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October 7, 2021
COVID-19 Booster Rollout Has Begun

The FDA amended the vaccine’s emergency use authorization to allow a single booster dose six months after completion of the primary series for individuals ages 65 and older, 18-64 at high risk of severe COVID-19, or 18-64 “whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19, including […]

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October 6, 2021
AAFP Delegates Choose New Leaders for 2021-22

The AAFP Congress of Delegates elected Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., of Islip, N.Y., to be the Academy’s president-elect. Others elected or chosen by acclamation for the following positions are: Speaker of the Congress — Russell Kohl, M.D., of Stilwell, Kan. Vice Speaker — Daron Gersch, M.D., of Avon, Minn. Directors — Gail Guerrero-Tucker, M.D., M.P.H., of Thatcher, […]

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October 4, 2021
New AAFP President Fights Back Against Misinformation

Sterling Ransone, M.D., didn’t leave residency with a grand vision to become a leader in family medicine, but the needs of his patients demanded it. Ransone said Sept. 28 during his speech at the 2021 Family Medicine Experience that he got involved with advocacy after an insurance company denied coverage of a prescription he had given a […]

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September 30, 2021
Fighting Against Two Standards of Care: A Patient Perspective

Hello! My name is Eri Solomon from Jamaica Plain, MA. I am a community organizing professional working to advance equitable economic justice policies and initiatives in the state of Massachusetts. I am sharing my story with you today because I am also a person in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder, as well as […]

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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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