Do statins reduce mortality in older people? Findings from a longitudinal study using primary care records

By Lisanne Andra Gitsels and Elena Kulinskaya Reference: Gitsels LA, Bakbergenuly I, Steel N, et al, Do statins reduce mortality in older people? Findings from a longitudinal study using primary care records, Family Medicine and Community Health 2021;9:e000780. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000780   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the biggest cause of death from non-communicable disease in the world.1 Clinical guidelines internationally recommend statin therapy […]

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Paediatric primary care in Germany during the early COVID-19 pandemic: the calm before the storm

By Malte Kohns Vasconcelos, MD MSc on behalf of the authors Reference: Kohns Vasconcelos M, Weil K, Vesterling-Hörner D, et al, Paediatric primary care in Germany during the early COVID-19 pandemic: the calm before the storm, Family Medicine and Community Health 2021;9:e000919. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2021-000919 In our report, we describe the perspective of paediatric primary care providers in a densely populated area in Germany […]

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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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