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Latest Family Practice News

The Safety of Water and the Impact on Health in U.S.

By Nancy Wurtzel When the city of Flint, Michigan made headlines in 2015 for its lead-contaminated water, clean water became a hot-button issue.  Before then, most Americans took the safety […]

Just a Nurse? Not Anymore.

By Nancy Wurtzel Which profession is the most trusted in America?  According to an annual Gallup poll, for the past 15 years, nursing has claimed the top spot as the […]

General Practitioners: Dealing With Patient Addiction

By Nancy Wurtzel General practitioners are often the first health care professionals to identify addiction in their patients.  Dependence on alcohol and nicotine were once the most common culprits, but […]

Patient Communications: Accessing, Delivering, and Explaining Test Results

By Nancy Wurtzel Patients say one of the most difficult aspects of receiving treatment is waiting for test results.  Until 2014, health care providers were firmly in control of when […]

Financial Incentives Do Not Boost Use of At-Home CRC Screening Tests

Financial incentives do not increase response rates among patients mailed at-home colorectal cancer screening tests, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Network Open.

Perinatal Complications Tied to Childhood Social Anxiety

Perinatal complications are associated with behavioral inhibition and social anxiety in children, according to a study published online March 19 in Infant and Child Development.

Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children’s Caregivers

The overall burden of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy is substantially higher than that of oral therapy for caregivers of children on prolonged antimicrobial therapy after hospital discharge, according to a study published in the April issue of Hospital Pediatrics.

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Beats Sham Tx for Peds ADHD

Trigeminal nerve stimulation showed efficacy when compared with a similar sham procedure for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a double-blind, controlled pilot study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.