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AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on its Healthy Communities Hearing - ...

...all causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of elderly, urban, and minority; education; income;...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-SenateHELP-HealthyCommunitiesHearing-111517.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...kidney disease, (5) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, (6) depression, (7) diabetes, (8) heart failure, and (9) stroke or transient ischemic attack. o The AAFP appreciates the attention to monitoring care coordination and clinical outcomes for patients with multiple...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress from CDC Coalition on FY2020 - March 4, 2019

...stroke, cancer, lung disease and other chronic diseases; tobacco prevention and control; nutrition and physical activity; immunizations; HIV/AIDS prevention; environmental health, including the prevention of childhood lead poisoning; oral health; reducing health disparities;...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-CDCCoalitionFY2020-030419.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...

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

Joint Letter to HHS Urging CDC Support Amid COVID-19 - July 1, 2020

...National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention National Hemophilia Foundation National Kidney Foundation National Lipid Association National Medical Association (NMA) National Network of Public Health Institutes National Nurse-Led Care Consortium...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HHS-CDCSupportCOVID-070120.pdf

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...

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

Amicus Brief - Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University fo ...

...in the medical profession: family members unnecessarily suffering- and even dying-from treatable conditions like diabetes, breast cancer, stroke, heart conditions, prostate cancer, and anemia due to a lack of access to care. The older I got, says Ali Torabi, a medical student at...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-AAMC-DACA.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...

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

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

Joint Letter to HHS on Financial Relief Need for Medicaid Physicians During COVID-19 - ...

...Our Nation also faces a persistent and unacceptable maternal mortality crisis, which could be worsened by COVID-19. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of maternal deaths, accounting for 34% of deaths between 2011-2015.vii Identifying and treating risk factors such as...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-HHS-COVIDReliefFunds-042820.pdf

Joint Letter to Sec. Tom Price on FDA Deeming Rule - May 17, 2017

...of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and stroke as compared with non-smokers. Moreover, cigars emit harmful secondhand smoke. 13 Cigars also are powerfully addictive, due to their delivery of nicotine. A single cigar can contain as much tobacco as an entire pack...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HHS-FDADeeming-051717.pdf

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...

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

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on Health Care Access and Underserved ...

...of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of elderly, urban, and minority; education; income; unemployment;...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-SFRHELP-AccessUnderservedHearing-012919.pdf

AAFP Letter to TN House Health Committee on Doctor of Medical Science Legislation - ...

...1 AMA, Truth in Advertising Survey, https://www.ama-assn.org/sites/default/files/media- browser/premium/arc/tia-survey-2008-2015_0.pdf (2015). 2 AAMC, The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2013 to 2025, https://www.aamc.org/...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-TNLeg-DoctorMedScienceDegree-031318.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...

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

Joint Letter to HHS on Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors ...

...of patient care, reducing costs, and allowing all health care professionals to spend more time with their patients. Before imposing broad stroke changes to Medicare’s supervision requirements and reimbursement policies, the undersigned organizations encourage the Administration to...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/scope/LT-HHS-ProtectingImprovingMedicareSeniorsEO-102919.pdf

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Innovation - November 28, 2018

...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. The impact of better ratios holds true even after controlling for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/delivery/acos/LT-SenateHELP-HealthCareInnovationHearing-112818.pdf

AAFP Statement to the EandC Committee’s Hearing on Investing in America’s Health Care -...

...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. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-EC-InvestingAmericanHealthCare-060419.pdf

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