Medical use and misuse of psychoactive prescription medications among US youth and young adults: An Introduction

By: Israel Agaku, PhD Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA iagaku@post.harvard.edu Our interest in the issue of prescription medication misuse1 is underpinned by the large number of preventable deaths each year from drug overdose; in 2018, there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths in the United States, making this, along with other unintentional injuries such […]

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Approaches for Quelling Stigma related to COVID-19

Associate Professor & Dr. Longtao He, Research Institute of Social Development, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China. Address: 55 Guanghuacun Road, Chengdu City, 610074, China. Email: lzhlt01@hotmail.com ORCID 0000-0001-7072-7457   Since the COVID-19 outbreak in China, “Wuhan” and “Wuhanese” have become terms equivalent to the virus itself for many Chinese citizens outside of […]

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Identifying the comprehensive framework and concept of Health literacy by qualitative synthesis

By the FMCH Editorial Office Reference: Liu C, Wang D, Liu C, et al. What is the meaning of health literacy? A systematic review and qualitative synthesis. Family Medicine and Community Health 2020;8:e000351. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000351 Question: This study aimed to clarify what health literacy represents. Finding: This study, applying a systematic review and qualitative synthesis […]

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Clinical and laboratory characteristics of Chinese Covid-19 patients

FMCH Editorial office Reference: Zhu J, Zhong Z, Ji P, et al Clinicopathological characteristics of 8697 patients with COVID-19 in China: a meta-analysisFamily Medicine and Community Health 2020;8:e000406. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000406   What are the clinical and laboratory characteristics of Chinese patients affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? By the progress of the pandemic and […]

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Equipping GPs with psychological skills during the pandemic

Author Name: Chuan Zou, Attending physician Affiliation: Chengdu Fifth People’s Hospital, Chengdu university of TCM Email: zou5chuan@163.com Although I am a general practitioner (GP) with special interest in mental health, I cannot offer help when my father is hospitalized for depression and mother suffers from anxiety, due to their indirect contact with the suspected COVID-19 […]

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The application of geographic information system (GIS) tools in population health intervention

By Yang Wang, Chinese General Practice Press, wangyang@chinagp.net Question: How to apply a novel geospatial hot-spot and cold-spot methodology in helping public health and primary care policy makers and practitioners to target interventions in areas with the highest need and to identify possible local risk factors? Findings: GIS technology can be used to build a […]

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FMCH is now indexed by PMC!

  Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH)  is now indexed by PubMed Central (PMC). All issues published from 2019 could be searched in PMC and PubMed. FMCH strives to be a leading international journal that promotes ‘Health Care for All’ through disseminating novel knowledge and best practices in primary care, family medicine, and community health. […]

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“This is the time for solidarity”:Chinese GPs` experience sharing on Covid-19 control and prevention

FMCH editorial office Since March 2020, the Covid-19 outbreak has become a multi-centre global pandemic, and its epicentre has moved to Europe. Currently, the confirmed cases have surpassed over 200,000 worldwide. The strong negative impact it has on people’s health, on the society, from personal to a national level according to the Engel Model is […]

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A thought on the crisis response and intervention mechanism during the COVID-19 in China

Longtao He, Associate professor & doctor, Institute of Social Development, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China. Address: 55 Guanghuacun Road, Chengdu city, 610074, China. Email: lzhlt01@hotmail.com The prevention, control, and intervention measures implemented after the COVID-19 outbreak in China have been praised by WHO, UN, and the international community. However, it is of […]

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