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Webinar Will Cover Best Practices for Tapering Opioids

Family Physician Expert Offers Insight, Advice

07/10/2019 — The National Academy of Medicine will host a free webinar from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EDT on July 22 to discuss best practices and evidence standards on tapering patients off opioids. NAM plans to publish a discussion paper that builds on the webinar early next year.

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USPSTF Recommends Screening Older Men Who Smoked for AAA

Other Screening Recommendations Vary Based on Risk Factors

07/08/2019 — On June 18, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic patients. Men ages 65-75 who smoke or used to smoke benefit most from screening; the task force recommends one-time screening with ultrasonography in this group.

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07/03/2019 — During the June 26-27 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group voted to update its recommendations for use of the nine-valent HPV and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

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07/02/2019 — The AAFP has joined more than 70 other organizations in signing on to the U.S. Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity: A Policy Action Agenda. The document features 10 policy recommendations that government leaders can use to address climate change.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

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

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