Family Medicine

Feb 1, 2016 Issue
Responses to Medical Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine [Article]

Learn about the crucial role that family physicians have in the evolving health care environment, their scope of practice, the diverse career opportunities available, the education and training of family physicians, and the economic realities of a career in family medicine.

Feb 1, 2016 Issue
Frequently Asked Questions About Family Medicine: 2016 Edition [Editorials]

Practicing family physicians are role models for medical students. This Editorial and related article provide the guidance physicians need to counsel students about career choices in family medicine.

Aug 15, 2015 Issue
Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever [Editorials]

Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.

Jul 15, 2015 Issue
Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do? [Editorials]

What can physicians do to address limited health literacy and be sure that patients understand health information? The answer is twofold: practicewide changes and individual communication changes.

Nov 1, 2014 Issue
Primary Care Physicians' Role in Counseling About Gun Safety [Editorials]

News stories of gun violence have ignited the debate about what public health measures are appropriate for reducing the epidemic of gun injury and death. With the shooting rate climbing, primary care physicians may reasonably ask what role they can play in reducing injuries.

Aug 1, 2014 Issue
Cosmetic Procedures in Family Medicine [Editorials]

Office-based cosmetic procedures are in high demand in the United States. Cosmetic procedures are one of the possible ancillary service options for family physicians who enjoy performing procedures and choose to provide aesthetic care for their patients.

May 1, 2014 Issue
Transitions of Care: Optimizing the Handoff from Hospital-Based Teams to Primary Care Physicians [Editorials]

Caring for hospitalized patients and arranging their discharge plans have become increasingly complex. Primary care physicians should have a prominent role in the transition of their hospitalized patients.

Feb 1, 2014 Issue
The Impact of Personalized Risk Communication on Screening Decisions [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Patients presented with personalized risk information are more likely to make informed decisions about screening than patients who are presented with generic risk information. Individualizing risk appears to improve the accuracy of patients' risk perception and decrease anxiety.

Dec 1, 2013 Issue
Impact of Industry Sponsorship on Research Outcomes [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Are research studies sponsored by industry more likely to have favorable results and conclusions than studies without industry sponsorship?

Oct 1, 2013 Issue
General Health Checks for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Although general health checks increase the number of new diagnoses, they do not decrease total, cardiovascular-related, or cancer-related morbidity or mortality. The studies in this Cochrane review have limited applicability to the current recommended practice of providing selective, evidence-based preventive services in primary care settings.

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