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7 hrs ago | American Academy of Family Physicians

Smaller Chapters Face Unique Challenges

Despite shortages in health care resources, funding inequities and high costs of living, many family physicians are passionate about practicing in the United States territories.


Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Central America, Social Security, Medicare, Personal Finance, Health, Medicaid

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Parksville-Qualicum Beach News

After-hours health care clinics come to Qualicum Beach

Family physicians are creating after-hours walk-in clinics in Qualicum Beach in a pilot project for August they say will complement, not compete with, the operations of the Oceanside Health Centre.


Related Topix: Medicine, Canada,

Appeals Court OKs Florida Gun-gag Law

In 2012, Florida physician groups successfully blocked a state law which was meant to restrict their discussion of gun safety with patients.


Related Topix: Guns, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Pediatrics, Medicine

News 4 Jax

Uber-inspired app brings a doc to your door

When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor.


Related Topix: Medicine, Seal Beach, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Dr. George Wallace Brown

Dr. George Wallace Brown, beloved family physician of Waynesville, North Carolina, for more than 55 years, who would stop at nothing to treat patients in the more rural sections of his mountain community, even when that required traveling on horseback, died Saturday, July 19, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital from complications following open heart ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, North Carolina, Waynesville, NC, Mars Hill College, Haywood County, NC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Marshall County Tribune-Courier

Benton student is first to graduate accelerated rural medical program

Staff Report LOUISVILLE - Ashley Flanary Jessup always wanted to be a doctor when she grew up.


Related Topix: Medicine, Benton, KY, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Ealing Times

50m patients 'will be turned away'

The number of times GP surgeries in England are forced to turn away patients for appointments next year will pass the 50 million mark, new research predicts.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

Sat Jul 26, 2014

CBC News

New Brunswick Medical Society calls for abortion access plan

Left to right: Jenna Knorr, Erica Knorr and Megan Aiken take part in a protest as pro-choice demonstrators rally at the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton on Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Abortion, Medicine, Canada


Fremont Health Welcomes Four New Physicians

Fremont Health Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of four new physicians to its Medical Staff - an OB/GYN, a family physician, a palliative care specialist, and a general surgeon.


Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Omaha, NE, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Wahoo, NE

Fri Jul 25, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP Shifts Health IT Focus from Implementation to Optimization

In October 2003, the AAFP established itself as a leader in the world of health information technology when it created its Center for Health IT.


Related Topix: Medicine

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date

No time passes faster than summer vacation. That means it is never too early to think about back-to-school immunizations for the kids.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Palm Beach, FL, Medicine, Chickenpox

Blackburn Citizen

Lancashire doctors in GP workforce 'crisis' call

LANCASHIRE doctors have called for urgent action to tackle a workforce 'crisis', after a new report highlighted the dwindling number of GPs in training .


Related Topix: Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

AAFP: family docs report potential misuse of MGMA data

Reports from family physicians have been received that employers may be misusing survey data to set higher compensation rates for general internal physicians than for family physicians, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians .


Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The way back to family medicine

Every year more and more doctors are going to a cash-only business model According to CNN money about 4% of respondents to a survey conducted in 2012 by the American Academy of Family Physicians said they took only cash at their practices, up from 3% in 2010.


Related Topix: Medicine

Wed Jul 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Community Approach Essential to Battling Nation's Drug Problem

Drawing from the consensus perspective that addiction is a disease, the science-based report focuses on the latest research addressing drug abuse in the United States.


Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine

Vancouver Sun

B.C. midwives threaten job action

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.


Related Topix: Computers, Medicine

Bureau County Republican

Combining health care knowledge and expertise

On Tuesday, Perry Memorial Hospital President/CEO Rex Conger issued a release, stating the change will take place Aug. 25, at which time Princeton Family Physicians Clinic staff Dr. Arnold Faber, Dr. Robert Mestan and nurse practitioner Trudy Argubright will join the Perry Memorial staff.


Related Topix: Medicine

American Academy of Family Physicians

Editorial: Healthy Chicago Collaboration Shows Promise

There's been a lot of talk recently about how public health systems and primary care health professionals need to work together to solve the health problems our communities face.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Smoking, Medicine, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Department will offer free immunizations in August

All children attending public or private school must have proof of immunizations - a Florida Certificate of Immunization - before they are allowed to attend school.


Related Topix: Florida, Medicine, Umatilla, FL, Leesburg, FL, Clermont, FL, Laptops/Notebooks


Is there a doctor in the house?

Around 500 GPs and other delegates are converging on Christchurch this week for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' annual conference.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom