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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Health

Access to health care has little impact on longevity

(HealthDay)—Health care has modest effects on extending life expectancy in the United States, while behavioral and social determinants may have larger effects, according to a review published in the May/June issue of the ...

Health

Online intervention may cut unnecessary primary care visits

(HealthDay)—An online intervention may be effective in reducing a mother's intention to bring her child to a primary care clinic for low-risk pediatric respiratory tract infections (RTIs), according to a study published ...

Medications

Inappropriate prescribing leads to poor outcomes in older adults

(HealthDay)—Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is tied to increased health care utilization and poor outcomes among older individuals seen in primary care practices, according to a review published in the May/June ...

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 ...

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