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Practice Guidelines - Dec 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2006 - A report released by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) shows that more U.S. men and women are currently engaging in strength training than in 1998, but the percentage of those who train at least twice per week is significantly lower than the national objective of 30 percent by...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2115a.html

Practice Guidelines - Dec 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2006 - The 2007 adult immunization schedule reflects new recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for varicella, influenza, hepatitis B, and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2115.html

CDC Releases Report on Rate of Autism in the United States - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings of two surveys, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), to determine the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2124.html

Practice Guidelines - Dec 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - According to a practice bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), prophylactic use of episiotomy does not result in maternal or fetal benefit and should be restricted.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1970a.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on Improving Preconception Health Care - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 1, 2006 - Improving preconception health care can result in improved reproductive health outcomes and has the potential to reduce societal costs, as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed recommendations for physicians and public health officials that aim to improve ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1967.html

Practice Guidelines - Dec 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - Previous limitations in the supply of tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4; Menactra) have been resolved. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that physicians resume routine vaccination according to recommendations from the Advisory ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1970.html

Practice Guidelines - Dec 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - Influenza-related death is more common in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) than in patients with any other chronic condition. The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) recommend annual influenza immunization with the same enthusiasm as ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1976a.html

Practice Guidelines - Dec 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) introductory self-study course, Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, 3rd ed., is now available online. The course provides an introduction to applied epidemiology and biostatistics.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1976.html

Improving Practice Guidelines in AFP - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...Improving Practice Guidelines in AFP MARK H. EBELL, M.D., M.S., Athens, Georgia JAY SIWEK, M.D., Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Am Fam Physician. 2006 Dec 1;74(11):1840-1842. See related Practice Guideline. The care that patients receive too often depends...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1840.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

AFP Continues to Evolve - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - ...Practice Guidelines Improvements Beginning in this issue, the AFP Practice Guidelines department has been improved to provide you with information in a more easily read format (see page 1967). A shaded box on the first page of each practice guideline provides background information....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1817.html

Opioids for Management of Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients - Cochrane for ...

Dec 1, 2006 - Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate (OTFC [Actiq]), a rapid-acting opioid, has been shown to be an effective treatment for breakthrough cancer pain. Other opioids, including immediate-release oral morphine (MSIR), also may be effective; however, evidence comparing these agents with OTFC ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1855.html

New Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of SIDS: What Should We Advise Parents? - ...

Dec 1, 2006 - ...Next: Improving Practice Guidelines in AFP View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 74/No. 11(December 1, 2006) / Editorials: New Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of SIDS: What Should We Advise Parents?...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1839.html

Noncontraceptive Uses of the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System - Practice Guidelines -...

Nov 15, 2006 - Although the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (Mirena) is approved for contraception, it also may have noncontraceptive uses, such as treating idiopathic menorrhagia. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) published a committee opinion to address the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1792.html

Practice Guidelines - Nov 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations for mumps vaccination and immunity.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1787a.html

Practice Guidelines - Nov 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - The Partnership for Prevention conducted a study to accurately rank 25 preventive health care services. These rankings represent the most valuable preventive services and should be used to help physicians prioritize which services to emphasize with patients.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1787.html

Update on Exercise Stress Testing - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2006 - Exercise stress testing is an important diagnostic tool for the evaluation of suspected or known cardiac disease. In 2002, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) revised their guidelines for exercise testing. Ten categories from the ACC/ AHA ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1749.html

NAMS Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in ...

Nov 1, 2006 - The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has updated its evidence-based guidelines on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women to address the need for standards of care as they relate to menopause-associated health conditions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1630.html

Practice Guidelines - Nov 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - Vaginitis can lead to discomfort, days lost from school or work, and sexual dysfunction. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of vaginitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1639a.html

Practice Guidelines - Nov 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey to determine the prevalence of dating violence among high school students. Programs that promote the prevention of dating violence should address risk factors associated with ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1639.html

Psychosocial Interventions Delivered by Primary Care Physicians to Patients with ...

