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Tar Wars National Conference Showcases Prevention Efforts

Poster, Video Contest Winners Share Strong Messages on Capitol Hill

07/26/2014 — The AAFP hosted its annual Tar Wars National Conference July 21-22 in Washington to recognize a group of fourth- and fifth-graders for spreading the word to their peers to stay tobacco-free.

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Community Approach Essential to Battling Nation's Drug Problem

Latest National Drug Control Strategy Highlights Health Care's Role in the Fight

07/23/2014 — The White House's 2014 National Drug Control Strategy recommends expanding community-based efforts to prevent drug use before it begins and empowering health care professionals to intervene with patients at early signs of a substance abuse disorder, tactics one FP is already using.

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07/16/2014 — In response to the growing threat posed by wild poliovirus, the CDC recently updated its policy on polio vaccination for international travelers. The update offers guidance for U.S. physicians providing care for patients who plan to travel to or reside in affected countries for more than four weeks.

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