Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

09/10/2014 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the AAFP have recommended that women at high risk for pre-eclampsia use low-dose aspirin (81 mg/day) after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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NOVA Vaccines Documentary to Air Sept. 10 on PBS

Family Physician Featured in the Film

09/03/2014 — A NOVA documentary that will air Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS aims to answer concerned parents' vaccination questions. The hourlong broadcast will explore the history and science behind vaccinations, track vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and explain the risks of opting out of scheduled shots.

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AAFP Joins Coalition That Aims to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse

CPAMM Focuses on Reaching College Students

09/02/2014 — To help spur education and research examining the growing issue of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medication misuse, abuse and diversion on college campuses across America, the AAFP has joined the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse, which launched Aug. 28.

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