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09/12/2017 — A free AAFP webinar scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon CDT on Sept. 26 will focus on helping family doctors increase their influenza vaccination rates, especially among patients ages 65 and older.

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Review Updated Flu Prevention Guidance for 2017-2018

Changes Include Newly Licensed Products, Expanded Age Indication

09/12/2017 — The CDC has issued its annual recommendations for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza, which include guidance on the use of two newly licensed vaccines, as well as information on one vaccine's expanded age indication.

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USPSTF, AAFP: Perform Vision Screening in Children Ages 3-5

Groups Find Insufficient Evidence on Screening Younger Kids

09/06/2017 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation statement that calls for clinicians to conduct vision screening at least once in children ages 3-5 years.

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CDC Data Show Obesity Among U.S. Adults Remains High

No State, Territory Reported Less Than 20 Percent Prevalence

09/05/2017 — On Aug. 31, the CDC released maps depicting adult obesity prevalence by state and territory, which show that obesity levels in the United States remain high.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

Share the insights and experiences of new-to-practice family physicians.

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