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Patients Need Personalized, Not Generic, Health Advice

A new survey shows that patients with chronic conditions often feel the information they receive from their healthcare team is too generic and therefore not as useful as it could be.
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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

Here's are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu to help you get through the 2017-2018 flu season.
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Reflections on the 3rd Anniversary of Brittany Maynard’s Death

Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this?
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What Killed Bob – Lack of Care or Lack of Caring?

Had Bob's care been coordinated among his many physicians, both outside and inside the hospital, I don't believe he would have died from this event.
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Improving Primary Care for Transgender Patients

A key concept in family medicine is that of providing patient-centered care. Taking a patient-centered approach to our trans patients is no exception.
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Most Headache Sufferers Don’t Receive Appropriate Care

Despite being extremely common, headaches are often misdiagnosed and undertreated.
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Fear-Mongering in Thyroid and Breast Cancer Screening

Physicians are finding and treating thousands of pseudo-cancers that would not have otherwise been found and don't need to be treated.
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Primary Care is Better When Hospitals Are Engaged

While the hospital is not central to the idea of a patient-centered medical home, it can play a crucial role in overall patient health.
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How to Respond When Your Doctor is Distracted

A primary care doctor provides tips for patients to help them get their distracted doctor back on track.
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Child Physical Abuse Exists in All Corners of the Country

There are more than 650,000 substantiated cases of child maltreatment in the U.S. each year. Practitioners in primary care, particularly Pediatrics and Family Medicine, are uniquely poised to not only detect, but also to prevent child abuse.
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What Really Works to Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain in the Knee?

Losing weight and exercising are the best medicine for pain due to knee osteoarthritis, the problem is both are hard to do. Community-based programs are being developed (and studied) to see what works best.
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Depression Screening: Has the USPSTF Lost its Voice of Caution?

Unlike the recommendations in Britain and Canada, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises screening all adults and teens for depression. Some experts fear it will lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.