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During COVID-19 Pandemic, Public Health Is Personal

In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., relates the challenges of trying to protect the community she grew up in during a pandemic as a family physician and county health officer.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200730fl-publichealthpersonal.html

Dietary Guidelines Committee Issues 2020 Scientific Report

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently released its 2020 Scientific Report, with new consideration of early-life nutrition and dietary patterns.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200723dietaryreport.html

Fact: The Pandemic Is About People, Not Politics

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that she is devastated by politicians and other officials telling the public that physicians aren't to be trusted regarding COVID-19.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200716fp-moralinjury.html

Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2020 - 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

Increasing the D-dimer Threshold for Patients with Low Clinical Pretest Probability ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 15, 2020 - The Pulmonary Embolism Graduated d-Dimer strategy increases the number of patients in the emergency department and outpatient setting who have PE ruled out via d-dimer testing, thus decreasing the need for chest imaging.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0715/p117a.html

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening With Low-dose CT

On July 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement, draft evidence review and draft decision analysis on screening for lung cancer.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200715uspstfdraftlung.html

Health System Preparedness, Resilience Depend on PC, Says AAFP

In separate letters to HHS and senate health committee leaders, the AAFP called for a sharper primary care strategy to better prepare the health care system for public health emergencies.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200714hhs-senateletters.html

Unemployment During Pandemic Amounts to a One-Two Punch

Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the pandemic -- and the higher unemployment rates it has caused -- has exposed the precarious nature of employer-sponsored health insurance.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200708fp-esi.html

Henley's Portrait Unveiling Stirs Emotions, Sparks Memories

On July 6, a small group of Academy leaders, staff and special guests gathered at AAFP headquarters in Leawood, Kan., to witness the unveiling of the official portrait of outgoing EVP and CEO Douglas Henley, M.D., who is retiring as of Aug. 1.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200708henleyportrait.html

ACA's Vital Progress Again in Jeopardy

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes in the In the Trenches blog that the focus should be on building on aspects of the ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200707itt-aca.html

Vitamin D Supplementation and All-Cause Mortality - Medicine by the Numbers - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Observational studies have shown that those with low vitamin D levels have higher cancer and cardiovascular mortality. Read more to learn about the effect of vitamin D supplementation on all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/od1.html

Blood Product Transfusion in Adults: Indications, Adverse Reactions, and Modifications ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Millions of units of blood products are transfused annually to patients in the United States. Red blood cells are transfused to improve oxygen-carrying capacity in patients with or at high risk of developing symptomatic anemia. Restrictive transfusion thresholds with lower hemoglobin ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p30.html

Gastroenteritis and Diarrhea in Children - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and related issues, including dehydration, foodborne illnesses, probiotics, and rotavirus vaccination. This collection features AFP content on gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Beware of False-Positive Results with SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests - Letters to the Editor...

Jul 1, 2020 - Letters to the Editor from regarding false-positive results with SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests.

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p5a.html

Antiemetics for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Oral ondansetron (Zofran) may be given to children presenting to the emergency department with vomiting and mild to moderate dehydration from acute gastroenteritis. It reduces hospital admissions and the need for intravenous hydration.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p51.html

A Primary Care Approach to Adverse Childhood Experiences - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - A 41-year-old long-time patient presented with concerns about irritability, depression, and anxiety after getting into another fight with her mother-in-law. The patient was concerned that her symptoms were getting worse, and she was worried about lacking control over her emotions and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p55.html

AAFP Exhibitor Opportunities

Find out all of the opportunities that the AAFP has for exhibiting at national events. National Conference and Family Medicine Experience (FMX) have many ways for organizations to have the opportunity to get in front of AAFP members.

Events : AAFP Exhibitor Opportunities

https://www.aafp.org/events/exhibitor-opportunities.html

Coronavirus Remains Front and Center at June ACIP Meeting

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met virtually June 24 to discuss topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and issues pertaining to vaccines for influenza and meningococcal disease.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200701acipjunemtg.html

AAFP Praises Legislation to Restore Medicaid Payment Parity

The AAFP and three other physician organizations voiced strong support for a Senate bill that would restore Medicaid payment parity with Medicare rates.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200701medicaidparity.html

Worth a Shot: Home Visits Keep Kids Up to Date in Pandemic

Beth Oller, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that she's making home visits to pediatric patients to ensure that kids stay up to date on immunizations during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200630fpimmunization.html

Suki Clinical Digital Assistant Greatly Reduces EHR Documentation Time and Burden for ...

