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Primary care is the initial point of contact between a patient and the healthcare system that provides individuals with access to the information and resources they need for optimal health outcomes.
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Primary care is the initial point of contact between a patient and the healthcare system that provides individuals with access to the information and resources they need for optimal health outcomes.

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SFHN clinicians support the use of telehealth services for outpatient primary care

SFHN clinicians support the use of telehealth services for outpatient primary care

Advanced-stage kidney cancer more common in Hispanic and Native Americans in Arizona

Advanced-stage kidney cancer more common in Hispanic and Native Americans in Arizona

Regular consumption of sardines helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

Regular consumption of sardines helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

Telemedicine is a tool — not a replacement for your doctor’s touch

Telemedicine is a tool — not a replacement for your doctor’s touch

Many cancer patients are experiencing loneliness and social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Many cancer patients are experiencing loneliness and social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Spouse's history of heart disease may increase a person’s own cardiovascular risk

Spouse's history of heart disease may increase a person’s own cardiovascular risk

Heart disease risk factors emerge at a young age in Black women

Heart disease risk factors emerge at a young age in Black women

PAS 2021 Virtual Meeting to discuss intersectionality of child poverty

PAS 2021 Virtual Meeting to discuss intersectionality of child poverty

A multipronged approach to mitigate childhood adversity and build resiliency

A multipronged approach to mitigate childhood adversity and build resiliency

A primary care physician for every American, science panel urges

A primary care physician for every American, science panel urges

One in five older adults experienced worse mental health since the pandemic

One in five older adults experienced worse mental health since the pandemic

Rapid and sensitive SARS-CoV-2 detection from saliva using CRISPR

Rapid and sensitive SARS-CoV-2 detection from saliva using CRISPR

CVS and Walgreens have wasted more vaccine doses than most states combined

CVS and Walgreens have wasted more vaccine doses than most states combined

Delayed antibiotic prescribing unlikely to lead to poorer symptom control

Delayed antibiotic prescribing unlikely to lead to poorer symptom control

Study highlights significant gap in evidence related to effectiveness of portable air filters in reducing COVID-19

Study highlights significant gap in evidence related to effectiveness of portable air filters in reducing COVID-19

Primary care practitioners overestimate disease risks leading to over-diagnosis and overtreatment

Primary care practitioners overestimate disease risks leading to over-diagnosis and overtreatment

Algorithm interprets data from electronic medical records to diagnose kidney disease

Algorithm interprets data from electronic medical records to diagnose kidney disease

Can a gaze measurement app help spot potential signs of autism in toddlers?

Can a gaze measurement app help spot potential signs of autism in toddlers?

U-M study finds low HPV vaccination rate among young adult men in the U.S.

U-M study finds low HPV vaccination rate among young adult men in the U.S.

Pandemic imperiled non-English speakers more than others

Pandemic imperiled non-English speakers more than others