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12 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Guest: Why a WSU medical school would not address doctor shortage in rural areas

Read a guest column in favor of building a medical school at WSU at seati.ms/pro-wsu-med-school THE University of Washington School of Medicine created the WAMI program with the federal Washington-Alaska Regional Medical Program in 1971. One of its purposes was to address the physician shortage and distribution of doctors in four states.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Washington, Washington State University, Whatcom County, WA, Skagit County, WA, Medicine, Opinion

21 hrs ago | Medical News

More doctors optimistic about future of medicine

Family doctors are also pushing to change how the nation pays for medical education and are proposing shifting training funds away from hospitals for residencies. The Wall Street Journal : Doctors: Skeptical About Health Law, Optimistic About Future Of Medicine Doctors are overextended, skeptical of changes wrought by the federal health law, but more optimistic about the future of medicine than they were two years ago, according to a new survey of 20,000 U.S. physicians.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Sep 15, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections

If you are looking for patient information, you may also wish to visit the AAFP patient information Web site, www.familydoctor.org . About Access Controls Online access to content in new issues of American Family Physician is restricted to AAFP members and paid subscribers.

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PhysOrg Weblog

AAFP joins coalition to prevent misuse of ADHD meds

The American Academy of Family Physicians has joined the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse , which launched Aug. 28. The coalition plans to focus its efforts on college students initially but might eventually expand that focus. The other members of the coalition are Children and Adults with ADHD, the Jed Foundation, NASPA , and the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA and Shire.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, ADHD

Business Wire

AAFP Recommends Policies to Reform the Nationa sGraduate Medical Education System

Unfortunately, the current GME system may actually work against achieving a physician workforce that meets the health care needs of current and future generations. While medicine and medical science have undergone revolutionary changes in the past 50 years, the GME system has not.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Philly.com

Prostate cancer activists launch 'the finger' campaign to stem decline in testing

Kristine Warner wanted an eye-catching way to encourage men to talk to their doctors about the complicated, controversial subject of prostate cancer screening. The finger in question, of course, is the one a physician puts up a man's rectum to feel for cancer in his prostate gland.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Graphic Design, Arts, Medicine, Urology, Johnstown, PA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

NJ.com

People in Business Sept. 14, 2014

Gora has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and customer relations. She last served as director of marketing at Handicare USA where she helped implement an annual marketing plan in the newly established United States market.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Coopersburg, PA, Bucks County, PA, Medicine, Health, Acupuncture

TheAlternativePress.com

HackensackUMC Mountainside Family Residence Program Addresses Primary ...

The Mountainside Family Practice Group, a teaching affiliate of HackensackUMC Mountainside Hospital, announces the grand re-opening of its newly-renovated Verona site located at 799 Bloomfield Avenue. Serving the suburban Essex County community, the practice has been a trusted "community doctor's office" for more than 35 years providing quality, comprehensive and continuing care for individuals and their families across all ages, with an emphasis on disease prevention and general health promotion.

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Related Topix: Mountainside, NJ, Medicine, Verona, NJ, Essex County, NJ, Montclair, NJ

CTV

Search for family doctors satisfied at Montreal clinic

It's a rare thing indeed when a clinic opens its doors to those in need of a family physician. But Marie-France Lettre and others stumbled onto such a place at the Victoria Square Medical Center at 413 St. Jacques, Suite 140.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Nation

Rajata vows to boost primary care, more doctors

Public Health Minister Dr Rajata Rajatanavin has vowed to strengthen primary care services with more family physicians and develop all healthcare systems to be of harmony and unity in term of benefits, service access, funding and data systems. Having positions as both minister and Mahidol University president would not affect his work at both place, he said, adding that he would work hard for the ministry and the university and would explain this to the MU community soon.

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CTV

Search for family doctors satisfied at Montreal clinic

It's a rare thing indeed when a clinic opens its doors to those in need of a family physician. But Marie-France Lettre and others stumbled onto such a place at the Victoria Square Medical Center at 413 St. Jacques, Suite 140.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Nova News Now

Another new physician recruited for Shelburne area

Another new family physician has been successfully recruited to the Shelburne area and will start accepting new patients on Thursday, Sept. 18. Dr. Begum completed her Doctor of Medicine from Dalhousie University in 2012 and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh in 2004.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Bangladesh, World News, Asia

PhysOrg Weblog

Demographics impact family physicians' care of children

Demographic and geographic factors influence whether family physicians provide care for children, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine . Laura A. Makaroff, D.O., from the Robert Graham Center in Washington, D.C., and colleagues used survey data from the American Board of Family Medicine to analyze the proportion of family physicians providing care to children .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pediatrics

Lake Cowichan Gazette

OPINION: Midwifery vital to B.C. healthcare system

Based on more than 30 years of practice as a newborn care specialist and family physician attending births, I have great concern that women in British Columbia and throughout Canada have insufficient numbers of appropriate care providers available to care for them, and this maternity care gap is growing. This puts tremendous strain on expectant mothers and their families, particularly in rural and First Nations communities, where the shortage of maternity care is experienced most acutely.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Opinion

CJAD

Family doctors looking for patients

Are you one of the 50,000 Montrealers waiting for a family doctor? Did you know the average wait time is 295 days? Well, you might be surprised to hear that a clinic in Montreal's world trade centre has room to take close to 3,000 patients but is having a hard time finding them. Since it completed its expansion on September 2, the Victoria-Square medical centre has been ready to take close to 3,000 patients.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Townsman

Interior Health CEO tours hospital

That's the message from Interior Health Authority CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny regarding the East Kootenay Regional Hospital's Intensive Care Unit expansion. "It's nice to see the new site being built here," said Halpenny.

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American Academy of Family Physicians

One in 15 FPs Spends Considerable Time in ER, Urgent Care

Family physicians are expected to provide comprehensive care while also accommodating the diverse care needs of their particular patient populations. In the nation's rural areas, that can mean spending more time in emergency care settings, a recent data analysis Overall, about one out of every 15 family physicians devotes at least 80 percent of his or her time to emergency or urgent care, according to researchers at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, with those in remote areas taking on a higher percentage of these patients compared with their urban peers.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Service Members Deserve High Quality of Care FPs Can Provide

After 10 years of war, the United States is drawing down its military forces. In fact, the Pentagon has announced plans to reduce the size of the Army to roughly 450,000 soldiers, which would be the smallest U.S. Army force since before the United States entered World War II.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, Medicine, Life, Veteran Affairs, Opinion

Sys-Con Media

NextGenU.org and ReelDx Partner to Enable Sudanese Medical Residents...

ReelDx will provide its cloud-based platform to enable Sudanese family medicine residents to create video case studies that will be peer reviewed and shared via ReelDx's medical education application. Physician shortages are a global problem.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP Endorses Evidence-based Hypertension Guideline

First published online last December by JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association , the guidelines outlined nine specific treatment recommendations.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Iowa City, IA

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