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Which doctors qualify as Primary Care Physicians?

Primary Care Physicians

There are 24 specialties in medicine but typically only three qualify as PCPs. Although some women may think their Obstetrician/Gynecologist qualifies as a PCP, in most cases only doctors with the following three specialties are considered PCPs:

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Four Ways to Deal with Stress


Positive Self-Talk

Self-talk is one way to deal with stress. We all talk to ourselves; sometimes we talk out loud but usually we keep self-talk in our heads. Self-talk can be positive ("I can do this" or "Things will work out") or negative ("I'll never get well" or "I'm so stupid").

Negative self-talk increases stress. Positive self-talk helps you calm down and control stress. With practice, you can learn to turn negative thoughts into positive ones. For example:

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Increased Lead Exposure May Raise Kidney Cancer Risk-Internal medicine


Higher blood lead levels are associated with an elevated risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to a study.

The study, led by Robin Taylor Wilson, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, included 154 individuals with a new diagnosis of RCC and 308 matched controls. The subjects were male Finnish smokers participating in the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study. The mean follow-up time was 12.1 years for cases and 18.1 years for controls.

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Diabetes May Hike Urinary Stone Risk


Diabetes mellitus independently predicts an increased risk of urinary tract calculi (UTC), according to a population-based cohort study conducted in Taiwan.

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Increasing Rates for Less-Common Cancers Spur Call for More Research-Internal Medicine Woodbridge NJ


There’s been an unexpected rise in seven types of less-common cancers in the U.S., in some cases linked to growing obesity rates, says an American Cancer Society report urging more study to determine the underlying causes.

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