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Not Blowing Smoke: FPs Can Make a Difference on Tobacco

Several states are considering legislation that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Mott Blair, M.D., says there's room for family physicians to work on this and other issues to improve the health of their patients and communities.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/not_blowing_smoke_fps_can.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

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

Primary Care: Defending What it Means and What It's Worth

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

Reflecting on 70 Years of Leadership and Innovation

Seventy years ago this month, general practitioners from across the United States joined forces to form a national organization that eventually became the AAFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/reflecting_on_70_years_of.html

Relationships Are a Critical Part of Building Medical Homes

Relationships Are a Critical Part of Building Medical Homes

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

Right Thing to Do: Making the Case for Drug Pricing Transparency

Vermont recently became the first state to require drug manufacturers to justify large price increases. Will any other states -- or the federal government -- follow?

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

Safeguard Your Sanity -- and Your Specialty -- With a Bold 'No!'

Safeguard Your Sanity -- and Your Specialty -- With a Bold 'No!'

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

Sorry, You're Not Sick Enough: Approach to Hep C Defies Logic

Adequate screening and earlier treatment of hepatitis C infection would curb the spread of disease, ease suffering and reduce long-term health care costs.

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

Support for GME Reform Exists; Agreement on How is Lacking

Support for GME Reform Exists; Agreement on How is Lacking

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

Teamwork Key to Improving Quality of Care

Teamwork Key to Improving Quality of Care

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

U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

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

What's in a Name? Annual Exam Jargon Causes Confusion

The abundance of terminology related to annual exams can be confusing for patients and even physicians. Lynne Lillie, M.D., breaks down what should be included in various types of exams and how to get paid for each of them.

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

Win-Win? Cardiology Project Could Benefit Patients, FPs

Win-Win? Cardiology Project Could Benefit Patients, FPs

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

Women in Leadership Build Support for Other Female Physicians

Women in Leadership Build Support for Other Female Physicians

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

DTC Tests Raise Questions Among Patients, Physicians

With so many questions about the risks and benefits of direct-to-consumer genetic tests that are hitting the market, we asked two of our new physician bloggers for their insights.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180329fp-dtctests.html

Acting on Our Convictions: Court Ruling Shows Need to Stand Up for Evidence-based Care

Acting on Our Convictions: Court Ruling Shows Need to Stand Up for Evidence-based Care

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

Barriers to Care Persist for GLBT Patients

Barriers to Care Persist for GLBT Patients

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

After Hitting the Wall, How Do I Bounce Back?

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that just three years out of residency she already is experiencing symptoms of burnout, but she has some ideas about how new physicians can cope.

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

Can Physicians Save Patients From Violent Deaths?

Can Physicians Save Patients From Violent Deaths?

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

Change Isn't Optional, but Making Progress Is

Change Isn't Optional, but Making Progress Is

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

Choose Well: Helping Patients Act on Their Choices Reminds Us to Do the Same

Choose Well: Helping Patients Act on Their Choices Reminds Us to Do the Same

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

Clinical Case Managers Improve Chronic Care Outcomes

Clinical Case Managers Improve Chronic Care Outcomes

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

Could Self Care or Telehealth Curb Overuse of Health Care?

More Americans now have health insurance, but there is a still a physician shortage. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., ponders solutions to overconsumption of health care.

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

Doctor or Patient? Who Owns Medical Records?

Doctor or Patient? Who Owns Medical Records?

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

Cut the Jargon and Let Patients Hear What You're Saying

Cut the Jargon and Let Patients Hear What You're Saying

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

Does Prevention Save Money? That's the Wrong Question

Does Prevention Save Money? That's the Wrong Question

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

Do No Harm: When Is a Physician Too Sick to Work?

Do No Harm: When Is a Physician Too Sick to Work?

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

Family Medicine: Make It What You Want

Family Medicine: Make It What You Want

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

Don't Throw Away Your Shot to Make the World Better

What can physicians learn from a Broadway musical? Gerry Tolbert, M.D., writes that Hamilton provides some important lessons about language and being willing to take a stand.

