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AFP Documents with Keyword: Obesity - American Family Physician

...Obesity is one of the most common medical problems in the United States and a risk factor for illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, degenerative arthritis and myocardial infarction. It is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality and generates great social and financial...

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...Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control. November/December 2015 Issue Putting Pre-Visit Planning Into Practice [Feature] Patient visits can be more effective if much of the information gathering...

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January 15, 2018 - American Family Physician

...STEPS: Nebivolol/Valsartan (Byvalson) for Hypertension Nathan Lamberton; Ardis M. Copenhaver Photo Quiz: Abrupt Onset of a Tender Rash on the Upper and Lower Extremities Nguyet-Cam Lam; Emelia Perez Practice Guidelines: H. pylori Infection: ACG Updates Treatment...

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March 15, 2018 - American Family Physician

...Editorials: ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? Michael LeFevre STEPS: Lesinurad (Zurampic) for Gout Phung C. On Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Thyroid Cancer Elisabeth Kato; David W. Niebuhr Photo Quiz: Recurrent Oral...

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March 15, 2018 - American Family Physician

...Editorials: ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? Michael LeFevre STEPS: Lesinurad (Zurampic) for Gout Phung C. On Putting Prevention into Practice: Screening for Thyroid Cancer Elisabeth Kato; David W. Niebuhr Photo Quiz: Recurrent Oral...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary precautions...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders - American Family Physician

...Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 19 million adult Americans, and its incidence is increasing rapidly. Diabetes and hypertension are the underlying causes in most cases of chronic kidney disease. Evidence suggests that progression to kidney failure can be delayed or...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

...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 macrosomia, spon... Dec 1, 2005 Issue Nonmedical Ultrasonography During Pregnancy [Curbside...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Kidney Disorders - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old woman with no history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension asks to be screened for chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her 88-year-old mother has end-stage renal disease and is currently undergoing renal dialysis. The patient says she wants to take all necessary precautions...

American Family Physician

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October 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

...Controlling Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes Sherri L. Konzem; Victoria S. DeVore; David W. Bauer Prevention of Iron Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers Louis A. Kazal, Jr. Adverse Reactions to Contrast Material. Recognition, Prevention and Treatment Thomas G. Maddox...

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March 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Regression of LVH in Patients with Hypertension Isosorbide Dinitrate Plus Hydralazine in Black Patients Useful Treatments for Fibromyalgia Syndrome Clinical Evidence Handbook Neonatal Jaundice Anthony Kwaku Akobeng Practice Guidelines Report on the Diagnosis,...

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August 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

...Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Richard Stringham; Nipa R. Shah Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy Franklin J. Berkey Prostatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Victoria J. Sharp; Elizabeth B. Takacs; Charles R. Powell...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...Screening is best done with annual spot urine albumin/creatinine ratio testing. Treatment includes management of hyperglycemia, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cessation of tobacco use. Blood pressure should be monitored. Several medications may help prevent or slow progression of...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...The latest installment of the top 20 research studies for primary care physicians includes studies on cardiovascular disease and hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer screening, among other topics. The five highest-rated practice...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...patients with diabetes, there are still a few holdouts that suggest aggressive treatment. This analysis shows that the ideal range for hypertension control in patients with diabetes is between 140 and 150 mm Hg; highe... Jun 15, 2016 Issue Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...and blood pressure levels can provide patients and physicians with valuable information in the management of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Home monitoring allows patients to play an active role in their care and may improve treatment adherence and clinical outc... Jun 15,...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...Tight control of blood glucose levels and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (e.g., hypertension, hypercholesterolemia) can substantially reduce the incidence of microvascular and macrovascular complications from type 1 diabetes. Physicians play an important role in helping...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Diabetes - American Family Physician

...Insulin resistance can be linked to diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and other abnormalities. These abnormalities constitute the insulin resistance syndrome. Because resistance usually develops long before these diseases appear, identifying and treating...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2016 Issue Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article] Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Medicine - American Family Physician

...Sep 15, 2016 Issue Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article] Diagnosing pulmonary hypertension can be challenging because of nonspecific symptoms that may be attributed to comorbidities. Using a stepwise approach, physicians can minimize risks and avoid...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

