Canadian Family Physician

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This month in CFP

This month’s cover image, entitled Conduction, was created by Andrew Roberts, a third-year medical student in the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program. Copper played a pivotal role in communication when the telegraph was introduced in the 1820s, and to this day copper allows humans to connect over distances never thought possible. Similarly, the heart maintains communication between the atria and ventricles by conducting a tiny electrical signal that will fire over 3 billion times in one’s life. To capture this idea, Roberts used recycled copper wires to form the vessels and carved the heart from maple. Despite the heart’s miracle of conduction, things can go wrong, requiring treatment of conditions such as atrial fibrillation. Anticoagulant medication is commonly prescribed in primary care, and this issue includes research on the quality of warfarin management in the primary care setting. Other content includes information on central obesity, Canada’s new Healthy Eating Strategy, a variety of skin conditions, and more.

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The Journal

Canadian Family Physician (CFP), a peer-reviewed medical journal, is the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Our mission is to ensure that practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers are informed on current issues and in touch with the latest thinking in the discipline of family medicine; to serve family physicians in all types of practice in every part of Canada in both official languages; to advance the continuing development of family medicine as a discipline; and to contribute to the ongoing improvement of patient care.

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CFP believes in making the intellectual property created by our authors, editors, reviewers and designers available to as many people as possible, in as many formats as possible.

Our core product, of course, is the print edition of CFP, which is distributed monthly to all members of the CFPC and to paid subscribers. It focuses on commentaries and hands-on, how-to articles such as clinical reviews, case reports, critical appraisals, as well as regular features such as Child Health Update, Tools for Practice and Art of Family Medicine. Research articles also frequently appear in the print edition.

All of this content is also published online at www.cfp.ca, along with considerable web exclusive content, including ancillary materials in our “CFPlus” feature and full-length research articles. All of these articles are placed on the international record in PubMed and available in full text at PubMed Central.

In addition, we now publish a digital edition (called eCFP) that includes all the articles in both the print and online editions. It is e-mailed to all members every month. Also available in digital format are a French edition and a Research edition.

We also have CFP Mainpro+®, a service that allows members to use selected journal content to earn Mainpro+ certified credits.

In addition, one of the most popular features of the print edition – the careers and locums ad section – is also available online in a searchable format.

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