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Recent Health of the Public Stories

08/26/2015 — A recent NIH study found that students who used electronic cigarettes before starting ninth grade were more likely than their nonuser peers to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year.

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USPSTF Draft Statement Recommends Against Routine COPD Screening

Evidence Shows No Benefit for Screening Asymptomatic Patients

08/25/2015 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft statement recommending against screening asymptomatic individuals for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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08/21/2015 — A CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Aug. 7 recapped what the agency's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recommended so far this year regarding seasonal influenza vaccine use.

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AAFP, NFL Foundation Partnership Tackles Concussions Head-on

Initiative Aims to Reach Family Physicians, Patients

08/19/2015 — The AAFP has partnered with the National Football League Foundation to produce three free webinars on concussion management for family physicians, as well as patient education materials.

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