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Newborn Screening Pilot for SCID Begins Statewide on April 24th

The NC State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) will be conducting a pilot study to screen for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). SCID represents a group of disorders characterized by profound impairment of T-cell development and function. In 2015, NC signed legislation into law allowing the NCSLPH to implement screening for SCID. The pilot study will […]

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AMA Opioid Task Force Issues Safe Storage and Disposal Resource

The AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, of which the AAFP is a member and represented by NCAFP Past President Dr. Robert Rich, Jr. (’09), of Bladenboro, NC, has released a new resource family physicians can use to promote the safe storage and disposal of opioids. The AAFP is committed to providing family physicians […]

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2017 Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest = Sunshine, Sand & CME

Registration for the NCAFP’s annual Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest in Myrtle Beach is OPEN! Mark your calendars, register soon, and make your plans now to join us this July 2 – July 6, at the Kingston Plantation and Embassy Suites. The Early Bird Registration deadline for Members is May 1st. This year’s conference includes a […]

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Just Get Vaccinated, writes NCAFP President-Elect in Editorial

NCAFP President-Elect Dr. Tamieka M.L. Howell of Greensboro recently authored an editorial in the Greensboro News & Record stressing the importance of vaccinations for adolescents and young adults. Drawing on the recent outbreak of meningitis B among two local college students, Dr. Howell’s editorial is a reminder of the importance of adolescent immunization. Dr. Howell’s […]

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10th Annual North Carolina Family Medicine Day a Success!

Eighty-five medical students from North Carolina and beyond attended the 10th Annual Family Medicine Day in Durham on Saturday, March 11th. The much-anticipated event brought together medical students and residency programs for a full day of learning, skills training and residency recruiting. This year’s event drew the largest number of rising 4th year medical students […]

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The State Health Plan Discontinues Diabetes Prevention Program

The North Carolina State Health Plan has discontinued the Diabetes Prevention Program for plan members. Members can still access lifestyle coaching through the population health management program, NCHealthSmart, and continue to visit in-network dieticians to discuss their risk for diabetes. The Health Plan has several online resources for plan members, including the Diabetes Resources Center […]

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2017 Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest Coming Soon!

Registration for the NCAFP’s 2017 Mid-Summer Family Medicine Digest is OPEN! Mark your calendars, register soon, and make your plans now to join us for our terrific annual week in Myrtle Beach this July 2 – July 6, at the Kingston Plantation and Embassy Suites. The Early Bird Registration deadline for Members is May 1st. […]