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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501238/integrative-medicine-and-primary-care
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EDITORIAL
Deborah S Clements, Melinda Ring
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501237/-too-much
#2
EDITORIAL
Joel J Heidelbaugh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501236/women-s-health-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-menopause-and-osteoporosis
#3
REVIEW
Melinda Ring
Surveys consistently show that a significantly higher percentage of women with chronic medical conditions report use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) approaches compared with men. A total of 54.5% of women report use of at least one CIM approach specifically for obstetric or gynecologic problems. However, primary care providers remain an underutilized resource by patients for guidance in the safe and appropriate use of integrative therapies. This article provides a practical overview of the most appropriate integrative therapies to consider in the management of commonly seen women's health conditions: polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, and osteoporosis...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501235/women-s-health-pregnancy-and-conception
#4
REVIEW
Judith Cuneo
Preconception is an ideal time to assist women contemplating pregnancy to modify health behaviors. Dietary needs in pregnancy are critical and may require supplementation. The use of mind-body medicine in the antenatal period assists patients in childbirth preparation. Integrative medicine techniques can be safely and effectively used for common third-trimester obstetric complications of pregnancy.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501234/integrative-medicine-and-cardiovascular-disorders
#5
REVIEW
Darshan Mehta
Integrative medicine (IM) has developed an increasingly significant role in health care worldwide, including cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This review describes the commonly used IM in CVD, with particular attention placed with dietary supplements and mind-body therapies. More rigorous research continues to be needed to determine the mechanisms and efficacy of IM cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Health care providers will need to develop skills in open communication and nonjudgmental dialogue around IM use in discussing treatment plans with their patients...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501233/pediatric-integrative-medicine
#6
REVIEW
David K Becker
The practice of pediatrics from an integrative framework is based on physician-patient relationship, informed by evidence, and approaches the health of children and their families from a broad perspective. This article reviews the basic principles of integrative pediatrics and summarizes data and integrative approaches to common pediatric conditions seen in the primary care setting.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501232/restoring-balance-for-people-with-cancer-through-integrative-oncology
#7
REVIEW
Judy A Fulop, Ania Grimone, David Victorson
Integrative Oncology incorporates conventional and western cancer treatment approaches with the best of ancient and traditional medicine including nutrition, supplements, Qigong, herbal medicine, mind-body practices, and more. This article offers a guiding conceptual paradigm from an integrative perspective based on the principles of balance and imbalance. An integrative approach is used to help improve quality of life, enhance lifestyle choices and mitigate symptoms and side effects from conventional treatments...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501231/complementary-and-integrative-interventions-for-chronic-neurologic-conditions-encountered-in-the-primary-care-office
#8
REVIEW
Danny Bega
Chronic neurologic conditions are frequently managed in the primary care setting, and patients with these conditions are increasingly seeking nonconventional treatment options. This article provides a review and summary of the evidence for some of the most commonly studied and most frequently used complementary and integrative interventions for 3 conditions managed every day in primary care offices - diabetic neuropathy, migraine, and dementia.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501230/integrative-medicine-and-mood-emotions-and-mental-health
#9
REVIEW
Anuj K Shah, Roman Becicka, Mary R Talen, Deborah Edberg, Sreela Namboodiri
An integrative approach to individuals with mood, emotional or mental health concerns involves a comprehensive model of care that is person-centered. Integrative medicine builds on a patient's personal meaning and goals (spiritual aspects) and includes herbal therapies, nutritional support, movement and physical manipulative therapies, mindfulness, relaxation strategies, and psychotherapies.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501229/integrative-medicine-for-gastrointestinal-disease
#10
REVIEW
Michelle L Dossett, Ezra M Cohen, Jonah Cohen
Gastrointestinal conditions are prevalent in the population and account for significant morbidity and health care costs. Patients with gastrointestinal conditions use integrative medicine. There is growing evidence that integrative medicine approaches can improve symptoms and affect physiology and disease course. This article reviews data on some common and well-studied approaches, including mind-body therapies, acupuncture, diet, probiotics, and dietary supplements and herbs. Although clear recommendations can be made for some conditions, in others there are challenges in translating these findings owing to small study size, lack of standardization, and trial heterogeneity...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501228/integrative-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-persistent-pain
#11
REVIEW
Marni G Hillinger, Ruth Q Wolever, Lindsey C McKernan, Roy Elam
Integrative health modalities can provide useful tools in the management of persistent pain in the primary care setting. These modalities, such as acupuncture, mind-body medicine, diet and herbs, and movement strategies can be safely used and may provide patients with hope and empowerment. It is highly recommended that the patient work alongside trained professionals for a given modality and/or an interprofessional team.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501227/integrative-medicine-strategies-for-changing-health-behaviors-support-for-primary-care
#12
REVIEW
Ruth Q Wolever, Karen L Caldwell, Lindsey C McKernan, Marni G Hillinger
Until system reforms allow adequate time and reimbursement for primary care providers to focus on lifestyle change to prevent and mitigate chronic disease, primary care providers need a manageable, defined role to support lifestyle change. The authors suggest this role is to serve as a catalyst, priming the patient for change; educating and pointing the patient to appropriate, evidence-based resources for additional guidance and hands-on support; and providing ongoing encouragement throughout the long journey of change while patients work more intensely with health coaches or allied health providers...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501226/phytotherapy-an-introduction-to-herbal-medicine
#13
REVIEW
Charles C Falzon, Anna Balabanova
Herbal medications are commonly used in all medical settings, making it essential for primary care providers to learn about the products being used and resources they can access for continuing education. Understanding how herbal medicines are sourced, processed, and standardized can help providers guide patients who are trying to choose the most clinically effective and affordable treatments. Multiple herbs are often combined and sold as proprietary blends, which can increase the risk of allergies, adverse reactions, or cross-reactivity with other pharmaceuticals and supplements...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501225/introduction-to-integrative-medicine-in-the-primary-care-setting
#14
REVIEW
Melinda Ring, Rupa Mahadevan
Integrative Medicine has been described as "healing oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes therapeutic relationships and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative." National surveys consistently report that approximately one-third of adults and 12% of children use complementary and integrative medicine approaches. Although there are barriers to primary care professionals engaging in discussions about lifestyle change and complementary and integrative medicine options, there is also great potential to impact patient well-being...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164829/preface
#15
EDITORIAL
Vincent Morelli, Roger J Zoorob
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164828/political-agendas-aside
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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