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Recent Health of the Public Stories

JAMA Research: Elderly Deaths From Falls Increase

Home-Based Exercise Program Significantly Reduces Subsequent Falls

06/12/2019 — Death rates from falls for older adults in the United States have significantly increased in the past 16 years, but an exercise program might help.

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06/11/2019 — The AAFP has joined with five other medical organizations to update the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Monograph, which provides guidance to physicians and other clinicians on properly administering the PPE, also known as the sports physical.

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06/07/2019 — The CDC has released a measles outbreak toolkit for health care professionals that family physicians can use to better arm themselves to fight the current measles epidemic.

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06/05/2019 — The AMA Opioid Task Force, to which the AAFP belongs, released recommendations on May 30 that call on policymakers to eliminate barriers to treatment for opioid use disorder.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

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