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This JAMA Patient Page explains the anatomy, causes, possible effects on fertility, and treatment of varicoceles, varicose veins in the testicle.
This Patient Page describes who is at risk for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how families should prepare for spread in the US.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the benefits and risks of use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with severe illness.
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation concluding that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–based behavioral counseling interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults.
This JAMA Patient Page describes who should wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides suggestions for making masks at home and wearing them properly.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the risks and possible side effects of taking opioids to treat chronic pain.
This Patient Page provides a guide to help teenagers make healthy choices.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), current guidelines for determining who should be tested, reasons for slow adoption of testing in the US, and potential drawbacks of alternate tests.
This JAMA Patient Page describes how the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is transmitted and provides measures people can take while grocery shopping, unpacking groceries, and preparing food to minimize the risk of being infected.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis E.
This JAMA Patient Page describes Mohs surgery and explains why it is highly effective at removing skin cancer.
This JAMA Patient Page describes practices for keeping household medicine safely stored away from children and what to do if an unintentional medicine exposure happens.
This Patient Page describes the additional training adolescent and young adult medicine physicians complete and what parents can expect if their child is referred to this type of physician.
This Patient Page describes the use of circulating tumor DNA testing to detect cancer-associated genetic variations and guide treatment recommendations.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the US Preventive Services Task Force’s recent recommendations for prevention and cessation of tobacco use in children and adolescents.
This Patient Page calls attention to risk factors for child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses ways to reduce stress and risk of child abuse during social isolation.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the purpose and proper use of medical masks for prevention of respiratory infection.
This JAMA Patient Page describes how coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spread and measures people can take to avoid acquiring COVID-19.
This JAMA Patient Page describes treatment options for individuals with Parkinson disease.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the US Preventive Services Task Force’s recent recommendations for screening for bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy.
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