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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164829/preface
#1
EDITORIAL
Vincent Morelli, Roger J Zoorob
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March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164828/political-agendas-aside
#2
EDITORIAL
Joel J Heidelbaugh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164827/occupational-health-and-sleep-issues-in-underserved-populations
#3
REVIEW
Medhat Kalliny, Judith Green McKenzie
Sleep disorders and occupational hazards, injuries, and illnesses impact an individual's overall health. In the United States, substantial racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities exist in sleep and occupational health. Primary care physicians working in underserved communities should be aware of this disparity and target these higher-risk populations for focused evaluation and intervention.
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164826/cardiovascular-health-disparities-in-underserved-populations
#4
REVIEW
Charles P Mouton, Michael Hayden, Janet H Southerland
African Americans are at increased risk for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and diabetes, which contribute to the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The disparities of CVD in underserved populations require targeted attention from primary care clinicians to eliminate. Primary care can provide this targeted care for their patients by assessing cardiovascular risk, addressing blood pressure control, and selecting appropriate intervention strategies. Using community resources is also effective for addressing CVD disparities in the underserved population...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164825/geriatric-care-issues-an-american-and-an-international-perspective
#5
REVIEW
Mohamad A Sidani, Brian C Reed, Jeffrey Steinbauer
As the global population ages, there is an opportunity to benefit from the increased longevity of a healthy older adult population. Healthy older individuals often contribute financially to younger generations by offering financial assistance, paying more in taxes than benefits received, and providing unpaid childcare and voluntary work. Governments must address the challenges of income insecurity, access to health care, social isolation, and neglect that currently face elderly adults in many countries. A reduction in disparities in these areas can lead to better health outcomes and allow societies to benefit from longer, healthier lives of their citizens...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164824/medical-care-for-undocumented-immigrants-national-and-international-issues
#6
REVIEW
Teresa L Beck, Thien-Kim Le, Queen Henry-Okafor, Megha K Shah
The number of undocumented immigrants (UIs) varies worldwide, and most reside in the United States. With more than 12 million UIs in the United States, addressing the health care needs of this population presents unique challenges and opportunities. Most UIs are uninsured and rely on the safety-net health system for their care. Because of young age, this population is often considered to be healthier than the overall US population, but they have specific health conditions and risks. Adequate coverage is lacking; however, there are examples of how to better address the health care needs of UIs...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164823/psychological-issues-in-medically-underserved-patients
#7
REVIEW
Mathew Devine, Lauren DeCaporale-Ryan, Magdalene Lim, Juliana Berenyi
The US population has a subset of those that are underserved who are in need of primary care and also suffer from mental health disorders. In this article, categories of underserved populations are described. Each section defines the population being presented, identifies the mental health problems each is likely to encounter, explores the barriers that prevent access to care, and identifies potential methods to minimize such barriers. The ways in which psychiatric issues vary in underserved settings compared with the general population are differentiated...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164822/cancer-in-the-medically-underserved-population
#8
REVIEW
Oluwadamilola O Olaku, Emmanuel A Taylor
Cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. It is the second most common cause of death in the United States, and a significant proportion can be prevented. Underrepresented and underserved populations are less likely to receive routine medical procedures and experience a lower quality of health services. Despite the increase in cancer screening, there are disparities in the incidence and mortality of various cancers. These disparities are not fully explained by the correlations between minority race and lower socioeconomic status or minority race and insurance status...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164821/infectious-disease-issues-in-underserved-populations
#9
REVIEW
Samuel Neil Grief, John Paul Miller
Infectious disease has a major impact on the health outcomes of underserved populations and is reported at significantly higher rates among these populations compared with the general population. Overcoming barriers and obstacles to health care access is key to addressing the disparity regarding the prevalence of infectious disease. Enhancing cultural competency and educating practitioners about underserved populations' basic health needs; optimizing health insurance for the underserved; increasing community resources; and improving access to comprehensive, continuous, compassionate, and coordinated health care are strategies for diminishing the burden of infectious disease in underserved populations...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164820/medical-care-of-the-homeless-an-american-and-international-issue
#10
REVIEW
Sheryl B Fleisch, Robertson Nash
Homeless persons die significantly younger than their housed counterparts. In many cases, relatively straightforward primary care issues escalate into life-threatening, expensive emergencies. Poor health outcomes driven by negative interactions between comorbid symptoms meet the definition of a health syndemic in this population. Successful primary care of patients struggling with homelessness may result in long-term lifesaving measures along with decreased expenditure to hospital systems. This primary prevention requires patience, creativity, and acknowledgment that the source of many confounders may lay outside the control of these patients...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164819/women-s-select-health-issues-in-underserved-populations
#11
REVIEW
Luz M Fernandez, Jonathan A Becker
The purpose of this article is to review women's health issues that affect underserved populations. Certain groups have a lack of health care resources or inability to access resources. Individuals encounter barriers to accessing health care due to socioeconomic status, transportation, intimate partner issues, and distrust of the health care system. These factors lead to health care disparities and a lack of appropriate care or quality care as it pertains to breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, and obtaining contraceptive care...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164818/pediatric-and-adolescent-issues-in-underserved-populations
#12
REVIEW
Neerav Desai, Mary Elizabeth Romano
Children and adolescents in underserved populations have health care risks that are different from those of the adult population. Providers need to be aware of these needs and the available resources. Providers should work with school and community organizations to provide timely and appropriate preventive health care and screen for medical and mental health problems that occur more commonly in these high-risk patient populations.
