Audio Summary of Statins Study
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology released an audio summary of their recent research study findings, titled Effects of Statins on Memory, Cognition, and Brain Volume in the Elderly, that examined the association between statin use and changes in memory and global cognition in the elderly population over six years and brain volumes over two years.
A New Eyelid Growth
In the November/December 2019 issue of Osteopathic Family Physician, the authors of A New Eyelid Growth present the case of a 69-year-old female with a new itchy growth on her left lower eyelid. Review the case and images and try to determine the most likely diagnosis and underlying etiology for this lesion.
Meal Prep the Safe Way for the Best Day
If you put the recommendations in Patricia Hughes's Namey Burnett Award entry into practice, all your meals should be safe from food-borne pathogens and your guests free from food poisoning. Learn about pre-cooking problems and solutions, cooking concerns, and post-cooking issues to avoid contaminants in the Namey Burnett Preventive Medicine Award entry by Patricia Hughes, OMS-III, titled Meal Prep the Safe Way for the Best Day.
A Relationship Worth Preserving
Recent surveys show that 33 percent of North American adults age 18–34 do not have a primary care physician. This trend among young adults may result in unforeseen consequences for future health concerns. Read how family physicians can connect with young adults in the Namey Burnett Preventive Medicine Award entry by Marilyn Malia, DO and Dave F. Koziel Jr., OMS-II, titled A Relationship Worth Preserving: Do Not Let the Health Care System Come Between Us.
Illinois Society Installs New President
Valerie Kupferer, DO, was installed to a two-year term as the new president of the Illinois Society of the ACOFP at its meeting last weekend in Lombard, Illinois. IL-ACOFP also thanked Alicia Martin, DO, for serving as president from 2018–2019.
Reminder: Stay Connected with ACOFP
We are the family of physicians who understand the challenges you face every day. It’s time to renew your ACOFP membership. Join us as we take on 2020 together. Renew today.
Students: Save on Your ACOFP ’20 Registration
Students interested in attending the ACOFP 57th Annual Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, March 19–22 in New Orleans, are eligible for a discount on registration. Thanks to a generous donation from the Auxiliary to the ACOFP, the first 200 students to register will get $50 off by using the code 2020STUDENT.