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  2018 Family Physician of the Year contest kicks off! Dec. 8, 2017
The PAFP is searching for its 2018 Family Physician of the Year! We're looking for a socially conscious, community-minded role model who embodies the principles of family medicine. If you'd like to nominate yourself or a colleague, click here for full rules and a nomination form! The deadline is Jan. 19, 2018. 
  Deadline approaching to apply for PAFP leadership Dec. 7, 2017
Jan. 8, 2018, is the deadline to apply to the leadership team of the PAFP! Help us develop policy and make decisions that keep the organization at the forefront of the specialty. Use your individual talents to help guide the PAFP into the future by applying today! It's easy - complete this simple application to get started. 
  Deaths during opioid-driven hospital stays quadruple Dec. 6, 2017
Opioid-driven deaths during patient hospital stays increased fourfold between 1993 and 2014 - rising from .43 percent pre-2000 to more than 2 percent. According to PBS Newshour, although the rate of opioid dependency tapered during this time span, opioid or heroin poisoning diagnoses rose sharply. 
  This season's flu shot may be a bad match Dec. 5, 2017
Recently, health experts have warned that this flu season is shaping up to be a bad one - and unfortunately, the flu shot may not be very effective. Medscape reports a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study has determined that the H3N2 vaccine currently being used in the U.S. has just 10 percent efficacy.
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