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Labor of Love: Maternity Care Offers Unique Chance to Partner With Patients

Labor of Love: Maternity Care Offers Unique Chance to Partner With Patients

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/labor_of_love_maternity_care.html

Lady Gaga, Primary Care for Mental Health Is Part of the Cure

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that Lady Gaga's recent unfounded comments about mental health and primary care can be harmful to patients, pointing out why -- and how -- the AAFP supports mental health care in the primary care setting.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200122fp-mentalhealth.html

Latest Study of Resident Work Restrictions Doesn't Settle Debate

Latest Study of Resident Work Restrictions Doesn't Settle Debate

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/latest_study_of_resident_work.html

Lead by Example: Train Students to Report Medical Errors

Ninety percent of medical students reported observing adverse events in a recent study, but only 51 percent reported them. This conundrum is not new; more than a decade ago, a case study concluded that medical students' value in ensuring patient safety is often overlooked. Gary LeRoy, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/lead_by_example_train_students.html

Leadership Conference Gives Voice to Family Physicians

Leadership Conference Gives Voice to Family Physicians

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/nccl_gives_voice_to_diverse.html

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/leadership_gives_female_physicians_more.html

Leading While Learning

Leading While Learning

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/leading_while_learning.html

Leaning on My Community for Resilience and Recovery

In the aftermath of two terrible local accidents, resident Stewart Decker, M.D., reflects on the importance of resilience and community.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/leaning_on_my_community_for.html

Learning Matters: How Education Affects Health

Learning Matters: How Education Affects Health

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/learning_matters_how_education_affects.html

Lend Your Voice to Academy's Week of Action

Due to the pandemic, the Academy is taking its annual advocacy event online. John Cullen, M.D., urges family physicians to make their voices heard June 1-5 to help stabilize, strengthen and sustain primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200529lv-weekofaction.html

Less Than One Year to ICD-10; Will you be ready?

Less Than One Year to ICD-10; Will you be ready?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/less_than_one_year_to.html

Lessons for Boston: FPs Can Help Amputees Move Forward

Lessons for Boston: FPs Can Help Amputees Move Forward

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/lessons_for_boston_fps_can.html

Lessons in Negotiation: Saving OB Training During Pandemic

When COVID-19 threatened to disrupt maternity care training at a Seattle hospital, leaders from three family medicine residency programs rallied to find a solution. Read more in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200616fl-covidob.html

Lessons Learned From the Match

Lessons Learned From the Match

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/lessons_learned_from_the_match.html

Let People Taste Family Medicine and They'll See Our Value

AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family medicine has been undervalued too long, a perception that the Academy is taking big steps to change.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191115lv-lobster.html

Let Us Focus on Patients, Not Paperwork

The AAFP has been advocating hard for a reduction in the administrative burden that gets in the way of patient care. A new CMS initiative may be a step in the right direction.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171031lv-administrivia.html

Let's All Commit to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic

Let's All Commit to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/let_s_all_commit_to.html

Let's Amplify the Real Front-line Physicians

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn pushes back against misinformation about the pandemic -- and spotlights members who are doing the same on the ground.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200805itt-facts.html

Let's Fix Rural Americans' Inadequate Access to Care

It's no surprise that rural communities are suffering from health disparities, Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post. Although 20% of Americans live in rural areas, only 12% of primary care physicians practice there.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191030fp-ruraltraining.html

Let's Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that it's high time we find a fix for the drug pricing system that we've grown too accustomed to.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181126fp-drugprices.html

Let's Help Our Patients Make Informed Decisions on Tests, Procedures

Let's Help Our Patients Make Informed Decisions on Tests, Procedures

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/informed_conversations_can_help_physicians.html

Let's Learn From Pandemic so All May 'Live Long and Prosper'

Gary LeRoy, M.D., examines parallels between the current health crisis and the 1918 flu pandemic and writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that we must learn from history this time.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200506lv-covidhistory.html

Let's Make Ourselves -- and Family Medicine -- Stronger in 2012

Let's Make Ourselves -- and Family Medicine -- Stronger in 2012

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/let_s_make_ourselves_and.html

Let's Shine a Light on Black Contributions to Medicine

Let's Shine a Light on Black Contributions to Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/let_s_shine_a_light.html

Let's Start by Treating Gun Violence as Public Health Issue

Granted, harm is caused by individuals, not the objects they wield. But even so, treating gun violence as a public health issue could make our society safer.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180221fp-gunviolence.html

