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Recent Health of the Public Stories

Proposed Dietary Guidance Draws Scrutiny

Cholesterol Recommendations, Focus on Sustainability No Surprise, Says AAFP

02/25/2015 — Findings from the recently released 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report offer no real surprises and shed light on the causes of the current obesity epidemic, says one FP expert.

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Cigarettes Linked to More Deaths Than Previously Thought

FP Expert Says Focus Needs to Be on Helping Patients Quit

02/25/2015 — A study published online Feb. 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that about 17 percent of excess deaths in smokers were caused by diseases not previously linked to smoking cigarettes.

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AAFP Joins Unified Effort on Gun Violence, Physician Free Speech

American Bar Association, Eight Health Organizations Partner on Initiative

02/23/2015 — The AAFP and seven other health professional organizations joined the American Bar Association in calling for policies to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths and to protect physicians' free speech rights.

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