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Most studies in this systematic review found a protective effect of greater primary care continuity and all-cause mortality.
Advancing age on its own is not a reason to stop driving. The ability to drive may enable older adults to maintain family and social interactions and to promote independence by accessing community resources, services, and volunteer opportunities.
Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Emotional Support Animals: Considerations for Documentation [Curbside Consultation]
Companion animals are increasingly viewed as part of the family, and studies show many mental and physical benefits of pet ownership. Federal regulations require patients to obtain health care professional documentation for emotional support animals to allow these animals to accompany the owner on a...
Immigrant children are a vulnerable group, requiring special protections under U.S. and international law. Compared with nonimmigrant children, they face additional dangers to their physical and mental health that stem directly from immigration policies, including the right to asylum, detention and ...
Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Physician Burnout and Stress While Interacting with Patients [Curbside Consultation]
Physicians, especially family physicians, face multiple stressors in modern medicine that can lead to disillusionment and burnout, which occur when the reality of practicing medicine does not match physicians' previous naive expectations.
Nov 1, 2019 Issue
The Effectiveness of Outpatient Telehealth Consultations [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
Telehealth consultations improve clinical outcomes in the areas of wound care, psychiatry, and certain chronic conditions.
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.