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2008-12-18 11:38:14

Findings may help patients better tolerate antibiotics Up to one in five people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic therapy due to diarrhea. Physicians could help patients avoid this problem by prescribing probiotics, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University published in American Family Physician. Antibiotics target "bad" bacteria but may also kill the "good" bacteria in the large intestine, leading to diarrhea....

2008-11-14 09:00:06

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Family Practice Special Edition: Current Clinical Practice and its companion issue Current Clinical Practice for internal medicine looks at how new paradigms in medicine are improving medical practice and patient care. An article by Laurence Wellikson, MD, CEO of the Society of Hospital Medicine, provides an overview of the hospitalist model and how it works in collaboration with primary care. "The hospitalist model has been working....


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American Family Physician
2012-05-03 12:17:03

American Family Physician is a peer-reviewed medical journal published biweekly by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This journal is the successor to the journal GP (General Practitioner), which was first published in 1950 by the American Academy of General Practice, which was the predecessor organization to the AAFP. American Family Physician provides continuing medical education for family physicians and other primary care clinicians. It publishes original articles...

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