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A Meaningful Discussion About Meaningful Use

A Meaningful Discussion About Meaningful Use

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

California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

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

Can Mindfulness Meditation Deliver Us From Burnout?

Can Mindfulness Meditation Deliver Us From Burnout?

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

Chemical Spill Puts Resident, Hospital to Test

Chemical Spill Puts Resident, Hospital to Test

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

E-prescribing Holds Potential to Curb Opioid Abuse

E-prescribing Holds Potential to Curb Opioid Abuse

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

FPs Can Shape Social Determinants of Health Outside Clinic

Social factors can influence health more than medical advances. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes that family physicians have the perspective and influence needed to address social determinants of health beyond the exam room.

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

Future of Family Medicine 2.0 Gathering Information, Insights

Future of Family Medicine 2.0 Gathering Information, Insights

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/future_of_family_medicine_21.html

Government Hears From FPs on Opioid Abuse Crisis

Government Hears From FPs on Opioid Abuse Crisis

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

Medicaid Cuts Threaten Primary Care Practices, Access to Care

Medicaid Cuts Threaten Primary Care Practices, Access to Care

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

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

Physicians Have Calling Not Only to Heal, But to Lead

Physicians Have Calling Not Only to Heal, But to Lead

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

Planning Ahead Makes End-of-Life Care Easier for Everyone

Planning Ahead Makes End-of-Life Care Easier for Everyone

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

Prescription for Pain? Important Questions Patients Should Ask

Prescription for Pain? Important Questions Patients Should Ask

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

Seeking Solutions to Gun Violence at the Scene of the Crime

Seeking Solutions to Gun Violence at the Scene of the Crime

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

Take a Bow, Physicians -- You Defeated the SGR

Take a Bow, Physicians -- You Defeated the SGR

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

Teaching Abroad Helps Grow Family of Family Medicine

Teaching Abroad Helps Grow Family of Family Medicine

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

They're Your Comments; Make Them Count

They're Your Comments; Make Them Count

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

The Folly of Judging Physicians Based on Patients' Foibles

The Folly of Judging Physicians Based on Patients' Foibles

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

Time to Lift 16-Hour Limit on First-year Residents

The AAFP is supporting a proposal that would increase the number of consecutive hours first-year residents can work from 16 hours to 24 (plus the possibility of four additional hours for the completion of care of an individual patient).

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/time_to_lift_16_hour.html

We All Play a Role in Mending Our Broken Health Care System

We All Play a Role in Mending Our Broken Health Care System

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

We're Getting the Media to Spread the Word About Family Medicine

We're Getting the Media to Spread the Word About Family Medicine

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

Accreditation Merger Creates Unified Standard, Preserves D.O.s' Identity

Accreditation Merger Creates Unified Standard, Preserves D.O.s' Identity

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

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Finding Balance at Home, Practice Makes it All Worth the Effort

Finding Balance at Home, Practice Makes it All Worth the Effort

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

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Over the Long Haul, Family Physicians Are Life Savers

Over the Long Haul, Family Physicians Are Life Savers

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Respect, Support Moms' Breastfeeding Decisions

Respect, Support Moms' Breastfeeding Decisions

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Need for Infection Control Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Need for Infection Control Not Going Away Anytime Soon

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

Outside the Box: Integrative Medicine Might Just Expand Your Comfort Zone

Outside the Box: Integrative Medicine Might Just Expand Your Comfort Zone

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Small Investment, Big Payoff: Grants Offer Opportunity to Improve Community Health

Small Investment, Big Payoff: Grants Offer Opportunity to Improve Community Health

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

AAFP to Congress: Hands Off USPSTF

A bill has been introduced that would alter the composition and processes of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines why the Academy is stringently opposing the legislation.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Report: PCMH Improves Quality, Reduces Cost

A recently published report found that advanced primary care practices built on the principles of the patient-centered medical home improve quality and reduce the cost of health care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

