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Illinois Poised for Tobacco 21 Win After Chapter Push

Mar 27, 2019 - After being vetoed last year, Tobacco 21 legislation appears ready to become law in Illinois, thanks in part to testimony from Illinois AFP Board Chair Asim Jaffer, M.D.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190327illinoistobacco.html

New Report Details 2011-2016 Fentanyl Overdose Death Rates

Mar 27, 2019 - A new CDC report on drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl found skyrocketing rates of mortality related to the drug virtually across the board -- regardless of gender, geographic region and racial/ethnic background.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190327cdcfentanyl.html

CDC Reports: More HIV Testing, Treatment Needed

Mar 27, 2019 - New CDC reports say most new HIV infections seen in the United States in 2016 were transmitted by the nearly 40 percent of people who didn't know they were infected or who knew but were not receiving care.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190327mmwr-hiv.html

Identifying Priorities Is First Step to Better Outcomes

Mar 27, 2019 - Researchers recently designed and tested a waiting room Visit Planner tool that aims to help patients identify and voice their top priorities for the visit before seeing their physician.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190327visitplanner.html

New Edition of Severe Pediatric TBI Guidelines Published

Mar 26, 2019 - The Brain Trauma Foundation has published an updated edition of guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury in children that contains more than 20 recommendations that cover monitoring, treatment thresholds and treatments for these patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190326kidstbi.html

Not Tough Enough? What More Do You Want?

Mar 25, 2019 - Leonard Reeves, M.D., offers a rebuttal to a speaker who questioned the toughness of physicians amid a burnout crisis.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190325lv-toughenough.html

New ABFM Testing Format Calls for Novel Learning Tool

Mar 25, 2019 - The AAFP has launched the Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study Package for family physicians participating in the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot. The new resource combines the learning power of the Board Review Self-Study ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190325fmcla-lassp.html

Resident Is Already an Agent of Change

Mar 25, 2019 - Family medicine resident Jamal Lawrence, M.D., is poised to achieve his childhood goal of caring for patients and a community.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190325fdf-lawrence.html

Residency Curriculum Hits Mark on Social Determinants

Mar 22, 2019 - Researchers at a St. Louis family medicine residency program assessed outcomes after implementation of a longitudinal experiential curriculum focused on underserved communities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190322sdohresidency.html

Survey Shows Support for Tighter E-cigarette Regulation

Mar 20, 2019 - A recent survey shows that a majority of adults are unsure how much nicotine is in e-cigarettes -- but still favor increased federal enforcement against use by minors.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190320ecigsurvey.html

AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline

Mar 20, 2019 - The AAFP recently gave its affirmation of value designation to a cholesterol management guideline jointly developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190320acc-ahacholguidln.html

AAFP's Innovation Fellow Studies Tech, Digital Scribes

Mar 20, 2019 - Medical student Erkin Otles, M.S.E., said the AAFP's Primary Care Innovation Fellowship opened doors, supplied resources and mentoring, and provided protected time for his research. Could you be next?

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190320itfellow.html

Are You Kidding Me? We Need More Primary Care Physicians

Mar 19, 2019 - A recent commentary in The American Journal of Medicine suggests that primary care be left to nurse practitioners and physician assistants. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin points out the ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190319itt-workforce.html

Report: FM Residency Diversity Can Be Fast-tracked

Mar 19, 2019 - A family physician co-author of a recent study outlined key interventions that helped one residency program quickly increase diversity despite a largely unchanged pipeline.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190319residentdiversity.html

FDA Steps Up Enforcement of Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan

Mar 19, 2019 - The FDA has announced new actions it will take to enforce its Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan and has released draft compliance guidance for manufacturers of flavored e-cigarette products and cigars.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190319fdae-cignews.html

FP Focused on Integrating Social, Medical Care Services

Mar 18, 2019 - Since struggling to address the social determinants of health as a new physician, Laura Gottlieb, M.D., M.P.H., has focused her career on reducing social barriers to health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190318fdf-gottlieb.html

Study: One in Six U.S. Children Has a Mental Illness

Mar 18, 2019 - Survey results indicate that as many as one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190318childmentalillness.html

We Matched! Now What?

Mar 15, 2019 - Chandler Stisher was one of thousands of fourth-year medical students who matched to family medicine residency programs on Friday. In this Leader Voices Blog post, he shares some of the words that resonated most strongly with him as he approached Match Day.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190315lv-match.html

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

Mar 15, 2019 - The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.html

Researchers Calculate Medical School Production of FPs

Mar 15, 2019 - An article published in the March issue of Family Medicine identifies factors that contribute to allopathic and osteopathic institutions' output of family physicians over time.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315fmproduction.html

Your State Legislature Is a Train Wreck? Don't Look Away

Mar 14, 2019 - Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a day in her state capitol during a contentious legislative session rekindled her interest in health policy.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190314fp-stateadvocacy.html

Is Physician Burnout on the Decline?

Mar 13, 2019 - Results of a survey of more than 5,900 U.S. physicians found that for many specialties, including family medicine, burnout incidence has decreased in recent years and satisfaction with work-life balance has increased.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190313burnoutdown.html

Vaccination Webinar Arms FPs for State Policy Fights

Mar 13, 2019 - The AAFP's Center for State Policy will present a free webinar March 26 to share resources and experiences related to curbing nonmedical vaccine exemptions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190313vaccwebinar.html

CDC: Step Up Prevention of Deadly Staph Infections

Mar 13, 2019 - A new CDC Vital Signs report and accompanying Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggest a need for renewed efforts to prevent infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190313mmwr-staph.html

Joint Podcast Covers Youth-to-Adult Care Transition

Mar 13, 2019 - A new 30-minute podcast breaks down an updated joint clinical report on the transition from adolescence to adulthood in the medical home that was released last October.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190313transitionpodcast.html

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