Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

02/21/2017 — Interim estimates for the 2016-2017 influenza season show this year's vaccine has been 48 percent effective in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza A and B viral infection.

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02/17/2017 — On Feb. 10, the AAFP signed on to a joint letter to leaders of both the House and Senate appropriations committees that urges them to continue funding efforts to combat Zika virus.

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ACP: Try Nondrug Therapies First for Nonradicular Low Back Pain

Treatment Recommendations Include Massage, Acupuncture, Yoga

02/14/2017 — The American College of Physicians issued a clinical practice guideline recommending physicians treat patients' nonradicular acute or subacute low back pain with nondrug therapies.

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02/10/2017 — A Feb. 7 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and an accompanying Vital Signs report found a high prevalence of adult hearing loss from noise encountered during everyday activities.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

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

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