Indiana Academy of Family Physicians

 

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  • 2017 Legislative Session Preview 

    November 17, 2016

    Official legislative business will begin in early January 2017 for the "long session" when legislators will meet through the end of April 2017 with the primary goal of crafting the state's biennial budget. Health care issues impacting family medicine will also be considered. 

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  • Potential Hepatitis A Exposure Linked To Frozen Strawberries

    November 15, 2016

    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and multiple local health departments are investigating potential exposure to hepatitis A virus (HAV) from contaminated frozen strawberries and food items made with them. 

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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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