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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]

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 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]

Monday May 08, 2017

Free Clinics Need Our Help to Heal Patients, Communities

Leonard Reeves, M.D., shares a patient story that illustrates the powerful impact free clinics can have for those in dire need of help.

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Posted at 07:00AM May 08, 2017 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Apr 28, 2017

AAFP Responds to '13 Reasons Why' With Mental Health Resources

Mental health experts are concerned that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why glamorizes teen suicide. The AAFP has resources that can help physicians and patients.

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Posted at 04:33PM Apr 28, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Apr 24, 2017

Leaning on My Community for Resilience and Recovery

In the aftermath of two terrible local accidents, resident Stewart Decker, M.D., reflects on the importance of resilience and community.

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Posted at 10:58AM Apr 24, 2017 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Mar 28, 2017

Two Common-sense Interventions Could Prevent Gun-related Deaths

Gun control is controversial. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes that two specific interventions to prevent gun-related violence shouldn't be. 

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Posted at 04:29PM Mar 28, 2017 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Feb 27, 2017

ACOG Confirms What FPs Know: Most Births Need Little Intervention

Robert Raspa, M.D., welcomed guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that says "many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor."

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Posted at 02:30PM Feb 27, 2017 by Robert Raspa, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Feb 20, 2017

Better Cancer Care Demands That FPs, Oncologists Work Together

AAFP Board Chair Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reports from a cancer symposium that communication between primary care physicians and oncologists is critical for patients' welfare.

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Posted at 12:35PM Feb 20, 2017 by Wanda Filer, M.D. | Comments[0]

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