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Understanding and managing long COVID

Although 90% of non-hospitalized patents with acute COVID-1 9 have terminated indication solution by 21 daylights, the remainder suffer from a wide range of nonspecific symptoms for weeks to months, collectively known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2( PASC) or long COVID. An American Family Physician editorial on long COVID published last December advised that family […]

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Are physicians overdiagnosing melanoma?

In an editorial in the February 1 issue of American Family Physician, Dr. Jenny Doust and peers wrote about the problem of dilating cancer interpretations, a common phenomenon in which the definition of a disease is “broadened over time to include milder and earlier occurrences, ” leading to harm “by exposing more patients to the […]

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Is physical therapy helpful for acute back pain with sciatica?

Although a referral to physical regiman is a standard part of my therapy plan for cases with subacute or chronic low back suffering, there is little data on the effectiveness of physical regiman for acute back suffering. A 2018 Family Physicians Inquiries Network( FPIN) Clinical Inquiry published in American Family Physician found that physical therapy […]

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My favorite public health and health care books of 2020

Christmas Eve may be a little late in the vacation season to be recommending books, but then again, e-books can be a great last-minute gift for procrastinators. One constant that has helped stop me sane during this stormy pandemic time has been always having a physical or virtual rack of intriguing books to read next. […]