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Close-ups Department Collection - American Family Physician

Close-Ups focus on the personal side of medicine. A patient's story, told in his or her own words, is accompanied by commentary from the patient's physician and resources to help physicians and patients. The goal is to keep the focus on the person, not just the illness, and the nuances ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

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Close-ups Department Collection - American Family Physician

Close-Ups focus on the personal side of medicine. A patient's story, told in his or her own words, is accompanied by commentary from the patient's physician and resources to help physicians and patients. The goal is to keep the focus on the person, not just the illness, and the nuances ...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=1

Protecting Patients from Elder Abuse Scams - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2019 - Protecting patients from elder abuse scams.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p438.html

Treating Hepatitis C in the Family Medicine Office - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - Patient story about being diagnosed with hepatitis C and successful treatment by family doctor.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p248.html

My Kidney Donation: Unexpected Twists - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - An altruistic kidney donation and an unexpected nephrectomy.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0601/p672.html

Will a Feeding Tube Help? Deciding for a Father at the End of Life - Close-ups - ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Making caring, difficult choices on behalf of loved ones at the end of life.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p420.html

The Cough that Would Not Quit - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2019 - Hesitancy about vaccinations and the dangers this presents.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p185.html

Faith in Subtraction: Deprescribing in Older Patient Facilitates Needed Surgery - ...

Dec 1, 2018 - Having faith and an open mind, even in the face of major health problems, can go a long way in helping patients reach their goals.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1201/p634.html

Aging Well: Poetry Can Help - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - Poems written by a 102-year-old living independently.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/p451.html

Can My Primary Care Doctor Treat My Cancer? - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - The primary care physician's role in cancer treatment.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/p147.html

Paradoxical Insomnia: Misperception of Sleep Can Be a Tormenting Experience - Close-ups...

Jun 15, 2017 - Patients with this relatively uncommon form of insomnia have a marked propensity to underestimate sleep duration and overestimate wakefulness relative to polysomnographic measures.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p770.html

Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression - Close-ups - American ...

Jun 1, 2018 - Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0601/p706.html

Persons with Disabilities: I'm the Expert About My Body - Close-ups - American Family ...

May 15, 2018 - Physicians can improve access to health care for patients with disabilities by listening to patients and their supporters, making reasonable accommodations, and advocating for patients.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p640.html

Helping Patients Live with Chronic Pain - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - Providing high-quality, patient-centered care for those living with chronic pain includes developing a good understanding of the many ways the pain affects their lives are affected by their symptoms and validating their concerns and feelings.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p473.html

Opioids for Acute Pain: Proceed with Caution - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Physicians should consider nonopioid options for postsurgery pain to avoid the unpleasant effects of of withdrawal and risk of dependence.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p203.html

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Often Silent and Delayed Diagnosis - Close-ups - ...

Dec 1, 2017 - History of a collapse can be the first and only indication of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This athlete's story is a reminder that during preparticipation sports examinations, a detailed history may provide the only clue to a potentially lethal underlying cardiac condition.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p738.html

Pet Therapy: Helping Patients Cope - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2017 - Animal-assisted therapy and the medical use of the human-animal bond can be thought of as a form of alternative/complementary therapy.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1001/p464.html

Accepting Family Care in Chronic Illness - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2017 - A story of two sisters: one with a chronic illness, the other a family caregiver. They emphasize close listening, the tuned-in give-and-take in response to a loved one's changing needs.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p259.html

Invisible Disabilities: Mine and Theirs - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - At age 50, Dr. Mellor developed a disability that has entirely changed the way she relates to her patients and their struggles.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p451.html

Physician's Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss - Close-ups - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2017 - In rural communities, physicians and their patients are uniquely bonded. These relationships can be a source of encouragement and healing.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p185.html

Needle Phobia: A Vasovagal Response During Acupuncture - Close-ups - American Family ...

Dec 15, 2016 - A vasovagal response can be so severe that patients begin to fear the debilitating effects of syncope almost more than the needles themselves.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p1002.html

Joint Pain and Fatigue: It Could Be Anything - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2016 - Diagnosed with lupus, a physician reflects on the shift from usual aches and pains to fatigue that puts life on hold.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p304.html

Healthy Aging with Intimations of Mortality - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - End-of-life discussions in moments of excellent health may pose as much of a challenge as waiting until illness arrives.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p474.html

Lucky: Reflecting on Relationships in Family Medicine - Close-ups - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2016 - A diagnosis turns a family physician's world upside down as he focuses in on the relationships at the center of the medical universe.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0601/p911.html

Bell Palsy: A Frightening Symptom Can Lead to Unnecessary Testing - Close-ups - ...

Mar 15, 2016 - Anxiety and fear surrounding a clinical diagnosis like Bell palsy can lead to requests for increased testing or frequent patient encounters.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p486.html

Making Lifestyle Changes After Gastric Bypass - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well positioned to counsel and support patients making lifestyle changes before and after bariatric surgery.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p56.html

Family History, Social Media, and a Diagnostic Surprise - Close-ups - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2015 - Social media and the Internet can be valuable resources for patients, especially for those who have been estranged from their families.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p980.html

A Family Physician Confronts Parkinson Disease - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Education about promising physical therapies and treatments that may be on the horizon can be a source of encouragement for physicians and patients alike when facing a diagnosis of Parkinson disease.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p568.html

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Beyond Meaningful Use: Reconciling Medications - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Even though a certain medication may be listed in the electronic health record, it doesn't mean that the patient is actually taking it.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p218.html

Losing Weight and Motivating Others - Close-ups - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - Family physicians play a crucial role in bringing back hope and optimism to patients who are seeking to lose weight.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p716.html

A Family's Experience with Perinatal Palliative Care - Close-ups - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2015 - A team of family doctors and nurses who offer maternity care helped two parents focus on what matters most to their family after a heartbreaking diagnosis.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p442.html

To Whipple or Not: Choices in Cancer Treatment - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2014 - Surviving 10 months after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, a patient decides whether or not he should undergo the Whipple procedure, a potential cure.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p496.html

More Than a Rash: Skin Disease and Quality of Life - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2015 - Pityriasis rubra pilaris, like its mimic psoriasis, can have emotional and social effects.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p76.html

Group Medical Visits for Chronic Diseases - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2014 - Patients with diabetes form supportive relationships through group medical visits and learn to take control of their health care goals.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p794.html

Another Test in Life - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2014 - Testicular cancer has a high survival rate when caught early. A patient diagnosed with the disease reflects on his recovery, and his initial fears.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p184.html

Caring Better for Patients Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired - Close-ups - American ...

Dec 1, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p774.html

Inspiring Change: A Patient's Journey to Wellness - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2014 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p854.html

Living with Loss - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2014 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p530.html

Hard Decisions About Prostate Cancer - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2014 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p219.html

A Team Approach: Comprehensive Evaluation for Functional Decline in Older Patients - ...

Sep 15, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p397.html

Back to Baseline - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p170.html

Diabetes: Taking Control of My Health - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p758.html

Exercise During Pregnancy: A Marathon Runner's Story - Close-ups - American Family ...

Apr 1, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p471.html

Confronting Guillain-Barré Syndrome - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/p166.html

Hospice: A Mother's Story - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1020.html

Traditions in Healing at the End of Life - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p608.html

A Better Day Tomorrow - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2012 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0801/p268.html

The Door to Recovery: Overcoming Drug and Alcohol Addiction - Close-ups - American ...

Jun 1, 2012 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1034.html

Mind Over Body: Hypnosis During Childbirth - Close-ups - American Family Physician

May 1, 2012 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p865.html

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