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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.
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.
Despite being extremely common, headaches are often misdiagnosed and undertreated.
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.
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.
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.
The success of vaccination programs depends on being familiar with the bitter lessons of our continuous struggle with epidemic infectious diseases.
A paper by Lindsay E. Nicolle of the University of Manitoba provides a definitive rejection of the cranberry-UTI myth. Dov Michaeli explains why.
Physicians fail to diagnose accurately for many reasons including biases and premature closure of the decision-making process.
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