Clinical Recommendations by Type

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical preventive service recommendation on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in men and women.

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Acute Otitis Externa - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on acute otitis externa.

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ADHD in Children and Adolescents - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

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Adolescent Health Care, Confidentiality

Read the AAFP's recommendations regarding confidentiality and privacy when treating adolescent patients.

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Adult Sinusitis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the Clinical Practice Guideline on Adult Sinusitis categorized by the AAFP with Affirmation of Value.

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Alcohol Misuse - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical preventive service recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling for alcohol misuse among adults and adolescents.

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Allergic Rhinitis

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on allergic rhinitis.

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Annual EKGs for Low-risk Patients - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on annual electrocardiograms (EKGs) or other cardiac screening for low-risk patients.

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Antibiotics

Read the AAFP's position on the appropriate use of antibiotic treatment.

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Antibiotics for Otitis Media - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescription of antibiotics for otitis media in children with non-severe symptoms.

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Antibiotics for Sinusitis - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescribing antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

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Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

Access the AAFP clinical preventive service recommendation on aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer.

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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria.

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Athletic Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Read the AAFP's position on the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines on Management of Newly-Detected Atrial Fibrillation.

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Autism Spectrum: Children (Aged 18 to 30 Months)

Clinical preventive service recommendation on autism for children, ages 18 to 30 months.

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Bacterial Vaginosis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for bacterial vaginosis.

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Bladder Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive recommendation on screening for bladder cancer.

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Breast Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive recommendations on screening for breast cancer via mammography.

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Breastfeeding - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP clinical recommendations on interventions to promote and support breastfeeding.

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Bronchiolitis - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the American Academy of Family Physician's endorsement of guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis.

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Cardiovascular Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on the use of aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Cardiovascular Risk - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk, endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

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Cerumen Impaction - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP's clinical recommendation on cerumen impaction.

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Cervical Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for cervical cancer.

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Chelation Therapy

Read the AAFP's position on chelation therapy as a treatment for artherosclerotic vascular disease.

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Child Maltreatment Prevention

View the AAFP preventive service recommendation on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment.

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Chlamydia - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation -

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for chlamydia.

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Cholesterol - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline for treatment of cholesterol endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

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Chronic Kidney Disease - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1 to 3 Chronic Kidney Disease.

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Chronic Kidney Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation for screening for chronic kidney disease.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Colorectal Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer.

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Congenital Hypothyroidism - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for congenital hypothyroidism in newborns.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive services recommendations on screening for coronary heart disease.

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Dementia - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for dementia.

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Dental Caries - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on fluoride supplementation to prevent dental caries.

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Depression - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for depression in adults, adolescents, and children.

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DEXA for Osteoporosis - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't use dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) screening for osteoporosis in women under age 65 or men under 70 with no risk factors.

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Diabetes - Clinical Practice Guidelines

View AAFP-endorsed guidelines for management of diabetes in children and adolescents and for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

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Diabetes - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for diabetes.

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Dysplasia - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants.

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Elective Inductions of Labor Between 39 and 41 Weeks - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Avoid elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor between 39 weeks, 0 days and 41 weeks, 0 days unless the cervix is deemed favorable.

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Elective, Non-medically Indicated Inductions of Labor or Cesarean Deliveries Before 39 Weeks - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t schedule elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor or Cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks, 0 days gestational age.

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Fall Prevention in Older Adults

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on prevention of falls in older adults.

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Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies

AAFP policy on fluoridation of public water supplies and treatment for children.

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Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for genital herpes simplex infection.

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Glaucoma - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation for glaucoma screening in adults.

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Gonococcal Infection - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on ocular topical medication for gonococcal infection in neonates.

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Gonorrhea - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for gonorrhea.

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Group B Strep - Clinical Practice Guideline

View clinical practice guideline for prevention of group B streptococcal disease in newborns (AAFP Affirmation of Value).

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Healthful Diet and Physical Activity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for counseling for healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Hearing - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for hearing loss.

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Hearing Loss, Deafness and the Hard-of-Hearing

Learn about AAFP's policy regarding hearing loss, deafness, and hard-of-hearing status.

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Hemochromatosis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation for genetic screening for hereditary hemochromatosis.

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Hemoglobinopathies - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation for screening for hemoglobinopathies.

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Hepatitis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for hepatitis.

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Hip Dysplasia (Infants) - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation for hip dysplasia screening in infants.

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Hoarseness - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the evidence-based clinical practice guideline on hoarseness (dysphonia) developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and endorsed by the AAFP.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on use of hormone replacement therapy.

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Hyperbilirubinemia, Infants - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP clinical recommendations on hyperbilirubinemia screening in infants.

