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September 24, 2021
CDC Recommends COVID-19 Boosters

The CDC today announced their recommendation that seniors, residents in long-term care settings, and people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions who received the Pfizer-BioNTech primary COVID vaccine series should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. They also noted that other groups […]

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September 24, 2021
Health Equity: Free CME for AAFP Members

AAFP invites you to promote better health for your patients with a five-part self-study learning series. Watch recorded videos led by experts in health equality. Download supplemental materials. Easily access specific sections to address your or a patient’s unique needs. Revisit and review the learning session at any time. Earn up to 6.5 enduring credits. Available now: Striving for Health Equity Addressing […]

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September 22, 2021
AAFP Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 - Sept 22nd

COVID-19 Vaccine Perspectives: Authorization Updates and Addressing Misinformation Wednesday, September 22nd, 7-8 p.m. CT From vaccine hesitancy to the latest surge in cases, family medicine is still being greatly impacted by COVID-19. This Town Hall continues the COVID-19 conversation by covering topics causing members the most concern. Join us and hear these physicians' perspectives on […]

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September 20, 2021
E-Spotlight: Diagnosing of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

By Silvia M. Diego, MD Full Scope Family Physician, Principal Officer, Family First Medical Care, Modesto, CA My 58-year-old patient, I’ll call him John for this article, came to me complaining of a bad cough, fatigue, and exertional breathlessness that started about 10 days prior. He describes several episodes of “bronchitis” and decreased energy level […]

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September 16, 2021
September 17th is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is here to help everyone prevent physician suicide – including physicians, their colleagues and their loved ones. We need to come together and break down the culture of silence around physician mental health. It’s a time to talk – and to act – so physicians’ struggles don’t become mental health emergencies. […]

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September 14, 2021
Mathematica Hosts Webinar on NASEM Report - Sept 23rd, 11am

For the first time in 27 years, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has issued a consensus report on primary care. Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care emphasizes that although primary care is the only health care component in which an increased supply is associated with better population health […]

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September 9, 2021
Navigating the Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a state public health order for most healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Paid and unpaid workers in health care facilities have until September 30th to be fully vaccinated. Join CAFP on September 27th at 6pm for a Webinar on What You Need to Know: Navigating […]

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September 3, 2021
California Family Physicians Stand with Texas Abortion Providers

Law Threatens Access to Health Services The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) strongly denounces SB 8, the Texas law which allows private individuals to sue abortion providers and anyone else who assists a person in obtaining an abortion. The CAFP recognizes that an individual has the right to make their own reproductive decisions. In […]

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August 31, 2021
2021 FM Residency Program Open Houses

California Family Medicine Programs are offering virtual open houses. Below are some of the open houses that are available to attend. For more information on the 2021 Summit Virtual Summer Series, visit familydocs.org/summit. *Sorted by date of open house. Information subject to change. All times are Pacific Time unless otherwise indicated. UC Davis Family Medicine […]

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August 30, 2021
Show and Tell: How to Achieve High Quality Primary Care

By Laura Murphy, DO The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report in May titled, “Implementing High Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care”. In the report the committee outlines an implementation plan on how to achieve high quality primary care (HQPC) through 5 main objectives: Pay for primary care […]

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