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

Fresh Perspectives Offers Platform for New-to-Practice Physicians

Fresh Perspectives Offers Platform for New-to-Practice Physicians

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

Help Wanted: Swelling Med School Enrollments Boost Need for Preceptors

Help Wanted: Swelling Med School Enrollments Boost Need for Preceptors

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

Here's Why New Physicians Should Care About Global Health

Here's Why New Physicians Should Care About Global Health

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

Here to Help: Launching Free Clinic Is Culmination of a Dream

Here to Help: Launching Free Clinic Is Culmination of a Dream

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

High Costs (and Profits) of Prescription Drugs Make Me Sick

High Costs (and Profits) of Prescription Drugs Make Me Sick

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

Home Grown: South Carolina Schools Work Together to Address Primary Care Shortage

Home Grown: South Carolina Schools Work Together to Address Primary Care Shortage

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

House Calls: What to Do When Your Patients Are Snowed In

House Calls: What to Do When Your Patients Are Snowed In

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

How Long Should It Take to Train a Family Physician?

How Long Should It Take to Train a Family Physician?

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

If We Fail to Recognize Our Own Bias, We Fail Patients

If We Fail to Recognize Our Own Bias, We Fail Patients

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

I Filled My Prescription Against Burnout at the Gym

Getting in tune with your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is key to treating burnout. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes that she did all three at her local gym.

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

I'm Standing Up for Direct Primary Care

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., knows legislators won't significantly improve our health care system on their own. Success requires persistent grassroots advocacy, and family physicians need to be a part of that.

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

I Referred My Patients to Subspecialists; So Why Did They See NPs?

Barriers abound when rural patients are referred to subspecialty care. Kimberly Becher, M.D., says a new trend is making it even more challenging.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/i_referred_my_patients_to.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

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

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

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

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

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

New Gadgets Show Promise for Future of Medicine

New Gadgets Show Promise for Future of Medicine

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

Oh, Baby! What Happens When a Family Physician's Family Expands?

Oh, Baby! What Happens When a Family Physician's Family Expands?

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

Out of Control: What I Learned From 36 Hours in Labor

Physicians like to be in control in health care settings, but Beth Oller, M.D., says doctors -- like all patients -- relinquish much control when they are admitted to a hospital.

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

Paging Dr. Mom: Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Physician

Paging Dr. Mom: Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Physician

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

Physician's Killing Prompts Changes, Reflection

Physician's Killing Prompts Changes, Reflection

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

Power of Diagnosis: Delivering Bad News Is Just the Beginning

Telling patients they have HIV infection is hard. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., writes that helping patients understand they can live life with a serious illness can be even more difficult.

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

Overcoming the Slings and Arrows: How Humor Can Save Us

Overcoming the Slings and Arrows: How Humor Can Save Us

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

What You Didn't Learn in Medical School: Prescribing a Dose of Yourself

What You Didn't Learn in Medical School: Prescribing a Dose of Yourself

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

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

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

Primary Care Needs -- and Deserves -- More Research Dollars

More research is needed in primary care, but proposed federal budget cuts threaten to make evidence-based resources and guidelines even harder to come by.

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

Prior Authorization Call Shows Inefficiency, Absurdity of Process

Family physicians waste hours each and every week on prior authorizations. Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., recorded one such call to illustrate the inefficiency of the process.

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

Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

Reflections on Surviving a Malpractice Case

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

Support, Flexibility at Home, Work Vital to Success in Rural Practice

Support, Flexibility at Home, Work Vital to Success in Rural Practice

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

The EHR Conundrum: How We Got Here, How to Change It

The EHR Conundrum: How We Got Here, How to Change It

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

What to Do When Experienced Colleague Is Wrong? Speak Up

Young physicians often defer to more experienced colleagues when there are differing opinions. The problem, Peter Rippey, M.D., writes is that sometimes the more experienced physician is wrong.

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

'Tis the Season: For Us, Holidays Mix Sacrifice, Blessings

'Tis the Season: For Us, Holidays Mix Sacrifice, Blessings

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

AAFP Advocacy on MACRA Implementation Paying Off

CMS recently announced a Pick Your Pace plan that would provide greater flexibility for physicians regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the options outlined by CMS ...

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

AAFP Delegation Gives Family Medicine Voice at AMA Meeting

The AMA House of Delegates met last week in Chicago to discuss and debate policies aimed at improving our health care system. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update from the perspective of the Academy's delegation.

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

Finally, Alignment of Meaningful Quality Measures May be Reality

The AAFP, CMS, and other stakeholders recently released the Core Measure Set for Primary Care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains how the new alignment of quality measures should reduce administrative burden on primary care ...

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

Go Ahead, I'm Listening

From your comments on AAFP News stories and blog posts to responses to annual surveys, the Academy is listening. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how to make your voice heard.

