American Academy of Family Physicians

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Name: American Academy of Family Physicians
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 38 mins ago - 1 reports

Federal appeals court upholds law banning Florida physicians from asking patients about guns

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Medical Staff Leader Insider!The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Florida’s controversial law restricting physicians and medical personnel from asking patients about gun ownership. ... [Published HCPro - 21 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Brady Center: Doctors to Appeal Docs v. Glocks Decision

Jennifer Fuson 202-370-8128 [email protected] Washington, D.C. - Florida doctors represented by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Ropes & Gray law firm will appeal a 2-1 decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled forbidding ... [Published Noodls - 4 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Appeals Court OKs Florida Gun-gag Law

In 2012, Florida physician groups successfully blocked a state law which was meant to restrict their discussion of gun safety with patients.Late last week, in a 2 to 1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Florida ... [Published Examiner.com - 15 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

AAFP Moves from EHR Implementation to Optimization

The American Academy of Family Physicians Center for Health Information Technology is refocusing its efforts on supporting optimization of electronic health record use.Now that health IT adoption has reached a critical mass, the center will shift its ... [Published Health Data Management - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Give Dad the gift of health for Father's Day

By Anonymous Proquest LLCMore than half of men haven't seen a doctor in the past yearMany fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, and boyfriends share a common ailment called "Doctor it is" - avoidance of a trip to the doctor. Wliether it's a "macho" thing ... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

American Academy of Pediatrics Condemns Ruling Against Physicians’ Right to Counsel on Firearm Safety

Ruling by Appellate Court threatens physicians’ ability to counsel parents about firearm safety, putting children’s lives at risk​ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL (July 28, 2014) --  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a "physician gag law" in Florida ... [Published American Academy of Pediatrics - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Court: Doctors can't ask about gun ownership

(GUNS.com) — A Federal Court of Appeals overturned a 2011 injunction Friday won by Florida doctors against a state firearms owner’s privacy law.The suit, brought in part by the Florida chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American ... [Published WorldNetDaily - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Using the web for health information

While the Internet can be a great source of health knowledge, it is important to make sure that you're getting sound advice from a trusted source. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these guidelines:Make sure the information was either written ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Black box found among Algerian plane's debris

More than 200 troops are guarding the site before French accident and criminal investigators arrive today, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.The debris field is in a concentrated area in the Gossi region of the northwestern African country near ... [Published Journal-Gazette - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Docs mull impact of telemedicine on patient interactions

As the role of telemedicine expands, doctors are considering what implications it will have on their interactions with patients.In many cases, the traditional physician-patient relationship still reigns. Reid Blackwelder, president of the American Academy ... [Published Fierce Health IT - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Headache symptoms vary, from a sharp pain to a dull throb. Remedies to treat these symptoms are similarly numerous.The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for managing and preventing headaches:Did you find ... [Published Medbroadcast - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

AAFP: family docs report potential misuse of MGMA data

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 to a report published by the American Academy of Family ... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 25 2014]

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"Doctors treating women, children, and families should receive the same treatment as their peers treating Medicare seniors" said Brown in a joint news release
In a lengthy dissent, U S Circuit Judge Charles Wilson agreed that the law was an infringement on the First Amendment rights of doctors. "The act prohibits or significantly chills doctors from expressing their views and providing information to patients about one topic, and one topic only, firearms. Regardless of whether we agreed with the message conveyed by doctors to patients about firearms, I think it is perfectly clear that doctors have a First Amendment right to convey that message" reads Wilson's dissent
...In his majority opinion, he wrote that the law "simply acknowledges that the practice of good medicine does not require interrogation about irrelevant, private matters."
...unsustainable," said Edward Salsberg, a former top official at the BureauBureau of Health Workforce at the Department of Health and Human Services. "Health care is moving to the community, but our system of financing graduate medical education is tied to inpatient care."

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Appeals Court OKs Florida Gun-gag Law [Published Examiner.com - 15 hours ago]
“No major medical organization has come out in ... [Published Firedoglake - 17 hours ago]
Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Trainin... [Published WNYC - 19 hours ago]
AAFP Moves from EHR Implementation to Optimization [Published Health Data Management - 20 hours ago]
Federal appeals court upholds law banning Flori... [Published HCPro - 21 hours ago]
House call apps bring a doctor to your door [Published CNN - 21 hours ago]
Transition of Pediatric Patients to Adult Care [Published General Medicine eJournal - 23 hours ago]
UAMS Neighborhood Clinic Opens in West Little Rock [Published KARK TV - Jul 30 2014]
Give Dad the gift of health for Father's Day [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 30 2014]
Illinois takes step to end trans insurance bias [Published Windy City Times - Jul 29 2014]
CME Conference "Clinical Issues in Primary Care... [Published BioPortfolio - Jul 29 2014]
American Academy of Pediatrics Condemns Ruling ... [Published American Academy of Pediatrics - Jul 29 2014]
Florida's 'Gun-Gag' Law for Doctors Upheld by A... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Jul 28 2014]
HIPAA reforms increasingly likely — Overdue HHS... [Published Politico - Jul 28 2014]
Court: Doctors can't ask about gun ownership [Published WorldNetDaily - Jul 27 2014]
Live Oak Family Medicine moves into new BHC office [Published Mohave Valley News - Jul 27 2014]
Using the web for health information [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Jul 26 2014]
Black box found among Algerian plane's debris [Published Journal-Gazette - Jul 26 2014]
Docs mull impact of telemedicine on patient int... [Published Fierce Health IT - Jul 25 2014]
Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain [Published Medbroadcast - Jul 25 2014]
CDC Telebriefing on National Immunization Surve... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 25 2014]
Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain [Published US News & World Report - Jul 25 2014]
Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain [Published Health Finder - Jul 25 2014]
Does Telehealth Diminish Physician-Patient Rela... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Jul 25 2014]
AAFP: family docs report potential misuse of MG... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 25 2014]
Patel-Hinkle Joins The CORE Institute [Published Arizona Business Magazine - Jul 24 2014]
Air Forces Southern medics arrive in Belize to ... [Published Air Force Link - Jul 23 2014]
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“No major medical organization has come out in ... [Published Firedoglake - 17 hours ago]
Evidently not much of the $2.5 million Sheldon Adelson donated to defeating medical marijuana has been spent on research Jessica Spencer, director of the well-funded Vote No on 2 campaign opposing legalization of medical marijuana may have Sheldon ...
Health Tip: First Aid for a Bleeding Wound [Published Yahoo! Health News - Jul 11 2014]
(HealthDay News) -- An open wound can be frightening. But knowing how to administer first aid can help stop the bleeding and begin healing. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to care for a bleeding wound: Using a clean cloth, t... ...
Doctors, nurses condemn Hobby Lobby ruling, cal... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 02 2014]
Most medical providers have basically been on the sidelines in the big reproductive healthcare fight of the modern era—abortion. Maybe because it's too politically charged for them to really engage in, since fewer and fewer providers are actually involved ...
Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born [Published Yahoo! Health News - Jun 30 2014]
(HealthDay News) -- Recovering after having a baby takes time, patience and extra care. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers suggestions for new mothers: Be sure to drink eight to 10 glasses of water each day. Be prepared for vaginal d... ...
Health Tip: Keep Your Cool [Published Yahoo! Health News - Jun 26 2014]
(HealthDay News) -- The hot, humid days of summer can increase your risk of heat exhaustion or heatstroke. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help prevent heat-related illness: Dress in loosely-fitting clothing t... ...
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Dr. Regina Benjamin Joins Alere Board [Published PR Newswire - Dec 12 2013]
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