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Editorial: Healthy Chicago Collaboration Shows Promise

There's been a lot of talk recently about how public health systems and primary care health professionals need to work together to solve the health problems our communities face.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Smoking, Medicine, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Department will offer free immunizations in August

All children attending public or private school must have proof of immunizations - a Florida Certificate of Immunization - before they are allowed to attend school.


Related Topix: Florida, Medicine, Umatilla, FL, Leesburg, FL, Clermont, FL, Laptops/Notebooks


Is there a doctor in the house?

Around 500 GPs and other delegates are converging on Christchurch this week for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' annual conference.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Floyd County Times

Dr. Eileen Kummant joins Saint Joseph Martin Hospital3:13 pm | 0

Eileen Kummant, M.D., has joined the Seton Family Health Center at 11087 Main Street in Martin.


Related Topix: Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University of Pittsburgh, McKeesport, PA, Washington, PA

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

George Wallace Brown, M.D.

George Wallace Brown, M.D., of Waynesville, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Waynesville, NC, Haywood County, NC, Mars Hill College, Wake Forest, NC, Medicine, Asheville, NC

Families seek more opiod antidote RXs

Patty DiRenzo said she knew there was a problem when her own family doctor wasn't aware of a key provision of a law enacted last year that is intended to prevent overdoses from heroin and other opioids.


Related Topix: Medicine

Nottingham Evening Post

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Dr John Doddy, a GP at Hickings Lane Medical Centre in Stapleford, says the lack of GPs means our health service will soon be at breaking point SOON, very soon, there will not be enough GPs to cope.


Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Advocate

Doctors foster good health

Picture: Katrina Docking. Family doctors, who often see several members of a family and for many consecutive years, are well-placed to help their patients achieve good health as they have well-rounded knowledge of their health, family history of disease and have a rapport with the patient that makes discussing tricky topics a bit easier.


Related Topix: Medicine

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Insurers, Telling an OSA Patient "Lose Weight" is Not Effective & Does Not Save $ in the Long Run

If you have not read my blogs before, I am a family physician, who retired because doctors did not diagnose my sleep apnea.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Blog News

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Weyburn This Week

Presentations to be made to Weyburn doctors

To thank Weyburn physicians for their dedication to the community and patients, presentations will be made at each of the three medical offices on Monday, July 21 during Physician Appreciation Week.


Related Topix: Medicine

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Grey Power 52 - July 3, 2014

Because of the tremendous growth of the pharmaceutical industry over the last century, there has been a parallel increase of use of over-the-counter as well as prescription drugs.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

US Pharmacist

Update on the Management of Pediatric Acute Otitis Media

Costanzo have nothing to disclose. are the most common bacterial cause, other organisms including viruses can cause AOM.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Amoxicillin (generic), Amoxil, Trimox, Inflammation, Health, Influenza


New Walmart Care Clinic launching in two SC locations

A clinic will open in Sumter and Florence at the end of July that could drive down healthcare costs across the community.


Related Topix: Sumter, SC, Florence, SC, Medicine, Hypertension, Health

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Daily Freeman-Journal

Nominations sought for annual Family Physician award

The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians is seeking nominations for the 2014 Family Physician of the Year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Des Moines, IA

American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP Summary Highlights Key Points for FPs

To save members the time it would take to pore over the proposal for themselves and to help explain and prepare them for the potential changes, the AAFP has prepared a 12-page summary of the proposed schedule.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine

The 10 Most In-Demand Career Specialties In Health Care

Family doctors and family physicians who deliver babies were the most requested search of hospitals, clinics, health centers and others engaged Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's other physician staffing companies to conduct during the 12-month period from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.


Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Penn State

Gingrich named top physician educator in the U.S.

The American Academy of Family Physicians has chosen Dr. Dennis Gingrich as its 2014 Exemplary Teacher Award recipient.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

American Academy of Family Physicians

ACA Rollout Showing Mixed Results, FPs Report

Despite predictions that the nation's health care system could be overwhelmed by a flood of newly insured patients whose health coverage took effect this year, that's not the story family physicians are telling AAFP News .


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology

Medical News Today

Measures to improve cancer screening in Ontario ineffective

Ontario spent nearly $110 million dollars between 2006 and 2010 on bonuses to motivate family doctors to screen more of their patients for cancer but these bonuses were associated with little or no improvement in actual cancer screening rates, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences .


Related Topix: Medicine, Colorectal Health, Health

Canberra City News

Do you have undiagnosed diabetes?

IN the midst of National Diabetes Week , ACT Medicare Local is encouraging Canberrans to see their local family doctor if they suspect they may be at risk for diabetes as many people have no symptoms and have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes