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Taking Team-Based Care to the Next Level -- FPM

Jun 1, 2022 - The need to delegate tasks to other members of the health care team has never been more urgent. Here’s how to move toward advanced team-based care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p25.html

Advance Care Planning: Using the Health Care Team to Make Hard Conversations Easier -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2022 - Your office staff can help normalize conversations with patients about critical care options.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0500/p10.html

Task Force Recommends Against Asymptomatic COPD Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, after conducting a review and update of the existing evidence, is recommending against screening for COPD in asymptomatic adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/uspstf-2022-copd-screening.html

The Osteopathic Approach: FMX Preconference | AAFP

This one-day course on Sept 20 in Washington, DC offers osteopathic-focused CME on common musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/the-osteopathic-approach-workshop.html

This Measure Targets What Matters in Primary Care

A patient-reported outcome measure featured in two recent FPM supplements has potential to reduce administrative burden and impact value-based payment.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/fpm-primary-care-measure.html

Stand Together to Achieve the AAFP’s Top Advocacy Goals

Congress needs to feel the strength of our numbers. Here’s how you can help make that happen.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/trenches-2022-advocacy-summit.html

Patient Counseling and IUDs (Intrauterine Devices)

The CDC and Office of Population Affairs recommend that clinicians counsel patients on all their options, including IUDs and implants, if medically appropriate. To learn more about who is an appropriate candidate for Bayer’s IUDs, consider attending an upcoming training program that ...

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/patient-counseling-and-iuds.html

Musculoskeletal Care - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on musculoskeletal care and related issues, including fracture management, joint aspiration, joint injections, pain in various parts of the body (foot and ankle; neck and back; hip; knee; arm and shoulder; and wrist and hand). This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=17

Seizure Disorders - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic medications, epilepsy, febrile seizures, nonepileptic seizures, seizures in the elderly, and status epilepticus. This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=80

COVID-19 - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - ...Azithromycin for Treatment of COVID-19 [Medicine by the Numbers] new 03/01/2022 Antibiotics for the Treatment of COVID-19 [Cochrane for Clinicians] new 02/01/2022 Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19 [Medicine by the Numbers] 09/01/2021 Remdesivir (Veklury) for the...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=117

Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, including preconception care, folic acid, medication safety, nausea and vomiting, pregnancy complications, and prenatal screening. This collection features AFP content on prenatal care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=25

Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=16

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis. This collection features AFP ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Cancer - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=31

Substance Use Disorders - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - ...03/01/2017 Buprenorphine Maintenance vs. Placebo for Opioid Dependence [Medicine by the Numbers] 01/01/2017 Alpha-adrenergic Agonists for the Management of Opioid Withdrawal [Medicine by the Numbers] 10/01/2016 Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Depends on Family Physicians...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=27

Immunizations (excluding Influenza) - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=63

Delegates, AAFP Leaders Show Advocacy Alignment at Town Hall

Behavioral health integration, telehealth flexibility and administrative simplification were among the topics members asked AAFP leaders to talk about at the Town Hall.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2022-leadership-conference-town-hall.html

New Maternal Mental Health Hotline Launches

A new national hotline offers 24/7 help to new and expecting mothers who are experiencing mental health challenges; an AAFP commission chair explains what it means for family physicians.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/maternal-mental-health-hotline.html

USPSTF Updates Recommendation on Aspirin to Prevent CVD

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the question of whether to start low-dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease in adults ages 40 to 59 years with a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk should be an individual decision.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/uspstf-aspirin-cvd.html

Long COVID CME Course Coming May 11

The Academy is offering a free, blended CME activity on long COVID that will allow learners to earn up to 10 AAFP Prescribed credits.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/long-covid-cme-course.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit | AAFP

Fight for family medicine in the nation's capitol at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 22-24, 2022.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.html

USPSTF Recommends Screening Some Youth for Anxiety, Depression

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is inviting comments on draft statements that recommend screening for anxiety and major depressive disorder in some children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/uspstf-anxiety-depression-suicide.html

