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AAFP News - Sep 15, 2016 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p420.html

AAFP News Now

...(BMI) of 30 kg per m2 or more or a BMI of 27 kg per m2 or more in the pres- ence of at least one weight-related comorbidity, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia. Although Qsymia is a schedule IV drug, it contains the teratogenic substance topiramate,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1015/afp20121015p729.pdf

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.

CME : Browse

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.

CME : AAFP CME by Topic

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

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 Testimony from Dr. Davis to Senate Finance Committee - May 21, 2021

Dr. Kisha Davis’ written testimony to the Senate Finance Committee for a hearing on telehealth and other CMS flexibilities for health care providers made available during the COVID-19 PHE.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/TS-SenateFinanceCmte-DavisTelehealth-051921.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.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

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.

AAFP News : Patient Care

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

AAP Issues Updated Guidance on Palivizumab Prophylaxis for RSV Infection

December 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/afp20141215p867.pdf

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

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