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    National Autism Awareness Month

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Apr 14, 2013 12:44:28 PM

    April marks the annual observance of National Autism Awareness Month.

    Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.

    In March 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their ADDM autism prevalence report. The report concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 88 births in the United States and almost 1 in 54 boys.  The spotlight shown on autism as a result of the prevalence increase opens opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve these families facing a lifetime of supports for their children.

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    Topics: Centers for Disease Control, medicine, patient education, primary care, caregiver, Family Medicine, General Medicine, national autism month, spectrum disorder, autism, patient education

    Family Medicine Enrollment Grow in 2012 – Still Room for Concern

    Posted by admin on Mar 29, 2012 1:05:32 PM

    According to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), also known as the Match, family medicine attracted more graduating medical students in 2012, marking an increase in the field for the third year in a row.

    The Match data provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) includes family medicine, family medicine-psychiatry, family medicine-emergency medicine, family medicine-preventive medicine and family medicine-internal medicine programs.

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    Topics: Affordable Care Act, primary care, Dr. Joseph Esherick, Family Medicine, Glen Stream, Healthcare Reform Bill, Authors, National Resident Matching Program, AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, internal medicine, Match, NRMP

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