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FP Honored for Selfless Service in Ebola-ravaged Liberia

Richard Sacra Gives Back to the Hospital, Community He Continues to Serve

04/16/2019 — Family physician and Ebola survivor Richard Sacra, M.D., was recently recognized for his efforts battling the disease at ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, during the 2014 outbreak.

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04/16/2019 — Updated figures from the CDC show that the number of confirmed measles cases in the United States continues to rise. As of April 11, 20 states have reported a total of 555 cases of the disease.

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Research Shows Perceptions of E-cigarettes Are Changing

Many Adults Now Think Vaping Is as Harmful as Smoking Cigarettes

04/15/2019 — A recent analysis of results from two national surveys shows that increasing numbers of American adults are aware of the risks associated with e-cigarette use, with many now viewing them as at least as harmful as combustible cigarettes.

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Looking for Tips on Talking With Parents About Vaccines?

New FP Guidance Offers Suggestions, Resources

04/12/2019 — An article recently published in Canadian Family Physician offers family physicians guidance on addressing vaccine hesitancy with parents. Specifically, the authors offer practical, evidence-based tips for discussing the importance of childhood vaccines with parents who may be on the fence.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

Share the insights and experiences of new-to-practice family physicians.

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