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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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