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Female Students Less Confident, More Accurate Than Male Counterparts -- AAFP News

Mar 5, 2015 - New research suggests that female medical students are less confident but more accurate in responding to test questions than their male counterparts.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150305studentconfidence.html

New Breastfeeding Toolkit Offers Comprehensive Resource -- AAFP News

Mar 5, 2015 - The Academy has created a breastfeeding resource and toolkit for family physicians to bolster its policy on breastfeeding.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150305breastfeedingtoolkit.html

ACIP: LAIV No Longer Preferentially Recommended for Young Children -- AAFP News

Mar 4, 2015 - During its Feb. 26 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reversed its preferential recommendation for live attenuated influenza vaccine use in young children.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150304acip-laiv.html

ACP Guidelines Address Prevention, Treatment of Pressure Ulcers -- AAFP News

Mar 4, 2015 - This week, the American College of Physicians released a pair of evidence-based clinical guidelines that address prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150304acpbedsoreguides.html

Significant Primary Care, Overall Physician Shortage Predicted by 2025 -- AAFP News

Mar 3, 2015 - The Association of American Medical Colleges released a physician workforce projection report that estimates an overall U.S. physician shortfall of up to 90,000 physicians by 2025.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20150303aamcwkforce.html

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Renamed and Redefined -- AAFP News

Mar 2, 2015 - The Institute of Medicine released a Feb. 10 report proposing new diagnostic criteria for the condition commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as renaming it systemic exertion intolerance disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150302newchronicfatigue.html

House Members Offer Support for Primary Care Issues -- AAFP News

Mar 2, 2015 - AAFP leaders last week met with two House lawmakers about major issues affecting primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150302hillvisits.html

Immunizations Get Top Billing in Meeting With Surgeon General -- AAFP News

Mar 2, 2015 - Two top federal officials met with AAFP Board members to discuss public health and expanding access to medical care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150302surg-genboard.html

Primary Care, Family Medicine Shine in 2015 Osteopathic Match -- AAFP News

Feb 27, 2015 - Primary care and family medicine were big winners in the 2015 osteopathic match results announced recently by the American Osteopathic Association.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150227osteomatch.html

CMS Pushes MU Attestation, PQRS Reporting Deadlines to March 20 -- AAFP News

Feb 25, 2015 - CMS has pushed the meaningful use attestation deadline for the Medicare EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program to March 20.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150225mudeadline.html

Proposed Dietary Guidance Draws Scrutiny -- AAFP News

Feb 25, 2015 - Findings from the recently released 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report offer no real surprises and shed light on the causes of the current obesity epidemic, says one FP expert.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150225dietguidelinesreport.html

VA Payments for Physicians in New Program Fall Short of Expectations -- AAFP News

Feb 25, 2015 - According to an interim final rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs, payments to physicians who participate in the Veterans Choice Program are set below Medicare rates.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150225valetter.html

Cigarettes Linked to More Deaths Than Previously Thought -- AAFP News

Feb 25, 2015 - A study published online Feb. 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that about 17 percent of excess deaths in smokers were caused by diseases not previously linked to smoking cigarettes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150225smokinglink.html

News in Brief: Week of Feb. 23-27 -- AAFP News

Feb 24, 2015 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Duodenoscopes Linked to Bacterial Infections, FDA Warns; Help CMS Test Innovations in Advanced Primary Care; and Conference on Practice Improvement Seeks Presentation Ideas.

AAFP News : News in Brief

http://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20150224wklynwsbrfs.html

AAFP Joins Unified Effort on Gun Violence, Physician Free Speech -- AAFP News

Feb 23, 2015 - The AAFP and seven other health professional organizations joined the American Bar Association in calling for policies to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths and to protect physicians' free speech rights.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150223gunviolence.html

AAMC Releases Inaugural Report on Residents -- AAFP News

Feb 23, 2015 - The Association of American Medical Colleges recently released the inaugural issue of a comprehensive report on U.S. medical students and residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150223aamcresidency.html

AAFP's Work With NCQA to Improve PCMH Program Seeing Results -- AAFP News

Feb 20, 2015 - With input from the AAFP, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is planning big changes to its patient-centered medical home recognition process.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20150220ncqaworkedl.html

Reports Highlight Importance of Residency Training in Underserved Areas -- AAFP News

Feb 18, 2015 - Two recently published research reports show why it's important to support family medicine residency training where primary care physicians are needed most.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150218gmetraining.html

Guard Against Narrow Networks in Medicare Advantage Plans, Says AAFP -- AAFP News

Feb 18, 2015 - The AAFP is asking CMS to take stronger action against insurance companies that decide to limit their Medicare Advantage plans' provider networks.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150218narrownetworks.html

Proposed CMS Rule on ACOs Draws Sharp Response From AAFP -- AAFP News

Feb 18, 2015 - The AAFP asked CMS to revise a proposed rule for accountable care organizations to encourage more physicians to join and continue to participate.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150218acoletter.html

Wanted: FPs Schooled in Vaccine Science, Policy -- AAFP News

Feb 17, 2015 - The AAFP is seeking applicants for its 2015 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship program. Two openings are available, and the deadline to apply is March 16.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150217vaccfellows.html

AAFP Joins White House Summit on Responding to Medical Emergencies -- AAFP News

Feb 16, 2015 - At a Feb. 10 physicians roundtable hosted by the White House, government officials and health care leaders met to discuss how to best arm bystanders to help during a medical emergency, particularly by stopping life-threatening bleeding.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150216whitehouseprepmtg.html

People in the News/Awards -- February -- AAFP News

Feb 14, 2015 - A number of AAFP members have received various honors or recognition in the past several months.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20150214febpeople.html

Survey: Most Americans Plan to Change Nutrition, Fitness Habits -- AAFP News

Feb 12, 2015 - Results from a recent survey by Family Medicine for America's Health found that more than 80 percent of Americans plan to change their diet or exercise regimen this year.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150212fmahsurvey.html

ONC Maps Out Plan to Improve Nation's Health IT -- AAFP News

Feb 12, 2015 - The federal government recently issued a draft document intended to serve as the nation's health IT road map to interoperability.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150212oncroadmap.html

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