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Monday Jul 17, 2017

Racial Differences in Outcomes Demand Greater Vigilance

Black men are twice as likely as their white peers to die from a first heart attack. Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that enhanced education and prevention could change that.

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Posted at 04:16PM Jul 17, 2017 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Jul 10, 2017

Support of Colleagues, Family, Friends Is Key to Resiliency

Carl Olden, M.D., writes that when his mother was dying and his wife was battling cancer, the caring support of his colleagues was critical to his resilience.

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Posted at 10:30AM Jul 10, 2017 by Carl Olden, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Jul 03, 2017

FamMedPAC to Congress: What Have You Done for Us Lately?

During the 2016 election cycle, FamMedPAC donated more than $1 million to congressional candidates. AAFP President-elect Michael Munger, M.D., explains how the PAC will decide where its money goes in 2018.

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Posted at 12:00PM Jul 03, 2017 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Jun 27, 2017

Reflecting on 70 Years of Leadership and Innovation

Seventy years ago this month, general practitioners from across the United States joined forces to form a national organization that eventually became the AAFP.

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Posted at 02:52PM Jun 27, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Jun 19, 2017

Who Will Mentor the Next Generation of Family Doctors?

Nearly half of allopathic family medicine clerkship directors report difficulty finding clinical preceptor sites. Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for opening your practice to students.

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Posted at 03:10PM Jun 19, 2017 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Jun 09, 2017

Sorry, You're Not Sick Enough: Approach to Hep C Defies Logic

Adequate screening and earlier treatment of hepatitis C infection would curb the spread of disease, ease suffering and reduce long-term health care costs.

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Posted at 02:37PM Jun 09, 2017 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments[0]

Thursday Jun 01, 2017

A Changing Climate Threatens Our Health

The health threats posed by climate change are alarming. Given the scope of the problem, everyone could potentially be affected -- and likely, many of us will be.  

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Posted at 12:36PM Jun 01, 2017 by Matthew Burke, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday May 26, 2017

Come On, Grads, Let's Start Cultivating a Healthier World

As Lauren Abdul-Majeed, M.D., M.P.H., begins to put her new degrees to work, she reflects that family physicians are well-positioned to advocate for the health of not only individual patients, but entire communities. 

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Posted at 01:15PM May 26, 2017 by Lauren Abdul-Majeed | Comments[0]

Friday May 19, 2017

Spread the Word: Family Medicine Is the Solution

The AAFP hopes to reach 1 million people with the message that family physicians help patients not only get healthy, but stay healthy. ZDogg, M.D., is lending a hand, and so can you.

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Posted at 01:08PM May 19, 2017 by Wanda Filer, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday May 12, 2017

Olympian's Tale Highlights Need to Remove Stigma of Depression

One in 20 Americans age 12 or older has depression. The AAFP has resources that can help physicians and their patients who struggle with this condition.

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Posted at 12:49PM May 12, 2017 by Wanda Filer, M.D. | Comments[0]

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