Primary Care/Family Medicine NEWS
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time for providers to remember the intricacies of caring for breast cancer patients, even outside oncology settings.
As laws change, you can be sure more patients will ask you about marijuana — either recreational or medicinal — and you have a responsibility to give them info that will keep them safe.
Differences in survival between male and female patients with breast cancer have been reported in the past but not fully investigated, until now.
PCPs fail to recognize between 27 and 81% of cases of a patient displaying signs of cognitive impairment. Early detection can make treatment more effective.
Since the number of new cases of diabetes peaked in the 2000s, fewer people have developed the condition in recent years, new research suggests.
New research finds many providers don't adequately emphasize the importance of the HPV vaccine — and most patients don't understand the dangers of the infection.
As the suicide rate in the U.S. continues to grow, it's crucial that healthcare providers, regardless of specialty, understand the do's and don'ts of treat patients at risk of suicide.
If you treat cancer survivors but avoid recommending lifestyle changes out of fear of overwhelming them or stressing them out, then you're...
Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S., but many providers, regardless of their point of care, don't consider screening patients for suicide risk their responsibility.
As health officials warn the public to stop using e-cigarettes, researchers may've finally broken through on what about vaping leads to life-threatening...
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells.
For the first time, the American Diabetes Association released guidelines to help providers advise diabetes patients interested in trying life-changing tech, like glucose monitors and automated insulin delivery.
The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce has temporarily revised its guidelines for illicit drug use screening, now advising healthcare practitioners to do so...
One of the most frustrating situations for any healthcare provider is watching an individual you're trying to help fail to put your advice into action. These effective tips will help you navigate this challenge with sensitivity.
Because UTIs affect half of women, they're a major burden on global healthcare. New research may have unveiled a way to more effectively treat this common infection.
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.
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.
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.
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New research calls into question current CDC and WHO guidelines for hand hygiene to prevent the flu.