Vaccine hesitancy and actual refusal can wear on clinicians over time; family physician Gretchen LaSalle, MD, offers potential antidotes to the frustration.
The CDC's COVID-19 pandemic response was cited as a key factor driving plans to increase the agency's responsiveness and accountability.
Findings highlight the need for more real-life studies to support decision making within primary care settings, say researchers.
Listening to patient concerns about vaccines and guiding them to factual sources for answers pays off, says family physician Gretchen LaSalle, MD.
Pain experts discuss factors to consider when treating a patient with acute pain.
Benjamin W. Friedman, MD, MS; Francesca Beaudoin, MD, MS, PhD; Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Jeff Gudin, MD, provide clinical pearls for the diagnosis of acute pain.
Data from the CDC on US vaccination and booster shot rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.
Blood pressure reduction of approximately 11 mm Hg was seen at 6 months regardless of device used, suggesting patients can keep SMBP simple.
Adult vaccine awareness in the US is historically low and complicated this year by booster fatigue and lots of catch-up, says family physician Gretchen LaSalle, MD.
Vaccine hesitancy didn't begin with COVID but family physician Gretchen LaSalle, MD, says the pandemic has changed the tone of the reluctance. She explains in this interview.