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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Positive plus negative treatment recs cut antibiotic Rx

(HealthDay)—For children with viral acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI), combined use of positive and negative treatment recommendations is associated with reduced risk of antibiotic prescribing, according to a study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Reviews summarize efficacy of depression Tx in primary care

(HealthDay)—Researchers have summarized and clarified what is known about depression treatment in primary care. The reports have been published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PCPs can use U/S to rationalize Tx in acute shoulder pain

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute shoulder pain, ultrasound imaging can be used by primary care physicians to rationalize treatment, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patient-controlled taping method effective for ingrown toenails

(HealthDay)—A novel patient-controlled taping method is effective for the treatment of ingrown toenails, according to research published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.


Doctor describes importance of interpretation in patient care

(HealthDay)—Understanding patients is important for all doctors, including those working with patients with limited English proficiency, according to an article published in the September/October issue of the Annals of ...

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