Friday, August 23, 2019

Primary Care/Family Medicine

Why Clinicians Should Ask Patients Where They Live as...

That where one live plays an important role in one's health is common knowledge, but many providers don't actually have a handle on this information for their patients, according to a new study.

Poll: Should Primary Care Providers Accept Unvaccinated Patients?

Since 2001, the number of children not vaccinated for preventable diseases has quadrupled. This cultural shift has left pediatricians, as well as primary care and family medicine providers in a tough spot.

The Pros and Cons of Oral Immunotherapy

The constant fear of life-threatening reactions for patients with food allergies has prompted the medical community to explore oral immunotherapy, a controversial treatment that can result in remission.

CDC is Investigating ‘Severe Pulmonary Disease’ Among E-Cigarette Users:...

A cluster of pulmonary illnesses have appeared among primarily adolescents and young adults in 14 states since June of last year. As a result, the CDC is investigating their connection to e-cigarette use.

The First Study of OUD Recovery Paints a Clearer...

The opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic in the United States is a top concern among healthcare professionals, but there's little research investigating...

8 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Prevent Gun Violence Among...

Read the news on any given day and you're bound to see a headline about another shooting — perhaps where several unsuspecting...

4 Tips for Talking to Patients About Vaccine Hesitancy

When debating a contentious issue, forcefully explaining your point of view without listening to what your opponent has to say rarely works,...

6 Ways to Empower Middle-Age Patients to Boost Their...

To prevent dementia as a senior, taking good care of one's heart during middle age can serve as a strong foundation, according to new research.

What Clinicians Need to Know About Every FDA-Approved CBD...

Products containing cannabidiol that manufacturers claim have therapeutic and medical benefits are increasingly popular. Many consumers don't understand they should take such claims with a grain of salt.

Women with Diabetes Face Greater Risk of Heart Failure...

Cardiovascular disease is associated with men more so than women, but when you add diabetes to the mix, the risk of heart failure becomes greater for women, according to new research.

Top 7 Signs You’re Treating a Human-Trafficking Victim –...

For many victims of human trafficking, their only chance to find freedom comes when and if they see a healthcare provider.

People in the U.S. are Mishandling Antibiotics, Affecting Resistance

Up to 66 percent of patients misuse antibiotics, greatly contributing to nationwide antibiotic resistance. These three behaviors are the most common ways people use antibiotics without medical guidance.

Almost Half of Nurses Providing Prenatal Care Are Misinformed...

Organizations like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) openly discourage moms-to-be from drinking any amount of alcohol during pregnancy because...

Your Patients Could Be Taking a Daily Dose of...

New research indicates that millions of healthy people still take aspirin believing it will prevent heart disease even though research indicates this behavior can be dangerous.

Chronic Disease Patients with ‘Empathetic’ PCPs Have Lower Risk...

Forming a connection with patients and demonstrating empathy is central tenet of healing, and a new study sheds light on why: It...

This New Study Changes Decades of Assumption About Interpreting...

For decades, medical experts believed the "upper" systolic blood-pressure reading was a more important predictor of cardiovascular outcomes than the "lower" diastolic number. But new research disrupts this school of thought.

A 12-Month Supply of Birth Control Pills Cuts Costs...

Check whether you practice in a state that legally requires insurance to cover a 12-month supply of OCP.

4 Tips to Help Your Patients Protect Their Data...

Even though patients are the ones who ultimately download the app, some healthcare providers feel a responsibility to educate them about the risks.

What Nurses and PAs Need to Know About AFM...

As fall approaches, so does peak season for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a mysterious illness that causes “polio-like” symptoms.

These are the Least Healthy Counties in Every State...

Want to know how the health of your county stacks up against those in the rest of your state? Now you can, thanks to the 2019 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.
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