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AAFP News: AFP Edition

...AAFP Opts to Not Endorse New AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline The AAFP will not endorse the new hypertension guideline from the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and nine other health professional organizations. The AAFP was not involved in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/afp20171215p760.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...Their end goal was to determine whether patients were able to maintain signifi- cant improvements in their control of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. The results, published in the May/June 2016 issue of Annals of Family Medicine, showed that 47.1% of patients in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/afp20160701p11.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...and Tennessee for patients who have diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a history of stroke, hypertension, coronary artery disease, or mood disorders. The plan will expand in 2018 to include Alabama, Michigan, and Texas, and will add patients...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p420.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...aspirin use with high-risk adults; screening for colorectal and cervical cancers, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, human immunodeficiency virus infection, abdominal aortic aneurysm in high-risk men, and vision problems in children; counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0315/afp20170315p348.pdf

AAFP Online CME

View all AAFP CME online activities.

https://www.aafp.org/cme/browse/all-formats/online.html

AAFP Performance Improvement CME

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

https://www.aafp.org/cme/topic/performance-improvement.html

AAFP Releases Position Paper on Breastfeeding

February 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/afp20150101p56.pdf

AAFP Releases Position Paper on Breastfeeding - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Family physicians can have an important role in promoting breastfeeding, and are well positioned to provide support in the context of family-centered care. The position paper from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides key recommendations to assist family physicians ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p56.html

AAFP Releases Position Paper on Preconception Care

September 15, 2016: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p508.pdf

AAFP Releases Position Paper on Preconception care - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Sep 15, 2016 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has released a position paper providing evidence-based recommendations that address reproductive health care.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p508.html

AAFP Reprint No 262 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in our society. The family physician is the most broadly trained health care professional and should be proficient in the diagnosis and management of a variety of cardiovascular disorders. In addition, family physicians ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint262_Cardio.pdf

AAFP Reprint No 264 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

There are many subtle, yet significant, differences in the diagnosis and management of older adults when compared with younger patients. The philosophy of providing comprehensive, continuous care includes the belief that a patient’s health in later years is vitally affected by lifestyle...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint264_Older.pdf

AAFP Reprint No 273 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents HIV...

The pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is of vital concern to family physicians and the diverse populations they serve. The core tenets of family medicine emphasize a compassionate, whole-person approach to patient care; the application of specific knowledge and ...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint273_HIV.pdf

AAFP Testimony to House Small Business Committee on Prior Authorization- September 11, ...

...inexpensive first line medication used to treat hypertension. We ended up going back and forth with the insurance companies about what first line agents we had tried. Other thiazide diuretics like Chlorthalidone were unavailable, because he was already on an ACE inhibitor...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/administrative/TS-HouseSmallBusinessCommittee-PriorAuth-091119.pdf

AAFP Voices Concern About New 'Public Charge' Rule

The AAFP has joined a call for the Department of Homeland Security to rescind a new public charge regulation that creates an unacceptable barrier between physicians and their patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821publiccharge.html

AAFP's Annual Clinical Focus - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...Hard-to-Control Hypertension (March 1, 1998) Congestive Heart Failure (April 15, 1998) Hypertension: JNC-IV (Oct. 15, 1998) If you're looking for more articles on cardiovascular topics, you won't have to look far, since last year almost every issue of AFP contained articles in the...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1718.html

AAFP/ACP-ASIM Release Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Migraines - ...

Mar 15, 2003 - Guidelines for primary care physicians on the pharmacologic management of acute migraine attacks and the prevention of migraines are available from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1392.html

AAP Clinical Report on Lipid Screening in Children - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2009 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a clinical report in July 2008 that recommends lipid screening in children and adolescents with a fasting lipid profile, and focuses on improving childhood and adolescent lipid and lipoprotein concentrations to lower the lifetime risk of...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p703.html

AAP Examines Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Lifestyle Changes - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, Active Healthy Living: Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Increased Physical Activity, addresses how physicians can encourage physical activity in children and adolescents who are currently or are at risk of becoming ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1434.html

AAP Hypertension Guideline Garners AAFP Affirmation of Value

The AAFP recently gave its affirmation of value designation to the American Academy of Pediatrics' guideline on screening for and managing high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180404aaphtnguideaffirm.html

AAP Issues Updated Guidance on Palivizumab Prophylaxis for RSV Infection - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases has updated its guidance on the use of palivizumab (Synagis) prophylaxis in infants and children at increased risk of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Because the palivizumab package labeling does not ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p867.html

AAP Releases Guideline on Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Patients 10 to 18 Years ...

...diabetic autoimmu- nity (negative for autoantibodies typi- cally associated with type 1 diabetes); these patients are more likely to have hypertension and dyslipidemia than are those with type 1 diabetes Diabetes is defined as one of the following: • A1C level of 6.5% or...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/afp20131115p710.pdf

AAP Releases Guideline on Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Patients 10 to 18 Years ...

Nov 15, 2013 - Childhood type 2 diabetes poses a challenge to many physicians who are not used to treating this disease in such young patients. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a guideline of evidence-based recommendations for treating type 2 diabetes in patients 10 to 18 years of...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p710.html

AAP Report on Pregnancy in Adolescents - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a clinical report on the state of adolescent pregnancy in the United States. The average age at first intercourse is 16 years for males and 17 years for females.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1398.html

AAP Reports on Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency Anemia - Practice Guidelines...

