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TAFP News Now

The TAFP News Now e-newsletter delivers current news and Academy events right to Texas family physicians’ inboxes. See the latest digest below or visit the TNN archive here. If you aren’t receiving this important news service, contact Kathy McCarthy at kmccarthy@tafp.org to request to join the mailing list.

October 2, 2019

Meet your October Member of the Month
Fiona Prabhu, MD, teaches first- and second-year medical students and family medicine residents. She shares her experiences working in an academic setting and what has influenced her teaching career.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
When you know your patient isn’t safe at home, you know you need to act. Experts from the Texas Advocacy Project explain what you should do and what Texas law says you must do to help your patients in violent relationships.
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TMA: New syphilis testing requirements during pregnancy in effect
As part of Senate Bill 748, physicians must now test pregnant women for syphilis three times. Read about the change in this article from the Texas Medical Association.
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Participate in Project ECHO behavioral health session on anxiety disorder
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will host a Project ECHO training session on anxiety disorder on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 1-2 p.m. CDT, as part of its Behavioral Health and Addiction TeleECHO series. The session is free to attend.
Learn more and participate

Encourage patients to participate in prescription drug take-back day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is holding this year’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26, allowing the public to properly dispose of unused or expired household or over-the-counter medications. The DEA also provides promotional materials for you to advertise the event in your community.
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Get your early bird savings for ASPCS
You still have time to catch the early bird and hotel group rate discounts for the 2019 Annual Session and Primary Care Summit, but you’ll have to act soon, registration and hotel discounts expire on October 15.
Register today