Family Life & Health : Health & Medical
What factors might impede or promote the successful implementation of chronic care models? This systemic review examines the impact of attitudes, expectations, experiences, resources and knowledge.
Elastin and collagen are both proteins that keep your skin and organs firm and elastic. As you age, you lose both elastin and collagen. Because of these losses, your skin will begin to show signs of aging, and your organs will stop functioning as effectively as they once did.
Are clinical practice guidelines addressing the specific, more complex needs of older adults when it comes to primary CVD prevention?
It is a well-known fact that stress can affect our lives in many ways. It can even have an adverse affect on our physical health. Severe stress can actually lead to chronic health conditions. It is important to recognize symptoms of severe stress and learn how to cope with stress.
What should general practitioners keep in mind about patients and referral policies when determining which patients warrant referral to specialists?
A simple intervention promoting cardiovascular risk assessment to children, brothers and sisters of patients with early ischemic heart disease can be a valuable tool for primary prevention.
Are patients with certain personality traits regarding lower self-esteem and inferior coping strategies more likely to develop IBS? Or are these traits an outcome of the disease itself?
The authors present an evidence-based consensus statement and algorithm to provide specific guidance for treatment of osteoarthritis in primary care.
Can informing a patient of the results of spirometry testing increase awareness of the harmful effects of smoking?
Do what extent do physicians and their patients agree regarding the patients' illnesses? This study analyzed barriers to successful communication between multimorbid, older patients and their GPs.