Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women

DAVID D. ORTIZ, MD

Chronic pelvic pain often cannot be traced to a specific diagnosis. The history and physical examination can narrow the diagnostic possibilities and suggest appropriate treatment. CME

 

Patient Information: “Chronic Pelvic Pain: What You Should Know”

Genetic Factors in Drug Metabolism

DONNA J. BELLE, PhD, RPh, and HARLEEN SINGH, PharmD

Genetic influences on drug metabolism interact with other intrinsic (i.e., physiologic) and extrinsic (i.e., cultural, behavioral, and environmental) characteristics of a person to determine treatment outcome with any pharmacologic agent. Physicians need to be aware of these genetic variations, especially as genomic-based treatment guidelines become available. CME

Update on Immunizations in Children and Adolescents

LANI K. ACKERMAN, MD

Family physicians play an important role in implementing the new immunization recommendations for children and adolescents. Educating patients and their families about the benefits and risks of the various vaccines is a top priority. CME

 

Patient Information: “Vaccines for Your Child”

Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Cancer Risk and Improve Outcomes

WENDY DEMARK-WAHNEFRIED, PhD, RD; CHERYL L. ROCK, PhD, RD; KEVIN PATRICK, MD, MS; and TIM BYERS, MD, MPH

New guidelines from the American Cancer Society emphasize the importance of diet, physical activity, and weight control for reducing cancer risk in the general population and for improving outcomes in cancer survivors. Further recommendations include using community action, maintaining food safety, and limiting alcohol use. CME

 

Patient Information: “Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer: What You Should Know”

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ACP Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain

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Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Cochrane For Clinicians CME

 

Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids to Treat Stable COPD

 

Low Glycemic Diets for Obesity Treatment