News tagged with family physicians

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 ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Obesity raises death risk tied to sleeping pills

Obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills, nearly doubling the rate of mortality even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year, researchers reported Friday.

Mar 16, 2012
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Friends and family enable most opioid abusers

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study by Yale School of Medicine reveals that nearly one third of those who use opioids for non-medical reasons obtain these drugs directly from physicians, but the majority get them ...

Jun 15, 2011
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AAFP: family docs report potential misuse of MGMA data

(HealthDay)—Reports from family physicians have been received that employers may be misusing survey data to set higher compensation rates for general internal physicians than for family physicians, according ...

5 hours ago
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Medical schools being challenged to find training sites

(HealthDay)—Medical schools are working to find solutions to ensure their students can continue to receive clinical training in spite of the escalating shortage of training sites, according to an article ...

Jul 14, 2014
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AAFP urges changes in telemedicine compensation

(HealthDay)—Significant changes should be made to delivery and payment of telemedicine services, according to an article published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Jul 03, 2014
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