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The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - In 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site. Seven of the guidelines are on specific disease processes and one is on general care. In addition to straightforward clinical decision making, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1132.html

Primary Care for Lesbians and Bisexual Women - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - For the most part, lesbians and bisexual women face the same health issues as heterosexual women, but they often have difficulty accessing appropriate care. Physicians can improve care for lesbians and bisexual women by acknowledging the potential barriers to care (e.g., hesitancy of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p279.html

Cultural Diversity at the End of Life: Issues and Guidelines for Family Physicians - ...

Feb 1, 2005 - Ethnic minorities currently compose approximately one third of the population of the United States. The U.S. model of health care, which values autonomy in medical decision making, is not easily applied to members of some racial or ethnic groups. Cultural factors strongly influence ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p515.html

Care of a Transgender Adolescent - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - Although the actual number may be higher, research estimates that approximately 700,000 Americans are transgender. Many in this population have inadequate insurance to cover appropriate health care. Primary care clinicians treat transgender patients in their practices, and although not ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p142.html

Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Apr 15, 2015 - Low-quality evidence suggests that training health care professionals in patient-centered communication improves the engagement of patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in their health care. Interventions that were primarily educational appeared to be ineffective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p523.html

Challenges and Opportunities in the Care of Asian American Patients - Curbside ...

Oct 1, 2014 - In cases such as this, patients are often told, You don't need treatment now, but they only hear, You are fine. Subsequent failure to follow up may result from a combination of issues related to health literacy, educational attainment, linguistic barriers, and cultural differences.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p490.html

Caring for Muslim Patients Who Fast During Ramadan - Curbside Consultation - American ...

May 1, 2015 - A 68-year-old Muslim man who was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus presented for a routine health visit. His initial A1C level was 8.2%, which decreased to 6.7% after dietary changes, exercise, and treatment with metformin (Glucophage). He stated that he wanted to fast ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p640.html

Health Care Screening for Men Who Have Sex with Men - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - Men who have sex with men often do not reveal their sexual practices or sexual orientation to their physician. Lack of disclosure from the patient, discomfort or inadequate training of the physician, perceived or real hostility from medical staff, and insufficient screening guidelines ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2149.html

Updated Recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health ...

Jan 15, 2013 - The health care of transgender persons has begun moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight; as transgender health care moves into the mainstream, primary care physicians will be increasingly called upon to provide compassionate and individualized care to this diverse community.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/p89.html

Recognizing Mental Illness in Culture-bound Syndromes - Curbside Consultation - ...

Jan 15, 2010 - Somatic symptoms often replace emotional complaints in foreign-born students from cultures where mental illness is stigmatized.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p206.html

Medical Care for Immigrants and Refugees - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - Refugees and other immigrants often present with clinical problems that are as varied as their previous experiences. Clinical presentations may range from unusual infectious diseases to problems with transition. This article describes medical conditions associated with immigrants, as ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p1061.html

Communicating Effectively with Transgender Patients - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Sep 1, 2008 - Transgender persons are those who consider their gender to be different from their biological sex. Hence, a male-to-female person is a biologic male who identifies as a female, and a female-to-male person is a biologic female who identifies as male.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/p648.html

AAP Releases Guidelines on Clinical Evaluation of the Child with Mental Retardation or ...

Feb 1, 2007 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published guidelines on the clinical evaluation of children with developmental delays or mental retardation. Family physicians play a major role in the early recognition and referral of children with possible developmental problems.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p419.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - Continued exposure to ambient heat that is close to body temperature contributes to a significant number of deaths from hyperthermia, especially among older adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated statistics on the rates of hyperthermia and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p951a.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2005 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data on trends for human immunodeficiencognizedy virus (HIV) testing among men who have sex with men.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0901/p951.html

Lymphogranuloma Venereum Among Men Who Have Sex With Men - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 15, 2005 - Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a systemic, sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a variety of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. A report on LGV is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1222.html

Health Care for the Homeless in America - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Oct 1, 2006 Issue Editorials Health Care for the Homeless in America BECHARA CHOUCAIR, M.D., Heartland Health Outreach, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Am Fam Physician. 2006 Oct 1;74(7):1099-1100. Related Article In this issue of American...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1099.html

Transgender Care Resources for Family Physicians - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Sep 15, 2006 Issue Editorial Transgender Care Resources for Family Physicians ANNE M. PROULX, D.O., SHERRI L. MORGAN, M.D., M.P.H., and GORDON S. WALBROEHL, M.D., Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p924.html

Using Medical Interpreters - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - Many physicians are facing a similar dilemma because the Hispanic population is growing rapidly, and Spanish is the preferred language for many Hispanic people. The use of interpreters is a multifaceted issue.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2720.html

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