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Building a Primary Care Medical Home

The primary care medical home (PCMH) model holds promise as a way to improve health care in the US. It is not simply a place, but a model of the organization of primary care services that deliver the core functions of primary health...

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Promoting Screening, Prevention, and Wellness within Texas



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Cheri L. Olson, MD Faculty Member
La Crosse Mayo Family Medicine
La Crosse, WI
Cheri L Olson,

Asthma 411: Management & Risk Reduction for School Health Providers

Asthma earns the unfortunate title of the most common chronic childhood illness and remains the most prevalent cause of childhood disability. Of Tarrant County children ages 0‐14 years, approximately 75,500 have asthma. By age nine fully 25%...

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Sandra K. Parker, MD Family Medicine
Sandra K Parker,

Management of Diabetes in Primary Care: Effective Use of the Medical Team

As the need for diabetes care increases, it is important to consider the medical team for treatment and even prevention.  Interprofessional collaboration is necessary as a patient presents with multiple disease states as it increases...

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Craig Spellman, PhD, DO Profesor
Associate Dean Research
Director, Center for Diabetes and Metabolism research...
Craig Spellman,

A 42-year-old Female with a Cough

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is responsible for one death every four minutes in the US. While 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease, it is estimated that at least that many have COPD but are undiagnosed....

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Sherif Al-Farra, MD, FCCP, D.BASM Associate Professor
Internal Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Sherif Al-Farra,

70 Year Old Woman with Severe Shortness of Breath

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is responsible for one death every four minutes in the US. While 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease, it is estimated that at least that many have COPD but are undiagnosed....

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Sherif Al-Farra, MD, FCCP, D.BASM Associate Professor
Internal Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Sherif Al-Farra,

Hypertension: What's New?

Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. Patients want to be assured that blood pressure (BP) treatment...

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Harold M. Szerlip, MD, MS(Ed), FACP, FCCP, FASN, FNKF Professor of Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas
Harold M Szerlip,

Falls Prevention in Primary Care

Every 29 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.  In community dwelling adults over 65 or older, 1 in 3 people fall each year, and those that fall are 2-3 times more likely to fall again.  Approximately 30% of the two million older...

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Optimize Your Outcomes with Nutrition

Poor diet and physical inactivity significantly contribute to the obesity epidemic in our country. Even in the absence of overweight, poor diet and physical inactivity also contribute greatly to morbidity and mortality from major chronic...

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Teresa Wagner, MS, RD/LD Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Health Professions
UNT Health Science Center
Teresa Wagner,