Nov 1, 2006 - Few high-quality studies have been conducted examining the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions performed by primary care physicians for patients with major depression. Two randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) found that a psychosocial intervention, specifically ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1580.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cytology and Histology in ...

Oct 15, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed new guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cytology and histology. Because management in some instances differs for adolescent patients, ACOG also created guidelines specific to this population.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1431.html

AAP Examines Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Lifestyle Changes - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, Active Healthy Living: Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Increased Physical Activity, addresses how physicians can encourage physical activity in children and adolescents who are currently or are at risk of becoming ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1434.html

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the primary cause of death in women for almost a century, and more women than men have died of CVD every year since 1984. Although CVD incidence can be reduced by adherence to a heart-healthy lifestyle and detection and treatment of major risk ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1331.html

IDSA Releases Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue ...

Oct 1, 2006 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released evidence-based guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of skin and soft tissue infections.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1215.html

Practice Guidelines - Oct 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Gynecologic Practice has reviewed the risks of tamoxifen in postmenopausal women and released recommendations on its use in this population.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1230a.html

Practice Guidelines - Oct 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the 2004 National Immunization Survey to find current estimates of racial and economic disparities in breastfeeding in the United States.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1230.html

CDC Supports Vigorous Promotion of Child Safety Restraints - Practice Guidelines - ...

Oct 1, 2006 - The CDC supports vigorous promotion and enforcement of appropriate child motor vehicle restraints to further reduce child fatalities from motor vehicle crashes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1228.html

A Practical Guide to Crisis Management - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - Family physicians often treat patients who are experiencing psychological or medical crises. Any event perceived as overwhelming by the patient may trigger a crisis reaction consisting of psychological and physiological symptoms. Physicians are encouraged to assist patients who are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1159.html

The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - In 2004, the National Guidelines Clearinghouse placed eight guidelines from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council on its Web site. Seven of the guidelines are on specific disease processes and one is on general care. In addition to straightforward clinical decision making, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1132.html

Exercises for Mechanical Neck Disorders - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2006 - There is some evidence that a variety of exercises help patients with mechanical neck pain. Evidence is strongest for a multimodal approach that includes exercise and mobilization or manipulation of the cervical spine, although this research has been criticized for having an imperfect ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1126.html

Health Care for the Homeless in America - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - ...care workers from many disciplines caring for persons who are homeless.8 The network has published eight sets of adapted clinical practice guidelines to assist physicians in providing optimal care for those who are struggling with homelessness. These recommended practice adaptations...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1099.html

AHA and NHLBI Review Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome - Practice ...

Sep 15, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have released joint recommendations on the management and diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1039.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - The CDC recommends continued measures to encourage screening to reduce mortality rates from colorectal cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compared data from the 2002 and 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys to determine the number...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1048.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - Using data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compared tobacco use among adolescents 13 to 15 years of age from 1999 to 2005.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1048a.html

Guidelines for the Use of Antibiotics in Acute Upper Respiratory Infections - American ...

Sep 15, 2006 - To help physicians with the appropriate use of antibiotics in children and adults with upper respiratory tract infection, a multidisciplinary team evaluated existing guidelines and summarized key practice points. Acute otitis media in children should be diagnosed only if there is abrupt...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p956.html

ADA Releases Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes - Practice Guidelines...

Sep 1, 2006 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has published a position statement containing evidence-based recommendations for diabetes care, treatment goals, and tools to evaluate the quality of care.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p871.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a review and position statement on the management of HCV infection.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p875.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - In 2002 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended universal screening of pregnant women at 35 to 37 weeks’ gestation for rectovaginal group B ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p875a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - ...editor’s note: It remains to be seen if this study will affect current practice guidelines for the management of obesity in primary care.1 In the interim, family physicians should continue to balance benefits and risks when discussing weight loss options with obese patients....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p856.html

CDC Reports on End-stage Renal Disease in Patients with Diabetes - Practice Guidelines ...