Twins Multiply Challenges -- and Rewards -- of Breastfeeding

Beth Oller, M.D., shares her insights from one of the hardest things she's ever done: breastfeeding twins.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

What You Need to Know on Path Through Residency and Beyond

The transition from resident to new physician can be challenging. Our new-to-practice physician bloggers offer advice for those who will follow them.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

You Can Drive Change in Washington; Here's How

The AAFP has launched a new grassroots network designed to be a forum to educate, coordinate, and engage family physicians around family medicine's priority issues. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the details.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

At the Crux of Art and Science: I'm a Family Physician

At the Crux of Art and Science: I'm a Family Physician

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

Digital Media: It's Here to Stay, and That's a Good Thing

Digital Media: It's Here to Stay, and That's a Good Thing

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Don't Be Shy: Health is Primary Trumpets FP Success Stories

Don't Be Shy: Health is Primary Trumpets FP Success Stories

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

After Court Ruling, Academy Prepared to Implement ACA, Address its Shortcomings

After Court Ruling, Academy Prepared to Implement ACA, Address its Shortcomings

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Fit Physicians Can Lead by Example

Fit Physicians Can Lead by Example

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

Food Security: Take a Lesson From Your Patients

Food Security: Take a Lesson From Your Patients

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

How Family Medicine Upstaged Ben Affleck

How Family Medicine Upstaged Ben Affleck

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

It Takes a Village: Become a Breastfeeding Advocate

It Takes a Village: Become a Breastfeeding Advocate

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

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

Medical Student Advocates Make Big Impression on Legislators at FMCC

Medical Student Advocates Make Big Impression on Legislators at FMCC

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Shrinking Scope of Practice Raises Questions About Future of Family Medicine Training

Shrinking Scope of Practice Raises Questions About Future of Family Medicine Training

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

The Flight of My Life: Reflecting on Six Years of Service

The Flight of My Life: Reflecting on Six Years of Service

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Thomas Wolfe Had It Wrong: You Can Go Home Again

Thomas Wolfe Had It Wrong: You Can Go Home Again

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

Uniformed Services President Stays Connected During Deployment

Uniformed Services President Stays Connected During Deployment

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

Volunteering Benefits Patients, Communities and the Docs Who Do It

Volunteering Benefits Patients, Communities and the Docs Who Do It

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Working With Others Key to Successfully Transforming Our Practices

Working With Others Key to Successfully Transforming Our Practices

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Community Response to Disaster Shows Beauty of Rural Practice

An epic flood ravaged her town, but what Kimberly Becher, M.D., remembers most are the selfless acts of kindness that helped her patients put their lives back together.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

House Calls Improve Care, Lower Costs

House Calls Improve Care, Lower Costs

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

It's OK to Ask for Help

It's OK to Ask for Help

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

How to Maximize Your AAFP Membership

How to Maximize Your AAFP Membership

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Swing and a Miss: Do Quality Measures Have Dubious Value?

With trends pointing to an emphasis on team-based care, Kyle Jones, M.D., questions the rationale for quality measures that focus on individual physicians.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

The 'Change Election' Happened -- Now What?

In less than 60 days, a new president and administration will move into the White House. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines key issues the Academy plans to focus on in 2017.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

AAFP.org Coming Soon to a Mobile Device Near You

AAFP.org Coming Soon to a Mobile Device Near You

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

Banding Together Helps Small Practices Achieve PCMH Recognition

Banding Together Helps Small Practices Achieve PCMH Recognition

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Barriers Impede Telemedicine's Potential

Barriers Impede Telemedicine's Potential

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Changing the Conversation: What Would It Take to Make Using Our EHRs Truly Meaningful?

Changing the Conversation: What Would It Take to Make Using Our EHRs Truly Meaningful?

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Curbing Childhood Obesity Requires Moving Beyond the Exam Room

Curbing Childhood Obesity Requires Moving Beyond the Exam Room

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Duke Students Show Keen Interest in Family Medicine

Duke Students Show Keen Interest in Family Medicine

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Family Medicine Wins … or Loses?

