Latest Family medicine News

Doctor focuses on serving health needs of LGBTQ community

Sep. 18, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Dr. Jeremy Stoepker was only in elementary school when his father, a gay rights activist, was diagnosed with AIDS. Doctors initially told Stoepker's father that he had a year to live, but he ended up surviving 19 years with the disease. "His doctors were, of course, these crazy...

Report: New Mexico needs to boost mental health services

Sep. 17, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The need for mental health services in New Mexico is significant given its high rates of suicides and overdose deaths, but many counties in the sparsely populated state lack licensed providers that serve patients who rely on government assistance, independent U.S. investigators...

Reds INF VanMeter departs due to family medical issue

Sep. 16, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Josh VanMeter has left Cincinnati's game against the Chicago Cubs because of a family medical issue. VanMeter was replaced by a pinch hitter in the fourth inning Monday night. The 24-year-old rookie lined to center in the second in his only at-bat. VanMeter is batting .242 with eight homers...