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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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08/13/2014 — The AAFP joined 23 other organizations in signing on to a letter to the FDA supporting the agency in extending its jurisdiction over all nicotine-delivery devices, including e-cigarettes, as well as all cigars.

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U.S. Physicians Should Be Ready to Recognize, Manage Ebola

FP Infectious Disease Expert Discusses Diagnosis, Treatment Options

08/06/2014 — A West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease has exploded in recent weeks, with the death toll now reaching well over 900. Two Americans are among those who contracted the disease while overseas; both are now back in the states and improving.

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