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Updates From the 2021 CDC Guidelines - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are increasing for most nationally notifiable disease categories in the United States. The 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STI guidelines provide several updated, evidence-based testing and treatment recommendations. The ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p514.html

Constipation in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Constipation in children is usually functional constipation without an organic cause. Organic causes of constipation in children, which include Hirschsprung disease, cystic fibrosis, and spinal cord abnormalities, commonly present with red flag signs and symptoms. A history and physical...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p469.html

Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment Principles, and Screening - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women in the United States; however, it remains the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and worldwide. The most common but nonspecific symptom of lung cancer is cough. Associated symptoms, including ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p487.html

Child Abuse: Approach and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Child maltreatment is a devastating type of adverse childhood experience that encompasses neglect and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse (including sex trafficking). Adverse childhood experiences are exposures to maltreatment or household dysfunction during crucial developmental ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p521.html

Psoriasis: Update on Topical Therapy From the American Academy of Dermatology - ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - The American Academy of Dermatology and National Psoriasis Foundation updated their recommendations on topical therapies for patients with mild to moderate psoriasis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p558.html

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Updated Guideline From the CDC - Practice Guidelines -... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated recommendations for management of sexually transmitted infections.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p553.html

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Aspirin Plus Clopidogrel for 30 Days Is the Best Option ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - For patients with minor stroke or transient ischemic attack, dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin plus clopidogrel for up to 30 days reduces the likelihood of subsequent stroke more than aspirin monotherapy, with a small increase in the risk of major hemorrhage. A longer duration of ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/od3.html

Reduced Dietary Salt for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease - Cochrane for Clinicians... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), reducing dietary salt intake by approximately 4.2 g per day lowers mean systolic blood pressure by 6.9 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by 3.9 mm Hg compared with patients on a higher salt diet. In patients with CKD who do not have ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p466.html

Credentialing Family Physicians Who Provide Maternity Care - Editorials - American ...

May 1, 2022 - Without national standards of credentialing based on competency, family physicians who provide obstetric care may struggle to obtain hospital privileges.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p456.html

Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir Reduces Risk of Hospitalization in At-Risk Outpatients - POEMs -... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir significantly reduces the likelihood of hospitalization or death in unvaccinated adults with confirmed COVID-19 who are at risk of a more severe course of disease.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/od1.html

Overcoming Barriers at the Intersection of Faith and Health Care

Yogesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H. C.M.P., of Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, a 2021-2022 AAFP Health Equity Fellow, outlines his plan for improving health equity by increasing collaboration between health care communities and faith-based communities.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/health-care-faith-collaboration.html

New Survey Examines Effects of SDOH on Doctors, Patients

Results from a survey of more than 1,500 physicians provides new details on the relationship between social determinants of health, patient health, physician practices and physician well-being.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/social-determinants-health-survey.html

AAFP NRN Researchers Help Develop New Asthma Protocol

New research conducted by family physicians with the AAFP National Research Network indicates that adding an easy-to-use, low-cost intervention to usual asthma care can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life in Black and Hispanic patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/prepare-asthma-study.html

Updated Recommendations for Women Address Obesity, More

The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative recently published a new recommendation on obesity prevention and updated five existing recommendations on women’s health topics.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/wpsi-new-obesity-recommendation.html

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Evidence Insufficient

A draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found insufficient to assess the balance of benefit and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in the general adult population.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/obstructive-sleep-apnea-2022-draft.html

Access Your Wallet Card and Letter of Participation

Learn how to access your wallet card and letter of participation for completion of an ALSO Provider and Instructor course.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/access-card-and-letter.html

AAFP Advocacy Helps Reopen HRSA PRF Reporting Portal

Following AAFP advocacy, recipients of Period 1 Provider Relief Funds who missed a key November deadline can now take action through the end of this week.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/provider-relief-funds-extension.html

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=7

Menopause - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen and progestogen therapy, hormone therapy, hot flashes, mood symptoms, sexual difficulties, and postmenopause. This collection features AFP content on menopause and related issues, including estrogen...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=59

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including anticoagulation, heparin therapy, and venous thromboembolism. This collection features AFP content on deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and related issues, including...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=69

Managing Diabetes Using Real-Time CGM and Professional Guidelines

A1C reflects average blood glucose over 2-3 months. Does that give you all the information you need to make therapy decisions in type 2 diabetes management? In addition, professional guidelines suggest specific diabetes medications based on individual characteristics, but do you have ...

