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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 […]

Diabetes Outcomes Similar Regardless of Primary Provider

Diabetes outcomes are similar for Veterans Affairs patients regardless of whether the primary provider is a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Vyleesi Approved for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women

Vyleesi (bremelanotide) has been approved to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.

First States to Expand Medicaid Had Largest Bump in Cancer Screening

The first states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw the largest increases in colorectal cancer screening from 2012 to 2016, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Suicide Rates Increased for Men, Women From 1999 to 2017

From 1999 to 2017, there was an increase in suicide rates for women and men, according to a report published in the June Health E-Stats, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.