Let's Take a Public Health Approach to Climate Change

Nearly 80 percent of Americans believe climate change is happening. M.P.H. candidate Stewart Decker, M.D., offers a public health approach to convincing the rest and addressing the problem.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190218fp-climate.html

Letting Life Take You by Surprise Can Stave Off Burnout

Physicians have the highest suicide rate in the nation. Kurt Bravata, M.D., ponders the need to recharge our batteries and reinforce the things that drew us into health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180905fp-engage.html

Leveling the Playing Field: AAFP Tackles Flu Vaccine Supply Issues

Family physicians often receive their flu vaccine weeks after retail clinics get theirs. The AAFP is talking with vaccine manufacturers and other stakeholders to resolve the disparity.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/leveling_the_playing_field_aafp.html

Lifestyle Medicine Is My Prescription for Better Health

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., is determined to convince his patients that a healthy diet, exercise and adequate rest are better than any medication he can prescribe.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191014fp-lifestylemed.html

Like Father, Like Son: How I Raised a (Future) Family Physician

Like Father, Like Son: How I Raised a (Future) Family Physician

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/like_father_like_son_how.html

Lively Debate, Election of New Leaders Await at Congress of Delegates

Lively Debate, Election of New Leaders Await at Congress of Delegates

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/lively_debate_election_of_new.html

Locum Tenens Work Offers Freedom, Control

Locum Tenens Work Offers Freedom, Control

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/locum_tenens_work_offers_freedom.html

Long-distance Support: Thoughts on Telemedicine at 2:30 a.m.

Long-distance Support: Thoughts on Telemedicine at 2:30 a.m.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/long_distance_support_thoughts_on.html

Looking for a Hero: Kids Need Medical Role Models

Looking for a Hero: Kids Need Medical Role Models

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/looking_for_a_hero_kids.html

Looking for Inspiration, Rejuvenation? NCSC Could Be the Answer

Looking for Inspiration, Rejuvenation? NCSC Could Be the Answer

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/ncsc_participation_provides_inspiration_rejuvenation.html

MACRA 101: What You Need to Know

On October 14, CMS released the final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes what family physicians need to know about MACRA.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/macra_101_what_you_need.html

MACRA Is Coming; the AAFP Has Resources to Help

The AAFP recently launched a campaign to help family physicians prepare for the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some key resources that will help you start the process ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/macra_is_coming_the_aafp.html

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/mainstream_media_can_help_us.html

Make a Difference Beyond the Exam Room: Join an Academy Commission

Make a Difference Beyond the Exam Room: Join an Academy Commission

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/make_a_difference_beyond_the.html

Make Fertility Awareness Part of Family Planning Toolbox

Fertility awareness-based methods can help couples avoid or achieve pregnancy, but a misleading statistic may be impeding their use.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171212fp-familyplanning.html

Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

Make It Easy: Convenient Communication Can Boost Patient Adherence

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/make_it_easy_convenient_communication.html

Make Our Voices Heard on Continuing Board Certification

AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., provided comments at a recent hearing about continuing board certification. He urges family physicians to do the same in a survey from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180417lv-abms.html

Make Sure Policymakers Know We're Knights for Our Patients

John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that physicians are more likely to be heard by payers and policymakers when health care discussions are framed in terms of patient care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190109lv-knights.html

Make Your Voice Heard; Take the Member Survey

The AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey plays a key role in directing Academy resources to meet family physicians' needs. AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., urges members to take advantage of this opportunity to make their voices heard.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190417lv-satisfaction.html

Making MACRA Manageable

The AAFP recently submitted an in-depth response to the proposed rule intended to guide implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines three key areas of the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/making_macra_manageable.html

Making Our Point on Immunizations With Vaccine Manufacturers

The AAFP recently held a summit with representatives from seven manufacturers about vaccination rates, barriers to increasing rates and other issues related to immunizations.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/making_our_point_on_immunizations.html

Making the Case for Primary Care-specific Codes

Making the Case for Primary Care-specific Codes

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/making_the_case_for_primary.html

Managing the Vacuum of Freedom After Residency

After being told what their next steps should be for years, graduating residents now get to choose their own path. Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that they shouldn't panic.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180626fp-endtraining.html

Many Thanks

Many Thanks

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/many_thanks.html

March Madness Goes Into Overtime

A solution to the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula may finally be within our reach. The House of Representatives voted to repeal the SGR on March 26. The Senate, however, has not yet acted on the issue. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/march_madness_goes_into_overtime.html

Mastering the Art of Communication Takes Compassion

Whether delivering a difficult diagnosis or bridging actual language barriers, Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes that clear communication is critical to patient care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/mastering_the_art_of_communication.html

Match Opens Door to New Challenges

Match Opens Door to New Challenges

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/match_opens_door_to_new.html

Match QandA: Will You Find What You're Looking For?

