AAFP Update New Issue: Musculoskeletal Pain, COVID-19, Inguinal Hernia

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Racism is a pervasive and systemic issue that has profound adverse effects on health. The editors of several North American family medicine journals have come together to issue a call to action to confront systemic racism and eliminate health disparities to better serve patients and communities. To read the full statement, click here.


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Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Nonpharmacologic, Noninvasive Treatments

Because no individual therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain has consistent benefit, a multimodal treatment approach is recommended. Many nonpharmacologic, noninvasive treatment approaches yield small to moderate improvement in pain and function. This article summarizes the evidence for these therapies, which can be used with pharmacologic or more invasive modalities

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Outpatient Management of COVID-19: Rapid Evidence Review

When possible, patients with suspected coronavirus disease 2019 should be triaged via telehealth before they receive in-person care. There are no evidence-based treatments appropriate for use in the outpatient setting; management is supportive and should include education about isolation. In hospitalized patients, remdesivir should be considered to reduce time to recovery, and low-dose dexamethasone should be considered in patients who require supplemental oxygen.

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Inguinal Hernias: Diagnosis and Management

Groin hernias comprise inguinal and femoral hernias. Although groin hernias are easily diagnosed on physical examination in men, ultrasonography is often needed in women. Watchful waiting is a reasonable and safe option in men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic inguinal hernias. Surgical repair is needed for women and for patients with symptomatic hernias.

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The USPSTF Health Care Schedule Has Been Updated

The recommendations from the USPSTF on adult preventive health care have been updated. Get the updated schedule here.

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