...atrial fibrillation (AF) include increasing age, rheumatic heart disease, poor left ventricular function, previous myocardial infarction, hypertension and a past history of a thromboembolic event. Patients with AF sh... Pages: Previous 1 2 3 4 Advertisement Email Alerts...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Eye/Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

...A 55-year-old black woman presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. Her medical history is significant for hypertension, which is well controlled with medication. She mentions that her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma a few years ago and is currently undergoing...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Eye/Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

...Case study: A 68-year-old black man presents for a routine checkup and refill of his hypertension medication. He has smoked a pack of cigarettes daily for more than 45 years. He asks if he should be screened for cataracts, which his father developed in his 60s. The patient reports...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Liver Disorders - American Family Physician

...Major complications of cirrhosis include ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy, portal hypertension, variceal bleeding, and hepatorenal syndrome. Diagnostic studies on ascitic fluid should include a differential leukocyte count, total protein level, a...

American Family Physician

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March 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

...Hypertension and Thiazide Diuretics: Reviewing ALLHAT Are Family Meals Good for the Health of Adolescents? POEMS Should Atenolol Be Used for Hypertension? Acid-Suppressive Therapy and Increased Risk of CAP ARBs vs. ACE Inhibitors to Prevent Nephropathy Progression...

American Family Physician

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May 15, 2009 - American Family Physician

...Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Difficult-to-Control or Resistant Hypertension Anthony J. Viera; Alan L. Hinderliter Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Stephen M. Adams; Matthew W. Good; Gina M. DeFranco Finding High-Quality Review Articles David C. Slawson;...

American Family Physician

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Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@34d16c19

...Coding for Hypertension: Painting a Picture of the Severity of Illness [Feature] As risk-adjustment scoring increases, the pressure is on to code hypertension correctly. Here’s an overview using common patient scenarios. March/April 2018 Issue It's Time to Go RAFing [From...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...(BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic. Jul 1, 2017 Issue Use of Media by School-Aged Children and Adolescents: A...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Family Medicine - American Family Physician

...and were highly rated by Canadian Medical Association members using a validated tool. Topics in this year’s group of studies include hypertension, behavioral medicine, cardiovascular medicine, cancer screening, and infections. Mar 1, 2020 Issue Point-of-Care Ultrasonography...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Adolescent Care - American Family Physician

...(BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic. Jul 1, 2017 Issue Use of Media by School-Aged Children and Adolescents: A...

American Family Physician

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May 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

...AFP Clinical Answers: Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease Cochrane for Clinicians: Saline Irrigation for Allergic Rhinitis Karl T. Clebak; Julianna Naccarato; Timothy D. Riley Cochrane for Clinicians: Aromatase Inhibitors...

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Medical Care for Immigrants and Refugees - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - Refugees and other immigrants often present with clinical problems that are as varied as their previous experiences. Clinical presentations may range from unusual infectious diseases to problems with transition. This article describes medical conditions associated with immigrants, as ...

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sleep Disorders - American Family Physician

...R.K. is a 52-year-old white man who presents to your office for a preventive health visit. He is overweight and has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which are stable and well controlled with medication. One of his coworkers was recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Vaginitis - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Mar 1, 2018 Issue...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Deep Venous Thrombosis - American Family Physician

...clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient... Jan 1, 2004 Issue Thromboembolism...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Drug Therapy - American Family Physician

...Dec 1, 2015 Issue Chlorthalidone vs. Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Hypertension [FPIN's Help Desk Answers] Chlorthalidone produces slightly greater reductions in blood pressure compared with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), but it is associated with greater declines in serum...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Drug Therapy - American Family Physician

...Case study: ST is a 55-year-old man who you see regularly for hypertension and depression. He is overweight and sedentary, and his elder sister recently had a heart attack. He asks you whether he should take a daily aspirin, just in case. Aug 15, 2002 Issue Benefits and Risks...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Sleep Disorders - American Family Physician

...R.K. is a 52-year-old white man who presents to your office for a preventive health visit. He is overweight and has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which are stable and well controlled with medication. One of his coworkers was recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Vaginitis - American Family Physician

...May 1, 2019 Issue Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. Mar 1, 2018 Issue...

