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Infectious diseases

March/April 2014 Issue
Resolving Patients' Vaccination Uncertainty: Going From "No Thanks!" to "Of Course!" [Feature]

Immunizations can help prevent disease breakouts but require being mindful of patient concerns and misconceptions.


Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
Preparing Your Office for an Infectious Disease Epidemic [Feature]

If your practice doesn't have a written preparedness plan, now is the time to develop one.


Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
Launching a Community-Wide Flu Vaccination Plan [Feature]

When this community took a more organized approach to providing vaccinations rather than simply reacting to public demand, everyone benefited.


Feb 2008 Issue
Defending the Real Standard of Care [The Last Word]

When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.


Mar 2007 Issue
You, Your Public Health Department and the Next Flu Pandemic [Opinion]

Optimal outcomes will depend on close collaboration between family physicians and public health officials. Is your practice ready?


Apr 2006 Issue
Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia [Feature]

Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.


Jan 2006 Issue
Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic: Vaccine Prioritization [Feature]

Here’s how to determine which patients and employees in your practice should receive the influenza vaccine if a pandemic occurs.


Jan 2006 Issue
Influenza Pandemic: Preparing for the Unpredictable [From the Editor]

How much should you prepare for a crisis that may not happen?


Jul-Aug 2005 Issue
How to Manage a Pertussis Outbreak in Your Practice [Feature]

A physician shares the lessons he learned after unknowingly exposing patients and staff to whooping cough.


Oct 2004 Issue
A Tool For Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes an encounter form that can improve documentation of visits for patients with cold symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent documenting, which sometimes can take longer than the visit itself.


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