Other Screenings

ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM U/S should be done once in men age >65 who have ever smoked. There are no screening recommendations for male nonsmokers and women, regardless of smoking history. HYPERTENSION, DIABETES MELLITUS, AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA A 45-year-old man comes to the physician anxious ab...

OSTEOPOROSIS

OSTEOPOROSIS All women age >65 should be given DEXA bone density scan. Screening should begin at age 60 if there is low body weight or increased risk of fractures. A bone density test uses x-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone. The b...

SMOKING CESSATION

SMOKING CESSATION A 25-year-old man comes to the clinic for evaluation of a stuffy nose and fever. Over the course of the interview the patient states that he smokes 3 packs of cigarettes per day and has been doing so for the last 7 years. Smoking is responsible for 1 in every 5 deaths in […]