Mar 1, 2011 - Iron is the most common single-nutrient deficiency among children in developing countries and is a common cause of anemia in industrialized nations. A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides information on the diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency anemia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p624.html

AAP Reports on Healthy Weight-Control Practices in Young Athletes - Practice Guidelines...

Jun 1, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released recommendations on healthy weight-control behaviors in young athletes to address counseling issues that physicians may encounter in caring for these patients. Children and adolescents often are involved in sports in which weight loss...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0601/p2069.html

AAP Updates Policy Statement on Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents with...

...The most common cardiovascular condi- tion in competitive athletes is hypertension. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its policy statement using new recommendations made in the 2005 36th Bethesda Conference guidelines; the 2004 Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evalua-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1285.pdf

AAP Updates Policy Statement on Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents with...

Nov 15, 2010 - The most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes is hypertension. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its policy statement using new recommendations made in the 2005 36th Bethesda Conference guidelines; the 2004 Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1285.html

AASM Updates Treatment Guidelines for Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement...

...of adverse effects (e.g., hypotension in normotensive patients). It may be considered in patients with con- comitant RLS and hypertension. Iron supplementation has not been proven effective in the treatment of RLS, except in patients with low ferritin levels or refractory...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/afp20130215p290.pdf

AASM Updates Treatment Guidelines for Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement...

Feb 15, 2013 - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) last published recommendations on the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder in 2004. It recently updated these recommendations based on a literature review and meta-analysis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/p290.html

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p538.pdf

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2015 - Abdominal aortic aneurysm refers to abdominal aortic dilation of 3.0 cm or greater. The main risk factors are age older than 65 years, male sex, and smoking history. Other risk factors include a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, hypertension, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p538.html

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during radiologic testing for other reasons. Tobacco use, hypertension, a family history of AAA, and male sex are clinical risk factors for the development of an ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1198.html

Abdominal Pain, Acute - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related issues, including acute pelvic pain, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=73

Abnormal Electrocardiogram Findings During an Occupational Physical ExaminatioAbnormal ...

Date xx, xxxx Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/afp20141215p861.pdf

Abnormal Electrocardiogram Findings During an Occupational Physical Examination - Photo...

Dec 15, 2014 - A 27-year-old man with normal personal and family histories presented for an occupational physical examination. On cardiac examination, he had a grade II/VI systolic ejection murmur that was softer during inspiration. An electrocardiogram was obtained.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p861.html

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Premenopausal Women - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2019 - Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common symptom in women. The acronym PALM-COEIN facilitates classification, with PALM referring to structural etiologies (polyp, adenomyosis, leiomyoma, malignancy and hyperplasia), and COEIN referring to nonstructural etiologies (coagulopathy, ovulatory ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p435.html

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Abrupt Onset of a Tender Rash on the Upper and Lower Extremities - Photo Quiz - ...

Jan 15, 2018 - ...Previous: Nebivolol/Valsartan (Byvalson) for Hypertension Next: H. pylori Infection: ACG Updates Treatment Recommendations View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 97/No. 2(January 15, 2018) / Photo Quiz: Abrupt Onset of a Tender Rash on the Upper and...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p129.html

Abrupt Rash with Painful, Nonpruritic Purpura on the Lower Extremities - Photo Quiz - ...

Nov 1, 2018 - ...pain, and it progressed in an ascending fashion. The patient had a history of atrial fibrillation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and moderate osteoarthritis. Physical examination revealed tender, nonblanching, nonpruritic purpura on the lower...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/p607.html

Absolute vs. Relative Numbers in Evaluating Drug Therapy - Letters to the Editor - ...

May 15, 2001 - ...Strategies for risk reduction are well established for hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Physicians don't talk to their patients with these conditions in the terms proposed by Dr. McCormack. Rather than discuss specific levels of risk or risk reduction, we tell our patients,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1913.html

Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medications Among Teenagers and Young Adults

...Tachycardia, somnolence, agitation, hallucinations, hypertension, disorientation, slurred speech, syncope, seizure Supportive care; benzodiazepines for seizures Dextromethorphan DXM, robo, CCC, skittles, poor man’s PCP, velvet, rojo, candy Hyperexcitability, lethargy,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/afp20111001p745.pdf

Abuse of Over-the-Counter Medications Among Teenagers and Young Adults - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2011 - In recent years, recognition of over-the-counter (OTC) medication abuse by patients—especially teenagers and young adults—has increased.1 Abuse is defined as the use of a drug to experience psychoactive effects instead of for its medical indication. OTC medications are easily abused ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p745.html

ACC and AHA Update on Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American...

Mar 1, 2010 - In 2009, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published a focused update of the ACC/AHA 2005 Guideline Update for the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p654.html

ACC Statement on Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Competitive Athletes - ...

Aug 1, 2005 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released new eligibility guidelines for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities and clinical guidelines for preparticipation screening.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p523.html

ACC/AHA Guideline Update for the Management of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial ...

Jun 15, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, in collaboration with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, have issued an update of the 2004 guideline for the management of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The American Academy of Family ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0615/p1080.html

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 15, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), with a focus on hospital and long-term management, are available from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p2011.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 1, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myo-cardial infarction (STEMI), focusing on prevention and management in the emergency department, are available from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1800.html

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac ...

Jun 15, 2008 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have created guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and care for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery in order to provide an outline for considering cardiac risk in a variety of patients ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1748.html

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