Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

Uptick in Congenital Syphilis Causes Concern

Seize Opportunities to Identify, Treat Disease

11/23/2015 — The Nov. 13 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlighted a 38 percent hike in the rate of congenital syphilis in the United States between 2012 and 2014.

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11/18/2015 — On Nov. 12, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposed rule that would require indoor areas of public housing properties to be smoke-free.

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11/16/2015 — The AAFP has teamed up with other medical groups and the CDC to encourage physicians to administer a second dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine to patients at age 16.

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Tobacco Office Champions Project Participants Spotlight Successes

Behavioral Health Intervention Focused on States With Most Smokers

11/13/2015 — Having recently completed its Multi-State Office Champions Behavioral Health Tobacco Cessation project, the AAFP is offering a new online resource for members.

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