Match Day is almost here. In this Leader Voices Blog post, fourth-year medical student Margaret Miller and family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., share a conversation about their Match experiences.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200317lv-match.html

Maternity Care, Solid Team Training Build Strong Bonds

Maternity Care, Solid Team Training Build Strong Bonds

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/maternity_care_solid_team_training.html

Maximizing MACRA for Family Medicine

CMS asked for information regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and the AAFP replied with a 53-page response to the agency's 126 questions. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the Academy is ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/maximizing_macra_for_family_medicine.html

Measles and Mumps and MERS, Oh my…

Measles and Mumps and MERS, Oh my…

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/measles_and_mumps_and_mers.html

Med Student's Rotation Ignites Passion for Rural Care

Medical student Margaret Miller writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that rural clinical experiences have the potential to transform careers.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191209lv-ruralrotation.html

Med Students, Schools Must Safeguard Peers' Mental Wellness

Med Students, Schools Must Safeguard Peers' Mental Wellness

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/med_students_schools_must_safeguard.html

Media Offers Platform to Educate Public About Health, Family Medicine

Media Offers Platform to Educate Public About Health, Family Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/media_offers_platform_to_educate.html

Media's Focus on Dietary Cholesterol Masks Bigger News

Media's Focus on Dietary Cholesterol Masks Bigger News

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/media_s_focus_on_dietary.html

Medicaid Cuts Threaten Primary Care Practices, Access to Care

Medicaid Cuts Threaten Primary Care Practices, Access to Care

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/medicaid_cuts_threaten_primary_care.html

Medicaid Expansion Could Be Key to Saving Rural Hospitals

Nearly 100 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and almost 700 more are considered vulnerable. Tate Hinkle, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that Medicaid expansion could be the key to stopping the trend.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190109fp-ruralhospitals.html

Medical Student Advocates Make Big Impression on Legislators at FMCC

Medical Student Advocates Make Big Impression on Legislators at FMCC

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/medical_student_advocates_make_big.html

Medical Students Need Washington to Do More

Medical Students Need Washington to Do More

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/medical_students_need_washington_to.html

Medical Students, We're Only Looking for the Best

Medical Students, We're Only Looking for the Best

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/medical_students_we_re_only.html

Medicare and Medicaid: 'Doing the Right Thing for Those in Need'

Medicare and Medicaid provide coverage for 120 million Americans, but creation of the programs initially met with fierce opposition. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin looks back at the evolution of the programs as they approach their 50th anniversaries.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/medicare_and_medicaid_doing_the.html

Medicare Payment Key Issue in Latest Round of Meetings with Congress, CMS

Medicare Payment Key Issue in Latest Round of Meetings with Congress, CMS

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/medicare_payment_key_issue_in.html

Medicine, Media and the Need for a Physician's Perspective

Medicine, Media and the Need for a Physician's Perspective

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/medicine_media_and_the_need.html

Meet the Press: Why Working With the Media Makes Sense

Meet the Press: Why Working With the Media Makes Sense

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/meet_the_press_why_working.html

Meeting With Mentor Underscores Importance of Relationships

A meeting with the mentor who introduced her to family medicine nearly 40 years ago highlighted a week that left Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., feeling like she had been immunized against burnout.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/meeting_with_mentor_underscores_importance.html

Member Interest Groups to Provide Forum to Share Interests, Connection to Academy

Member Interest Groups to Provide Forum to Share Interests, Connection to Academy

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/member_interest_groups_to_provide.html

Members Set Course for AAFP at Congress of Delegates

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some key new AAFP policies established last week during the Congress of Delegates.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191001itt-cod.html

Men's Health Campaign Offers Opportunity to Tout Family Medicine

A report on men's health the AAFP released on Aug. 9 gave Academy leaders an opportunity to tell the media about the importance of having a family physician. Two AAFP officers conducted interviews with 39 media outlets in less than six hours.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/men_s_health_campaign_offers.html

Mental Health Resources Lacking in Opioid Crisis Fight

At a time when opioid abuse is skyrocketing, mental health resources needed to address the epidemic are in short supply, writes Gerry Tolbert, M.D.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/mental_health_resources_lacking_in.html

