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Patients Need Personalized, Not Generic, Health Advice

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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.
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Improving Primary Care for Transgender Patients

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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

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Despite being extremely common, headaches are often misdiagnosed and undertreated.
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Child Physical Abuse Exists in All Corners of the Country

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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.

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.

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.
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The Critical Ingredient to the Success of Vaccination Programs

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The success of vaccination programs depends on being familiar with the bitter lessons of our continuous struggle with epidemic infectious diseases.

The Definitive Debunking of the Cranberry-UTI Myth

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A paper by Lindsay E. Nicolle of the University of Manitoba provides a definitive rejection of the cranberry-UTI myth. Dov Michaeli explains why.

Why Do Doctors Make Diagnosis Errors?

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Physicians fail to diagnose accurately for many reasons including biases and premature closure of the decision-making process.