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PerformanceNavigator: Cardiometabolic Conditions

Satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities and Self-Assessment Activities requirements through a live or on demand performance in practice experience that addresses some of the most prevalent medical conditions seen by family physicians.

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METRIC Hypertension Module

Improve your hypertension patient care, enhance your practice, earn CME credit, and complete an ABFM Performance Improvement Activity all with the METRIC hypertension module.

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METRIC Asthma Module

This AAFP METRIC asthma module takes you step by step through a performance improvement project aimed at improving patient asthma care.

CME : Programs

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Managing Hypertension Using Combination Therapy - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - More than 70% of adults treated for primary hypertension will eventually require at least two antihypertensive agents, either initially as combination therapy or as add-on therapy if monotherapy and lifestyle modifications do not achieve adequate blood pressure control. Four main ...

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Genital Ulcers: Differential Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - Genital ulcers may be located on the vagina, penis, and anorectal or perineal areas and may be infectious or noninfectious. Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause of genital ulcers in the United States. A diagnosis of genital herpes simplex virus infection is made through ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Group B Streptococcus Disease: AAP Updates Guidelines for the Management of At-Risk ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have updated guidelines for management of early- and late-onset group B streptococcus disease in infants.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p378.html

Esketamine (Spravato) for Treatment-Resistant Depression - STEPS - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2020 - Esketamine is an in-office treatment for patients with a severe major depressive disorder to be used in addition to oral antidepressant therapy.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p339.html

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

Mar 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.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

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AAFP Performance Improvement CME

View all AAFP Continuing Medical Education on performance Improvement and earn CME credit.

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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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Geriatric Medicine Self-Study CME Course | AAFP

Enhance your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for your geriatric patients with this online CME course from AAFP. Earn 23.5 CME credits.

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Cannabis Use in Older Adults Continues Upward Trend

A recent analysis of patient data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that cannabis use among older adults increased steadily between 2015 and 2018.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200304cannabisuse.html

FPM Past Issues 2020

FPM issues for the year 2020

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation for Maintaining Cognitive Functioning in ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - Vitamin and mineral supplementation has little to no beneficial effect on preserving cognitive functioning or preventing dementia in cognitively healthy adults 40 years and older.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p272.html

Tense Bullae and Pruritus - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - A 72-year-old man presents with a two-month history of worsening pruritic rash and painful blisters on his trunk, bilateral upper and lower extremities, face, and groin.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p305.html

Linagliptin and Glimepiride Equally Effective for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2020 - This study found that linagliptin is noninferior to glimepiride for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p309a.html

Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Family Medicine | AAFP

Search for AAFP Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses including live, online, and subscription. AAFP members report your CME credit and view transcript. CME providers learn about AAFP Credit System.

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METRIC for Residency Programs

Family medicine residency programs easily meet the ACGME requirements for practice-based learning and improvement with METRIC. Choose from modules on: asthma and hypertension.

CME : Programs

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METRIC for AAFP Chapters

Learn how AAFP Chapters can help their members with performance improvement through the METRIC CME activity.

CME : Programs

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METRIC for Practice Groups

Complete your Performance Improvement Activities project with your practice group, residency program, or AAFP Chapter. Learn how to get started together.

CME : Programs

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METRIC User Guide

Easily fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement through this online performance improvement CME activity. Designed for family physicians.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/guide.html

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover the answers to your questions about the METRIC program, designed to help you fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement for certification. Do you have a question about METRIC? Get the answers here!

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/faq.html

METRIC: Meet the ABFM PI Activities Requirement

Discover how the METRIC program from the AAFP can help you fulfill the ABFM's Performance Improvement Activities requirement as you earn CME.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/metric/metric-mcfpiv.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.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Access to Care

Get information for your patients about open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/social-determinants/access-to-care.html

Staff and Editors | AAFP FP Essentials

Get to know the staff members and editors for FP Essentials, a monthly family medicine monograph produced by the AAFP.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

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FP Delivers Essential, Full-scope Care for Rural Community

Family physician Zita Magloire, M.D., delivered nearly 90 babies in her small community last year and is determined to show medical students and residents that they can incorporate obstetrics in their practices, too.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200217fdf-magloire.html

The Risk of Corticosteroids in Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 15, 2020 - ...conditions, immunocompromised state, and concurrent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Hyperglycemia, fluid retention, hypertension, delirium, psychosis, insomnia, osteonecrosis, and gastrointestinal bleeding may consequently be underestimated. The potential harmful...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p197.html

Increased Readmissions and Adverse Events with Intensification of Antihypertensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - The intensification of antihypertensive regimens on discharge in older adults hospitalized for noncardiac conditions is associated with an increased risk of readmission (number needed to harm [NNH] = 27) and medication-related serious adverse events (NNH = 63) within 30 days.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p248a.html

METRIC

Fulfill a Performance Improvement Activity of the ABFM's Family Medicine Certification requirement through a streamlined method of evaluating and strengthening your practice functions and systems. Select from topics including: Asthma and Hypertension.

