Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

05/21/2018 — A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Pain has found that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain, which may have implications for the way family physicians treat patients with this condition.

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Synthetic Cannabinoid Poisoning Outbreak Poses Challenges

Illinois AFP President Gives Firsthand Account of Treating These Patients

05/18/2018 — A physician who treated some of the recent cases of severe bleeding linked to contaminated synthetic cannabinoids says the outbreak highlighted the advantages of taking a family medicine approach to a public health crisis.

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05/16/2018 — With the June 4 deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship fast approaching, last year's fellows recently took the opportunity to describe their experience with the program.

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05/11/2018 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted its new final recommendation statement and three final evidence reviews on screening for prostate cancer.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

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

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