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Report Links Vaccine Hesitancy to More Deaths, Restrictions

April 30, 2021

 Source: AAFP Michael Devitt — This year, the Office of Minority Health announced #vaccineready as its theme for National Minority Health Month in April. According to OMH, the objectives of the #vaccineready campaign…

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Utah Legislative Wrap-up: COVID, Collaboration, and Compromise

March 25, 2021

By Darlene Petersen, MD and Maryann Martindale, UAFP Executive Director This year’s session was very different from previous years. With COVID still in full swing and very few people vaccinated,…

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Utah’s Statewide Mask Mandate to End April 10

March 17, 2021

With the passage of HB 294, Utah’s statewide mask mandate will end April 10, 2021. While not fully supported by Governor Cox, he will likely sign it as the bill passed with a veto-proof…

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A Legacy of Public Health Leadership by Utah Family Physicians

February 23, 2021

Utah Academy of Family Physicians congratulates two members and leaders, Dr. Marc Babitz and Dr. Sarah Woolsey, for their public health leadership in Utah. Dr. Babitz will retire from the…

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Utah’s Governor Asked for My Help, and I am Glad to Give It

February 12, 2021

In his weekly COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday, Governor Spencer Cox called on medical professionals to volunteer to assist with Utah’s ongoing vaccination effort. As of Friday, 489,716 doses had…

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Children’s Hearing Aid Program (CHAP)

January 21, 2021

Children learn so much by hearing.  Early growth of the brain in the first few years of life cannot be made up later.  To develop the auditory part of the…

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COVID-19 Vaccine News in Utah

January 12, 2021

Updated as of 1/15/21 More details come out at the state level regularly about how the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be distributed over the next few months. NATIONAL NEWS…

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E&M Summary Now Available

December 11, 2020

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule, along with the CMS fact sheet. The final MPFS confirmed…

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AAFP Delegate to the American Medical Association – House of Delegates (AMA-HOD)

November 23, 2020

Scope of Work  The American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA HOD) is the main policymaking body of the AMA consisting of senior physicians, resident physicians, and students. The AMA…

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What Your Doctor Won’t Do

November 20, 2020

COVID-19 cases are surging in Utah at an unsustainable rate. By now, you probably know (or know of) several people in your personal circle who have fallen ill. Many of…

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