Health of the Public

Recent Health of the Public Stories

04/26/2016 — The 2015-2016 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellows created a frequently asked questions resource for family physicians about the two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines.

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CDC Finds Causal Relationship Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

Agency Also Finds Zika Spread Through Gay Sex, Creates Pregnancy Registry

04/20/2016 — On April 13, the CDC published a special report that found a causal relationship between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies.

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04/20/2016 — The AAFP is pressing CMS to help end restrictions that prevent primary care physicians from exercising their clinical expertise with hepatitis C.

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Evidence Backs Low-dose Aspirin for Ages 50-59, Say USPSTF, AAFP

Decision to Use Aspirin for Patients 60-69 Should be Individual

04/13/2016 — On April 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued its final recommendation statement on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer.

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