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/managing-diabetes-using-real-time-cgm-and-professional-guidelines.html

Tools for FPs Highlighted for Black Maternal Health Week

The Academy is putting a focus on its vast array of maternal health resources that are available to family physicians as the AAFP recognizes Black Maternal Health Week.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/2022-black-maternal-health-week.html

GME Award Winner Has Passion for Global Health

A passion for helping others has led AAFP GME award winner Ashley Rubin, D.O., M.S., to visit more than three dozen countries.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-ashley-rubin.html

Center for Diversity and Health Equity Celebrates Five Years

In recognition of its fifth anniversary, the AAFP Center for Diversity and Health Equity offers members a look at some of its accomplishments, as well as a glance at recent and upcoming projects.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/center-diversity-health-equity-five-years.html

Splint vs. Cast for Forearm Buckle Fracture in Children - Medicine by the Numbers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Learn more about splint vs. cast for forearm buckle fracture in children.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/od2.html

Alcoholic Hepatitis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Alcoholic hepatitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by acute-onset jaundice and liver enzyme abnormalities in the setting of long-term heavy alcohol use. High rates of concomitant infections, systemic inflammation, and multiorgan failure lead to significant morbidity and mortality....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p412.html

Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence rates are three times higher in patients with chronic or no risk factors compared with those who have transient risk factors after stopping anticoagulation therapy. In patients with unprovoked VTE, age-appropriate screening is sufficient ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p377.html

Ending the Stigma: Improving Care for Patients Who Are Overweight or Obese -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Discriminatory attitudes about patients who are overweight or obese are pervasive in society, even among physicians. Here are five steps to help change that.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0300/p21.html

Cilostazol for Intermittent Claudication Caused by Peripheral Artery Disease - Cochrane... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Cilostazol improves initial and absolute walking distances in patients with intermittent claudication secondary to PAD and appears to be equivalent in effect to pentoxifylline (Trental). Adverse effects of cilostazol include headache, diarrhea, dizziness, and palpitations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p366.html

Practice Pearls - Mar-Apr 2022 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2022 - Coax patients with OUD back into the office | Use templates for patient consent forms | Give objective statements about work-related injuries

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2022/0300/p34.html

Oral vs. Intravaginal Antifungal Treatments for Uncomplicated Vulvovaginal Candidiasis ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Clinical resolution of symptoms is similar for oral and intravaginal antifungal medications at both short-term (five to 15 days) and long-term (two to 12 weeks) follow-up. However, mycological cure rates (fungal spores cleared from vaginal secretions) are higher in patients treated with...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p367.html

Empagliflozin Reduces Hospitalization for Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - In patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, empagliflozin, 10 mg once daily, reduces the likelihood of hospitalization for heart failure. There is no effect on cardiovascular or all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/od5.html

Relapse of Depression More Likely After Discontinuation of Medication - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Primary care patients who discontinued antidepressant medications were more likely to experience relapse of their depression than those who continued to take their antidepressants. The interpretation is that 44% of patients with depression who discontinue their antidepressant medication...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/od3.html

Midodrine Is Worth a Trial in People With Frequent Episodes of Vasovagal Syncope - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Midodrine is a vasoconstrictor used to prevent orthostatic hypotension and may reduce the likelihood of recurrence of vasovagal syncope in patients with frequent episodes. It seems to work completely or not at all; during this study, the patients who had at least one episode of syncope ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/od4.html

Flexibility, Equity, Payment Top AAFP Telehealth Guidance

In a letter to the White House, the AAFP detailed telehealth policy recommendations that should be implemented beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/white-house-telehealth-guidance.html

Student Delegate | American Medical Association - Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS)

Represent AAFP student interests at AMA meetings and interact with AMA delegates from the AAFP.