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Hypertension - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, developed by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC-8) and endorsed by the AAFP.

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Hypertension - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for high blood pressure (hypertension).

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Illicit Drug Use - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for illicit drug use.

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Imaging for Low Back Pain - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't do imaging for low back pain within the first six weeks, unless red flags are present.

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Immunizations - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on immunizations.

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Intimate Partner Violence

Read about AAFP's policy on intimate partner violence.

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Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults

View the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.

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Iron Deficiency Anemia - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for iron deficiency anemia.

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Laetrile

Read the AAFP position on the use of laetrile as a treatment for cancer patients.

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Lead Poisoning - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lead poisoning.

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Lipid Disorders - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lipid disorders.

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

Read AAFP's position on long-acting reversible contraceptives.

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Low Back Pain - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on the use of interventions for low back pain.

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Lung Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lung cancer.

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Motor Vehicle Safety - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on the use of motor vehicle occupant restraints and counseling for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Neonatal Circumcision

Read AAFP's policy on Neonatal Circumcision.

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Neural Tube Defects - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on the use of folic acid supplementation to prevent neural tube defects.

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Obesity - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for obesity.

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Obesity and Overweight

Read the AAFP's recommendations for the family physician's role in counseling overweight and obese patients.

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Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Access the Clinical Practice Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain categorized by the AAFP with Affirmation of Value.

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Oral Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

View the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for oral cancer.

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Osteoporosis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for osteoporosis.

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Otitis Media - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing acute otitis media, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the AAFP.

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Ovarian Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening and referral for ovarian cancer.

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Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptives

Read the AAFP's position on over-the-counter oral contraceptives.

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Overweight and Obesity in Adults - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the clinical practice guideline on Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults endorsed by the AAFP.

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Pancreatic Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation against routine screening for pancreatic cancer.

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Pap Smears - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don't perform Pap smears on women under the age of 21 or women who have had a hysterectomy for non-cancer disease.

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Pelvic Exam or Physical Exams to Prescribe Oral Contraceptive Medications - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not require a pelvic exam or other physical exam to prescribe oral contraceptive medications.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

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Phenylketonuria - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive services recommendation on screening for Phenylketonuria in neonates.

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Physical Activity - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on counseling to increase physical activity.

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Physical Activity in Children

Read the AAFP's recommendation on physical activity in children.

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Post Myocardial Infarction Depression - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP's Guidelines for the Detection and Treatment of Post-Myocardial Infarction Depression.

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Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

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Preeclampsia - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on preeclampsia, low-dose aspirin.

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Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections

Read AAFP's endorsement of strategies for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases and blood borne infections.

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Prostate Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation against the use of PSA-based screening for prostate cancer.

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Prostate Cancer Screening Using a Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) Test or Digital Rectal Exam - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not routinely screen for prostate cancer using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam.

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Rh (D) Incompatibility - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on testing for Rh (D) incompatibility.

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Scoliosis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for scoliosis.

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Scoliosis in Adolescents - Choosing Wisely

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely® recommendation on screening adolescents for scoliosis.

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Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis in Asymptomatic Adult Patients - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t screen for carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in asymptomatic adult patients.

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Screening for Cervical Cancer in Women Older Than 65 Years of Age - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t screen women older than 65 years of age for cervical cancer who have had adequate prior screening and are not otherwise at high risk for cervical cancer.

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Screening Pelvic Exam - Clinical Practice Guideline

AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on the use of behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Sickle Cell Disease - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for sickle cell disease.

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Skin Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for and the use of counseling to prevent skin cancer.

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Speech and Language Delay - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for speech and language delay.

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Suicide - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for suicide risk.

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Syphilis - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for syphilis.

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Testicular Cancer - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for testicular cancer.

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Thyroid - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for thyroid problems.

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Tobacco Use - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for and use of behavioral counseling to prevent tobacco use.

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Tonsillectomy - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed Clinical Practice Guideline for Tonsillectomy in Children.

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Tuberculosis Infection, Asymptomatic Adults - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for tuberculosis in asymptomatic adults.

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Unsupported Screening and Diagnostic Testing

Read the AAFP's opposition to non-evidence-based screening and diagnostic tests.

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Urinary Incontinence in Women - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women.

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on vaginal birth after cesarean.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access evidence-based guidelines for Current Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism in Primary Care and on Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on the use of genomics testing for venous thromboembolism.

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Vertigo - Clinical Practice Guideline

Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical recommendation on Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

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Visual Difficulties and Impairment - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for visual difficulties and impairment.

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Vitamin D Deficiency - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on Vitamin D Deficiency.

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Vitamin Supplementation - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on the use of vitamin supplementation.

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Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) for First Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children - Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not perform voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) routinely in first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in children aged 2-24 months.

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