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.
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.[Read More]
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.[Read More]
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.[Read More]
Help Students Cut Through the Bull: FPs Are in Demand
Subspecialists in academia have tried to steer students away from primary care for decades. John Cullen, M.D., writes that physician educators need new material because the demand for family medicine isn't going away.[Read More]
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.
ACOG Confirms What FPs Know: Most Births Need Little Intervention
Robert Raspa, M.D., welcomed guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that says "many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor."
Better Cancer Care Demands That FPs, Oncologists Work Together
AAFP Board Chair Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reports from a cancer symposium that communication between primary care physicians and oncologists is critical for patients' welfare.
Attention, Students: Six Thoughts Before Submitting Your Rank Order List
Rank order lists are due soon for those participating in the National Resident Matching Program. Stewart Decker, M.D., offers a few tips for students still pondering their options.[Read More]
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