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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.
The 2016 Medscape Physician Compensation Survey answers the question "how much money do U.S. doctors make," including who makes it and for what specialty.
A family doc says, "If you are a primary care doc or clinician who works with the underserved, start asking people if they are registered to vote, then help them to do it." #VotingIsAVitalSign
Confused by the variability in cancer screening guidelines and coverage? A new digital tool from the Prevent Cancer Foundation can help you.
A physician who has struggled with a life-long addiction to over-eating and obesity, asks other docs to join him in a resolution for the New Year: Empathize with the obese.
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.
Because seniors may have a muted response to standard flu vaccines, they may need to get one of the new flu vaccines designed for older adults instead.
When we label someone with an addiction a substance abuser, we send the message that the condition is less treatable and that the person is somehow to blame. Words matter.