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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 ...

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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