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Get comfortable with pain assessment

There are many methods for evaluating pain in the primary care setting, many of which can be completed by patients in the waiting room and have diagnostic value during the clinical encounter.
1 Jun 2020

Long-term vitamin D supplementation does not appear to protect against depression

No significant difference in risk for depression or clinically relevant symptoms was noted over 5.3 years in 18,353 at-risk patients randomly assigned to receive vitamin D3 or placebo.
11 Aug 2020

Squeezing in the cancer screening talk

By making the most of team members and technology, internists can free up valuable physician-patient interaction time to most effectively apply cancer screening guidelines.
1 Oct 2019

Recommendations issued for diagnosing, managing depression during menopause

Women with past major depressive episodes and women with severe depressive symptoms and/or suicidal ideation should always be evaluated for a mood disorder, among other recommendations.
11 Sep 2018

Preventing suicide in primary care

There is debate over whether screening patients for suicide risk factors actually reduces suicide deaths, yet many primary care clinics are training clinicians and staff to recognize suicide risk factors in their patients.
1 Oct 2018

Study finds frequent use of medications for which depression is an adverse effect

Overall estimated prevalence of use of medications with depression as a potential adverse effect was 37.2%, increasing from 35.0% in 2005 and 2006 to 38.4% in 2013 and 2014.
19 Jun 2018

Clearing the air about climate change

Climate change is a public health issue, and physicians should be aware of the potential medical consequences and be able to communicate those to patients.
1 Sep 2016

More options available for psoriatic arthritis

Internists are the first doctors patients see for joint pain, which means they can make a big difference in preventing the progression of joint diseases such as psoriatic arthritis.
1 Apr 2019

Analyses from SPRINT examine cost-effectiveness, patient-reported outcomes with intensive BP control

The first analysis used a microsimulation model to apply findings from SPRINT to a hypothetical cohort of eligible patients. The second compared patient-reported outcomes from SPRINT in the intensive versus the standard treatment group.
29 Aug 2017

Well-being assessment considers more than physical health

Health and well-being are entwined concepts, part of a comprehensive model of health that measures medical, physical, psychological, functional, and sensory aspects. When this more comprehensive model is applied, more patients can be found to have significant vulnerabilities that could affect chances of death or incapacitation within the next 5 years.
1 Oct 2016

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