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2009-11-12 19:05:48

Free link to science-based content on HSPH's popular nutrition source website suggested In his November 9, 2009 letter, Willett, chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, suggests that AAFP provide a link on its website to HSPH's popular Nutrition Source website (www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource), which contains multiple pages of easy-to-read content for lay people on how to achieve a healthy diet. The healthy beverages section of the site,...

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2009-11-06 05:35:00

A recent deal between the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Coca-Cola has provoked hard criticism from a number of corners as the two unlikely bedfellows prepare to launch an online educational forum providing health information about soft drinks. AAFP chief executive Dr. Douglas Henley defended the alliance on Wednesday, saying that the deal would not affect the integrity of the academy's public health mission and reassuring critics that the multinational soft drink giant...

2009-10-22 10:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the AAFP Foundation announce that they have been awarded a $150,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, designed to counter the national epidemic of childhood obesity by empowering family physicians with new ways to promote physical activity, nutrition and emotional well-being. The partnership will produce educational materials for children, including books and publications. The materials...

2009-10-05 23:01:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians today announced the Consumer Alliance, a new corporate partnership program, with its first alliance partner, The Coca-Cola Company. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091005/AAFPLOGO) The Consumer Alliance is a program that allows corporate partners like The Coca-Cola Company to work with the AAFP to educate consumers about the role their products can play in a healthy, active...

2009-07-13 16:32:49

 The American College of Physicians (ACP) today joined with two other physician groups to offer strong support for the Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) provisions included in the Tri-Committee health reform bill about to be considered in the House. The Tri-Committee, which unveiled its proposed legislation on June 19, is made up of the House Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor Committees.Today's support was provided in a letter to the chairmen and ranking...

2009-06-18 14:09:11

Represent more than 330,000 physicians, members treat majority of Medicare patients Leaders of three national organizations representing nearly a third of a million physicians today visited Capitol Hill offices to express their continued concern for America's patients who do not have access to primary care physicians. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represent the majority of physicians...

2008-10-07 09:00:15

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Priscilla Ring Vanderveer, +1-202-778-1036, pvanderveer@apcoworldwide.com, for eHealth Initiative Challenges, Opportunities Await Providers Investing in New Technology BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The eHealth Initiative (eHI), in collaboration with the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the Medical Group Management Association, and The Center for Improving Medication...

2008-09-30 09:01:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians/Foundation (AAFP/F) today applauds the residency program winners of the 2008 AAFP/F Wyeth Immunization Awards. Eleven monetary awards, along with educational scholarships, were presented to winning family medicine residency programs for creating programs that identified and overcame immunization barriers in their communities preventing children from receiving important vaccines against childhood diseases. The...

2006-03-20 09:17:07

Survey found 76 percent believe in God, and more than half say beliefs influence their practice When the man arrived at the emergency room, it was clear to Dr. Dana King that he was having a heart attack -- and that he was terrified. "I could see the look on his face," said King, a family physician and a professor of family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. King took immediate medical steps to help the man. But he also did something a bit unexpected. "I took...

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2006-01-30 06:55:00

Simple steps can improve your health care, and your relationship with your doctor A visit to the doctor's office sometimes seems like it's over in a flash, and by the time you get to your car you've thought of six things you forgot to ask. But if you follow some simple suggestions before your next visit, you'll become a more educated health-care consumer -- and quite possibly improve your medical care and your relationship with your doctor. For starters, "make a list of what you want to...


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American Family Physician
2012-05-03 12:17:03

American Family Physician is a peer-reviewed medical journal published biweekly by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This journal is the successor to the journal GP (General Practitioner), which was first published in 1950 by the American Academy of General Practice, which was the predecessor organization to the AAFP. American Family Physician provides continuing medical education for family physicians and other primary care clinicians. It publishes original articles...

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