Suki Clinical Digital Assistant Greatly Reduces EHR Documentation Time and Burden for Family Physicians

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/suki-clinical-digital-assistant-reduces-ehr-documentation-and-burden-for-fps.html

Top POEMs of 2018 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2018-cw.html

Top POEMs of 2019 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice that are consistent with the Choosing Wisely Campaign..

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2019-cw.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2020

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2020.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2018

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2018.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2019

American Family Physician's annual collection of the top 20 research studies for primary care addresses a variety of topics with the potential to change practice.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-poems/2019.html

EBM Toolkit

Get information about developing evidence-based articles, including an EBM glossary, AFP's rating system, and links to additional resources.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit.html

Authors Guide

Get information about submitting an article for publication in AFP

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors.html

PCMH Incentive, Recognition, and Accreditation Programs

Incentive, recognition, and accreditation programs related to the patient-centered medical home.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/delivery-payment-models/medical-home/recognition.html

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/covid-briefs.html

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about AFP, the editorially-independent, peer-reviewed journal of the AAFP.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/about/faqs.html

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/about/publication-ethics.html

Department Collections

Search Department collections from past and current issues of AFP, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/departments.html

Studies Examine Antibiotic Resistance, Stewardship Issues

New research suggests a link between increased influenza vaccine uptake and reduced antibiotic prescription rates, while a second study examines primary care physicians' attitudes about antibiotic stewardship.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200625antibxstudies.html

FPM Past Issues 2010

FPM issues 2010

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2010.html

FPM Past Issues 2009

FPM issues 2009

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2009.html

Meet the Doctors

Learn more about the physicians who contributed their stories to our series, "In Their Own Words: A QandA with Family Physicians."

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/explore-career-in-family-medicine/day-as-family-doctor/bios.html

Residency Wrap-up Checklist

Use these tips to make sure you're ready to leave residency and move into practice.

Students and Residents : Residents

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/residents/transition-into-practice/residency-wrapup-checklist.html

Lessons in Negotiation: Saving OB Training During Pandemic

When COVID-19 threatened to disrupt maternity care training at a Seattle hospital, leaders from three family medicine residency programs rallied to find a solution. Read more in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200616fl-covidob.html

AFP Podcast

The AFP Podcast is a discussion of the key evidence-based learning points from each issue of American Family Physician (AFP). Each episode includes brief summaries of articles and other features.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/multimedia/podcast.html

Screen Adults for Unhealthy Drug Use, Says Task Force

On June 9, the U.S. Preventive Services task force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for unhealthy drug use.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200616uspstf-illicitdrugscreen.html

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2020 - Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is noncardiogenic pulmonary edema that manifests as rapidly progressive dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria include onset within one week of a known insult or new or worsening respiratory symptoms, profound hypoxemia, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p730.html

Foreign Bodies in the Skin: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - Foreign bodies may be introduced into the skin through lacerations and soft tissue wounds. Long-term complications of retained foreign bodies include chronic pain and neurovascular impairment. Wound exploration and initial imaging with radiography or ultrasonography should be considered...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p740.html

Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis - Point-of-Care Guides - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - Which patients with symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis have bacterial infection?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p758.html

Create COVID-19 Litigation Safe Harbor, AAFP Tells Congress

Primary care physicians need temporary, targeted liability relief in the aftermath of COVID-19, the Academy and hundreds of other medical and professional organizations told lawmakers recently.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200610liabilityrelief.html

Pandemic Is Shining a Light on Health Disparities

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that the pandemic is amplifying the health inequities minorities face in the United States.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200610fl-disparities.html

Tobacco Use: Ask Patients, Offer Advice, Provide Options

On June 2, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review regarding interventions for tobacco use cessation in adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200610uspstf-tobaccocessadults.html

AAFP, Other Groups Issue Diabetes Self-management Report

The AAFP has collaborated with several other health care and diabetes organizations to publish a consensus report on the use of diabetes self-management education and support in adults with type 2 diabetes.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200609diabetesconsensusrpt.html

Veteran FP Expanding His State's Physician Pipeline

Under the direction of John Mitchell, M.D., the number of family medicine residency positions in Mississippi has more than doubled in eight years, and more new programs are in development.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200608fdf-mitchell.html

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