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

Repairing ACA May be More Likely Than Full Repeal

Repealing and replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has proven to be difficult for Congress and the new administration. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that repairing the health care law may be more likely.

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

Speak Out to Preserve Health Care Coverage

Donald Trump is set to become the 45th President of the United States and Congress is moving forward with efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without firm plans for a replacement. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn...

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

Things Are Heating Up Outside and On Capitol Hill

As the weather warms up, so could debate about health policy. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers updates on three important issues the Academy will be working on this summer.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/things_are_heating_up_outside.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

AAFP Responds to '13 Reasons Why' With Mental Health Resources

Mental health experts are concerned that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why glamorizes teen suicide. The AAFP has resources that can help physicians and patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_responds_to_13_reasons.html

A New Approach to Recruitment and Retention

A New Approach to Recruitment and Retention

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

A Perfect Time to Talk About Breastfeeding

A Perfect Time to Talk About Breastfeeding

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

Don't Let Implicit Bias Shape Physician Workforce -- or Patient Care

A study at Ohio State University College of Medicine revealed implicit white preference by the admissions committee. This is significant because black, Hispanic and American Indians and Alaska Natives are underrepresented among medical students. However, AAFP student Board member Lauren...

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

Encouragement Is Key to Developing Physician Leaders

Newly installed AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., reflects on his path to leadership and urges others not only to join him, but to mentor and encourage others to follow.

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

Exposing Students to Rural Health Key to Producing Rural Docs

Exposing Students to Rural Health Key to Producing Rural Docs

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

Family Medicine: The Force Awakens

Family Medicine: The Force Awakens

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

Finding Purple: Creating Nonpartisan Paths to Advance Primary Care

Lynne Lillie, M.D., writes that family physicians are uniquely positioned to find a path through polarized politics that can lead to a solution to our health care crisis.

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

FMX Offers Something for Every Family Physician

The AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) offers physicians the ability to earn an entire year's worth of CME, a jam-packed expo hall, and abundant social and networking opportunities.

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

FPs Answer Call in Times of Need -- No Matter Where

Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., was far from home and ill. Another FP dropped everything to help him -- just as you'd expect from a family physician.

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

Help Patients Conquer Obesity With Education, Empathy -- Not Shame

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. How physicians broach the subject with these patients may determine whether or not they can help.

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

It's Simple: Primary Care Equals Better Care Overall

It's Simple: Primary Care Equals Better Care Overall

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

Keeping a Promise to Share What I Know

Keeping a Promise to Share What I Know

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

FPs Are There for Patients in Wake of Disaster

Hurricane Matthew recently claimed the lives of at least 25 people in North Carolina. Total damage to homes and businesses (including more than 100,000 damaged structures), as well as to crops in the state, is estimated at $1.5 billion. In the storm's aftermath, Mott Blair, M.D., ...

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Lessons Learned From the Match

Lessons Learned From the Match

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Let's Shine a Light on Black Contributions to Medicine

Let's Shine a Light on Black Contributions to Medicine

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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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Patient Portals: Useful Resource But Expensive Mandate

Patient Portals: Useful Resource But Expensive Mandate

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Physicians Must Refute 'Alternative Facts' About Vaccines

Mott Blair, M.D., recalls an era when people literally lined up for a life-saving vaccine. Now, he says, too many people are denying the science behind immunizations.

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Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

Rural Recruiting, Retention Proves Daunting

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Rx for Success: PBS Film Shines Light on Health Care Triumphs

Rx for Success: PBS Film Shines Light on Health Care Triumphs

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

Screen for Alcohol Abuse During Holiday Season

The holidays aren't happy for many Americans. Lynne Lillie, M.D., writes that now is an excellent time to screen for alcohol abuse.

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Spread the Word: Family Medicine Is the Solution

The AAFP hopes to reach 1 million people with the message that family physicians help patients not only get healthy, but stay healthy. ZDogg, M.D., is lending a hand, and so can you.

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Spread the Word: Health is Primary

Spread the Word: Health is Primary

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Stories of Successful Underdogs Resonate With FPs

Stories of Successful Underdogs Resonate With FPs

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Surrounded by Ghosts: Wisdom Gained From Patients Past

Surrounded by Ghosts: Wisdom Gained From Patients Past

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Tales From the Road: Giving Thanks for Family Medicine

Tales From the Road: Giving Thanks for Family Medicine

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Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

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The Bargaining Chip We've Been Looking For

The Bargaining Chip We've Been Looking For

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