American Family Physician

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Updated Dietary Guidelines from the USDA and HHS - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Aug 1, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly created the updated version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The updated guidelines are based on two main concepts: focusing on balancing caloric intake over time ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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July 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

...A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Hypertension in Special Populations W. Dallas Hall Responses to Questions About the Specialty of Family Practice as a Career Julea G. Garner; Joseph E. Scherger; John W. Beasley; Wm. MacMillan Rodney; David E. Swee; Elizabeth A....

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May 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

...Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Trenton D. Nauser; Steven W. Stites The Child With ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline Carla T. Herrerias; James M. Perrin; Martin T. Stein Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Newsletter Rosemarie...

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When to Consider Radiation Therapy for Your Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment modality for both malignant and benign disease. While radiation can be given as primary treatment, it may also be used pre- or postoperatively, with or without other forms of therapy. Radiation therapy is often curative but is sometimes ...

American Family Physician : Article

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure is well contro... Jun 15, 2020 Issue Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults:...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...N.D. is a 72-year-old white man who presents for a preventive visit. He smokes, and his medical history is significant for essential hypertension, which is stable and well controlled with medication. N.D.'s close friend was recently diagnosed with dementia, and N.D. is concerned...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...to many chronic diseases that occur in older adults, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, lung disease, Alzheimer disease, hypertension, and cancer.... Jan 1, 2010 Issue Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults [Editorials] Nov 1, 2009 Issue Therapeutic...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Pulmonary Embolism - American Family Physician

...clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. About 30 percent of patient... Pages: Previous 1 2 3 4 Next...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...Interventions following a transient ischemic attack are aimed at preventing a future episode or stroke. Hypertension, current smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia are all well-known risk factors, and controlling these factors can have dramatic...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

...ischemic attack are common problems in primary care, with stroke survivors averaging 10 outpatient visits per year. Risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia should be evaluated during each office visit. Attention should be given to... Jun 1, 2007...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

...lives independently and has a daughter and grandchildren who live within 30 miles of her. She presents for a follow-up visit to renew her hypertension medications. Her blood pressure is well contro... Jun 15, 2020 Issue Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults:...

American Family Physician

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Recurrent UTI in Children - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries...

Jul 15, 2011 - Antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent recurrent UTI may be considered in infants and children with or without vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) after a first UTI.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/od1.html

Rural or Urban FP, We Both Handle Gamut of Patient Issues

A rural family physician and her inner-city counterpart find that their scope of practice and the issues their patients face are more similar than they expected.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171205fp-urbanrural.html

July 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

...Long-Acting Calcium Channel Blockers in Hypertension Optimization of Medication Use in the Elderly Population Treatment of Anogenital Warts With 0.5 Percent Podofilox Gel Weight Change and Risk of Hypertension in Women Linoleic Acid and Calcium for Prevention of...

American Family Physician

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December 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

...Hypertension in Pregnancy Signals Hypertension Later Update on Pneumococcal Antibiotic Resistance Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Heart Disease in Diabetic Women COER Verapamil Is Ineffective in Preventing CV Disease POEMS Is the Four-Glass Test for Prostatitis Useful?...

American Family Physician

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July 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

...British Hypertension Society Guidelines Update Beta-Lactam Monotherapy for Patients with Sepsis Clinical Evidence Handbook Asthma James M. Fitzgerald; Rodolfo J. Dennis; Ivan Solarte Practice Guidelines ACIP Releases 2004 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of...

American Family Physician

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March 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Weight Loss Reduces Long-term Risk of Hypertension Antibiotics Unnecessary for Management of Conjunctivitis Antitobacco Advertising Has Positive Effect on Adolescents Cognitive Therapy Reduces Subsequent Suicide Attempts Family History Indicator for Colorectal Cancer...

American Family Physician

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October 15, 2007 - American Family Physician

...Alcohol Consumption and CVD Risk in Men with Hypertension Impact of Chronic Cough on Patients' Quality of Life Patient Adherence to Warfarin and Anticoagulation Control Do Steroids and Beta Agonists Reduce Mortality with COPD? Group Exercise Program Beneficial for...

