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Jan
29

Surgeon General Lays Out Goals That Align With AAFP's

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., visited with the AAFP and other health care leaders on Jan. 29 during a stop on his Surgeon General House Calls Listening Tour.

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Jan
29

John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., Runs for AAFP Director

The Colorado AFP announces the candidacy of John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., of Fort Collins, for AAFP director.

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Jan
29

Gary LeRoy, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The Ohio AFP announces the candidacy of Gary LeRoy, M.D., of Dayton, for AAFP director.

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Jan
29

Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H., Runs for AAFP Speaker

The Illinois AFP announces the candidacy of Javette Orgain, M.D., M.P.H., of Chicago, for AAFP speaker.

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Jan
28

Opioid Studies Mark Slowdown in Abuse, but Work Remains

According to a recent report, a dearth of research has left physicians in the lurch when it comes to finding guidance on the best approaches to treating various types of pain, particularly with opioid analgesics.

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Jan
27

Prolonged Sitting Linked to Serious Health Risks, Death

A recent study suggests that sitting for prolonged periods increases risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death, even among people who exercise regularly.

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Jan
27

EHR Certification Methods Fail Physicians, Patients

The AAFP and 40 other medical organizations and related stakeholders asked the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to change the way electronic health record systems are certified.

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Jan
26

Congress Wrestles With Questions Surrounding SGR Repeal

A House subcommittee appears ready to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate but has stopped short of identifying ways to pay for it.

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Jan
26

Physicians Have More Time for Preventive Health

The 2011 expansion of preventive care services to Medicare-eligible patients means more patients are using the services and physicians have more time to talk about prevention.

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Jan
23

Consumer Wellness Devices Spark FDA Draft Guidance

The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is seeking public comment on draft guidance it released earlier this week regarding certain devices consumers use to monitor and/or promote general health and wellness.

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Jan
23

News in Brief: Week of Jan. 19-23

This roundup includes the following news briefs: Review Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome Educational Resources; Smokers, Obese Patients Have Higher Health Care Costs; New Resource Helps Physicians Discuss Weight With Patients; and AAMC Issues Call for Abstracts on Integrating Quality.

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Jan
23

News in Brief: Week of Jan. 19-23

This roundup includes the following news briefs: Review Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome Educational Resources; Smokers, Obese Patients Have Higher Health Care Costs; New Resource Helps Physicians Discuss Weight With Patients; and AAMC Issues Call for Abstracts on Integrating Quality.

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Jan
21

Public, Private Help Smooth Transition to Medical Home

Rhode Island is one of nearly two dozen states where insurers and public entities have banded together to support the medical home model.

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Jan
21

Tobacco Control Mini-Grants Fund Chapter, Residency Programs

The AAFP has announced the recipients of its first tobacco control mini-grants, which will fund innovative tobacco-cessation and -prevention efforts at the state and local levels.

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Jan
20

Reform GME Funding, AAFP, Others Urge House Committee

The AAFP and the Council of Academic Family Medicine say graduate medical education funding should better support community-based training and help alleviate the nation's shortage of primary care physicians.

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Jan
20

Intensive Glucose Control Curbs Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

A recent study found that people with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose are likely to live longer than those who do not.

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Jan
19

Proposal to Keep Higher Primary Care Pay Heads to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has recommended continuing a bonus payment specifically designated for primary care physicians, albeit in a different form.

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Jan
19

AAFP to ONC: Ease Burdens, Address Standing Goals

The AAFP says the federal government's five-year strategic plan for health information technology should ease physicians' administrative burdens and build on goals set a decade ago.

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Jan
16

Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., Runs for AAFP Vice Speaker

The Wisconsin AFP announces the candidacy of Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., of Oregon, for AAFP vice speaker.

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Jan
14

New AAP Bronchiolitis Guideline Drops Call for Certain Tests, Treatments

The American Academy of Pediatrics made several major changes to its updated evidence-based guideline for diagnosing, managing and preventing bronchiolitis, which the AAFP recently endorsed.

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