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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 […]

Type 2 Diabetes May Impact Sleep in Middle-Aged Women

Middle-aged women with type 2 diabetes mellitus have more sleep disturbances than women without diabetes, even when accounting for menopause and other health issues, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Menopause.

WHO: Microplastics in Drinking Water Not a Health Risk

Levels of microplastics in drinking water do not appear to be a health risk, according to the World Health Organization. However, the U.N. health agency also noted that more research is needed into how microplastics may impact human health and the environment, the Associated Press reported.

Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Federal Family Planning Program

Planned Parenthood is withdrawing from the U.S. government's family planning program.

Parents Divided on Primary Care Policies for Unvaccinated Patients

Three in 10 parents say that their child's primary care office should ask parents who refuse all vaccines to find another health care provider, according to an Aug. 19 Mott Poll Report.