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My Kidney Donation: Unexpected Twists - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - An altruistic kidney donation and an unexpected nephrectomy.

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Family Physicians Learn to Say 'Yes, And …'

When things get awkward, "that's when you're learning something," Belinda Fu, M.D., told audience members during the April 25 plenary that launched the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

Will a Feeding Tube Help? Deciding for a Father at the End of Life - Close-ups - ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Making caring, difficult choices on behalf of loved ones at the end of life.

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The Cough that Would Not Quit - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2019 - Hesitancy about vaccinations and the dangers this presents.

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Faith in Subtraction: Deprescribing in Older Patient Facilitates Needed Surgery - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - 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.

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Aging Well: Poetry Can Help - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - Poems written by a 102-year-old living independently.

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Can My Primary Care Doctor Treat My Cancer? - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - The primary care physician's role in cancer treatment.

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The Many Potential Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes - Letters to the ...

Aug 1, 2018 - ...An Often Silent Disorder with Delayed Diagnosis [Close-ups] Issue Date: December 1, 2017 See additional reader comments at: To The Editor: I believe that the statement in this Close-ups that the death of college basketball player Hank...

American Family Physician : Letter

AHRQ: National Guideline Clearinghouse to Shut Down July 16

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has announced that, because of federal budget cuts, its National Guideline Clearinghouse website will no longer be updated with new content as of July 2, 2018, and will not be available at all after July 16.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression - Close-ups - American ...

Jun 1, 2018 - Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.

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Persons with Disabilities: I'm the Expert About My Body - Close-ups - American Family ...

May 15, 2018 - Physicians can improve access to health care for patients with disabilities by listening to patients and their supporters, making reasonable accommodations, and advocating for patients.

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Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Approach to Medical Care - ...

May 15, 2018 - Developmental disabilities are attributable to a cognitive impairment, physical impairment, or both. They manifest during the developmental period from birth to early adulthood, and are likely to continue indefinitely. The life expectancy of most persons with developmental disabilities ...

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Helping Patients Live with Chronic Pain - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - Providing high-quality, patient-centered care for those living with chronic pain includes developing a good understanding of the many ways the pain affects their lives are affected by their symptoms and validating their concerns and feelings.

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Opioids for Acute Pain: Proceed with Caution - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Physicians should consider nonopioid options for postsurgery pain to avoid the unpleasant effects of of withdrawal and risk of dependence.

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Introducing AFP's Next Editor-in-Chief - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Meet Dr. Sumi Makkar Sexton, AFP's new Editor-in-Chief.

American Family Physician : Editorials

Thirty Years of AFP: Having Fun Painting the Fence - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Read Dr. Siwek's summary of his 29 years as Editor of AFP.

American Family Physician : Editorials

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Often Silent and Delayed Diagnosis - Close-ups - ...

Dec 1, 2017 - History of a collapse can be the first and only indication of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This athlete's story is a reminder that during preparticipation sports examinations, a detailed history may provide the only clue to a potentially lethal underlying cardiac condition.

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Pet Therapy: Helping Patients Cope - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2017 - Animal-assisted therapy and the medical use of the human-animal bond can be thought of as a form of alternative/complementary therapy.

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Accepting Family Care in Chronic Illness - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2017 - A story of two sisters: one with a chronic illness, the other a family caregiver. They emphasize close listening, the tuned-in give-and-take in response to a loved one's changing needs.

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Paradoxical Insomnia: Misperception of Sleep Can Be a Tormenting Experience - Close-ups...

Jun 15, 2017 - Patients with this relatively uncommon form of insomnia have a marked propensity to underestimate sleep duration and overestimate wakefulness relative to polysomnographic measures.

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Invisible Disabilities: Mine and Theirs - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - At age 50, Dr. Mellor developed a disability that has entirely changed the way she relates to her patients and their struggles.

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Physician's Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss - Close-ups - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2017 - In rural communities, physicians and their patients are uniquely bonded. These relationships can be a source of encouragement and healing.

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Needle Phobia: A Vasovagal Response During Acupuncture - Close-ups - American Family ...

Dec 15, 2016 - A vasovagal response can be so severe that patients begin to fear the debilitating effects of syncope almost more than the needles themselves.

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Healthy Aging with Intimations of Mortality - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - End-of-life discussions in moments of excellent health may pose as much of a challenge as waiting until illness arrives.

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Joint Pain and Fatigue: It Could Be Anything - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2016 - Diagnosed with lupus, a physician reflects on the shift from usual aches and pains to fatigue that puts life on hold.

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