Membership : AAFP Member Welcome Center

https://www.aafp.org/membership/welcome-center/involve/lead/students-residents/student/representatives-other-organizations/aafp-ama-student.html

Family Medicine Wins Stand Out in 2022 Federal Funding Bill

The 2022 omnibus funding package that Congress passed this month favors the AAFP’s legislative wish list in several important areas.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/trenches-2022-omnibus-wins.html

Integrating Primary Care, Public Health for Health Equity

Laura Chanchien Parajón, M.D., M.P.H., winner of the 2021 AAFP Public Health Award, discusses her journey in primary care and public health while recognizing many of the women leaders she has worked with in her career.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/integrating-primary-care-health-equity.html

Family Medicine Welcomes New Residents in the Match Program

The 2022 National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match (NRMP) results announced today indicate that this is largest class of family medicine residents in history.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/family-medicine-welcomes-new-residents-match-program.html

Family Medicine Welcomes Largest Class of Residents Ever

When the results of this week’s Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program are added to today’s National Resident Matching Program Main Residency Match total, it’s likely that the 2022 class of family medicine residents will be the largest in the specialty’s history.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/2022-match-day.html

Remove Burdens from Surprise Billing Rule, AAFP Tells CMS

The AAFP recently gave CMS guidance on fine-tuning a new rule so it protects the physician-patient relationship and prevents unnecessary delays in care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/simplify-surprise-billing-rule.html

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Back Pain - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2022 - This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. This collection features content from AFP on back pain and related issues, including chronic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=109

Heading Off the Primary Care Physician Shortage

It’s projected most states will face a shortage of primary care physicians within the next four years. Transformative new technologies like ambient clinical intelligence can—and must—help to mitigate those shortfalls and future-proof access to high quality care. Learn more about how ...

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/heading-off-the-primary-care-physician-shortage.html

Report Spotlights Latest From AAFP National Research Network

The 2021-2022 AAFP National Research Network annual report, published this month, features updates on research projects, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/2022-nrn-annual-report.html

Medicare GME Policy Holds Wins, Opportunities for Family Medicine

The AAFP and other family medicine organizations lauded new Medicare graduate medical education residency slots but repeated a call for CMS to use an impact factor the groups developed to incorporate consideration of programs that train physicians who go on to practice in underserved ...

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/2022-gme-final-rule.html

Task Force Recommends Statins for Primary CVD Prevention

A new draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force calls for prescription or selective offering of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults ages 40 to 75 based on risk factors and estimated 10-year CVD event risk.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/statins-draft-recommendation.html

AAFP Takes Official Stance on Policing Standards

The Academy’s Board of Directors recently gave formal approval to a position paper on policing standards and a policy statement on trauma-informed care.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/policing-standards-trauma-informed-care.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Washington, DC | AAFP

This course is designed to teach current ALSO providers the skills and knowledge to effectively facilitate an ALSO Provider Course. September 2022 in Washington, DC.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/also-instructor/course.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Denver | AAFP

This course is designed to teach current ALSO providers the skills and knowledge to effectively facilitate an ALSO Provider Course. July 18 in Denver, CO.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/also-instructor/live-course.html

Azithromycin for Treatment of COVID-19 - Medicine by the Numbers - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Learn more about azithromycin for treatment of COVID-19.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/od2.html

Parathyroid Disorders - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Parathyroid disorders are most often identified incidentally by abnormalities in serum calcium levels when screening for renal or bone disease or other conditions. Parathyroid hormone, which is released by the parathyroid glands primarily in response to low calcium levels, stimulates ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p289.html

Alpha- and Beta-thalassemia: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Thalassemia is a group of autosomal recessive hemoglobinopathies affecting the production of normal alpha- or beta-globin chains that comprise hemoglobin. Ineffective production of alpha- or beta-globin chains may result in ineffective erythropoiesis, premature red blood cell ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p272.html

Telemedicine in Diabetes Care - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Telemedicine can be useful for the management of diabetes mellitus. Remote monitoring of glucose levels improves A1C levels in people with poor glucose control. When multiple daily injections of insulin are required, continuous glucose monitoring improves glycemic control and increases ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p281.html

