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Collaborative care: Treating mental illnesses in primary care

May 27, 2020 3 min read

Collaborative care is a team-based model of integrated psychiatric and primary care that can treat mental illnesses in the primary care setting. Providing this patient-centered care in the primary care setting improves access to mental health care and reduces stigma.

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If cannabis becomes a problem: How to manage withdrawal

May 26, 2020 5 min read

There is disagreement over whether or not there is such a thing as a cannabis withdrawal syndrome, but it's definitely real, and with increased availability of legal marijuana and other products, even those who use it medicinally need to be aware of the symptoms, and what to do if they think they have it.

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Combining different biopsies limits uncertainty in prostate cancer diagnosis

May 26, 2020 2 min read

Are prostate cancer biopsies reliably accurate? Not always. The most common method, called a systematic biopsy, sometimes misses tumors, and it can also misclassify cancer as being either more or less aggressive than it really is. During systematic biopsy, a doctor takes 12 evenly-spaced samples of the prostate, called cores, while looking at the gland […]

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When dieting doesn’t work

May 25, 2020 3 min read

Most diets can help you lose weight, but that weight is frequently regained within a few months — a fact supported by an analysis of more than 100 research trials on diets. But losing weight is easier, and more likely to be permanent, if you choose a diet with foods you actually like.

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Reducing your risk of changes in thinking following surgery

May 22, 2020 5 min read

As more older people undergo surgeries, the risk of complications increases, including for cognitive decline following their procedures, particularly after cardiac surgery. But awareness and pre-planning with your care team can help you avoid such complications.

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Are there benefits of cardiac catheterization for stable coronary artery disease?

May 21, 2020 4 min read

In patients with acute coronary syndrome, studies have shown that cardiac catheterization can decrease heart attacks and improve survival. A recent study attempted to determine if the procedure would have comparable results in people with a more stable form of coronary artery disease.

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Some healthcare can safely wait (and some can’t)

May 20, 2020 5 min read

Some routine or elective healthcare can safely wait a while, but putting off medical care for certain health conditions or potentially serious problems is risky.

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How to respond to tantrums

May 19, 2020 4 min read

Children's tantrums always seem to happen at the worst possible times. Take a breath and try this 3-point strategy for calming everyone down.

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I have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). What should I eat?

May 18, 2020 3 min read

For people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), knowing which foods to eat and which to avoid is important information. An international organization has developed guidelines for some kinds of food, with the aim of helping people with this condition reduce symptoms and inflammation.

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And now for some good news on health

May 15, 2020 3 min read

Good news on health –– which seems hard to come by right now –– includes declines in the rates of six out of 10 major causes of death in the United States.

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New warning on coronavirus symptoms in children — what parents need to know

May 14, 2020 3 min read

A rare syndrome in some children that affects the heart and other organs may be a reaction to a current or past COVID-19 infection, but test results for the coronavirus are sometimes negative.

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SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE): It’s what’s new in laser vision correction

May 14, 2020 4 min read

Different types of laser vision correction procedures have been available since the mid-1990s, but the newest development, small incision lenticule extraction, combines the advantages of the other variations while offering a comfortable procedure with a quick recovery.

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