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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Sexually Transmitted Infections - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, and syphilis. This collection features AFP content on sexually transmitted disease and related issues, including chlamydia, ...

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Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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,...

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Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal ...

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Substance Use Disorders - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - ...04/01/2017 Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: A Position Paper from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines] 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...

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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

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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

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

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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

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Evaluation After a First Seizure in Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - Seizures are transient signs and symptoms of abnormal, excessive, or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Up to 10% of adults have a seizure during their lifetime, with increasing incidence in people older than 55 years. One-third of people have a recurrent seizure within one ...

American Family Physician : Article

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USPSTF Recommendations for the Management of Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk ...

May 1, 2022 - ...Department of Veterans Affairs. VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines. CPG policy guidance. Accessed June 30, 2021. https://www.healthquality.va.gov/policy/index.asp 4. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines. The management of dyslipidemia for...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/ol2.html

AFP Podcast Videos

Videos related to the AFP Podcast.

Publications : American Family Physician

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AFP Podcast at National Conference 2021

AFP Podcast live at the 2021 National Conference.

Publications : American Family Physician

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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

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Dementia - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies. This collection features AFP content on dementia and related issues, including Alzheimer’s, Binswanger’s type, dementia, and dementia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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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

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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

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Sleep Disorders in Adults - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - ...Behavioral and Psychological Treatments for Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated Guidelines From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine [Practice Guidelines] 08/15/2012 Nocturnal Leg Cramps 03/01/2009 Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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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

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Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - ...12/15/2013 AHA Releases Recommendation on Ankle-Brachial Index Measurement and Interpretation [Practice Guidelines] Treatment 04/01/2022 Cilostazol for Intermittent Claudication Caused by Peripheral Artery Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians] new 01/01/2022 Arterial...

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Genetics - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

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Posters | AAFP National Conference

Learn about posters for the 2022 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, July 28-30, 2022.

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Where Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Wrong - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2022 - Clinical practice guidelines, essential tools for evidence-based practice, have proliferated over the past few decades but remain controversial for several reasons.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Prevention or Delay of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendations From the American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has released updated guidelines for the prevention or delay of diabetes.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p438.html

Medical Care for Adults With Down Syndrome: Guidelines From the Global Down Syndrome ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) has published the first medical care guidelines for adults with Down syndrome.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p436.html

Common Sleep Disorders in Adults: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - Sleep disorders are common in the general adult population and are associated with adverse effects such as motor vehicle collisions, decreased quality of life, and increased mortality. Patients with sleep disorders can be categorized into three groups: people with problems falling ...

American Family Physician : Article

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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

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Why Physicians Should Not Prescribe Aducanumab for Alzheimer Disease - Editorials - ...

Apr 1, 2022 - Guidance to clinicians about how to approach use of the Alzheimer treatment aducanumab (Aduhelm) and other newly approved medications.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Are Not Superior to Placebo Injections for Ankle ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - This study found no evidence that supports a benefit of platelet-rich plasma injections compared with saline placebo injections for improving function or reducing pain in adults with symptomatic ankle osteoarthritis.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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CDC Issues Call for Comments on Updated Opioids Guideline

The CDC has issued a new draft guideline on prescribing opioids for outpatient pain management and is accepting comments through April 11.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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Obesity - American Family Physician

Mar 17, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, childhood obesity, diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, and weight loss maintenance. This collection features AFP content on obesity and related issues, including bariatric surgery, ...

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Anemia - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron deficiency and iron supplementation, macrocytosis, microcytosis, and thalassemia. This collection features AFP content on anemia and related issues, including blood transfusions, iron ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines From the American College of ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - The American College of Gastroenterology released updated guidelines for CRC screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p327.html

ACIP Approves 2022 Adult and Child/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - The 2022 adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These schedules now combine links to COVID-19 vaccination information, Vaccination Information Statements,...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p324.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

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Can Mobile Phone–Based Interventions Improve Adherence to Medication for Primary ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Mobile phone–based interventions improve adherence to cardiovascular medication regimens and may improve blood pressure control, but there is no patient-oriented evidence that these interventions are beneficial.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Should Muscle Relaxants Be Used as Adjuvants in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain? - ...

Mar 1, 2022 - ...In Pharmacologic Therapy for Acute Pain, the authors reference practice guidelines and two systematic reviews that support the use of muscle relaxants as adjuvants to analgesics for back pain.2,3 However, these reviews provide little evidence for the adjunctive treatment of low back...

American Family Physician : Letter

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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...

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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 ...

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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

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Sleep Disorders in Children - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2022 - ...[Practice Guidelines] 08/15/2008 Evaluation and Treatment of Enuresis 03/01/2004 Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children Screening, Diagnosis, and Prevention 06/15/2017 SIDS and Safe Sleeping Environments for Infants: AAP Updates Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]...

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