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FPs Prepare to Treat Patients With Enterovirus Infection

Patients With Underlying Respiratory Problems Most at Risk, FP Expert Warns

09/16/2014 — As of Sept. 16, 12 states had reported clusters of laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) to the CDC. Clinicians who see suspected cases of EV-D68 infection should contact their state and local health departments about the availability of testing for the virus.

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09/10/2014 — The AAFP has endorsed an evidence-based guideline outlining nine recommendations for initiating and modifying pharmacotherapy for adult patients with elevated blood pressure.

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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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