American Family Physician

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May 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

...Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy Jennifer E. Frank Trigeminal Neuralgia Rudolph M. Krafft Departments Keeping Up to Date Tips From Other Journals Do 12 Contractions per Hour Reliably Predict Labor? Pharmacologic Agents Effective in Treating...

American Family Physician

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View Chronic Conditions AAFP CME Options

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on chronic conditions and earn CME credit.

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2020

AFP issues for the year 2020.

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2020.html

Patient Care

AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.

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

Adult Medicine Self-Study Package

AAFP Internal Medicine self-study CME helps you improve adult patient outcomes with the latest prevention and screening recommendations, and disease management

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/adult-medicine/self-study.html

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Men's Health

Men's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/mens-health-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Women's Health

Women's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/women-health-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

2001

AFP issues for the year of 2001.

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2001.html

2005

AFP issues for the year of 2005.

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2005.html

AFP Podcast Interviews and Videos

Collection of the interviews and videos from the 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

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

2016

AFp issues for the year 2016.

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/issues/2016.html

The (Micro) Economics of Health

In the latest blog installment on his pursuit of a master’s degree in public health, Stewart Decker, M.D., explains how microeconomics affects the way patients and politicians take physicians’ advice.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201210fp-mph6.html

FPs Call for Expanding Education Topics in Residency

During the 2019 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, delegates acted on a number of resolutions considered during the Reference Committee on Education hearing that was held April 26.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190503nccl-educ.html

Researchers Test EHR Tools That Document Social Determinants

New research published in Annals of Family Medicine analyzes use of an electronic health record-based tool for documenting social determinants of health in three community health centers.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20180919ehrsdoh.html

2020 CME Session Topics

View the CME topics that will be discussed at the 2020 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Conference: Chicago, October 13-17.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/session-topics.html

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

As front-line health care providers, family physicians play an essential role in the early detection of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the timely referral to a pulmonologist.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/respiratory-health/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis.html

Browse FPM Documents on Topic: org.aafp.jms.model.TaxonomyTerm@475a9e40

...A Tool for Evaluating Hypertension [Improving Patient Care] The article offers an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, based on the seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood...

Family Practice Management

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2021 outpatient office E/M changes FAQ -- FPM

Documentation and coding requirements for outpatient evaluation and management services will change starting Jan. 1. Here are some answers to common questions about the changes.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/em_changes_FAQ.html

Our Maternal Mortality Rate Is Shameful

The United States is the only developed nation with a rapidly increasing maternal mortality rate. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines what should be done about it.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190305fp-maternalmortality.html

More Investment in Primary Care Would Help Mothers, Babies

Obstetric care recommendations implemented in 2012 lowered costs and improved outcomes in Washington, but Carl Olden, M.D., asks in this Leader Voices Blog post whether his home state can do better.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180411lv-obcare.html

FPs Can Lead on Changes That Keep Patients Out of Hospitals

We know that social determinants of health can have immense effects on patients' health. In this Leader Voices Blog post, resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., asks family physicians to consider how they can address these factors.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190520lv-hospitalization.html

Breastfeeding

Learn how family physicians can support and encourage breastfeeding in their practices.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/birth-control-pregnancy-childbirth/breastfeeding.html

Electrocardiograms, Family Physician Interpretation (Position Paper)

Learn about AAFP's Position Paper on family physician interpretation of electrocardiography.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/electrocardiograms-interpretation.html

Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on Incarceration and Health: A Family Medicine Perspective .

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https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/incarceration.html

FMX On Demand

Maximize your time at the 2018 AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX). FMX On Demand is your online library of the 25 most popular FMX sessions. Earn a year's worth of credit!

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/on-demand.html

What If Everyone Had a Family Physician?

Securing funding for vital primary care programs is a start, but Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the fight continues for the kind of physician workforce our country needs.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180501lv-whatif.html

What's Included With FMX On Demand

FMX On Demand is your online library of the most popular FMX sessions. Earn a year's worth of credit!

