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A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

A Night at the Nursing Home -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p46.html

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse

...used enough to have that problem. You might be surprised to know that even small amounts of cocaine increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Sometimes people have heart attacks from using cocaine just one time. Elicit response and feelings:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/afp20130715p113.pdf

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2013 - Substance misuse is common among patients in primary care settings. Although it has a substantial health impact, physicians report low levels of preparedness to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders. An effective approach to office-based treatment includes a coherent...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p113.html

A Primary Care Approach to the Patient with Claudication - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - Peripheral arterial occlusive disease occurs in about 18 percent of persons over 70 years of age. Usually, patients who have this disease present with intermittent claudication with pain in the calf, thigh or buttock that is elicited by exertion and relieved with a few minutes of rest. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1027.html

A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Hypertension in Special Populations - American ...

Jul 1, 1999 - Hypertension in blacks is usually characterized by low renin, expanded volume and sensitivity to salt. Diuretics are the preferred initial therapy, but response to calcium channel antagonists is also good. The blood pressure response to monotherapy with beta blockers or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p156.html

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy

...STROKE Some evidence shows that women on menopausal hor- mone therapy have more strokes, especially older women. OSTEOPOROSIS Menopausal hormone therapy should be used to prevent and treat osteoporosis when appropriate, after consider- ing the risks versus benefits in the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/afp20121101p864.pdf

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Menopause is diagnosed in women who have not had menses for one year. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) convened a task force to review available evidence on therapies for menopausal symptoms. The task force's guidelines include recommendations for prescribing...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p864.html

AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline

The AAFP recently gave its "affirmation of value" designation to a cholesterol management guideline jointly developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190320acc-ahacholguidln.html

AAFP and ACP Release Practice Guideline on Management of Newly Detected Atrial ...

May 15, 2004 - The Joint Panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have developed recommendations for adult patients with first-detected atrial fibrillation.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2474.html

AAFP Backgrounder: Electronic Cigarettes

...deceptive marketing to minors, new or worsened nicotine addiction, and health impacts including lung damage, seizures and hemorrhagic strokes. The e-cigarette industry is closely tied to the tobacco industry, particularly because tobacco companies Altria and Philip Morris have a 35...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/BKG-ECigarettes.pdf

AAFP Backgrounder: Obesity and Overweight

...to 42.4 percent in 2018.3 Common conditions that may be associated with obesity include coronary heart disease, end-stage renal disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, some of which are the leading causes of preventable death.3 Obesity is also associated with poorer mental...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/BKG-Obesity.pdf

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism

AAFP Condemns All Forms of Racism.

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-all-forms-of-racism.html

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180103yir-clinical.html

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_joins_cdc_campaign_urging.html

AAFP letter on the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act ...

...ratios have better health outcomes, including lower rates of all causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health.i The impact of these better ratios holds true even after controlling for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-E&C-PrimaryCareExtensionsREACH-071719.pdf

AAFP Letter on the USDA SNAP and Work Requirements Rule - April 10, 2019

...impacts. This includes an increased prevalence and severity of diet-related diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.5,6,7 In addition, because of limited financial resources, those who are food insecure - with or without existing disease -...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-USDA-SNAPWorkRule-04102019.pdf

AAFP Letter Responding to House Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved ...

...Prevention, rates for the five leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke) are all higher in rural communities. These worse health outcomes can be attributed, in part, to a lack of preventive and screening...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-HouseWM-TaskforceRFIResponse-112619.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...to self or others, peritonitis, acute renal failure Five or more stable chronic illnesses An abrupt change in neurologic status, eg, seizure, TIA, weakness, sensory loss Cardiovascular imaging studies with contrast with identified documented risk factors Cardiac...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

AAFP letter to EPA on the Clean Power Plan - April 25, 2018

...health episodes on high-pollution summer days than normal summer days. Short-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, arrhythmia and heart failure; increased long-term exposure to air pollution in the Medicare population is correlated with an...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-EPA-CleanPowerPlan-042518.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on a Proposed Pilot for Telehealth - August 28, 2019

...or more to treat-such as behavioral health, opioid dependency, chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke recovery), mental health conditions, and high-risk pregnancies. The Pilot would provide funding to selected Pilot project health care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-TelehealthPilot-082819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) - February 7, 2018

...consumption of tobacco products during a set observation period. Long-term data could include, but would not be limited to, risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is imperative to control for compensation in smoking; for example, the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NRT-020718.pdf

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0401/p1425.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1141.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p899.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1998 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0415/p1751.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1673.html

AAFP News - Apr 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1469.html

AAFP News - Aug 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/p303.html

AAFP News - Aug 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - ...labels to clearly indicate that these medications increase the risk of cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke. All prescription NSAIDs currently include information about a potential increased risk of such events. The new warning strengthens the...

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p250.html

AAFP News - Dec 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1005.html

AAFP News - Dec 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2195.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2001 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0201/p429.html

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p449.html

AAFP News - Feb 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1998 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0215/p615.html

AAFP News - Jan 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1998 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p13.html

AAFP News - Jan 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0101/p15.html

AAFP News - Jan 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2005 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p229.html

AAFP News - Jan 15, 2010 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p103.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p17.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0701/p13.html

AAFP News - Jul 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p173.html

AAFP News - Jun 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p936.html

AAFP News - Mar 1, 2004 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1031.html

AAFP News - Mar 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p581.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1017.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1171.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1343.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2067.html

AAFP News - May 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p953.html

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