Health Care–Associated Infections: Best Practices for Prevention - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Health care–associated infections (HAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Common examples include catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line–associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p262.html

The Importance and Challenges of Reducing Low-Value Care in Children - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2022 - Eliminating the use of low-value care (interventions for which harms typically exceed benefits) in children is crucial.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p226.html

Appropriate Use of Electrocardiography in Preparticipation Physical Evaluations - Lown ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p302.html

Hair Loss in a Child - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - A three-year-old boy presented with hair loss that started as a small patch on the back of his head and worsened over the last two months.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p317.html

Salt Substitute Reduces Mortality and Stroke in Older Adults Who Have a History or Are ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - For older adults who have a history or are at risk of stroke, the use of a salt substitute safely reduces their risk of death or stroke.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p322a.html

Providing a Voice for Minority Students

Southern Illinois mentor Safiya McNeese-Ruffin, M.D., said her delayed path to medical school helps her relate to students and residents who face obstacles of their own.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-safiya-mcneese-ruffin.html

Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Feb 22, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on heart failure and related issues, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), cardiomyopathy, cardioverter-defibrillators, congestive heart failure, and diastolic and systolic heart failure. This...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=26

Drexel Mentor Sees Strength in Diversity

Drexel University College of Medicine mentor Leon McCrea, M.D., M.P.H., said it’s his responsibility to guide minority students through their medical school journey.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-leon-mccrea.html

Delegates Address SNAP, Adverse Childhood Experiences, More

The 2021 Congress of Delegates took action on nutrition assistance, adverse childhood experiences, naloxone and other issues that were considered by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2021-cod-health-public.html

New Report Finds Medical School Diversity Rising

Data from the Association of American Medical Colleges indicates that the class of students who entered medical school in the United States in 2021-2022 is larger and more diverse than nearly any preceding class.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/medical-school-diversity.html

Meet the AAFP’s 2021-2022 Health Equity Fellows

After an extensive application and review process, the AAFP and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors have selected three family physicians for the 2021-2022 class of Health Equity Fellows.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2021-health-equity-fellows-named.html

Delegates Take On Access, Cost Issues and Physician Payment

The 2021 Congress of Delegates addressed a wide range of practice management and payment-related topics, including value-based payment quality metrics and appropriate payment for employed physicians.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/2021-cod-practice-enhancement.html

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related issues, including acute and chronic COPD, spirometry, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, corticosteriods, and pulmonary complications. This collection features AFP content on chronic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=32

Tobacco Use and Dependence - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including addiction, behavioral and drug therapies, lifestyle counseling, and smoking cessation. This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=28

Reproductive Health and Pesticide Safety -- Know the Facts

Over 1.2 million American women are farmers, comprising 36% of U.S. producers. Pregnancy and fertility are often not considered when women assume farm tasks. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency states that women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, especially those currently ...

About AAFP : Engage with the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/about/engage/sponsored-resources/reproductive-health-and-pesticide-safety.html

We’re Sharpening Our Focus on Behavioral Health Care

It’s time for policy that recognizes — and properly supports — family physicians’ front-line work against a growing mental health crisis.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/trenches-behavioral-health-policy.html

Scholarships for National Conference | AAFP

Apply for a scholarship to attend the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 28-30 in Kansas City, MO.

Events : National Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/scholarships.html

Rural Doc Working to Expand Access to Care

Brittney Anderson, M.D., is practicing in the rural, underserved area where she grew up and working to expose minority students to health professions.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/family-doc-focus-brittney-anderson.html

New Teaching Health Center Boost Is Win for Family Medicine

The announcement this month of $19.2 million to fund 120 residencies through the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program answer years of AAFP advocacy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/residency-funding-boost.html

Evidence Inconclusive on Screening for Atrial Fibrillation

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently published a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on screening for atrial fibrillation.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/afib-screening-2022-update.html

AAFP Sees Equity Boost, Network Opportunities in Proposed Rule

In a recent letter, the AAFP told HHS that a 2023 rule should strengthen network adequacy and improve Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act coverage and enrollment.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20220203hhsltr.html

Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19 - Medicine by the Numbers - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Learn more about using remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p131.html

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