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Health care as a family affair: Shanghai's family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

Tao Naiyu moved from his old apartment three months ago and has a community health centre adjacent to his new home.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Business Journal

Nurse practitioner, physician assistant demand soars

Demand for physician assistants and nurse practitioners is up, in part because of the move toward retail medicine and convenience care.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Internal Medicine

The Jersey Journal

NJ suspends Camden County doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers

A Merchantville family doctor was suspended by the state Board of Medical Examiners for being "an easy mark" for patients looking for painkillers.

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Related Topix: Camden County, NJ, Medicine, Merchantville, NJ

Williston Observer

SENIORS: When to see a geriatrician

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of health problems do geriatricians treat? My mother, who is 80, takes several different medications for various health problems, but she hasn't been feeling herself lately.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Nursing, Long Term Care, Health

American Academy of Family Physicians

Free AAFP Webinar to Focus on Population Health Management

Here's a scenario that may sound familiar: A patient with uncontrolled diabetes has missed his last three medical appointments and then shows up at his family physician's office with a festering foot ulcer.

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Related Topix: Medicine

GlobalNews

Kamloops to add six new family doctors this summer

Dr. Shirley Sze of the Thompson Region Division of Family Practice announced today that six new family doctors will arrive in Kamloops over the summer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada,

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Lives Lived: Joyce Louise Barrett, 69

Family doctor, mother, volunteer, author. Born on May 9, 1944, in Toronto; died on Jan. 18, 2014, in Peterborough, Ont., of cancer, aged 69. When retired physician Joyce Barrett told her family that she had started yet another volunteer position - this time with a high-school program for teen moms - they weren't at all surprised.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada, Family, Parenting

American Academy of Family Physicians

CMS Proposal Could Lighten Family Physicians' Administrative Burden

Family physicians who refer their Medicare patients for home health services, order home health services and/or certify patients' eligibility for the Medicare home health benefit could see their administrative load lighten just a little next year.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Nursing

PennLive.com

Hershey doctor named top physician educator

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

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Related Topix: Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Montreal Gazette

Nothing unusual about Bolduc's caseload: doctors

Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc holds a news conference at the Quebec legislature in Quebec City on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada,

WOAY

Cash comes to W. Va. doctors-in-training

The Teaching Health Center Program is awarding health facilities in the Mountain State with $1.65 million to support primary care physicians.

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Related Topix: Medicine

TCPalm

Family Health Matters: Diabetes management: A partnership between you and your family doctor

An additional 86 million people are at risk of developing this chronic disease. Diabetes claims more lives than the combination of breast cancer and AIDS, and is the leading cause of everything from heart and kidney failure to blindness to amputations.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Breast Cancer, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Genetics

CBC News

Gaetan Barrette: Doctor incentive program flawed

Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette said the program is under review and the findings will be released in the fall.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada,

Medical News Today

UK GPs keen to play bigger role in responding to cases of child maltreatment

GPs are ideally placed to spot early warning signs of child maltreatment and to work with families to prevent them from getting worse, according to a joint report by the Royal College of General Practitioners , leading children's charity NSPCC and researchers from UCL and the University of Surrey.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Ottawa Life

BC Fails to Improve Primary Health Care After More Than a Billion Dollar Investment

Since 2006, British Columbia has spent more than a billion dollars to improve primary health care.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Long Term Care

Kevin, M.D.

A rational approach to CT lung cancer screening

Recently, a family physician colleague asked me to explain why the Affordable Care Act requires private health insurers to provide first-dollar coverage for preventive services that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force assigns an "A" or "B" rating , but allows public insurers to determine if and how they will cover these services.

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Related Topix: Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Medicaid, Smoking

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Patients: demand timely care

Although Canadians have timely access to some health-care services, writes Dr. Desmond Leddin, not all patients have family doctors and many endure long wait times to see specialists.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, Medicine, Elizabeth Ii, Opinion

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Hunterdon Medical Center physicians receives the R. Kirk Seaton Memorial award

John S. Waters, a Family Practice Physician at Phillips Barber Family Health Center in Lambertville was presented the R. Kirk Seaton, Memorial Award.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

AAFP urges changes in telemedicine compensation

Significant changes should be made to delivery and payment of telemedicine services, according to an article published by the American Academy of Family Physicians .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Sunday Herald

GPs 'at breaking point' as share of NHS funds cut

FAMILY doctors are receiving a smaller share of total NHS funding than at any point in the last decade, new figures have revealed.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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