AAFP Issues Statement on Trump Administration Executive Order
"The administration is silent on its plans to reunite these families in an expeditious and humane manner. Further, while we assume the children’s physical needs are being met, with each passing day apart from their families, the mental and emotional toll taken on these children continues to mount. Accordingly, we urge the following of the administration:
Immediately place the highest priority on reuniting the previously separated families.
Ensure the mental and physical health and safety of the families, in particular, by providing access to
qualified medical professionals to assess and monitor the emotional well-being of the children in the
custody of the U.S. government.
cafp member becomes first female dean of USC medical school
CAFP member Laura Mosqueda, MD, FAAFP is the first woman to become dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Mosqueda views care for the elderly as a “crucial” part of medical training and hopes to guide students toward elderly care to treat the country’s aging population.
Both offering medical help and receiving it for her family while mid-flight, CAFP member Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP shares her experiences with in-flight emergencies, stepping up and joining forces with other physicians in a time of need.
A new law, California Health and Safety Code 103860–103870, requires healthcare providers diagnosing or providing treatment to Parkinson's disease patients to report each case of Parkinson's disease to California Department of Public Health beginning July 1, 2018.