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX) Virtual

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/on-demand/packages.html

September 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

...Cochrane for Clinicians: Blood Pressure Targets for Patients with Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Dustin K. Smith; Paul Seales; Sajeewane Seales Editorials: Radon: A Leading Environmental Cause of Lung Cancer R. William Field Photo Quiz: A Painless Facial Nodule...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/

New Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - Alzheimer's disease is characterized by degeneration of various structures in the brain, with development of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Deficiencies of acetylcholine and other neurotransmitters also occur. Pharmacologic treatment of the disease generally seeks to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1175.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Gynecologic - American Family Physician

...occur in more than 30 percent of women 40 to 60 years of age. Risk factors include nulliparity, obesity, family history, black race, and hypertension. Many tumors are asymptomatic and may be diagnosed incidentally. A... Apr 1, 2007 Issue ACOG Releases Guidelines on Antibiotic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2342&page=3

AFP Documents with Keyword: Heart Failure - American Family Physician

...failure make prevention a more attractive public health strategy than treatment. Aggressive management of etiologic factors, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, valvular disease and excessive alcohol intake,... Pages: Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Advertisement...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2350&page=6

January 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

...Dietary Management of Hypertension: What Works vs. What Matters Sean C. Lucan Reader Services CME Course Information Evidence-Based Medicine Glossary Strength-of-Recommendation Taxonomy in AFP Classified Information Advertisement MOST RECENT ISSUE Jan 15, 2021...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/

September 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

...Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment Beth Dunlap; George W. Weyer Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition Editorials: Preventing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care John W. Ely; Mark L. Graber Close-ups: Healthy Aging with Intimations of Mortality Caroline...

American Family Physician

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February 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

...Medicine by the Numbers: Beta Blockers Compared with Other Drug Options for the Treatment of Hypertension Edwin Choi; Grace Pak; Jeffrey Burket FPIN's Help Desk Answers: OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections for Urge Incontinence Alexander J. Hubb; Anne M. Stachowicz; Sara C. Wood...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/

The Child With ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of two guidelines to provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1803.html

April 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

...Severe Asymptomatic Hypertension: Evaluation and Treatment Robert Gauer Peritonsillar Abscess Nicholas J. Galioto Zika Virus: Common Questions and Answers Irogue I. Igbinosa; Ingrid B. Rabe; Titilope Oduyebo; Sonja A. Rasmussen Departments AAFP News: AFP Edition...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0415/

Office Care of the Premature Infant: Part II. Common Medical and Surgical Problems - ...

May 15, 1998 - Medical problems associated with prematurity are frequently complex, and a multidisciplinary approach is often required. Some common problems include the following: (1) anemia, which can be reduced by iron supplementation, (2) cerebral palsy or mental retardation as a result of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0515/p2383.html

Oral Pharmacologic Management of Type 2 Diabetes - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1999 - Epidemiologic and interventional studies have led to lower treatment targets for type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes), including a glycosylated hemoglobin level of 7 percent or less and a before-meal blood glucose level of 80 to 120 mg per dL (4.4 to 6.7 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1201/p2613.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American ...

...Apr 1, 2020 Issue Bedtime Instead of Morning Ingestion of Hypertension Medication Equals a Significantly Higher Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk [POEMs] This study found a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity among patients who took their once-daily...

American Family Physician

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AFP Documents with Keyword: Falls - American Family Physician

...Mr. and Mrs. J. present to your office for their annual wellness visits. He is 75 years of age, has well-controlled hypertension, does not smoke, and has a body mass index (BMI) of 26 kg per m2. He recently fell while walking from his home to a neighborhood barbeque. Aug 15,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2324

AFP Documents with Keyword: Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

...Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 12% to 60% of Americans 60 years and older, with significant risk factors being hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and smoking. Intermittent claudication is the classic symptom of PAD. Resting ankle-brachial index testing...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2420

AFP Documents with Keyword: Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American ...

...May 1, 2019 Issue Vaginitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension in Children, COPD, Alzheimer Disease [AFP Clinical Answers] Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians. May 1, 2019 Issue...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2279&page=1

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