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Medical and surgical options for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia have expanded in recent years. Saw palmetto, the most widely used complementary medication, is less effective than standard medical therapy but has fewer side effects. Although non-selective alpha blockers provide rapid relief of symptoms and are relatively inexpensive, they can… (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Teaching physical examination (PE) skills is a fundamental component of medical education. However, there is little information available about how medical school faculty teach PE skills. This study surveyed PE course directors to determine how they presently teach PE skills, the methods that are perceived to be the best, and how… (More)
Teenage pregnancy is still a medical and economic concern. Early anticipatory counseling with an emphasis on abstinence is helpful. Contraception information and sexually transmitted disease prevention should be part of the counseling. This article reviews common contraception methodology.
HRT should not be used for the prevention or treatment of chronic disease (eg, heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia). HRT is effective in alleviating moderate to severe menopausal symptoms. Clinicians must be aware of the risks and benefits of HRT and discuss them thoroughly with their patients. As new forms and lower doses of hormones become available,… (More)