January 14, 2019 04:46 pm — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on Jan. 8 that discussed screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus infection.Full Story »
Health of the Public
Recent Health of the Public Stories
01/11/2019 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft research plan on preventing opioid use disorder that includes a focus on interventions to prevent initiation or minimize use of opioids, inviting public comment until Jan. 16.
01/09/2019 — The FDA has issued a drug safety announcement advising that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the risk for aortic ruptures or tears. This class of antibiotics should be used in at-risk patients only if no other treatment options are available, warns the agency.
01/09/2019 — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association wants to ensure family physicians know that high doses of loperamide (Imodium) can have serious -- even fatal -- cardiac effects. The group has launched a Loperamide Safety education campaign to get the word out to clinicians and patients.
01/02/2019 — The EveryONE Project from the AAFP had a busy 2018 creating a comprehensive toolkit and other resources family physicians can use to address social determinants of health in their practices and communities throughout 2019 and beyond.
More Health of the Public News
- 12/19/2018 — Opioid Expert Teams Stand Ready to Assist FPs
- 12/10/2018 — CDC Data Show U.S. Life Expectancy Continues to Decline
- 12/06/2018 — AAFP Joins Other Groups to Develop Well-Woman Resource
- 12/05/2018 — USPSTF: Research Lacking on Child Maltreatment Interventions
- 11/30/2018 — Familydoctor.org Helps Spread Flu Prevention Message
- 11/28/2018 — USPSTF Recommends HIV Screening for Patients Ages 15-65
- 11/28/2018 — AHA/ACC Issue New Cholesterol Management Guideline
- 11/27/2018 — Study Examines Fallout of California Vaccine Exemption Law
- 11/21/2018 — Even an Occasional Cigarette Greatly Boosts Mortality Risk
- 11/20/2018 — HHS Unveils Revamped Physical Activity Guidelines