CME : Programs

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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) | AAFP

AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

CME : Programs

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The Speciality of Family Medicine

Access to primary care is key to leading a longer, healthier life. Learn about the specialty of family medicine and how it benefits us all.

About AAFP : Dive into the Specialty of the Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/about/dive-into-family-medicine/family-medicine-speciality.html

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Chronic Wounds: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Chronic wounds are those that do not progress through a normal, orderly, and timely sequence of repair. They are common and are often incorrectly treated. The morbidity and associated costs of chronic wounds highlight the need to implement wound prevention and treatment guidelines. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p159.html

Menopause - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2020 - 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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Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Healthy development is likely to occur when an adolescent’s risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered. Healthy development is further encouraged when youth feel valued, empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats to the well-being of adolescents ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p147.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines

View all clinical practice guidelines.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

View all clinical preventive serivces recommendations.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-practice-guidelines/clinical-preventive-services-recommendations.html

Spring 2019

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Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/news/spring2019.html

Risk Reduction

Learn about the risks of ADHD and ADHD medications in the Adult ADHD Toolkit.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adhd-toolkit/risk-reduction.html

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about ADHD, from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Research Network's ADHD Toolkit.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adhd-toolkit/frequently-asked-questions.html

Winter 2019

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Family Physician : Patient Care

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Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) - Assessing the Impact

Read a description of the PCMH impact study and view objectives, timeline, status, key findings and contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/pcmh.html

Sleep Problems, Alcohol Consumption, and Chronic Disease in Primary Care Settings - ...

Read about the Sleep Problems, Alcohol Consumption, and Chronic Disease in Primary Care Settings project; view aims, information about findings and publications.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/prism.html

Scalable Architecture for Therapeutic Inquiries Network (SAFTINet)

Find out more information about this study to better understand how it is creating a technical infrastructure to support a CER information network, using recent innovations in technology which allow participating entities to control the re­use of their de-identified patient data.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/SAFTINet.html

Cardiovascular

The Cardiovascular Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

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.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

Breastfeeding

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

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

Infant and Child Health

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

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/infant-and-child-clinical-recommendation-guidelines.html

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Learning Community In DARTNet

Read a description of the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction study, along with aims, objectives, timeline, and status. Get contact information.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/cvd.html

Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet)

DARTNet is a rapidly growing collaboration of PBRNs that are working to build a national collection of electronic health record (EHR) data, claims data, and patient reported outcomes data. The networks seek to blend quality improvement, effectiveness and translational research with a ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/dartnet.html

Publications of the AAFP NRN

Explore the listing of AAFP NRN publications.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/publications.html

Need Help Reviewing 2020 Medicare Coding, Payment Updates?

The journal FPM recently published its annual guide to the updates in Medicare documentation, coding and payment that are most relevant to family physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200127cptcodesupdate.html

Short-Term Systemic Corticosteroids: Appropriate Use in Primary Care - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Short-term systemic corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are frequently prescribed for adults in the outpatient setting by primary care physicians. There is a lack of supporting evidence for most diagnoses for which steroids are prescribed, and there is evidence against steroid use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p89.html

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - This guideline on atrial fibrillation (AF) management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an update of the 2014 version and is based on new evidence from clinical trials and the U.S. Food and Drug ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p123.html

Hierarchical Condition Category Coding

Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding is a risk-adjustment model designed to estimate future health care costs for patients.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/hierarchical-condition-category.html

The Medical Home: Patient and Caregiver Engagement

Patient and caregiver engagement strategies such as motivational interviewing and shared decision making can improve patient outcomes in health care.

Family Physician : Practice and Career

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

Cardiovascular Conditions

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CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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All Formats

Search for AAFP CME activities by format including livestream, online, audio, print + media, subscription

CME : Browse

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Free CME Activities | AAFP

View list of free AAFP CME including activities just for members.

CME : Browse

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/free.html

Health Equity Fellow Targets Obesity in Clinic, Community

AAFP Health Equity Fellow Keisha Harvey, M.D., has embarked on a broad campaign to address obesity with efforts in physician offices and throughout the community.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200106fdf-harvey.html

Obesity and Physical Activity

View information about the prevention of obesity and other chronic conditions. Learn about Americans In Motion-Healthy Interventions, the AAFP's program that makes fitness the treatment of choice for many chronic illnesses.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/healthy-lifestyle/obesity-activity.html

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Lymphoma is a group of malignant neoplasms of lymphocytes with more than 90 subtypes. It is traditionally classified broadly as non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphoma. Approximately 82,000 new U.S. patients are diagnosed with lymphoma annually. Any tobacco use and obesity are major modifiable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p34.html

Fasting and Nonfasting Lipid Levels Similarly Predict Cardiovascular Disease Risk - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Guidelines recommend checking lipid levels in nonfasting patients. They are easier to obtain and are equally predictive of subsequent cardiac events. Although triglyceride levels may be higher in nonfasting patients, cholesterol levels will be similar whether the patient was fasting or ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p53.html

Tapering Long-Term Opioid Therapy - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - My patient is a 54-year-old construction worker who has been taking prescribed opioids for more than a decade for chronic knee and back pain.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p49.html

Positional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Positional therapy for OSA reduces scores on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale compared with no treatment. Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves AHI scores more than positional therapy, patients seem to better tolerate positional therapy ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p16.html

Family Medicine Board Review Self-Study Course | AAFP

Prepare for the ABFM board exam with this interactive, self-study review. Pass your family medicine boards and earn up to 54+ AAFP Prescribed CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/board-review-self-study.html

Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice ...

