Don't Miss the Health Expo at ACOFP '18!
In addition to sponsoring CME lectures, the Health Expo features Heath Expo Huddles where you can hear mini lectures with Q&A on topics including Prescription Fitness and Maintaining a Healthy and Fit Lifestyle. Take time to relax with Yoga for the Busy Physician and Reduce Your Fatigue, Stress and Anxiety with OMT. You’ll also get the chance to participate in the country two-step dance, a fun run/walk, and competitive activities – including a hula hoop contest and burpee challenge!
Is Back Pain in the US Caused by Bending Wrong?
NPR asks if how Americans bend over causes back pain. Other cultures spare their spine by bending like a table. In the US, people bend over in the shape of a letter “C.” Tweet @acofp or leave us a comment on Facebook and let us know your thoughts about whether bending like a table vs. bending like a “C” can alleviate back pain.
Clinicians Not on Par with Breast Screening Recommendations
More than 80% of breast cancer screening MRIs conducted between 2007 and 2014 occurred in women who did not meet the professional guidelines for these screenings, according to findings recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The BCSC risk calculator can help physicians determine a patient’s breast cancer risk.
EHRs to Blame for Physician Burnout?
A recent HealthData Management article explains why EHRs may be to blame for physician burnout. According to the article, the loss of productivity because of EHRs at the national level between 2011 and 2014 is estimated to equate to eliminating the graduating classes of seven medical schools, while replacing a physician who leaves practice because of burnout can cost anywhere from $500,000 to $750,000.
OFP Patient Education Handout: E-Cigarettes
The recent OFP patient education handout on e-cigarettes explains not only what’s inside an e-cigarette but also the benefits and health risks of “vaping.” The patient education handout is written at an 8th-grade healthy literacy level, ensuring comprehension for a broad patient audience