Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

04/09/2015 — Tobacco-control resources family physicians may wish to explore include the upcoming webinar "Tobacco Control and the Patient-Centered Medical Home" and the archive at the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

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HHS Lays Out Multifaceted Plan to Combat Opioid Abuse

Focus Will Be on Prescriber Education, Naloxone Use and Medication-assisted Treatment

04/08/2015 — HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced a targeted initiative on March 26 that identifies three priority areas to reduce prescription opioid- and heroin-related overdose, death and dependence.

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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking to Screen for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy

Second Draft Rec Finds Evidence Insufficient to Screen Young Children for Same Condition

04/06/2015 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft statement on March 30 that said current evidence is insufficient to recommend screening pregnant women for iron deficiency anemia.

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04/01/2015 — The AAFP is co-sponsoring a briefing April 8 in Washington for congressional health policy staff on how vaccine recommendations are developed.

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