Annals of Family Medicine

Annals of Family Medicine is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal that was established in May/June 2003. It publishes original research from the clinical, biomedical, social and health services sciences, as well as contributions on methodology and theory, selected reviews, essays, and invited editorials. The journal is abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE, PsychINFO, EMBASE, Cinahl, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Current Contents/Clinical Medicine.

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Pediatrics

Fewer children receiving care at family medicine practices

(HealthDay)—From 2009 to 2016, there was a decrease in the proportion of children seen at family physician (FP) practices, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Health

Understanding where patients live can improve patient health

Family physicians typically don't consider where patients live when assessing their health care needs, despite research that indicates a person's environment can significantly affect their health. Things like access to health ...

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea tied to increased risk of panic disorder

(HealthDay)—Sleep apnea seems to be associated with increased risk of subsequent panic disorder, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Health

Characteristics ID'd for those who voluntarily stop eating

(HealthDay)—Most patients who hasten death by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) are in poor health, and family physicians are often involved in the process, according to a study published in the September/October ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

False breast cancer alarm has negative impact on health

The psychological strain of being told that you may have breast cancer may be severe, even if it turns out later to be a false alarm. This is the finding of new research from the University of Copenhagen, which has just been ...

Medications

Metformin may lower dementia risk in black patients with T2DM

(HealthDay)—Metformin use is associated with a substantially lower risk for dementia among younger African-American patients with diabetes compared with sulfonylurea initiation, according to a study published in the July/August ...

Health

Nonphysican practitioners filling post-ACA primary care gap

(HealthDay)—Primary care practices may be relying on advanced practitioners (APs) to accommodate new Medicaid beneficiaries following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the July/August ...

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