Aug 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report detailing the incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of ESRD in the United States, accounting for 44 percent of new cases in 2002.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p677.html

Recommendations Released on Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Professionals - ...

Aug 15, 2006 - Recommendations on the influenza vaccination of health care professionals have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p665.html

ACIP Releases 2006-2007 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - ...

Aug 15, 2006 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated guidelines for the use of influenza vaccine and antiviral agents for prophylaxis and treatment of influenza A.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p673.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Management of Endometrial Cancer - Practice Guidelines - ...

Aug 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for the management of endometrial cancer. Endometrial carcinoma is a common gynecologic malignancy that many physicians encounter.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p504.html

ACIP Releases HPV Vaccination, Second Dose of Varicella Vaccine - Practice Guidelines -...

Aug 1, 2006 - Girls 11 to 12 years of age should be routinely vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p512.html

Laxatives for Hemorrhoids? - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - Fiber has a consistent beneficial effect in the treatment of symptomatic hemorrhoids for up to three months' follow-up as measured by overall symptoms and bleeding.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p413.html

AFP Departments Provide Range of Clinical Information - Inside AFP - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2006 - ...Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical reports from major medical organizations, such as clinical policy statements, clinical practice guidelines, joint conference statements, and committee opinions. Quantum Sufficit contains brief items designed to give readers bits of...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p356.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - ...are thought to be at risk for rebound angina, hypertension, or even myocardial infarction. While awaiting an anticipated change in practice guidelines, physicians are urged to counsel patients not to suddenly discontinue beta blockers. Physicians also should reconsider the optimal...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p492.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment and Postexposure ...

Jul 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on antimicrobial agents for the treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of pertussis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p333.html

Influenza Vaccination Coverage of Children in the United States - Practice Guidelines -...

Jul 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on influenza vaccination coverage of children younger than two years during the 2003 to 2004 influenza season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p336.html

Interventions to Facilitate Smoking Cessation - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - Tobacco use, primarily cigarette smoking, is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States, and nearly one third of those who try a cigarette become addicted to nicotine. Family physicians, who see most of these patients in their offices every year, have ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p262.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - ...EDITOR'S NOTE: Regarding the evaluation of children with first UTI, the American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guidelines, published in 1999, state that surgical procedures or antibiotic therapy may prevent renal damage in children with VUR who are at risk of renal failure...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p329a.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p184.html

AGA Releases Updated Recommendations on Dyspepsia - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a position statement to reflect new evidence on the evaluation of dyspepsia. The AGA defines dyspepsia as chronic or recurrent pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p185.html

AHA/ACCF Statement on the Evaluation of Syncope - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Jul 1, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) recently released a scientific statement on the evaluation of syncope (i.e., transient loss of consciousness).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p179.html

Cochrane for Clinicians - Jul 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2006 - Intravenous lidocaine and oral mexiletine provide a modest reduction in neuropathic pain with no indication of serious adverse effects. However, safety data are limited because most studies were of relatively short duration and fewer than 400 patients have been studied in total for each...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p79.html

Practice Guidelines - Jun 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - Failure to thrive in infants and children may develop as a result of neglect, and in its extreme form it may result in death. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a clinical report guiding the assessment, management, and support of children with failure to thrive as a ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2242a.html

Practice Guidelines - Jun 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - A committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a report on compounded bioidentical hormones. These agents are controversial because of concerns related to quality, purity, potency, and effectiveness.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2242.html

ACIP Updates Recommendations for Immunization Against Hepatitis A Virus - Practice ...

Jun 15, 2006 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released updated recommendations on the prevention of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection through immunization; the report also includes new epidemiologic data and results of economic analyses of nationwide routine vaccination of...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2233.html

Few Americans with Diabetes Receive Multiple Preventive-Care Services - Practice ...

