Health

Innovative project brings peace to those near death

Asking for and honouring last wishes helps to create meaning, memories and closure at death, and personalizes the dying process for patients and their families, says a new study led by a McMaster University professor.

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 ...

Health

Many Americans suffering in final year of life

(HealthDay)—For a growing number of Americans, the final year of life is marked by pain, depression, and other distressing symptoms, according to a study published in the Feb. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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.

Health

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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Study explores docs' roles in end-of-life hospitalizations

(HealthDay)—Family physicians have several distinct roles in preventing and guiding hospitalization at the end of life, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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