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PURPOSE The group visit model has emerged as one possible solution to problems posed by the limitations of current structures of care and the demands of a growing chronic illness load. In this article, we summarize current group visit research and develop suggestions for furthering this care model. METHODS An electronic review of all group visit articles(More)
Patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis may benefit from hydration and a diet low in sodium, omega-6 fatty acids, and transfatty acids, but high in omega-3 fatty acids (i.e., fish, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin, and flax seeds), onions, and fruits and vegetables (at least five servings a day). Physicians may need to be more cautious when prescribing(More)
C hronic illness is proving to be one of the most pressing public health issues of the 21st century. Managing chronic diseases, which includes gaining a comprehensive knowledge of patients and addressing their risky behaviors, can be complicated by current demands on physicians’ time. The Future of Family Medicine Project identified the need for(More)
We investigated the association between seafood consumption and symptoms related to potential mercury toxicity in patients presenting to specialty medical clinics at Stony Brook Medical Center on Long Island, New York. We surveyed 118 patients from April-August 2012 about their seafood consumption patterns, specifically how frequently they were eating each(More)
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