Health of the Public

CDC Report Points to Missed Opportunity in ADHD Care

Despite Recommendations, Young Children More Likely to Get Drugs Than Behavioral Therapy

May 25, 2016 01:50 pm — A new CDC report shows young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to receive drugs than behavioral therapy for their condition -- despite recommendations to the contrary.

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Study: Prostate Cancer Survival Expectations Can Lead to Overtreatment

FPs Well-suited to Engage Patients in Shared Decision-making

05/23/2016 — To better understand overtreatment of localized prostate cancer (LPC), a study in Annals of Family Medicine examined survival expectations of patients who had LPC with and without their chosen treatment.

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USPSTF Reiterates Call for Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy

Draft Recommendation, Evidence Review Up for Comment Through June 6

05/20/2016 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that women of childbearing age take a daily supplement containing 400 to 800 µg of folic acid to prevent neural tube defects.

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AAFP's Upcoming Zika Webinar Aims to Help You Prepare

CDC Assesses, Offers Guidance on Urine Testing for the Virus

05/18/2016 — On May 24, the AAFP will host a members-only webinar on Zika virus disease that will review epidemiology, transmission patterns, clinical manifestations, complications and reporting.

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05/16/2016 — Panelists at a May 10 event on Capitol Hill discussed the prevalence of domestic violence and abuse and suggested ways physicians can help victims.

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