The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American College of Gastroenterology and American Cancer Society are among the groups with updated recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer, lowering the age to begin screening to age 45.
We asked James Hougas III, MD, FAAFP, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, to share his thoughts on the updated recommendations on colorectal cancer screening and about his experience as a family physician who performs colonoscopies in practice.
Read More COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING & THE ROLE OF FAMILY MEDICINE
Casey Johnshoy, University of Minnesota medical student, surveyed family physicians across Minnesota to assess how water quality awareness through health risk communication between well users and their primary care physician can be improved. Findings indicate a need for continuing education on well water safety for doctors and their patients.
Read More Safe Water from the Kitchen Faucet: A Family Physician’s Role
Jeffrey Woods, third-year medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, shares about the Street Medicine Selective in Rochester, Minnesota, and how the power of community and collaboration can make an idea come alive.
Read More Launching the Street Medicine Selective
Nicole Berning, MS, BCBA, of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, shares about the importance of autism screening and early referral, outlining practice considerations for family physicians and primary care providers as well as resources for screenings, interventions, follow ups and more.
Read More Autism Screening & Early Referral
Dental needs of Minnesotans and those across the country have fallen into a prevention gap. The next step in addressing the oral health needs of our communities is to integrate medical and dental care to improve health outcomes, access to care and lower overall health care costs.
Read More Filling the Oral Health Care Gap: Medical-Dental Integration