Recognizing and treating Lyme disease

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the United States. After initial antibiotic treatment for patients with Lyme disease, ongoing symptoms that may persist have considerable long-term impact on healthcare costs. Posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome is characterized by a host of chronic symptoms that can leave patients physically and mentally disabled.

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The emotional burden of diabetes: A look at diabetes distress

Patients with diabetes are sometimes overwhelmed with the burden of self-care associated with the disease. While it may seem appropriate to diagnose patients experiencing such emotional burdens with depression, the literature over the past 20 years has matured the concept of diabetes distress, which may more accurately describe the phenomenon.

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Managing sexually transmitted infections: Beyond the 2015 guidelines

Guidelines for the prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are updated periodically while new science is continuously developed. This article provides recent updates on managing STIs.

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Mind & body practices in the treatment of adolescent anxiety

Although anxiety is the most common mental health condition among adolescents in the United States, the current standards of practice for treatment are expensive, may be difficult to obtain, and potentially harmful. Even though mind and body practices show great promise in the treatment of adolescent anxiety, the associated financial constraints, lack of education, and structural barriers can hinder the integration of these practices into primary care.

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Low health literacy: Implications for managing cardiac patients in practice

There are limited data on racial and ethnic disparities related to quality of life (QoL) and health literacy in adults with multiple cardiac conditions. This article evaluates the relationship between health literacy and QoL among patients with cardiac conditions in a multiethnic community in New York City.

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