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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.

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Agency Rates 2021

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Family Medicine Certification

Resources to help you meet your ABFM Family Medicine Certification Requirements. CME board review, KSA working groups, METRIC and the new PerformanceNavigator.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Nutrition - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2020 - ...Hypertension Musculoskeletal Care Respiratory Tract Infections Urinary Tract Infections/Dysuria Email Alerts Don't miss a single issue. Sign up for the free AFP email table of contents. Sign Up Now Legend Algorithm Point of Care Resource...

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: AAP Updates Guideline for Diagnosis and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed in 7% to 8% of children. It affects academic achievement and socioemotional well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated guidelines to emphasize evaluation for comorbid conditions and overcoming systemic ...

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AFP Apps

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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AFP's Acceptance Rates and Timelines to Publication

AFP's acceptance rates and timelines to publication

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2011 AFP Peer Reviewers

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AFP Peer Reviewers

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2013 AFP Peer Reviewers

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2015 AFP Peer Reviewers

2015 AFP Peer Reviewers

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2012 AFP Peer Reviewers

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2014 AFP Peer Reviewers

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2016 AFP Peer Reviewers

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2020 AFP Peer Reviewers

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Top POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters)

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.

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EBM Toolkit

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Authors Guide

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2018 AFP Peer Reviewers

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Reviewers

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2019 AFP Peer Reviewers

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Research Briefs

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AFP's Top Articles

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

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Diversity

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in AFP

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

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Systemic Racism and Health Disparities

The editors of several North American family medicine journals have come together to issue a call to action to confront systemic racism and eliminate health disparities to better serve patients and communities.

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USPSTF-Related Editorials and Tools

Selected editorial content related to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.

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Genomics Glossary

The genomics glossary from American Family Physician journal.

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AFP Fellowship

American Family Physician is announcing a call for applications for the next Jay Siwek* Medical Editing Fellowship.

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American Family Physician Videos

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Beware Consequences of Delaying Primary Care in Pandemic

Although it may make sense to delay elective procedures during a pandemic, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that primary care is essential.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200625fp-coviddelay.html

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FPM Past Issues 2004

FPM issues 2004

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Department Collections

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AFP Staff

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Contact AFP

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Multimedia

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Awards

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Editorial Advisory Board

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Staff History

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About AFP

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AFP Podcast

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Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults - Putting Prevention into Practice -... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - L.C. is a 70-year-old Asian American woman who retired from teaching middle school five years ago. She 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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/p753.html

Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Jun 15, 2020 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0615/od1.html

Anticoagulation in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - 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.

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Red Eye and Aching in the Extremities - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - A woman presented with redness and pain in her right eye that was achy and associated with watery discharge but no visual changes.

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Bone Infections, Sinusitis, Antihypertensive Therapy and COVID-19, Toilet Training, ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

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FPM Past Issues 2014

FPM 2014 Past Issues

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Implementing Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Primary Care Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - In-office blood pressure readings are often inaccurate or insufficient. Here’s a way to get a better picture of how your patients are doing and get paid for it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p19.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2020 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Check for COVID-19 updates on home isolation and work notes | Ask patients to submit vitals before telehealth | Adapt your documentation setup for telehealth

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p32.html

How to collect patient vitals for telehealth visits, including AWVs -- FPM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently clarified how physicians can collect biometric data for Medicare annual wellness visits from patients who are in their homes.

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

Offer Behavioral Counseling to Prevent CVD in at-Risk Adults

On May 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease in at-risk adults.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200520uspstfcvd.html

How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Allison Edwards, M.D., ponders the best way to broach the subject of end-of-life care with a relatively young patient panel in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200520fp-endoflife.html

National Heart Month 2017: Family Physicians Address the Heart of the Matter

National Heart Month 2017: Family Physicians Address the Heart of the Matter

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AAFP Online CME

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Five steps to set up ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in your practice -- FPM

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) provides more accurate data than in-office blood pressure checks, which is useful for identifying issues that might otherwise stay hidden and ruling out white coat hypertension.

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

Top 20 Research Studies of 2019 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - In 2019, regular surveillance of 110 English-language research journals identified 254 studies that met the criteria to become POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters). Physician members of the Canadian Medical Association rated these POEMs for their relevance to patients in their...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p608.html

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

May 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/od1.html

Segesterone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring (Annovera) for Contraception - ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2020 - Annovera is an effective combined progestin/estrogen contraceptive device that can be used for one year.

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Encounter Forms -- FPM Toolbox

May 4, 2020 - Download encounter forms to help ensure accurate documentation for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and other conditions common in primary care.

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Endometrial Biopsy: Tips and Pitfalls - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - Endometrial biopsy is a safe and efficient method to evaluate the endometrium for a variety of indications, most commonly abnormal uterine bleeding and postmenopausal bleeding. Endometrial biopsy is highly specific for diagnosing atypical hyperplasia and endometrial cancer in ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p551.html

Tickborne Diseases: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - Tickborne diseases that affect patients in the United States include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, and tickborne relapsing fever. Tickborne diseases are increasing in incidence and should be ...

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Chronic Dyspnea: Diagnosis and Evaluation - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - Dyspnea is a symptom arising from a complex interplay of diseases and physiologic states and is commonly encountered in primary care. It is considered chronic if present for more than one month. As a symptom, dyspnea is a predictor for all-cause mortality. The likeliest causes of ...

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Lower Extremity Petechiae and Purpura - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - A patient presented with a nontender, symmetrical petechial and purpuric rash from the soles to the lower abdomen.

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Therapies for COPD Exacerbations in Adults - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2020 - What are the benefits and harms of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p557.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force last week issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

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1999

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