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8 hrs ago | 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.

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12 hrs ago | 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.

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

18 hrs ago | 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 .

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Yesterday | 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 .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Scoop

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.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Floyd County Times

Dr. Eileen Kummant joins Saint Joseph Martin Hospital3:13 pm | 0

Eileen Kummant, M.D., has joined the Seton Family Health Center at 11087 Main Street in Martin.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University of Pittsburgh, McKeesport, PA, Washington, PA

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

George Wallace Brown, M.D.

George Wallace Brown, M.D., of Waynesville, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Waynesville, NC, Haywood County, NC, Mars Hill College, Wake Forest, NC, Medicine, Asheville, NC

Philly.com

Families seek more opiod antidote RXs

Patty DiRenzo said she knew there was a problem when her own family doctor wasn't aware of a key provision of a law enacted last year that is intended to prevent overdoses from heroin and other opioids.

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Nottingham Evening Post

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Dr John Doddy, a GP at Hickings Lane Medical Centre in Stapleford, says the lack of GPs means our health service will soon be at breaking point SOON, very soon, there will not be enough GPs to cope.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Advocate

Doctors foster good health

Picture: Katrina Docking. Family doctors, who often see several members of a family and for many consecutive years, are well-placed to help their patients achieve good health as they have well-rounded knowledge of their health, family history of disease and have a rapport with the patient that makes discussing tricky topics a bit easier.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Insurers, Telling an OSA Patient "Lose Weight" is Not Effective & Does Not Save $ in the Long Run

If you have not read my blogs before, I am a family physician, who retired because doctors did not diagnose my sleep apnea.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Blog News

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Weyburn This Week

Presentations to be made to Weyburn doctors

To thank Weyburn physicians for their dedication to the community and patients, presentations will be made at each of the three medical offices on Monday, July 21 during Physician Appreciation Week.

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Prince Albert Daily Herald

Grey Power 52 - July 3, 2014

Because of the tremendous growth of the pharmaceutical industry over the last century, there has been a parallel increase of use of over-the-counter as well as prescription drugs.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

US Pharmacist

Update on the Management of Pediatric Acute Otitis Media

Costanzo have nothing to disclose. are the most common bacterial cause, other organisms including viruses can cause AOM.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Amoxicillin (generic), Amoxil, Trimox, Inflammation, Health, Influenza

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