Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

05/01/2015 — In a recent study, researchers concluded protein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 antibody therapy appeared to be a safe and effective alternative to statins to treat adults with hypercholesterolemia.

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04/29/2015 — The AAFP has created a resource to inform and remind family physicians about recommending tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine to pregnant women during every pregnancy.

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CMS Proposes Covering Pap Smear/HPV Testing For Cervical Cancer

AAFP's Proactive Stance Pays Off for Patients

04/29/2015 — CMS recently proposed covering cervical cancer screening that would combine HPV testing in with a Pap smear once every five years for certain Medicare beneficiaries.

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Mammograms for Women 50-74 Still Recommended

Screening for Women in Their 40s Remains Based on Risk Factors

04/24/2015 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's latest draft recommendation on breast cancer screening recommends mammograms every two years for women ages 50-74 but says the decision should be individualized for women ages 40-49.

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