Indiana Academy of Family Physicians

 

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  • Increase In Reports Of Suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

    October 14, 2016

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received an increased number of reports of suspected acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) from May through August 2016; this increase is notable when compared to the same period in 2015. 

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  • Two New Regulations For Vitamin D

    October 11, 2016

    New regulations will now influence the amount of vitamin D that can be added to milk and plant-based alternatives (i.e. soy, almond beverages) as well as what is documented on food labels.

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  • Screening For Elevated Blood Lead Levels

    September 20, 2016

    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) would like to remind healthcare providers that all patients under the age of 72 months should be screened for lead exposure using a risk assessment questionnaire.  

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  • Regional Cluster Of Synthetic Cannabis

    August 15, 2016

    Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as synthetic marijuana, K2, or spice, have been implicated in a recent cluster of patients presenting to Fort Wayne hospitals with tachycardia, hypertension, and severe agitation.

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