One way to promote better mental health is an exercise prescription. Exercise positively affects mental health. In fact, one study showed that for patients with major depressive disorder, physical activity and pharmacotherapy resulted in similar four month remission rates.3 Studies have also shown that both aerobic exercise and resistance training decreases anxiety sensitivity, a precursor to panic attacks.4,5 Thus, it is important to encourage exercise as part of the treatment of anxiety and depression.READ MORE
Ohio Reception at National Conference
Are you attending National Conference? If so, you are invited to attend the Ohio Reception on Thursday, July 28, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at No Other Pub in Kansas City, MO. Hosted by the OAFP Foundation, this is a dedicated time for medical students, residents, physicians, and residency program faculty and representatives from Ohio to connect with each other while at National Conference. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided.RSVP TODAY
The Foundation is holding its annual quilt raffle! Once again, the talented Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP, and OAFP past president, will create a beautiful, handmade quilt for this year’s winner. Not only will you have the chance of winning, your purchase is also an investment in the future of your specialty. All proceeds from the quilt raffle will go towards programming that cultivates student career choice in the specialty of family medicine. What are you waiting for!PURCHASE TICKETS
Check Out the Newsletter!
The OAFP’s monthly Student & Resident Newsletter is a new resource for medical students and family medicine residents to stay updated on events, scholarships, and leadership opportunities from the OAFP, the AAFP, and supporters of future family physicians.
The Ohio Family Physician
A quarterly magazine with features on the joy in family medicine, quality improvement initiatives, member news, and Academy information.