Jun 15, 2006 - Preventive-care services such as annual foot and dilated eye examinations and biannual A1C tests can prevent or delay amputation and blindness from diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys to...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2244.html

Hepatitis A - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - The introduction of hepatitis A vaccines in 1995 led to a drop in the number of reported cases of hepatitis A and a shift to a higher percentage of cases occurring in older age groups. The hepatitis A virus survives for extended periods in the environment. Transmission primarily is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2162.html

Breaking the Chain: Universal Childhood Hepatitis A Virus Vaccination - Editorials - ...

Jun 15, 2006 - ...Related Practice Guideline By all outward appearances Jackson (not his real name) was a healthy 14-month-old infant. Recently adopted from abroad—one of more than 22,000 children adopted internationally in 20041—he was robust, and his initial medical examination was entirely normal....

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2127.html

Hepatitis A: The Beginning of the End? - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - ...This report marked the final step in ACIP’s 10-year rollout of its strategy to prevent and control hepatitis A virus infection. The Practice Guideline in this issue of AFP (page 2233) presents a summary of the ACIP report. View/Print Figure The article on page 2162 reviews the...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2102.html

AAP Reports on Healthy Weight-Control Practices in Young Athletes - Practice Guidelines...

Jun 1, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released recommendations on healthy weight-control behaviors in young athletes to address counseling issues that physicians may encounter in caring for these patients. Children and adolescents often are involved in sports in which weight loss...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p2069.html

AAP Revised Recommendations for Examination of Infants for ROP - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 1, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement revising its 2001 statement on screening examination of premature infants for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p2077.html

Joint Position Statement on Obesity in Older Adults - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Jun 1, 2006 - The American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO), and the Obesity Society have issued a joint position statement that includes a review of concerns related to obesity in older persons and weight management guidelines for patients ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p2074.html

Depressive Disorders - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2006 - What are the effects of treatments in mild to moderate or severe depression? Which interventions reduce relapse rates? What are the effects of interventions to improve delivery of treatments?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p1999.html

Practice Guidelines - May 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an outbreak of mumps that began in Iowa in December 2005. Other cases that were thought to be linked to the Iowa outbreak were being investigated in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1847.html

Practice Guidelines - May 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - A subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) reviewed articles on carotid endarterectomy to assess the effectiveness of the procedure in preventing stroke in patients with internal carotid artery stenosis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1847a.html

ACIP Updates Recommendations for Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Transmission - ...

May 15, 2006 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1839.html

NCHS Publishes Personal Health Assessment Survey Results - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 15, 2006 - The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published statistics on personal health assessment, reporting that American Indian/Alaskan Native and black adults were less likely than white or Asian adults to assess their health as excellent or very good.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1848.html

2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care - Practice Guidelines - American...

May 1, 2006 - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently released new guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1644.html

ACOG Recommendations for Improving Care of Homeless Women - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women has released recommendations to improve health care of homeless women.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1655.html

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p37.html

Medical Editors Are a Strong Foundation - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

May 1, 2006 - ...Since 2002 Dr. Ebell has directed AFP's evidence-based features, such as Clinical Inquiries, POEMs, Cochrane for Clinicians, and Practice Guidelines. He also reviews and edits manuscripts and writes Point-of-Care Guides. I value the fact that our work has such an important impact on...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1493.html

Guidelines Released for Investigation of Potential Contact with Infectious Tuberculosis...

Apr 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) have released guidelines for investigation of exposure and transmission of tuberculosis and prevention of future infections through contact investigations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1460.html

Practice Guidelines - Apr 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations for screening for Tay-Sachs disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1471a.html

Practice Guidelines - Apr 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an opinion statement on issues specific to pregnancy in obese women. Women who are obese are at increased risk of complications of pregnancy such as gestational hypertension and diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1471.html

CDC Recommendations for Improving Oral Health - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released recommendations for preventing dental caries and improving oral health.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0415/p1472.html

Practice Guidelines - Apr 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has released evidence-based recommendations for the use of serum prolactin tests in differentiating between epileptic and nonepileptic seizures.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1284.html

Practice Guidelines - Apr 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on the prevalence of cholesterol screening and awareness using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1284a.html

NAMDRC Recommendations for Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation - Practice Guidelines - ...

