An expert discusses causes and effects of health disparities as well as ways to incorporate health equity into the practice of medicine.
1 Jul 2023
Compared with a regular pattern of drinking, a binge pattern of drinking was independently and significantly associated with an increase in the number of alcohol problems nine years later, a study found.
21 Jun 2022
With routine use of a short screening tool, primary care physicians could more frequently flag emerging alcohol issues.
1 Mar 2023
To promote disease prevention, the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Preventive Medicine Task Force has partnered with Mission Critical Health (MCH), a nonprofit education initiative that produces evidence-based public health and medical education programs.
17 Mar 2015
In March 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded eligibility for lung cancer screening by setting the benchmark at a 20 pack-year smoking history for those ages 50 to 80 years who are current smokers or former smokers who have quit within the past 15 years.
1 Mar 2022
CDC researchers found that more older women than younger women reported not having been screened recently for cervical cancer, and 5.1% of patients ages 66 to 70 years reported that they had never been screened.
9 May 2017
There's no easy way to cure low back pain, but recommending a mix of therapies along with a dose of reassurance can often provide patients a measure of relief.
1 Nov 2022
A total of 42.0% of the study sample reported ever receiving a pneumococcal vaccine, with rates below this threshold in those ages 18 to 44 years (32.7%), men (39.0%), and those with a college degree (36.7%), among other groups, researchers found.
3 Oct 2017
A comprehensive primary care model that includes oral health is needed to prevent health problems, reduce costs, and provide equitable care.
1 Nov 2021
The literature shows that although many physicians report that they believe they have a right and responsibility to counsel patients about firearms, they are also unfamiliar with firearms themselves, with the benefits and risks of firearm ownership, and with what to say during counseling.
17 May 2016