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Task Force Recommends Screening Adults for Hypertension

A new final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening adults for high blood pressure in the clinic and confirming with measurement outside the clinic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210520uspstfhypertension.html

Passion for Public Health, Epidemiology Led to CDC Fellowship

Thomas Golden, M.D., M.P.H., found an intersection of his interests in public health and epidemiology as a fellow in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210517fdf-golden.html

Leadership Conference Town Hall Covers Gamut of Key Issues

Discussion at the 2021 Annual Leadership Conference Town Hall touched on issues of importance to family physicians, including increasing payment, telemedicine, workforce and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210517townhall.html

Post-ICU Care in the Outpatient Setting - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - More than 5 million patients in the United States are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) annually, and an increasing percentage of patients treated in the ICU survive to hospital discharge. Because these patients require follow-up in the outpatient setting, family physicians should...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p590.html

Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks. This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=24

Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics: The KIDs List - Practice Guidelines ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - The Pediatric Pharmacy Association produced a list of key potentially inappropriate drugs in pediatrics, or the KIDs List, to guide physicians who treat children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p633.html

Benefits of Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Editorials...

May 15, 2021 - How can avoiding unnecessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic benefit patients?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p584.html

Platelet-Rich Plasma Effective for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis - Letters to the ...

May 15, 2021 - ...Editor's Note: Dr. Ebell is deputy editor for evidence-based medicine for AFP. Mark H. Ebell, MD, MS Athens, Ga. Email: ebell@uga.edu Roland Grad, MDCM, MSc, FCFP Montreal, Quebec Author disclosure: No relevant financial affiliations. References 1. Hróbjartsson A, Gøtzsche PC....

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p580.html

Colchicine Reduces MI and Revascularization in Patients with Established Coronary ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - Colchicine, 0.5 mg daily, significantly reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and ischemia-driven revascularization.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p631a.html

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

The AAFP offers the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, from how they work to the differences between the vaccines, to help family physicians answer the most common patient questions.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-faqs.html

COVID-19 Vaccines: New Tools Help You Educate Patients

Family physicians can use several new resources from the AAFP to educate patients about COVID-19 vaccines, combat misinformation and increase vaccination levels. AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the new A Word From the President blog how these tools may help end the pandemic.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210513wfp-covidvaccine.html

2021 NCCL Tackles Telehealth, Coercive Employment Practices

Family physicians from around the country weighed in on a wide range of issues important to family medicine during the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, including measures that addressed telehealth, restrictive employment practices and the role of family physicians in ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210512nccl-practenhance.html

Moving in the Right Direction on Menthol

A proposed federal ban on menthol and other cigarette flavors is a big win for AAFP advocacy — and essential to achieving health equity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210512itt-menthol.html

Latest AAFP Immunization Materials Keep FPs Up to Date

The AAFP recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the latest Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices immunization schedules to members. The updated information is also available on the AAFP mobile app and the Shots Immunizations App.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210511immschedules.html

NCCL Delegates Take on Racism, Equity Issues

Delegates who participated in the AAFP’s virtual National Conference of Constituency Leaders adopted resolutions and substitute resolutions that urged the Academy to address racism and equity issues in health care and medical education.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210506nccl-education.html

Recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Office of Minority Health is holding a series of events this month to generate greater awareness of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the AAFP has resources to help FPs address social determinants of health.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210506aapihmonth.html

Share Your Burden of Grief and Find Joy on the Other Side

Like so many physicians, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., has experienced grief on an unprecedented scale this past year. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she shares how she has come to acknowledge her grief and use it to begin healing.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210504fp-grieffollowup.html

The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - The preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) is a common reason for young athletes to see a primary care physician. An annual PPE is required by most state high school athletic associations for participation in school-based sports, although there is limited evidence to support its ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p539.html

Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Fever or Pain in Children Younger Than Two Years - ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - A meta-analysis found that ibuprofen is more effective than acetaminophen in reducing fever and pain in children younger than two years, although further study is needed to evaluate combination therapy, dosing, and use in children younger than six months.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/od1.html

Urethritis: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Urethritis refers to inflammation of the urethra and is classified as gonococcal (caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae) or nongonococcal in origin (most commonly caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium, or Trichomonas vaginalis). The most common signs and symptoms include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p553.html

Seizure Disorders - American Family Physician

May 1, 2021 - 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

Positional Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Positional therapies for obstructive sleep apnea produce moderate improvements (16% to 40%) in clinical apnea measures compared with no treatment.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p568.html

Urethritis - American Family Physician

May 1, 2021 - ...Tell your doctor or pharmacist about other medicines or vitamins you take. You may need to stop taking these until you finish your antibiotics. Drink plenty of water. Tell your doctor if you don't feel better within a week after finishing your antibiotics. If you do not have an...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p553-s1.html

Report Links Vaccine Hesitancy to More Deaths, Restrictions

A new report examined the potential impact of vaccine hesitancy on the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued use of nonpharmaceutical interventions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210429vacchesitancy.html

Family Physicians Commend Long Overdue Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Family Physicians Commend Long Overdue Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-commend-long-overdue-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes-and-flavored-cigars.html

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