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Building Physician Resilience a Top Priority for AAFP President-Elect – MedPage Today

Read article – Features an interview with John Cullen, clinical assistant professor of community and family medicine and president elect for the American Academy of Family Physicians. In the interview, Cullen discusses his plans for his term as president-elect and how preventing physician burnout and helping practices get up to speed on payment reform are among his top priorities. (Subscription may be required.)

Thematic series highlights Alzheimer’s greatest genetic risk factor: ApoE – ASBMB Today

Read article – Geisel scientists TY and Cathy Chang were interviewed by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology monthly magazine for their role as organizers of the thematic review series that contain eight individual reviews, exploring connections between brain lipids, ApoE and Alzheimer’s disease”. For details, please see Journal News by Courtney Chandler, published in the September issue of ASBMB Today.

Meningitis B Vaccine’s High Price Tag Poses a Health Care Conundrum – Los Angeles Times via Kaiser Health News

Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Adrienne Faerber, lecturer at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about the costs of the meningitis B vaccine. “Parents believe their children are susceptible to this terrible condition, and [drugmakers] use that fear to get parents to take action,” says Faerber. (Picked up by STAT.)

New Study Offers Support for Prostate Testing – The New York Times

Read article – Quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and professor of economics, about a new study that strengthens the evidence that testing can reduce deaths from prostate cancer. “I think the main message is that this is a choice,” says Welch, who says he believes very few men are helped by the test. Still, he said, “There’s no single right answer to this one.”

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