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2012 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science

...billion in medical costs and avert almost one million 21 myocardial infarctions and strokes over the lifetime of adults aged 45-85, and reducing sodium 22 intake to 1200 mg daily would reduce annual stroke episodes by 32,000-66,000 and myocardial 23 infarction episodes by...

About AAFP of particular concern due to increased risk for addiction and passive exposure. Smoking is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Special dangers exist for specific subpopulations of smokers such as pregnant women who suffer...

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Striving for Birth Equity: Family Medicine's Role in Overcoming Disparities in Maternal...

Position Paper on Striving for Birth Equity.

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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.

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Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

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Twent Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

...the harms of screening outweigh the benefits. Screening could lead to non-indicated surgeries that result in serious harms, including death, stroke and myocardial infarction. Don’t screen women older than 65 years of age for cervical cancer who have had adequate prior screening...

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