Issue: Fall 2022 Vol. 17 - Issue 2
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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

Dismantling Our Society's Shame Machines
– Corey D. Fogleman, MD, FAAFP

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SCIENTIFIC REPORTS


Syphilis: A Review
– Patricia Carr Reese, MD, MPH, AAHIVS; Julie Cox, MD; and Gabrielle Siegel, MD
Syphilis cases in Pennsylvania are at the highest they have been in the last 30 years. This article looks at the epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis, treatment, and screening guidelines for syphilis. High-risk groups, methods of prevention, and research regarding prevention are also considered.
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Aligning Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder with Updated National Practice Guidelines
Marco Cunicelli, DO, and Jon Lepley, DO
Lancaster County has not been shielded from the current national epidemic of opioid-related overdose deaths. To help physicians understand recently updated national practice guidelines pertaining to buprenorphine treatment and how they affect treatment norms that already exist in our community, the authors review specific changes relevant to several medical specialties.
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Lead-Free Families Initiative
Jeffrey R. Martin, MD, FAAFP, and Alice Yoder, MSN, RN
LG Health's new Lead-Free Families initiative works to reduce childhood lead poisoning by removing lead hazards from Lancaster County homes. This article outlines the problem, the program, and eligibility requirements for county residents.
 
 
DEPARTMENTS

Health Care Innovation at LG Health: Reimagining Health Care Delivery in the Communities We Serve
– Phuong-Cac "PC" Nguyen
Four years ago, LG Health opened the Center for Health Care Innovation in Lancaster to explore "new strategies to reimagine health care delivery." This article introduces the center and its mission. Future columns will share lessons learned and project updates.
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Book Review: Medical Apartheid
– Cherise Hamblin, MD, and Khyla Hill, MBS
The authors discuss why they believe this book, subtitled The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, should be required reading for every health professional.
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Spotlight on Clinical Research
– Lindsey Perea, DO, FACS, and Eric Bradburn, DO, MS, FACS
This special Spotlight on trauma research focuses on transitions in critical care, radiographic evaluation of delayed solid organ complications, and trauma and acute care surgery.
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Choosing Wisely XXXVIII & Top Tips
– Alan S. Peterson, MD
This issue's Choosing Wisely reviews recommendations about treatment for cancer and for critical care patients. The Top Tips section offers guidance about thyroid dysfunction monitoring in children, Von Willebrand disease management, recent research studies for primary care physicians, and more.
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