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This JAMA Patient Page describes the types, causes, and treatment of nystagmus, a rhythmic involuntary movement of the eyes.
This Patient Page discusses how parents can identify whether teens are vaping, how to help prevent vaping, and what to do if their teen is addicted to vaping.
This JAMA Patient Page explains lateral internal sphincterotomy, a surgical procedure used for treatment of anal fissures unresponsive to supportive or medical therapy.
This JAMA Patient Page explains the medications (naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram) and behavioral treatments (cognitive behavior therapy [CBT]) used to manage alcohol use disorder.
This JAMA Patient Page describes use of monoclonal antibodies for treatment of nonsevere COVID-19, which may help prevent progression to severe infection.
This JAMA Patient Page describes how the new Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available in the US work and explains why 2 doses of these vaccines are needed to confer adequate immunity.
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force’s 2021 recommendation not to screen for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general population.
This Patient Page explains tumor mutation burden, how it is measured, and its role in cancer treatment.
This Patient Page summarizes the current understanding of how children are affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and gives ways to keep families safe as children continue to grow and thrive.
This Patient Page describes the symptoms, possible causes, and treatment of allergic contact dermatitis.
This JAMA Patient Page explains the causes, symptoms, and management of amblyopia, reduced vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal visual development during childhood.
This Patient Page offers tips on how to talk to your child about gun safety in the home.
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the USPSTF 2020 guideline recommending that physicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and drugs shown effective for stopping cigarette and other tobacco use.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms of prolactinomas, benign tumors of the pituitary gland, and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the benefits and possible harms of taking bisphosphonates for postmenopausal osteoporosis (age-related thinning of bones).
This Patient Page discusses how parents can prepare for their infant’s discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit and what they may expect after they leave.
This JAMA Patient Page describes Peyronie disease, a scarring of tissue in the penis that may affect sexual function, and available procedural treatment options.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the causes, symptoms and signs, and treatments, including medication (eg, proton pump inhibitors) and surgery (eg, fundoplication), for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
This JAMA Patient Page reviews the US Preventive Services Task Force’s 2020 recommendation to screen for hepatitis B infection in adolescents and adults at increased risk (B recommendation).
This JAMA Patient Page describes the groups of people who are at high risk of complications from influenza infection, how to reduce risk through vaccination, and steps high-risk people should take if they develop influenza symptoms.
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