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• The Principles of Family Medicine: Family Medicine: Fifty Years of Caring for America.- Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Issues in Health Care.- Family Issues in Health Care.- Family Stress and Counseling.- Population Based Health Care.

• Preventive Care; Clinical Prevention: Health Promotion and Wellness.- Health Care of the International Traveler.

• Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum Care: Preconception Care.- Normal Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery.- Medical Problems During Pregnancy.- Obstetric Complications During Pregnancy.- Problems During Labor and Delivery.- Postpartum Care.

• Care of the Infant, Child, and Adolescent: Genetic Disorders.- Problems of the Newborn and Infant.- Infectious Diseases in Children.- Behavioral Problems of Children.- Musculoskeletal Problems of Children.- Selected Problems of Infancy and Childhood.- Health Care of the Adolescent.

• Care of the Elderly: Selected Problems of Aging.- Common Problems of the Elderly.- Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias.- Elder Abuse.- Care of the Very Elderly.

• Family Conflict and Violence: Child Abuse and Neglect.- Intimate Partner Violence.- Sexual Assault.

• Behavioral and Psychiatric Problems: Managing Mentally Ill Patients in Primary Care.- Anxiety Disorders.- Mood Disorders.- The Suicidal Patient.- Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders.- Selected Behavioral and Psychiatric Problems.- Anxiety and Stress in Young Adults.- Developmental Disability Across the Lifespan.

• Allergy: Common Allergic Disorders.- Anaphylaxis.
• Infectious Diseases: Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and Infectious Mononucleosis.- Viral Infections of the Respiratory Tract.- Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, and Pharyngitis.- Sexually Transmitted Diseases.- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.- Bacteremia and Sepsis.- Selected Infectious Diseases.- Epidemics and Pandemics.
• Environmental and Occupational Health Problems: Occupational Health Care.- Problems Related to Physical Agents.

• Injury and Poisoning: Bites and Stings.- Poisoning.- Care of Acute Lacerations.- Selected Injuries.

• Care of the Athlete: Medical Problems of the Athlete.- Athletic Injuries.

• Common Clinical Problems: Care of the Patient with Obesity.- Care of the Challenging Patient.- Care of the Patient with Fatigue.- Care of the Patient with a Sleep Disorder.- Medical Care of the Surgical Patient.- Care of the Patient with Sexual Concerns.- Care of the Alcoholic Patient.- Care of the Patient with Chronic Pain.- Care of the Dying Patient.- Care of the Refugee.- Substance Use Disorders.

• Nervous System: Headache.- Epilepsy.- Cerebrovascular Disease.- Movement Disorders.- Disorders of the Peripheral Nervous System.- Selected Disorders of the Nervous System.

• The Eye: The Red Eye.- Ocular Trauma.- Selected Disorders of the Eye.

• The Ear, Nose, and Throat: Otitis Media and Externa.- Disorders of the Oral Cavity.- Selected Disorders of the Ear, Nose, and Throat.

• The Cardiovascular System: Hypertension.- Ischemic Heart Disease.- Cardiac Arrhythmias.- Valvular Heart Disease.- Heart Failure.- Cardiovascular Emergencies.- Venous Thromboembolism.- Selected Disorders of the Cardiovascular System.

• The Respiratory System: Obstructive Airway Disease.- Pulmonary Infections.- Lung Cancer.- Selected Disorders of the Respiratory System.

• The Digestive System: Gastritis, Esophagitis and Peptic Ulcer Disease.- Diseases of the Small and Large Bowel.- Diseases of the Pancreas.- Diseases of the Liver.- Diseases of the Rectum and Anus.- Colorectal Cancer.- Surgical Problems of the Digestive System.- Selected Disorders of the Digestive System.

• The Renal, Urinary, and Male Genital Systems: Urinary Tract Infections.- Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Disorders.- Diseases of the Kidney.- Benign Prostate Conditions.- Prostate Cancer.- Surgery of the Male Genital Tract.- Selected Disorders of the Genitourinary System.

• The Female Reproductive System and Women’s Health: Family Planning, Birth Control, and Contraception.- Vulvovaginitis and Cervicitis.- Menstrual Disorders.- Menopause.- Tumors of the Female Reproductive Organs.- Benign Breast Conditions and Disease.- Breast Cancer.- Selected Disorders of the Female Reproductive System.

• The Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue: Disorders of the Neck and Back.- Disorders of the Upper Extremity.- Disorders of the Lower Extremity.- Osteoarthritis.- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Disorders.- Selected Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System.

• The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues: Common Dermatoses.- Skin Infections and Infestations.- Skin Tumors.- Selected Disorders of the Skin.

• The Endocrine and Metabolic System: Dyslipidemias.- Diabetes Mellitus.- Thyroid Disease.- Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.- Disorders of Nutrition.- Selected Disorders of the Endocrine and Metabolic System.

• The Blood and Hematopoietic System: Anemia.- Selected Disorders of the Blood and Hematopoietic System.

• Family Medicine Applications: Medical Informatics, the Internet, and Telemedicine.- Complementary and Alternative Medicine.- Patient-Centered Medical Home.- Chronology: The Evolution of Family Practice as a Specialty in the United States.- Engaging the Future of Family Medicine and Healthcare.-

Since the publication of the 7th edition of this book, there has been a remarkable increase in information in several clinical areas, including cardiology, immunology and oncology. This rapid knowledge expansion has led to practice changes for family physicians and other primary care providers. Patients are now discharged from tertiary care hospitals to their home communities with life sustaining left ventricular assist “heart pumps”. Hepatitis C, once an incurable illness, is now routinely cured. Oncology treatment regimens are increasingly becoming ambulatory and individualized. The decreased cost and increasing availability of health monitoring devices will make it possible for physicians to remotely check on the health status of their patients in their homes. With the ongoing and worsening shortage of family physicians across the US, the practice model for family medicine in the future may tend toward a family physician supervising a cast of mid-level providers as they care for a panel of patients, versus the physician providing the majority of care. All of these changes will require practice pattern changes and a need for up to date sources of information for the family physician.
In addition, the “family” of family medicine academic organizations is undertaking a major review of the practice, training, funding and evaluation of all aspects of family medicine. Eight family medicine organizations have launched the “Family Medicine for America’s Health” (FMAHealth) with the expressed purpose “to strategically align work to improve practice models, payment, technology, workforce and education, and research to support the triple aim”. This project has moved past the study phase and will soon move to the implementation phased.
This book is organized into short, focused chapters almost exclusively dedicated to topics relevant to daily practice. All lead authors are themselves accomplished family physicians who can specifically address the needs, concerns, and interests of this crucial profession. As one of the key reference textbooks for family medicine, it is very important to provide the most up-to-date knowledge to support learners and practitioners of family medicine in the face of rapidly expanding clinical knowledge and the extensive self-examination of family medicine.
Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 8th Edition, is a must-have reference for medical students, residents, practicing physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with an active role in patient care.

• Includes vastly updated sections on cardiology, immunology and oncology
• Provides an invaluable working tool
• Written by experts in the field