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05/19/2017 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement against the use of combined estrogen and progestin therapy to prevent chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

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HCV Infection Rate Skyrocketed Between 2010 and 2015

MMWR Reports Cite Tie to Injection Drug Use, Growth Among Childbearing-age Women

05/17/2017 — The CDC recently released a pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report articles that address hepatitis C virus infections in the United States, which nearly tripled from 2010 to 2015.

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Ongoing FDA Review of Fluoroquinolones Downplays Concerns

Evidence Doesn't Support Link to Retinal Detachment, Aortic Problems

05/16/2017 — The FDA has announced that previous concerns about fluoroquinolones boosting the risk for retinal detachment and aortic dissection or aneurysm have not been borne out by patient case data and published studies.

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05/15/2017 — The AAFP recently mailed members laminated copies of the 2017 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

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

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