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$!&0.%73 Updates from the Quarterly Meeting We held our first Quarterly Membership meeting on September 17, 2014 at the Christiana Care Ammon Center. This meeting was held in conjunction with the Christiana Care Department of Family & Community Medicine. Important issues discussed included the SIM grant, upcoming DAFP events and reports from officers and committee chairs. For more notes and the reports from the meeting, please visit our website at www.delfamdoc.org . We were also pleased to welcome Million Hearts Delaware Chair and Medical Director of Preventive Cardiol-ogy Edward Goldenberg, MD to speak about Cholesterol Management in honor of National Cholesterol Awareness month. To view his slides and handouts from the talk, visit www.delfamdoc.org . Department Chairs: If you are interested in co-hosting a Quarterly Meeting with your next Department meeting, please contact us ASAP. ड़ Nominating Committee needs Volunteers Immediate Past President Dr. Margot Savoy is looking for volunteers to serve on this year’s nominating committee. Duties will include identifying potential leaders to fill the election slate for the 2015-2016 Officers and Board of Directors. If you are interested in running for an office, please feel free to let us know at dafp@delfamdoc.org . ड़ Are you attending the Annual Assembly or Congress of Delegates? DAFP leadership and staff will be attending the Congress of Delegates and Annual Assembly in Washington, DC from October 19th to 25th. If you are going to be there, please let us know! We would love a group shot of all the members for the next issue of DelFamDoc and to hear about your experience in our Nation’s Capital. ड़ DAFP member Dr. Janice E. Nevin appointed president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for Christiana Care Health System, the health system’s Board of Directors announced in September. Dr. Nevin succeeds Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, who announced his retirement in March, 2014. “I am genuinely honored to partner with our physicians, nurses, management and our community to continue to advance The Christiana Care Way,” said Christiana Care’s incoming President and CEO, Dr. Nevin. “Working together we continue to build on a rich tradition of excellence -advancing the transformation of health care for our community and serving as a model for others throughout the country.” To view the full press release visit: http://christianacarenews.org/2014/09/dr-janice-e-nevin-appointed-president-and-ceo-of-christiana-care-health-system/ . ड़ 8 | DELFAMDOC.ORG | DELAWARE ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS

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Updates from the Quarterly Meeting<br /> We held our first Quarterly Membership meeting on September 17, 2014 at the Christiana Care Ammon Center. This meeting was held in conjunction with the Christiana Care Department of Family & Community Medicine. Important issues discussed included the SIM grant, upcoming DAFP events and reports from officers and committee chairs. For more notes and the reports from the meeting, please visit our website at www.delfamdoc.org.<br /> <br /> We were also pleased to welcome Million Hearts Delaware Chair and Medical Director of Preventive Cardiology Edward Goldenberg, MD to speak about Cholesterol Management in honor of National Cholesterol Awareness month. To view his slides and handouts from the talk, visit www.delfamdoc.org.<br /> <br /> Department Chairs: If you are interested in co-hosting a Quarterly Meeting with your next Department meeting, please contact us ASAP.<br /> <br /> Nominating Committee needs Volunteers<br /> Immediate Past President Dr. Margot Savoy is looking for volunteers to serve on this year’s nominating committee. Duties will include identifying potential leaders to fill the election slate for the 2015-2016 Officers and Board of Directors.<br /> <br /> If you are interested in running for an office, please feel free to let us know at dafp@delfamdoc.org.<br /> <br /> Are you attending the Annual Assembly or Congress of Delegates?<br /> DAFP leadership and staff will be attending the Congress of Delegates and Annual Assembly in Washington, DC from October 19th to 25th. If you are going to be there, please let us know! We would love a group shot of all the members for the next issue of DelFamDoc and to hear about your experience in our Nation’s Capital.<br /> <br /> DAFP member Dr. Janice E. Nevin appointed president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System<br /> Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for Christiana Care Health System, the health system’s Board of Directors announced in September. Dr. Nevin succeeds Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, who announced his retirement in March, 2014.<br /> <br /> “I am genuinely honored to partner with our physicians, nurses, management and our community to continue to advance The Christiana Care Way,” said Christiana Care’s incoming President and CEO, Dr. Nevin. “Working together we continue to build on a rich tradition of excellence - advancing the transformation of health care for our community and serving as a model for others throughout the country.”<br /> <br /> To view the full press release visit: http://christianacarenews.org/2014/09/drjanice- e-nevin-appointed-president-and-ceo-of-christiana-care-health-system/.