Health of the Public

ACIP Recommends Routine PCV13 Immunization for Adults 65 and Older

Group Holds Special Meeting to Discuss, Vote on Pneumococcal Vaccines

August 27, 2014 02:08 pm — The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices held a special meeting Aug. 13 that culminated in a vote to recommend routine immunization with 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for adults 65 or older, followed by, if indicated, a dose of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

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AAFP Gives Qualified Endorsement to Guideline on Reducing Cardiovascular Risk

Qualifications Involve Data Extrapolation, Evidence Levels

08/25/2014 — The AAFP has given its qualified endorsement to an American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guideline on reducing cardiovascular risk in adults through lifestyle management.

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AAFP Reimagines Tobacco Prevention, Control Program

Planned Tobacco Resources to Expand Beyond Tar Wars

08/20/2014 — The AAFP is developing a comprehensive tobacco and nicotine prevention and control program that will encompass new office-based tools, community programs and advocacy at the national and community levels.

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Academy Endorses New Guideline on Adult Obesity

Recommendations Address Counseling, Diet, Weight Management

08/19/2014 — The AAFP has endorsed a guideline for identifying, evaluating and treating obesity in adults that was developed by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Obesity Society and published last November.

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