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Oct 26, 2020, 14:05 ET American Academy of Family Physicians Names Shannon Scott as Chief Strategy Officer

The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Shannon M. Scott has been named chief strategy officer, and on Jan. 1, 2021,...


Oct 13, 2020, 21:24 ET AAFP Names 2020-2021 Board of Directors

The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual Congress of Delegates, the organization's ...


Oct 13, 2020, 19:37 ET Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Columbia, South Carolina, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family...


Jul 15, 2020, 08:00 ET Family Physicians and Employer Coalitions Partner to Address Sustainability and Effectiveness of Primary Care to Improve Health and Wellbeing of All Americans

The primary care system in the United States is collapsing due to decades of underinvestment, a poorly designed financing structure and a crushing...


Apr 30, 2020, 10:06 ET AAFP Names Stephanie Quinn as Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy

The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Stephanie Quinn, AAFP's director of government relations, will become senior...


Apr 03, 2020, 09:07 ET Family Physicians Write "Prescription for America" to Stop Spread of COVID-19

The U.S. now has the highest number of known COVID-19 cases in the world with projections showing that U.S. deaths may soon surpass other countries...


Mar 11, 2020, 11:29 ET American Academy of Family Physicians Names Shawn Martin as Incoming CEO

The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Shawn Martin, AAFP's senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and...


Jan 16, 2020, 08:00 ET New Survey Finds Millennials Least Likely to Get Flu Shot, Most Likely to Agree with Some Anti-Vaccination Beliefs

More than eight in 10 Americans incorrectly answered at least one in a series of questions about the flu, and nearly one in three missed all the...


Dec 19, 2019, 09:00 ET New Survey Reveals Vapers Are Affected by News of Vaping-Related Illnesses and Deaths

For the first time since the recent outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, new research released today explores the beliefs and intentions...


Sep 27, 2019, 12:15 ET AAFP Names Top Physician, Education and Humanitarian Advocates

The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards at its annual meeting this week. Six family...


Sep 25, 2019, 12:11 ET AAFP Names 2019-2020 Board of Directors

The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual Congress of Delegates, the organization's ...


Sep 25, 2019, 12:11 ET Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Dayton, Ohio, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP ...


Nov 01, 2018, 08:00 ET Los médicos de familia recuerdan a los consumidores de proteger a los niños de sobredosis accidentales

Hay pocas cosas más aterradoras que la tragedia que puede ocurrir cuando un niño ingiere un medicamento que no es para él. Es aún más trágico cuando...


Nov 01, 2018, 08:00 ET Family Physicians Remind Consumers to Guard Children from Accidental Overdose

There are few things more frightening than the tragedy that can occur when a child ingests a medication not intended for them. It's even more tragic...


Oct 12, 2018, 14:13 ET AAFP Names Top Physician, Education and Humanitarian Advocates

The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards at its annual meeting this week. Seven family...


Oct 11, 2018, 16:45 ET Drugs and Disease Can't Break Town's Spirit, Family Physician Wins AAFP National Award for Efforts to Heal Austin, Indiana

Will Cooke, MD, has been fighting the good fight since 2004 when he first began his family medicine practice in Austin, Indiana. Cooke had always...


Oct 10, 2018, 15:13 ET AAFP Names 2018-2019 Board of Directors

The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual Congress of Delegates, the organization's ...


Oct 10, 2018, 15:00 ET John Cullen, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family Physicians

John S. Cullen, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Valdez, Alaska, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians....


Oct 01, 2018, 10:40 ET Tres reglas importantes cuando los niños encuentran un arma de fuego: Parar. Salir corriendo. Decirle a un adulto.

Jacob de 12 años y sus primos, aburridos con la conversacion de sus padres en una reunión familiar, decidieron salir de las mesas de picnic y...


Oct 01, 2018, 10:22 ET Three Important Rules When Kids Find a Gun: Stop. Run Away. Tell an Adult.

Twelve-year-old Jacob and his cousins, a little bored with their parents' conversation at the family reunion, had decided to leave the picnic tables...


Sep 05, 2018, 14:02 ET Las conmociones cerebrales pueden pasarle a cualquiera, no solo a los futbolistas

Imagine esto: su hijo está jugando un partido de fútbol o de baloncesto. Cuando avanza para patear el balón o detener un tiro del equipo rival, choca ...


Sep 04, 2018, 16:06 ET Concussions Can Happen to Anyone, Not Just Football Players

Imagine this: your child is playing a game of soccer or basketball. As they go to kick the ball or defend a shot, they accidentally collide with...


Aug 03, 2018, 17:00 ET AAFP Program of Excellence Awards Recognize 18 Family Medicine Interest Groups

The American Academy of Family Physicians named 18 medical school Family Medicine Interest Groups as the 2018 Program of Excellence Award winners for ...


Aug 01, 2018, 16:05 ET Médicos de Familia: Vacuna contra la culebrilla para adultos mayores de 50, no se demore

No hay días "típicos" para la Dra. Melinda Dunn, una médica de familia en Overland Park, Kansas. Por eso, Dunn no se sorprendió cuando una de sus...


Aug 01, 2018, 09:22 ET Family Physicians: Shingles Vaccine for Adults 50+, Don't Delay

There is never a "typical" day for Dr. Melinda Dunn, a family physician in Overland Park, Kansas. So, Dunn wasn't surprised when one of her patients, ...