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Newborn Disorders and Nutritional Guidance
In the November/December issue of Osteopathic Family Physician, the authors of Newborn Disorders and Nutritional Guidance recommend that preparing a nutritional plan in anticipation of an infant’s additional metabolic needs may help in preventing complications exacerbated by a specific newborn disorder. Review the different strategies needed to manage the unique nutritional needs of infants suffering from prematurity, GER, cystic fibrosis syndrome and IEM disorders.


OFP Patient Education Handout: Newborn Nutritional Guidelines
The recent OFP patient education handout on Newborn Nutritional Guidelines explains nutritional recommendations from birth to 12 months, what to avoid and what to supplement, ensuring comprehension for a broad patient audience. Make copies and distribute to the new parents in your practice.


Transgender Health
November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), observed annually as a day of action to memorialize those whose lives were lost as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. As part the ACOFP Minority / LGBTQI Health and Wellness Committee goal of addressing the health care needs of the LGBTQI community, we provide a resources page for family physicians as well as patients. Also, at the ACOFP ’19 in convention March, Dr. David Rosenthal will be addressing specific medical and mental health considerations that members of the transgender community face in a lecture titled, “Transgender Care.”


The 2019 Jeffrey Grove, DO Minority/LGBTQI+ Health Disparity & Wellness Poster Competition
The ACOFP Minority/LGBTQI+ Health and Wellness Committee invites all osteopathic students and family medicine residents to participate in the 2019 Jeffrey Grove, DO Minority/LGBTQI+ Health Disparity & Wellness Poster CompetitionAll posters should highlight the activities and issues related to eliminating health disparities with the emphasis on LGBTQI+ and minority populations by providing education, resources and awareness to colleagues and patients. The submission deadline is January 31, 2019. Apply Now!


OFP Search for 2019 Student Peer Review and Writing Interns
The ACOFP's peer-reviewed medical journal, Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP), is looking for osteopathic medicine students to be peer review and writing interns. See the website for information and requirements. Email Belinda Bombei, OFP Managing Editor to apply by December 15, 2018. 


Osteopathic Content Call for Papers
One of the goals of Osteopathic Family Physician is to consistently include an osteopathic component in our review articles to highlight the benefits an osteopathic family physician brings to their patients. OFP is soliciting authors interested in writing a review article with an osteopathic treatment approach component on topics such as ADHD, puberty, personality pathology, CPPD, kidney disease, DPC, non-melanoma skin cancer and obesity. Reserve a topic by emailing Belinda Bombei, OFP Managing Editor.