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Tuesday Aug 15, 2017

Drop in Number of FPs Who Deliver Babies May Create Rural Crisis

A projected shortage of obstetricians and a declining percentage of family physicians who provide maternity care could create a crisis for women in underserved areas.


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Posted at 01:30PM Aug 15, 2017 by Carl Olden, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Aug 08, 2017

Health Care Is a Right That Must Extend to Everyone

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes that health care must be seen as a basic human right that is necessary for the preservation of dignity, social worth, health and even life.


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Posted at 11:46AM Aug 08, 2017 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Aug 01, 2017

FPs Are at Center of Birth, Death and Everything in Between

Moments after delivering one new patient into the world, Robert Raspa, M.D., delivered a cancer diagnosis to another. He reflects on the cradle-to-grave nature of family medicine.


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Posted at 02:43PM Aug 01, 2017 by Robert Raspa, M.D. | Comments[0]

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

Bipartisan Teaching Health Center Bill Is Vital to Workforce

Without congressional action, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program will expire Sept. 30. A newly introduced bill to extend funding has support from both sides of the aisle.


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Posted at 10:46AM Jul 26, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments[0]

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]

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