April 25, 2017 12:42 pm — In a departure from a recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement, the AAFP has recommended against conducting screening pelvic exams in asymptomatic women.Full Story »
Health of the Public
Recent Health of the Public Stories
04/25/2017 — The FDA has approved the marketing of 10 direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests by the company 23andMe and has announced it plans to speed the approval of similar tests.
04/21/2017 — On April 20, the FDA issued a safety announcement restricting the use of codeine and tramadol in children and requiring labeling changes to prescription medications containing these ingredients.
04/20/2017 — The CDC has released a Health Alert Network health advisory warning clinicians about emerging Shigella strains that show possible reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin.
04/18/2017 — April is National Minority Health Month, and one family physician's work to help her community achieve greater health equity clearly embodies that initiative.
More Health of the Public News
- 04/18/2017 — CDC: HPV Infection Rates Remain High in Both Men, Women
- 04/11/2017 — Individualize Decisions on PSA Screening for Men Ages 55-69
- 04/10/2017 — AMA Opioid Task Force Issues Safe Storage, Disposal Resource
- 04/07/2017 — Kids' Solid-dose Acetaminophen Products Transition to Single Strength
- 04/05/2017 — Birth Defects Seen in One in 10 Zika-infected Pregnancies
- 04/04/2017 — Misconceptions About Antibiotics for Children's ARIs Persist
- 04/04/2017 — Meridian Expands EpiPen Recall to Include U.S.
- 03/31/2017 — AAFP Takes Leadership Role With Launch of Center for Diversity, Health Equity
- 03/29/2017 — Evidence Lacking to Support Screening for Celiac Disease
- 03/28/2017 — CDC: Stronger Effort Needed to Fight Tuberculosis