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Family Medicine

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Maturing, growing as a full four-year medical program

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Maturing, growing as a full four-year medical program

In August 1972, four students of the class of 1976 began their study of medicine in Northwest Indiana at what was called then the Northwest Center for Medical Education. Those students spent only their first year here before moving to the main campus in Indianapolis to complete their training.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Provide more health care providers

The phrase "serious health care problem" usually refers to cancer, heart disease and other disorders. There's another looming health care problem that must not be ignored by policymakers, however. The United States is not generating enough new doctors to meet anticipated demand.

April 18, 2013 12:00 am
Family input helps detect dementia earlier

Family input helps detect dementia earlier

Dementia can sneak up on families. Its sufferers are pretty adept at covering lapses early on, and spouses are sometimes there to compensate.

February 23, 2012 9:00 am
Making a push for family input to detect dementia earlier

Making a push for family input to detect dementia earlier

Alexis McKenzie's mother had mild dementia, but things sounded OK when she phoned home: Dad was with her, finishing his wife's sentences as they talked about puttering through the day and a drive to the store.

February 17, 2012 1:00 pm

New prostate-cancer screening guidelines may be too conservative for some doctors

Prostate cancer is a major killer and the most common cancer among men. So it's no wonder that a new national recommendation on screening — or rather, not screening — for the disease has triggered a stir in the media, confusion among the public and an outcry from patients who credit the test…

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Stress overdose for doctors

Stress overdose for doctors

Finding ways to keep a lid on the pressure is becoming ever more difficult for doctors-in-training, according to a new Mayo Clinic study.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am

New health clinic opens in Robertsdale

WHITING | Capitalizing on its distance from the BP Refinery and the number of steel mills in the area, a new medical practice will focus on family care and industrial/occupational medicine.

December 07, 2010 4:30 pm
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