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Frontline physicians support proposed vaccines act to provide funding for vaccine hesitancy surveillance

Statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association May 22, 2019 – Our organizations, which represent a combined membership of more than 560,000 physician and medical student members, are united in our support of … Read More

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05.22.19

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Frontline physicians call on politicians to end political interference in the delivery of evidence based medicine

Statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Osteopathic Association, and American Psychiatric Association Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2019 – Our organizations are firmly opposed to efforts in state legislatures across the United States that inappropriately interfere with the … Read More

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05.16.19

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Best and worst states for doctors in 2019: Where docs can thrive, according to Medscape

Every year, Medscape attempts to chart the physician-friendliness of each state in the union. Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin lead the list of best states for physicians this year.

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05.15.19

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Where will the next measles outbreak strike? Chicago, LA and Miami beware

A new study ranks the threat in U.S. counties based on the number of unvaccinated individuals and the relative distance to international airports.

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05.15.19

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Interested in specializing in OMM? Here’s what you need to know

DOs who practice osteopathic manipulative medicine share insight on their passion for this specialty and what it takes to pursue it.

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05.14.19

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AOBOG tests potential online replacement for recertification exam

The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology is currently piloting short web-based exams meant to replace its written six-year recertification exam to a group of 140 physicians.

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05.08.19

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