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Heart Attack Risk Doubles for Daily E-cigarette Users

Study Finds Fivefold Risk for Users of Both E-cigarettes, Cigarettes

September 24, 2018 10:55 am — Using e-cigarettes every day almost doubles the risk for myocardial infarction, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. For those who use e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes concurrently, the risk is fivefold.

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AAP Updates Car Safety Seat Recommendations for Children

Family Physician Offers Tips for Sharing Information With Parents, Caregivers

09/21/2018 — The American Academy of Pediatrics has published an updated policy statement that includes revised recommendations on car safety seat use and related practices.

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FDA Demands Plan to Reverse Teen E-Cigarette 'Epidemic'

Agency Gives Five Manufacturers 60 Days to Submit Plans for Reducing Underage Use

09/19/2018 — Noting "an epidemic proportion of growth" in the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers, the FDA gave major manufacturers a deadline to say how they will fight the trend.

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09/19/2018 — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's latest draft recommendation statement recommends applying prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns.

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AAFP Supports 'ACT for Better Diagnosis' Initiative

Project Aims to Ensure Diagnoses Are 'Accurate, Communicated and Timely'

09/14/2018 — As a member of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, the AAFP is supporting the ACT for Better Diagnosis initiative, which aims to improve the diagnostic process by calling on organizations to identify and spread practical steps to better ensure diagnoses are accurate, communicated and timely.

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