Family Medicine Wins … or Loses?

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

Implementation Begins on Family Medicine for America's Health

Implementation Begins on Family Medicine for America's Health

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

Medical Students, We're Only Looking for the Best

Medical Students, We're Only Looking for the Best

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

New Year Brings New Life, New Hope

New Year Brings New Life, New Hope

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Office Champions Project is Opportunity for FP Offices to Improve Smoking Cessation ...

Office Champions Project is Opportunity for FP Offices to Improve Smoking Cessation Efforts

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Physician, Google Thyself: Know What's Being Said About You Online

Physician, Google Thyself: Know What's Being Said About You Online

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Patients Need Nutrition Facts From Their FP, Not Dr. Google

Patients Need Nutrition Facts From Their FP, Not Dr. Google

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Caring for Patients With Addiction Problems Takes Practice

Caring for Patients With Addiction Problems Takes Practice

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Death in the Family: It's OK to Let Go

Relatives often turn to physicians with medical questions. Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., addresses the difficulty of providing insight and comfort when a family member is dying.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Everyday Heroes: What We Do Today Saves Lives Tomorrow

Through detection, prevention and careful health management, primary care physicians save countless lives each day with little drama or fanfare.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Leading While Learning

Leading While Learning

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

2016 Advocacy Agenda: Four Things to Know

Four key issues stand out on the Academy's advocacy agenda for 2016: influencing the implementation of the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act; meaningful use; reducing administrative complexity; and aligning payers' quality and performance measures.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/2016_advocacy_agenda_four_things.html

Academy is Working to Define, Value Care Management

Academy is Working to Define, Value Care Management

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Asking Right Questions Critical to Making Right Match

Asking Right Questions Critical to Making Right Match

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

As Match Day Nears, Student Board Member Shares Wishes for Family Medicine

As Match Day Nears, Student Board Member Shares Wishes for Family Medicine

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Beating Burnout: Get Involved, Call for Change

Beating Burnout: Get Involved, Call for Change

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Changing Training Standards for Maternity Care

Changing Training Standards for Maternity Care

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Follow the North Star: Global Health Is Focus of New Wonca Group

Follow the North Star: Global Health Is Focus of New Wonca Group

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

For This State Chapter, It Truly Is a 'Family Affair'

For This State Chapter, It Truly Is a 'Family Affair'

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

Hospice Experience Can be Rewarding

Hospice Experience Can be Rewarding

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

Practice Perspective: Patient Stories Get Attention of Media, Policymakers

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Primary Care Physician Shortage Requires Bold Action

Primary Care Physician Shortage Requires Bold Action

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Proposed Increase in Medicaid Payments Helps Patients and Docs Both

Proposed Increase in Medicaid Payments Helps Patients and Docs Both

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Regional Meetings Offer AAFP Chapters Chance to Share, Learn, Lead

Regional Meetings Offer AAFP Chapters Chance to Share, Learn, Lead

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Students, Residents: Stand Up and Make a Difference for Family Medicine

Students, Residents: Stand Up and Make a Difference for Family Medicine

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Under Attack: We Can All Join the Fight for GME Funding

Under Attack: We Can All Join the Fight for GME Funding

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Family Physicians Can Cut Unnecessary Surgeries

Robust clinical trials demonstrate relevant outcomes of various surgeries. Does a surgery extend a patient's life? Does the surgery decrease a patient's pain? Does it improve the patient's quality of life? Answering these questions, along with weighing risks and other treatment options,...

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Physicians, Wellness Should Begin With Us

Venis Wilder, M.D., writes that when physicians neglect their own needs, their ability to care for others suffers, as well.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Private Practice Has Its Rewards, Challenges

Private Practice Has Its Rewards, Challenges

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Academy Tools Could Ease EHR Burdens

Academy Tools Could Ease EHR Burdens

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

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