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Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Communicating Risk to Patients Who Get Their Information from the Internet [Curbside Consultation]
What can physicians do when our patients act on findings from the internet?
Identifying a trafficking victim requires an understanding of the law as well as knowledge of risk factors and signs and symptoms of exploitation.
The loss of a loved one, especially a spouse or a child, is perhaps one of the most difficult events a person will experience in a lifetime. The resulting grief can be overwhelming and incapacitating for a time. Family physicians can be sources of comfort to those who grieve the loss of someone close to them.
Overall, marriage enhances health. Men gain greater health benefits from marriage than their wives. Conversely, wives are more negatively affected by a bad marriage than their husbands. In general, the health benefit of marriage is maximized in a good marriage but negated in a bad marriage.
An altruistic kidney donation and an unexpected nephrectomy.
How can we ensure that our seriously ill patients routinely get the right care without relying on individual sacrifice and luck?
Forty-five million Americans live with one or more serious illnesses, many of which are life-limiting and marked by functional decline. Family physicians play a pivotal role in the care of these patients through their deep, longitudinal relationships.
Family physicians play diverse roles in society, often bridging individual and community perspectives. Family physicians' ethics require providing care to all persons regardless of their geographic, economic, political, racial, religious, or sexual orientation status.
Having faith and an open mind, even in the face of major health problems, can go a long way in helping patients reach their goals.
A 65-year-old woman presented on the second day of my week-long volunteer medical brigade to a migrant camp in Mexico. The patient had a blood pressure of 180/110 mm Hg and a heart rate of 78 beats per minute. Her presenting symptoms were itchy eyes and sneezing, which she reported were worse when s...