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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Primary Care/Family Medicine NEWS

These States Have the Lowest Vaccination Rates

The number of unvaccinated individuals has quadrupled since 2001. A report from WalletHub delves into this trend state by state.

Treating Breast Cancer Patients: 4 Symptoms You’re Probably Overlooking

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time for providers to remember the intricacies of caring for breast cancer patients, even outside oncology settings.

7 Can’t-Miss Talking Points When Patients Ask You about Trying Cannabis

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.

Higher Mortality Rates Reported Among Males with Breast Cancer

Differences in survival between male and female patients with breast cancer have been reported in the past but not fully investigated, until now.

The Risks of Not Screening Older Adults for Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

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.

Fewer People Are Developing Diabetes Each Year, Study Finds

Since the number of new cases of diabetes peaked in the 2000s, fewer people have developed the condition in recent years, new research suggests.

Why Are HPV Vaccination Rates So Low? Misconceptions Among Patients and Providers May Play Equa...

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.

New Study Offers Insight into Best Treatments for People at Risk of Suicide

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.

How to Talk to Cancer Survivors About Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

If you treat cancer survivors but avoid recommending lifestyle changes out of fear of overwhelming them or stressing them out, then you're...

Easiest Screening Tools for Assessing Suicide Risk: 7 Tips to Administer Them

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.

See the Lung Cells of Patients with Severe, Vaping-Related Pulmonary Disease Up Close

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...

See the Skin Patch That Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment and Vaccine Adherence

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attack melanoma cells.

6 Not-to-Miss Details from the ADA’s New Guidelines for Diabetes Tech

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.

USPSTF Wants Clinicians to Screen All Adults for Illicit Drug Use — But What About Teens?

The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce has temporarily revised its guidelines for illicit drug use screening, now advising healthcare practitioners to do so...

The Psychology of Adhering to a Treatment Plan: Why Patients Fail and How Providers Can Help

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.

Groundbreaking UTI Research May Lead to More Effective Treatments

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.

Why Clinicians Should Ask Patients Where They Live as a Standard Part of Care

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.

What Every Clinician Should Know About Vaping-Related Lung Disease

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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