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Suffering Begets Suffering, and the Future of Primary Care

appreciation for the physical, social, emotional, and existential factors that differentiate one human situation from another and which, paradoxically, bind us together. Corresponding Author: Stefan G. Kertesz

Priorities in the primary care of persons experiencing homelessness: convergence and divergence in the views of patients and provider/experts

Priorities in the primary care of persons experiencing homelessness: convergence and divergence in the views of patients and provider/experts Jocelyn Steward,1 Cheryl L Holt,2 David E Pollio,3 Erika L Austin,4,5 Nancy Johnson,4 Adam J Gordon,6,7 Stefan G Kertesz4,81Department of Health Care Management, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA, 2Department of Psychology, University of...

Marijuana use and risk of prediabetes and diabetes by middle adulthood: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study

Aims/hypothesis The impact of marijuana use on metabolic health is largely unknown. This study sought to clarify the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between self-reported marijuana use, and prediabetes (defined as fasting glucose 5.6–6.9 mmol/l, 2 h glucose post OGTT 7.8–11.0 mmol/l or HbA1c 5.7–6.4% [39–47 mmol/mol]) and diabetes. Methods Data from the community...

‘Two Pains Together’: Patient Perspectives on Psychological Aspects of Chronic Pain while Living with HIV

Objective Chronic pain is common in HIV-infected individuals. Understanding HIV-infected patients’ chronic pain experience not just from a biological, but also from a psychological perspective, is a critical first step toward improving care for this population. Our objective was to explore HIV-infected patients’ perspectives on psychological aspects of chronic pain using in-depth...

Experience of Primary Care among Homeless Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

The delivery of primary care to homeless individuals with mental health conditions presents unique challenges. To inform healthcare improvement, we studied predictors of favorable primary care experience among homeless persons with mental health conditions treated at sites that varied in degree of homeless-specific service tailoring. This was a multi-site, survey-based comparison...

Alcohol Consumption in Young Adults and Incident Hypertension: 20-Year Follow-up From the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study

, Birmingham, Alabama (Jewell H. Halanych, Stefan G. Kertesz, Young-Il Kim, Sharina D. Person, Cora E. Lewis); University of California, San Francisco, California (Mark J. Pletcher); and University of

Episodic homelessness and health care utilization in a prospective cohort of HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems

Studies Depression Scale ests. Competing interests The author(s) declare that they have no competing inter Authors' contributions Theresa W. Kim (TWK) Stefan G. Kertesz, (SGK) Nicholas J. Horton (NJH