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Family Medicine and Disease PreventionISSN: 2469-5793


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510022

Utilization of Post Abortion Contraceptive and Associated Factors among Women who Came for Abortion Service: a Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study

Lealm Kokeb, Endeshaw admassu, Hiwot Kassa and Tewodros Seyoum

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 14, 2015

Introduction: Worldwide as well as in Ethiopia abortion is one of the top lead causes of maternal death. Unwanted pregnancies which end up in abortion occur due to contraception method non use or misuse. To decrease unintended pregnancies and avoid repeated abortions advancing immediate post abortion contraception is crucial. Objective: To assess utilization of post abortion contraceptive and associated factors among women came for abortion service in health institutions at Debre Marcos town, No...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510021

Preventing a Mass Disease: The Case of Gallstones Disease. Role and Competence for Family Physicians

Ignazio grattagliano

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 23, 2015

Gallstone formation is due to a complex interaction between genetic and nongenetic factors. Genes are estimated to account for only about one-fourth of the overall gallstone risk, while metabolic/environmental factors are at least partially modifiable in stone-free risk groups, acting by primary prevention measures on diet, lifestyle and/or the environment or, in selected patients (i.e. rapid weight loss, bariatric surgery, somatostatin or analogues therapy, transient gallbladder stasis, hormone...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510020

California Physicians' Opinions of the Interface between Oral and Overall Health: A Preliminary Study

Paul Gavaza, Wonha Kim, Rashid Mosavin and Nguyen Ta

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 20, 2015

Background: Oral health is a significant health challenge in the United States. The aim of the study is to investigate California physicians' knowledge and opinion of the interface between oral and overall health as well as their recommendations for strengthening the oral and overall health interface. Method: The questionnaire, a self-addressed, postage paid return envelope and a cover letter explaining the purpose of the project was mailed to 1,000 California physicians. The survey had a total ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510019

Do Culturally Sensitive Psychological Support Interventions Reduce Stress in Black and Hispanic Professional Health Science Students: A Pilot Study

Samuel R Terrazas, Kathy Revtyak, Krizia Mendez, Marisela Padilla, Jacen S Moore and A Daniel Peralta

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: November 13, 2015

Stress is a transactional process affected by psychological traits that commonly affect the performance of college students independent of nationality and race. However, Hispanic and Black students tend to perceive more stress in the academic context as a result of many factors, especially insitutional oppression. Many students, including minorities, lack sufficient stress management and coping skills. High levels of stress impact not only mental health, but can lead to physical complications fo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510018

Medical Student Health Literacy Perspectives and Experiences

Julienne K Kirk, Stephen W Davis, Jade Hairston, Kathryn Melius and Gail S Marion

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 09, 2015

Medical students described a variety of scenarios they experienced in their first two or three years of medical school and 17 quotes from the narratives were selected from 130 stories. There were four dominant themes identified from student narratives that were related to communication. These categories included information management, active listening, addressing feelings and reaching common ground. Results suggest that medical students can identify effective and ineffective communication and h...

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