
April 2003
Melinda Ammann
The Agony and the Ecstasy How the OxyContin crackdown hurts patients in pain mark for My Articles 240 similar articles
American Family Physician
April 1, 2003
Rodriguez et al.
Prevention and Treatment of Common Eye Injuries in Sports Sports and recreational activities are becoming increasingly popular and account for more than 40,000 eye injuries each year in the United States. Athletes should be educated by team physicians about proper eye and facial protection and encouraged to use protective devices. mark for My Articles 76 similar articles
American Family Physician
April 1, 2003
Carolyn Thiedke
Nocturnal Enuresis Nocturnal enuresis is a common problem that can be troubling for children and their families. Recent studies indicate that nocturnal enuresis is best regarded as a group of conditions with different etiologies. mark for My Articles 13 similar articles
American Family Physician
April 1, 2003
Campion & Maricic
Osteoporosis in Men Osteoporosis in men is now recognized as an increasingly important public health issue. Increased awareness by physicians of risk factors for male osteoporosis -- and early diagnosis and treatment -- are needed to decrease the morbidity and mortality resulting from osteoporotic fractures. mark for My Articles 347 similar articles
American Family Physician
April 1, 2003
David J. Mersy
Recognition of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Ten percent of the population abuses drugs or alcohol, and 20 percent of patients seen by family physicians have substance-abuse problems, excluding tobacco use. These patients can be identified by relying on regular screening or a high index of suspicion based on "red flags." mark for My Articles 458 similar articles
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