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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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Research: Only 26% of areas in the UK have an effective pathway in place for early liver disease detection

Research: Only 26% of areas in the UK have an effective pathway in place for early liver disease detection

Next-Generation Sequencing and the Diagnosis of Disease

Next-Generation Sequencing and the Diagnosis of Disease

Research highlights the need to increase mental health, chemical dependency care at U.S. cancer centers

Research highlights the need to increase mental health, chemical dependency care at U.S. cancer centers

Nine of ten patients with hypertension do not receive enough treatment

Nine of ten patients with hypertension do not receive enough treatment

Study reveals disparities in heart failure diagnosis within clinical practices

Study reveals disparities in heart failure diagnosis within clinical practices

Global prevalence of dementia estimated to increase to more than 152 million by 2050

Global prevalence of dementia estimated to increase to more than 152 million by 2050

‘Social prescribing’ may help lonely older adults to avoid harmful sedatives and painkillers

‘Social prescribing’ may help lonely older adults to avoid harmful sedatives and painkillers

Better healthcare processes can reduce the risk of delirium among elderly patients

Better healthcare processes can reduce the risk of delirium among elderly patients

Study evaluates physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to OSA risk

Study evaluates physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to OSA risk

Knowledge and support from primary care services can improve women's health during menopause

Knowledge and support from primary care services can improve women's health during menopause

Improving access to mental health care among underserved populations

Improving access to mental health care among underserved populations

NIH grant supports WVU-led team to increase COVID-19 testing among underserved populations

NIH grant supports WVU-led team to increase COVID-19 testing among underserved populations

Pandemic disrupted the utilization of women’s preventive health services

Pandemic disrupted the utilization of women’s preventive health services

New statement highlights the role of primary care professional in caring for people with stroke

New statement highlights the role of primary care professional in caring for people with stroke

Researchers test a peer-led intervention for people struggling with serious mental illnesses

Researchers test a peer-led intervention for people struggling with serious mental illnesses

Influx of medical school students could overwhelm Montana resources, program leaders warn

Influx of medical school students could overwhelm Montana resources, program leaders warn

New online educational program on shared decision making in lung cancer screening

New online educational program on shared decision making in lung cancer screening

Community health workers play an integral role in identifying patients' social needs

Community health workers play an integral role in identifying patients' social needs

How has extensive media coverage of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine-related fatal events impacted healthcare services in Norway?

How has extensive media coverage of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine-related fatal events impacted healthcare services in Norway?

Study evaluates the prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms more than seven months after diagnosis

Study evaluates the prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms more than seven months after diagnosis