Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

08/19/2016 — A study published Aug. 9 by The BMJ explored the association between prenatal Zika virus infection and arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which is characterized by joint contractures at birth.

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USPSTF: Evidence Doesn't Support Screening for Genital Herpes

Harms Outweigh Benefits of Screening Asymptomatic Patients

08/17/2016 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation statement against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic patients.

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AAFP, CDC Field New Tools to Augment Response to Zika Threat

HHS Secretary Warns of Dwindling Funds to Combat the Virus

08/10/2016 — As rapidly as information about the Zika virus is evolving, it can be tough to keep up. Here's a recap of news on the U.S. outbreak, including cases of local mosquito-borne transmission.

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., with AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A.

AAFP Supports Turn the Tide Rx Campaign to End Opioid Abuse

Surgeon General's Initiative Offers Physician, Patient Resources

08/09/2016 — U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., has launched a national campaign called Turn the Tide Rx that aims to enlist physicians' help in fighting opioid abuse.

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