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Primary care is the day-to-day health care given by a health care provider. Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety



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Breakthrough pain: Causes and medications

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about breakthrough pain, which may occur in those who experience chronic pain. What may trigger the pain and how can it be treated?



Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

People with schizophrenia have lower life expectancy than the general population, likely due to inadequate healthcare access and lifestyle, say experts.



Type 2 diabetes is 'reversible through weight loss'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

Experts say that few doctors and patients know that type 2 diabetes can be reversed and call for more effort to record remission cases and raise awareness.



Food allergy diagnosis by oral food challenge is safe, says study

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study of 6,327 low-risk, non-research, open oral food challenges for diagnosing food allergies found that very few resulted in allergic reactions.



Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop...



Hyperpyrexia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

Hyperpyrexia is a term for a very high fever of over 106.7°F or 41.5°C. This normally occurs due to another condition and is considered an emergency



Why are doctors underusing a drug to treat opioid addiction?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

A drug approved for private physicians to treat opioid addiction is being underprescribed, and a survey of addiction specialists suggests that many of them are not willing to increase their use of...



GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000...



Relieving chronic pain with behavioral strategies

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

In the face of the opioid crisis in the United States, alternative treatments for chronic pain are desperately needed. Are behavior strategies the answer?



Work-life balance for physicians: The what, the why, and the how

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Can physicians pack even more into their already busy schedules? Find out how experienced doctors find work-life balance: it's all about the individual.



How can doctors share bad news with patients?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Research shows that physicians are sometimes reluctant to have difficult conversations with their patients. Experienced physicians share their tips.



Working abroad as a doctor: What to know before you go

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Does experiencing a new culture sound enticing? The adventure of a lifetime awaits, but working abroad is not for everyone. Find out if it is for you.



Should we screen for cirrhosis?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Recent guidelines are right to recommend screening high risk patients for cirrhosis, say liver specialists Mark Hudson at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Nick Sheron at Southampton General...



Did I understand you correctly, doc?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Chronic disease patients are often unaware of their potential health complications. How can doctors ensure that their patients know and understand these?



Physician burnout: Running on an empty tank

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

The demands of modern medical practice leave physicians vulnerable to burnout. What are the early signs of burnout? And what intervention strategies work?



Can patients record doctor's visits? What does the law say?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Traffic stops, office conversations, and even doctor's visits - more and more people today are choosing to record life's encounters.



Three things you need to know when your patient is a doctor

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Providing medical care for fellow physicians can be challenging. We bring you tips on how to navigate this situation, with clear communication being key.



Doctors: No mentor yet? Are you missing out?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mentoring in medicine has taken a dive due to the high-pressure environment faced by doctors. Learn how to find a good mentor to help your career.



Common sense strategies for medically unexplained symptoms

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Caring for patients with persistent physical symptoms for which no adequate explanation can be found - Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) - in general practice can be challenging and frustrating...



Immigrant physicians: Why are they vital for U.S. healthcare?

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

A quarter of physicians in the U.S. are immigrants. Many hold a visa requiring them to work in underserved areas, making them essential to U.S. healthcare.



Mobile technology: A blessing or a curse for doctors?

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Find out about the pros and cons of medicine's inevitable integration of mobile technology. One senior doctor shares his insights.



Work-life balance in medicine with a side gig

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Burnout rates in medicine are at a record high. Find out how some doctors are finding work-life balance by having a second career in addition to medicine.



Sequencing finds rare genetic disease risk in 1 out of 5 healthy adults

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Whole-genome sequencing found risk for rare genetic disease in 1 out of 5 generally healthy patients in primary care.



Success as a female doctor: What is the recipe?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Find out what doctors at different career stages told us about their definition of success and what the biggest threats to their success are.



Technology should be used to boost empathy-based medicine

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Existing digital technologies must be exploited to enable a paradigm shift in current healthcare delivery which focuses on tests, treatments and targets rather than the therapeutic benefits of...