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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 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 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 Patient Page explains tumor mutation burden, how it is measured, and its role in cancer treatment.
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.
This Patient Page describes the symptoms, possible causes, and treatment of cellulitis.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the 3 surgical techniques used to divert urine away from the bladder as a part of surgical treatment of bladder cancer.
This Patient Page describes different types of pacemakers and other considerations for patients who need a pacemaker.
This Patient Page offers breastfeeding and pumping milk guidelines for mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19, who have been exposed to COVID-19, or work in a setting with increased risk of exposure to the virus.
This JAMA Patient Page describes what herd immunity is, how it limits disease spread, and how it is achieved in a population either by vaccination or by infection and recovery from a disease.
This JAMA Patient Page reviews the 2020 US Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation to offer behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults with CVD risk factors (B recommendation).
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes treatment options for early, invasive, and advanced bladder cancer.
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the 2020 USPSTF recommendation statement on blood pressure screening in children, which concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the practice (I statement).
This JAMA Patient Page describes the risk of acquiring the COVID-19 virus associated with air travel, steps that airlines and airports are taking to mitigate risk, and steps that passengers can take to reduce their risk.
This Patient Page discusses safe at-home storage and disposal of medications.
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