Apr 1, 2006 - The National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC) has developed recommendations for the assessment and management of patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1277.html

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during radiologic testing for other reasons. Tobacco use, hypertension, a family history of AAA, and male sex are clinical risk factors for the development of an ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1198.html

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p41.html

Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Who needs an EHR? Software you already have can help you make sure your patients get the care they need.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p47.html

Guidelines for Delivering Quality Palliative Care - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Mar 15, 2006 - The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP), representing five major U.S. palliative care organizations, has established guidelines to promote consistent and high-quality palliative care and to guide the structure and development of existing services.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1104.html

AAP Guidelines on Health Supervision of Patients with Achondroplasia - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2006 - The Committee on Genetics of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a clinical report that includes guidelines to help physicians oversee the health of patients with achondroplasia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1112.html

Practice Guidelines - Mar 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - The 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was approved in 2000 to prevent pneumococcal disease in children younger than five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released results from a study evaluating the vaccine’s impact on invasive pneumococcal ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1111.html

Practice Guidelines - Mar 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - The Council on Clinical Cardiology, Subcommittee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention of the American Heart Association (AHA) has released a scientific statement on exercise testing to screen asymptomatic patients for disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1111a.html

Web Site Enhancement Eases Access to AFP Departments - Inside AFP - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2006 - ...Practice Guidelines (https://www.aafp.org/afp/pracguide) STEPS (https://www.aafp.org/afp/steps) We’ll continue to work to improve the new department collections. Your input will be valuable to that process. You can send comments and suggestions toafpedit@aafp.org. We look forward to...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p953.html

Practice Guidelines - Mar 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for medical abortion.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p925a.html

Practice Guidelines - Mar 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2006 - Guidelines for the routine use of the newly approved tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) and updated guidelines for the use of the standard tetravalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4) have been issued in a policy statement from the Committee on Infectious ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p925.html

CDC Releases Guidelines on Indentifying and Referring Persons with Fetal Alcohol ...

Mar 1, 2006 - Prenatal exposure to alcohol can damage the developing fetus and is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities, such as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued consensus guidelines to help identify ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p916.html

News & Trends - Mar 2006 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Clinical practice guideline software 12.3% Outcomes analysis 10.9% E-prescribing 9.7% Web-based consults or e-visits 5.8% Online appointment scheduling 5.7% Group visits Source: AAFP. Practice Profile I. 2005. Percentage of family physicians who use...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p29.html

Poems & Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Study Design: Practice guideline Synopsis: Patients with dyspepsia may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer, functional (nonulcer) dyspepsia, or, rarely, malignancy. The authors reviewed the literature and based their recommendations on the results of the best...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p895.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Management of Abnormal Cervical Cytology and Histology - ...

Feb 15, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for management of abnormal cervical cytology and histology. Cervical cytology screening has been associated with a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer incidence and mortality.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p719.html

Practice Guidelines - Feb 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2006 - A report analyzing the rate of diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children and adolescents has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p730a.html

Practice Guidelines - Feb 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2006 - A report that identifies ways to improve prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in persons with type 1 diabetes has been released by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p730.html

CDC Report on Barriers to Children Walking to School - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on the barriers to children walking to and from school in the United States in 2004. The CDC believes that comprehensive initiatives that include behavioral, environmental, and policy strategies are needed to ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p729.html

Using COPD Guidelines to Improve Patient Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2006 - ...chronic conditions, such as ischemic heart disease.2 Not surprisingly, more than 15 professional societies have published clinical practice guidelines about COPD during the past decade3; however, the content and format of these guidelines are variable, and some experts say that to...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p590.html

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