Dec 15, 2019 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy outcomes, and approaches for management based on new evidence.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p782.html

Cirrhosis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Newer research has established that liver fibrosis is a dynamic process and that early cirrhosis may be reversible. Only one in three people with cirrhosis knows they have it. Most patients with cirrhosis remain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p759.html

Overuse of Statins in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ...

Dec 15, 2019 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p742.html

Diagnosing DVT in Nonpregnant Adults in the Primary Care Setting - Point-of-Care Guides...

Dec 15, 2019 - What is the best approach to the evaluation of nonpregnant adults with suspected first lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the outpatient primary care setting?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p778.html

Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services ...

Dec 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends against screening for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od1.html

Four ways to target blood pressure control

Four steps to get your patients on the path to better blood pressure.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preconception-care.html

Electrocardiograms, Family Physician Interpretation (Position Paper)

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

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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 .

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-position-paper.html

Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees

Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and lactation for medical trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-lactation-medical-trainees.html

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/egd-training-credentialing.html

Poverty and Health - The Family Medicine Perspective (Position Paper)

Find out the ways in which the American Academy of Family Physicians transforms health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/poverty-health.html

Obesity Prevention and Treatment

The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address and aim to treat the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Advocating for You: Advocacy Topics

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/advocacy-topics/prevention-public-health/obesity.html

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Hypertension in Adults Over 60

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on treatment of hypertension in adults over age 60.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/hypertension-over-60.html

Patient Care

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

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG - Practice ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Globally, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the main causes of maternal death. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a practice bulletin to outline diagnosis and treatment recommendations for these conditions.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p649.html

Fully Automated Blood Pressure Measurement Is the Way to Go in the Office - POEMs - ...

Nov 15, 2019 - automated measurement aligns better with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, the best predictor of cardiovascular events, than manual measurement; manual readings are an average 13.4 to 14.5 mm Hg (systolic) higher than daytime ambulatory or automated readings in patients with ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p646.html

Early Cardioversion No Better Than Delayed Cardioversion for Recent-Onset Symptomatic ...

Nov 15, 2019 - For patients presenting to the emergency department with recent-onset symptomatic atrial fibrillation, early cardioversion is no better than delayed cardioversion in achieving sinus rhythm within four weeks.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p648.html

Depression in Children and Teens - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - ...Previous: Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG Next: Potential Drug Interactions in Patients Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 100/No. 10(November 15, 2019) / Depression in...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p609-s1.html

Taking Hypertension Medication at Bedtime Improves CVD Risk

The Hygia Chronotherapy Trial found that bedtime hypertension therapy better reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease than taking blood pressure medication on awakening, as previous studies have suggested.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191106bedtimehbpmeds.html

Childhood Obesity Report Delivers Mixed Results

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report on childhood obesity found that although overall obesity rates remain high, they have begun to stabilize -- and even decrease -- in some populations.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191105rwjfobesityrpt.html

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors vs. Other Antihypertensive Drug Classes for ...

Nov 1, 2019 - RAS inhibitors, which include angiotensin receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and renin inhibitors, should not be used as first-line agents.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p540.html

Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.2 million veterans were living in the United States in 2017, of whom 1.6 million were female. Less than one-half of all veterans receive care at a Veterans Health Administration or military treatment facility, leaving most to receive services from...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p544.html

The Effectiveness of Outpatient Telehealth Consultations - Implementing AHRQ Effective ...

Nov 1, 2019 - Telehealth consultations improve clinical outcomes in the areas of wound care, psychiatry, and certain chronic conditions.

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p575.html

Physician Burnout and Stress While Interacting with Patients - Curbside Consultation - ...

Nov 1, 2019 - Physicians, especially family physicians, face multiple stressors in modern medicine that can lead to disillusionment and burnout, which occur when the reality of practicing medicine does not match physicians' previous naive expectations.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p537.html

Oral H1 Antihistamines as Add-on Therapy to Topical Treatment for Eczema - Cochrane for...

Nov 1, 2019 - In children with eczema, there is no evidence to support the addition of oral H1 antihistamines to standard treatment regimens. In adults, the use of fexofenadine (Allegra), 120 mg per day, improves patient-assessed eczema symptoms compared with placebo (number needed to treat = 11; 95%...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p541.html

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