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Incoming AAFP President Optimistic About Family Medicine's Future
(MedPage Today) -- On October 27, Alabama family physician Steven Furr, MD, will be sworn in as the new president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). MedPage Today (MPT) Washington Editor Joyce Frieden talked with Furr about what... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 18, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Sleepy cat dozing off " right away " during road trip delights internet
A video of a cat giving in to his slumber during a road trip has gone viral on TikTok. The clip was posted on June 17 by Liam The Cat Actor (@liam_the_everyday_cat), the TikTok account of a rescue cat, and had over 472,000 views at the time of writing. The footage shows Liam sitting on the…#tiktok #liamcatactor #lol #sandracmitchell #petmd #sarahellis #internationalcatcare #veterinarian #cathylund #aafp (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Healthcare Mergers Need More Regulation and Oversight, Senators Told
(MedPage Today) -- Congress must act to rein in consolidation in the healthcare system while still encouraging competition, Shawn Martin of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) said Thursday during a Senate hearing. "A competitive... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 9, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news
What to Know About High Triglycerides
Discussions about heart health often center around blood pressure and cholesterol, with factors like poor sleep, smoking, family history of heart disease, and chronic stress thrown in. However, there’s one variable that doesn’t get covered as often, even though it can be an important indicator of cardiovascular risk: triglycerides. “We don’t really talk about triglycerides very much, especially compared to cholesterol, but they’re actually an essential part of understanding heart health,” says Dr. Adriana Quinones-Camacho, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Health in New York. “For some...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news
FDA Panel Recommends the First Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill
On May 10, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert panel voted unanimously to make an oral contraceptive pill available over-the-counter. If the FDA adopts the panel’s recommendation, the birth control pill, which is currently only available by prescription, would become the first oral contraceptive that women can take without medical supervision. “This represents a landmark in the history of women’s health,” said Dr. Margery Gass, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Cincinnati and FDA panel member in explaining her vote in favor of making the drug, called Opill...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news
Keep The Flu Away In A Time Of “ Twindemics ”
Flu season is here, and the CDC has shifted into overdrive…pushing you to get your flu vaccine as soon as possible. Once again, they’re insisting it’s more important than ever because of Covid. Flu shots have an unquestioned reputation. The message from the medical establishment is that you need to ignore any vaccines’ potential adverse effects. But that doesn’t mean they don’t exist… In a moment, I’ll show you ways to bolster your native immunity so you can enjoy optimal health year-round. But first, for my new readers, let me tell you why I’ll never get a flu shot. Unlike some of my colleagues i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 23, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacob Tags: Anti-Aging Health Source Type: news
Why Medicine Needs More Glaucomflecken Why Medicine Needs More Glaucomflecken
AAFP President Dr Sterling Ransone asks Dr Will Flanary about the reach and influence of his satiric medical video skits and whether we can expect a"Glaucomflecken" effect in medicine.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - September 8, 2022 Category: OBGYN Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news
First Company Applies to Make Birth Control Pill Available Without a Prescription in the U.S.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and set off a cascade of abortion bans around the country, access to contraception has taken on increased importance. To get birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptives in the U.S., patients still need a prescription. But now birth control pills are one step closer to being available over the counter. HRA Pharma, a French drugmaker, has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S. “We’re very proud of being the first company to submit the first-ever application to the...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Health Care News uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news
Physician Groups Argue for Increase in 2023 Medicare Payment Physician Groups Argue for Increase in 2023 Medicare Payment
AMA and AAFP are asking Congress to reconsider the flat Medicare 2023 pay rate set by a 2015 law, noting the lack of progress toward using MACRA quality metrics to boost reimbursement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - March 16, 2022 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news
Pediatricians Who Serve Trans Youth Face Increasing Harassment. Lifesaving Care Could Be on the Line
Dr. Gina Sequeira first saw the protesters on a bright clear morning last September. A co-director of Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic who provides gender-affirming care to young people, Sequeira had confronted ignorance about her medical specialty in the past. But nothing had prepared her to see people outside her office, waving signs and handing out flyers warning of the “dangers” of the work she does. “That was really, really hard for us as a clinic,” she says. “And I think it was really hard for the hospital’s patients and families who witnessed it.” Just a month later, p...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized feature Health Care LGBTQ nationpod News Source Type: news
Physicians Urge Biden for Greater Pandemic Response Amid Omicron Physicians Urge Biden for Greater Pandemic Response Amid Omicron
AAFP and ACOG among groups urging White House to implement a"multipronged public health response" that supports families and healthcare professionals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Despite Technical Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic, Healthcare Networks Plan to Increase Investment in Telehealth Technologies
Survey shows more than 50% of hospitals and health systems plan to increase virtual care services within two years, a development that can change how patients access clinical laboratory testing services If anything positive came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the growing acceptance by physicians and health payers of telehealth—including telepathology, teleradiology, and other […] The post Despite Technical Challenges During COVID-19 Pandemic, Healthcare Networks Plan to Increase Investment in Telehealth Technologies appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 22, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Digital Pathology Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine Uncategorized AAFP American Academy Family Physicians Amwell anatomic pat Source Type: news
AAFP toolkit addresses violence prevention in health care - Borgmeyer C.
It's an unfortunate reality that too many family physicians have experienced some sort of violent encounter in their practice. Although the absolute number of fatal events remains, thankfully, relatively small, violent behavior directed against physicians ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
FDA Clears Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Young Children
The shot could bring relief to parents anxious about their children getting sick, though some experts worry that those most at risk may slip through the cracks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Sharon LaFraniere Tags: Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration American Academy of Family Physicians Pfizer Inc Source Type: news
F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Young Children
Experts said the shot could bring relief to parents anxious about their children getting sick, though some worry that those most at risk may slip through the cracks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Sharon LaFraniere Tags: Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration American Academy of Family Physicians Pfizer Inc Source Type: news