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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 […]

Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks

Maternal exposure to fluconazole during pregnancy may increase the risk for spontaneous abortion, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups

Cancer death rates are decreasing faster in blacks than whites in the United States, according to a report published online Feb. 14 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients

Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts, is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in Circulation Research.

1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2

Between 1997 and 2014, screen time more than doubled for children aged 0 to 2 years, with television time accounting for most screen time, according to a research letter published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics.