Journal of

Family Medicine and Disease PreventionISSN: 2469-5793


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510052

Eighty-Eight Year-Old Demented Woman Lives Alone Independently: A Case Report

Koh Iwasaki and Shin Takayama

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 28, 2017

The care team discussed the reason of her independence and the plan on how to provide care for her. We concluded that she was independently capable of living in her own home in her small, very familiar community. She has three close, familiar friends nearby to frequently chat and drink tea with. Situated near the city of Ishinomaki - which was destroyed by the great tsunami in 2011 - her small community is safely located far from the city center and on a hilltop....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510051

Impact of Physics in Family Health Care: Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Buttigieg JP, Helmerson K and Coventry BJ

Article Type: Opinion | First Published: January 31, 2017

New technologies in physics are developing and modes of medical care are poised to shift rapidly. Healthcare provision provides family physicians with a complex set of challenges ranging from mastering the early detection and prevention of disease to treating a diverse range of illnesses. For example, in 2016, it was predicted that more than 8.3 million people were expected to die from cancer while cancer accounts for about 13% of all deaths worldwide....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510050

Lessons Learned from the State of Ohio H1N1 Influenza Outbreak After-Action Review

William A Mase, Shamika D Jones, Adam J Negley, Beth Bickford and Michael Bisesi

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 24, 2017

Findings demonstrate the effectiveness of community response strategies utilizing feedback from system stakeholders. After-action review processes are a critical part of all-hazards preparedness. This analysis of local health district response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak informs future public health service delivery.Results provide a synthesis of local health department's emergency response strategies, challenges encountered, and future-focused emergency response strategy implementation....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510049

The Effect of Integrated TCM with Chemotherapy on Quality of Life and TCM Syndrome

Tsai-Ju Chien, Chung-Hua Hsu, Shang-Chih Chang, Yu-Yu Chang and Fang-Yu Li

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 23, 2017

Epidemiological studies have revealed that cancer incidence increases year by year, making cancer one of the leading causes of death globally. Thus, healthcare institutions and physicians are paying much attention to cancer-related issues. In recent decades, the treatment modalities for cancer have updated, although the primary treatments for cancer are still chemotherapy and radiotherapy....

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