<br /> <br /> Down Syndrome Education Material Available<br /> On May 7, 2014, Governor Markell signed House Bill 214, requiring Down syndrome education materials and information support to be offered to health care professionals and parents. Specifically, this bill requires that hospitals, physicians and other health professionals who provide a prenatal or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome have access to resources and information that is up to date and evidence based for distribution to parents and caregivers. The goal is for parents to receive timely and accurate information about Down syndrome to help them seek resources and have the best knowledge-base when caring for their child. For more information, refer to DE Code Title 16, §801B.<br /> <br /> The Division of Public Health, in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware, is providing access to up to date information in two booklets available to health professionals on line. The first is a pamphlet entitled “Delivering a Down Syndrome Diagnosis” for health professionals which also contains additional websites and reference materials. The second is a booklet to share with parents “Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis” written in English and Spanish.<br /> <br /> The pamphlets are available free of charge by request from the website: www.Lettercase.org<br /> <br /> Additional information is available to Delaware health professionals and parents at the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware website: www.dsadelaware.org, and the Division of Public Health offers resources for health professionals and for parents at: www.DEThrives.com/family-shade.<br /> <br /> Upcoming DAFP Events<br /> Quarterly Membership Meeting: November 20, 2014 I Location, Details T B D<br /> 2014 Annual Geriatric Medicine Symposium December 11, 2014 7:30am I John H. Ammon Medical<br /> Education Center<br /> Quarterly Membership Meeting: January 29, 2014 I Location, Details T B D<br /> Annual Sports Medicine Symposium: February 7, 2015 I John H. Ammon Medical Education Center<br /> <br /> DAFP Docs on the Move!<br /> For the second year in a row, the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians participated in the Wilmington Heart Walk. This year our team of 7 walkers/runners raised $700 dollars to fight the heart disease epidemic in Delaware.<br /> <br /> But it got us wondering what do our DAFP members like to do for exercise? It turns out you are a varied bunch! Our members enjoy staying active from bicycling, to swimming, walking, running and even martial arts. We even heard that a few of you like to take the super hard route to fitness participating in triathalons, marathons and ultra-marathons.<br /> <br /> Bill Funk ran Boston Marathon in 2013 and 2014 in addition to 7 other marathons over the years plus about 30 half marathons and dozens of 5 K’ s. “As a natural sprinter, the long runs do not come easily and the long work hours cut into quality training so I run to finish well rather than compete. Most of my running in the winter is on the treadmill. Most summer running is in the evening with weekend 5 K ‘s if we don’t have the grandkids. Moderation and consistency works well for me!”<br /> <br /> Becky Jaffe and her husband started to train in Martial Arts when their children got their black belts, and now they are working on their 2nd degree black belts! Their family stays active by riding bikes, hiking, rock climbing and skiing. “Exercise is Medicine. Lead by example. You do not find the time-- you must assign the time. I wake up every morning and do 5 to 10 minutes of exercise to start the day and then aim for an hour every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to get the 180 minutes I suggest to my patients.”<br /> <br /> We asked Becky what’s on her exercise prescription for patients: “For inactive individuals-- especially older inactive people, I suggest sitting exercises first. For younger inactives-- I have them start with 5 to 7 minutes (www.7-min.com) a day and advance from there. Signing up for a race is a great way to team up and go forward.”<br /> <br /> Emergency Medicine/ Family Medicine resident Rachel Barney has used a few techniques to help stay “somewhat fit.” First, she got a dog. “Aside from the emotional benefits of having a dog, it forces me to get out every day and take him for walks. I have a couple of routes worked out and I get at least 1-2 miles of walking every day.” She also uses videos like Jillian Michaels and Yoga. The 25 minute “shred” workouts are now available on YouTube and can be done inside when you don’t have much time or the weather is bad outside. “Yoga is great for the morning because it is a gentler way to get your morning going than trying to go for a run.” She also uses the opportunity to bike to work when possible and uses running in local parks as a “great way to get rid of stress from the day.”<br /> <br /> Karen Antell started running after she had kids in her mid-thirties. “I ran my first marathon in Chicago in 2005, mostly as a way to keep up with my brothers, who have both run the NYC marathon multiple times. I have now run three marathons, one ultra-marathon and about 20 half-marathons. I love the energy and excitement of a race, although I’m usually a ‘happy back-of-the-pack’ runner.” Karen does most of her long training runs in White Clay Creek SP or on the Delaware Greenway Trail, but to squeeze them in, she sometimes has go out before sunrise and usually ends up doing them alone. She didn’t have to run alone for her first ultra marathon though. “My first ultra was this July, the Back on My Feet in 24, where I covered 67 miles in 24 hours with the indomitable Rachel Barney.”

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