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164817/primary-care-issues-in-inner-city-america-and-internationally
#13
REVIEW
Ramon Cancino
Inner-city patient populations are high-risk for poor outcomes, including increased risk of mortality. Barriers to delivering high-quality primary care to inner-city patients include lack of access, poor distribution of primary care providers (PCPs), competing demands, and financial restraints. Health care issues prevalent in this population include obesity, diabetes, cancer screening, asthma, infectious diseases, and obstetric and prenatal care. Population health management and quality improvement (QI) activities must target disparities in care...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164816/international-comparisons-in-underserved-health-issues-policies-needs-and-projections
#14
REVIEW
Paul Hutchinson, Vincent Morelli
Health care globally has made great strides; for example, there are lower rates of infant and maternal mortality. Increased incomes have led to lower rates of diseases accompanying poverty and hunger. There has been a shift away from the infectious diseases so deadly in developing nations toward first-world conditions. This article presents health care statistics across age groups and geographic areas to help the primary care physician understand these changes. There is a special focus on underserved populations...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164815/climate-change-and-underserved-communities
#15
REVIEW
Carol Ziegler, Vincent Morelli, Omotayo Fawibe
Climate change is the greatest global health threat of the twenty-first century, yet it is not widely understood as a health hazard by primary care providers in the United States. Aside from increasing displacement of populations and acute trauma resulting from increasing frequency of natural disasters, the impact of climate change on temperature stress, vector-borne illnesses, cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, and mental health is significant, with disproportionate impact on underserved and marginalized populations...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164814/environmental-justice-and-underserved-communities
#16
REVIEW
Vincent Morelli, Carol Ziegler, Omotayo Fawibe
Underserved communities suffer from environmental inequities. Gases lead to hypoxia and respiratory compromise, ozone to increased respiratory illnesses and decreased mental acuity, and mercury to prenatal cognitive disabilities and antisocial behaviors. Lead toxicity is associated with developmental delays. Cadmium is linked with cancer. The smaller sizes of air pollution particulate matter are pathogenic and are associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease and nervous system disorders. Bisphenol A is being studied for possible links to cancer and pregnancy risks...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164813/exercise-and-sports-medicine-issues-in-underserved-populations
#17
REVIEW
Vincent Morelli, Daniel L Bedney, Arie Eric Dadush
Primary care providers can make a strong argument for exercise promotion in underserved communities. The benefits are vitally important in adolescent physical, cognitive, and psychological development as well as in adult disease prevention and treatment. In counseling such patients, we should take into account a patient's readiness for change and the barriers to exercise.
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164812/diet-and-obesity-issues-in-the-underserved
#18
REVIEW
Maria C Mejia de Grubb, Robert S Levine, Roger J Zoorob
The goal of this article is to inform new directions for addressing inequalities associated with obesity by reviewing current issues about diet and obesity among socioeconomically vulnerable and underserved populations. It highlights recent interventions in selected high-risk populations, as well as gaps in the knowledge base. It identifies future directions in policy and programmatic interventions to expand the role of primary care providers, with an emphasis on those aimed at preventing obesity and promoting healthy weight...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164811/substance-use-issues-among-the-underserved-united-states-and-international-perspectives
#19
REVIEW
Alicia Ann Kowalchuk, Sandra J Gonzalez, Roger J Zoorob
Substance use affects people of all ages, cultures, and socioeconomic levels. Most underserved populations have lower rates of substance use than the general population in a given society, excluding tobacco use. The impact of substance use is more severe, however, in the underserved, with higher rates of incarceration, job loss, morbidity, and mortality. Innovative solutions are being developed to address these differences. Working together, underserved patients with substance use problems can be helped on their journeys toward health and wholeness...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164810/primary-care-issues-in-rural-populations
#20
REVIEW
Konstantinos E Deligiannidis
Rural populations have different demographics and health issues compared to their metropolitan counterparts, including higher mortalities from ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unintentional injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and suicide. Rural primary care physicians (PCPs) have a unique position in counseling, preventing, and treating common issues that are specific to rural populations, such as motor vehicle accidents, unintentional injuries, pesticide poisoning, occupational respiratory illnesses, and mental illness...
March 2017: Primary Care
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