News tagged with family physician

Sedentary lifestyles up mortality risks for older women

Older women who spend a majority of their day sitting or lying down are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, cancer and death, finds a new study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Jan 22, 2014
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Insufficient evidence for low-dose CT lung CA screening

(HealthDay)—In contrast to a recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to recommend ...

Jan 22, 2014
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AAFP backs FDA tentative trans fats determination

(HealthDay)—The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has expressed their support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's tentative determination regarding partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) as food additives.

Jan 07, 2014
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US adults want physicians managing their health care

(HealthDay)—U.S. adults prefer physicians to non-physicians for health care and would choose a physician to lead their medical team, according to the results of a survey commissioned by the American Academy of Family Physicians ...

Dec 24, 2013
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SC free clinic model now replicated nationwide

What began two decades ago on Hilton Head Island as a free clinic using retired physicians and volunteers to care for the working poor has become a model for dozens of similar clinics nationwide. There are now 96 Volunteers ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Family doc finds mid-level providers increase revenue

(HealthDay)—Hiring mid-levels—physicians assistants and nurse practitioners—can improve productivity, resulting in increased physician take-home pay, according to an article published Nov. 10 in Medical Economics.

Nov 26, 2013
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