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Adult-onset celiac disease for the primary care physician

celiac disease

Celiac disease is a common autoimmune condition with a prevalence of 1%‐2%. In recent years there has been a paradigm shift in management from tertiary care into the community. With a wide array of manifestations, including nonspecific and extraintestinal symptoms, this disorder can be difficult to diagnose, prolonging morbidity for patients. This review article aims […]

Social prescribing for healthy aging: sustaining social capital in India

aging

The proportion of the geriatric population is increasing globally, and the resultant demographic burden is becoming a significant public health concern. Apart from physical ill health associated with aging, social changes such as urbanization, migration, breakdown of the joint family system, inadequate living space, and the generation gap have a negative impact on the mental […]

A new role for primary care teams in the United States after “Obamacare”

obmacare

A new role for primary care teams in the United States after “Obamacare:” Track and improve health insurance coverage rates Authors: DeVoe, Jennifer; Angier, Heather; Hoopes, Megan; Gold, Rachel Maintaining continuous health insurance coverage is important. With recent expansions in access to coverage in the United States after “Obamacare,” primary care teams have a new […]

An innovation in child health: Globally reaching out to child health professionals

family care

An innovation in child health: Globally reaching out to child health professionals Authors: Jones, Russell; Currow, Kathryn; Kwong, Mary; Menon, Pramila Worldwide deaths of children younger than 5 years reduced from 12.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013. Much of this decline is attributed to an increase in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of child health […]

A new paradigm for assessment of infant feeding deviation

A new paradigm for assessment of infant feeding deviation

A new paradigm for assessment of infant feeding deviation Author: Rothenbury, Ailsa Normal child development is slow from birth to 25 years. Since Neolithic times, humans have relied on common sense, learned by trial and error, and mourned infants lost to infection and malnutrition. In recent times, knowledge of the process accelerated with increasing interest […]

The role of a community health service in the prevention of violence against women

prevention of violence against women

The role of a community health service in the prevention of violence against women Authors: Upston, Bronwyn; Poljski, Carolyn; Wirtz, Helen Link Health and Community (previously known as MonashLink Community Health Service) in Melbourne, Australia, has adopted an innovative approach to its role in the prevention of violence against women. By building on its local […]