Mentoring Is Key to Expanding Primary Care Pipeline

Reaching family medicine's ambitious workforce goals will take creativity and collaboration. Dennis Gingrich, M.D., offers an example that has made a difference in Pennsylvania.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190619lv25x30.html

Mentoring Key to Molding Next Generation of Leaders

Mentoring Key to Molding Next Generation of Leaders

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/mentoring_key_to_molding_next.html

Meth Use: The Most Challenging Chronic Disease I've Met

As her state deals with a new level of methamphetamine abuse, Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that she's confronting a wave of poor health outcomes related to the epidemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191120fp-meth.html

Military Experience Shaped Me as Physician, Leader, Person

Ada Stewart, M.D., who is proud to wear both her white coat and her military uniform, reflects in the Leader Voices Blog on how the U.S. Army Reserve has helped keep her mentally and spiritually well.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180611lv-military.html

Millennials Don't Have PCPs; Here's Why They Should

Nearly half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they don't have a primary care physician. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., makes the case for why they should.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181022fp-millennials.html

Minorities Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that an analysis of clinical drug trials found that certain minority groups are underrepresented, even when the medications being researched are intended to treat diseases that disproportionately affect them.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181204lv-clinicaltrials.html

MIPS: A Primer on the New Payment Model

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act established two distinct payment systems for physicians. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an introduction to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/mips_a_primer_on_the.html

Mismatch: Why the Disconnect Between Student Interest and Student Choice?

Mismatch: Why the Disconnect Between Student Interest and Student Choice?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/mismatch_why_the_disconnect_between.html

Mixed Emotions: Reflections on Finishing Residency

Recent graduate Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes that completing residency and saying goodbye to her patients was bittersweet.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/mixed_emotions_reflections_on_finishing.html

Moms Need Support, Not Legislated Medicine

A bill in the California Assembly would mandate postpartum depression screening. Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes that without proper support systems, the proposed legislation won't improve outcomes.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180508fp-postpartum.html

More Academy Members Mean More Influence for Family Medicine

More Academy Members Mean More Influence for Family Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/more_academy_members_mean_more.html

More Investment in Primary Care Would Help Mothers, Babies

Obstetric care recommendations implemented in 2012 lowered costs and improved outcomes in Washington, but Carl Olden, M.D., asks in this Leader Voices Blog post whether his home state can do better.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180411lv-obcare.html

More Than Meets the Eye: Value of Small Practices Shouldn't Be Ignored

More Than Meets the Eye: Value of Small Practices Shouldn't Be Ignored

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/more_than_meets_the_eye.html

Moving from Meaningless to Meaningful Use

The flawed meaningful use program does not move our health care system closer to widespread adoption of electronic health records, and it is time for a change. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin explains why the Academy is launching an advocacy ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/moving_from_meaningless_to_meaningful.html

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/moving_on_finding_the_right.html

Moving On: Why My First Job Won't Be My Last

Moving On: Why My First Job Won't Be My Last

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/moving_on_why_my_first.html

Moving Practice Has Been Good for Me, Staff, Patients

What's a family doc to do when rents skyrocket in a tight real estate market? Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that she turned her problem into an opportunity to improve her practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190826lv-moving.html

My Message to Students: Why Family Medicine Matters

Marking the sixth anniversary of his graduation from residency, Kurt Bravata, M.D., reflects on what he wishes every first-year medical student knew about family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190619fpwhyfm.html

My Rx Is Simple: Do Less

Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free time is undervalued in our society and that it's OK to say no to things that might overwhelm our schedules.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191113fp-doless.html

My Teen Patient Opened Up About Her Suicide Attempt

Teen suicide rates are on the rise. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., shares insights from a recent visit with a teenage patient who survived a suicide attempt.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190715fp-teensuicide.html

My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/my_year_as_president_the.html

National Conference Helped Set Our Family Medicine Paths

In this video post from the event, Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., the resident member of the AAFP Board of Directors, and student Board member Chandler Stisher, M.D., discuss how the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students influenced their career paths.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190726lv-nationalconfvideo.html

National Conference Offers Something for Everyone

National Conference Offers Something for Everyone

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/national_conference_offers_something_for.html

National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/national_event_can_open_students.html

Navigating Paper Walls, Digital Windows in Pandemic

Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post that masks and other COVID-19 precautions have changed the way he communicates with patients in his rural practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200527fl-ruralcovid.html

Nearing the Finish Line

Nearing the Finish Line

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/nearing_the_finish_line.html

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