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NCCL Delegates Take on Racism, Equity Issues

Delegates who participated in the AAFP’s virtual National Conference of Constituency Leaders adopted resolutions and substitute resolutions that urged the Academy to address racism and equity issues in health care and medical education.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210506nccl-education.html

Delegates Act on IMGs in Underserved Areas, Other Issues

Delegates adopted several resolutions discussed during the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science hearing at the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210506nccl-hops.html

How to get paid if a patient’s health plan doesn’t cover the COVID-19 shot

While most health plans are required to cover the cost of administering the COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing, there are a few exceptions.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/underinsured_covid_reimbursement.html

FP Essentials #490 Acute Coronary Syndrome | March 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Presentation and Diagnostic Evaluation, Management, Common Complications and Conditions That Mimic ACS, Postdischarge Care.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/490-ed.html

FP Essentials #491 Shoulder Conditions | April 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Rotator Cuff Injuries and Bursitis, Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis and Adhesive Capsulitis, Traumatic Instability and Laxity, and Clavicle and Acromioclavicular Joint Conditions.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/491-ed.html

FP Essentials #492 Obesity | May 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Understanding Obesity, Lifestyle Modification and Behavior Interventions, Pharmacotherapy, and Surgical and Device Interventions.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/492-ed.html

AAFP Tools Ease Patient Risk Stratification, Care Planning

Two AAFP resources ― the Risk-Stratified Care Management Scoring Algorithm and the Risk-Stratified Care Management Rubric ― can be useful in stratifying patients into risk levels based on utilization, chronic disease status, behavioral and mental health, and social determinants of health.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210505rscmtools.html

FP Essentials #495 Mental Disorders | August 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Personality Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Approach to Counseling.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/495-ed.html

Med Student Leader Ready to Dig Into Family Medicine

For archaeologist, musician and future physician Bright Zhou, M.S., choosing family medicine reflected his diverse interests.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210504fdf-zhou.html

Evidence on Screening for Atrial Fibrillation Inconclusive

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement that concludes current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210504uspstfafib.html

FP Essentials #493 Bone Tumors | June 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Benign Bone Tumors, Primary Bone Cancers, Metastatic Bone Disease, Multiple Myeloma.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/493-ed.html

FP Essentials #494 Autoimmune Conditions | July 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Dermatomyositis, Ankylosing Spondylitis.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/494-ed.html

Share Your Burden of Grief and Find Joy on the Other Side

Like so many physicians, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., has experienced grief on an unprecedented scale this past year. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she shares how she has come to acknowledge her grief and use it to begin healing.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210504fp-grieffollowup.html

NASEM Report Heralds Primary Care Evolution, Urges Action

A new report on primary care from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reinforces several of the Academy’s long-standing advocacy positions.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210504nasemreport.html

AAFP Praises New Report that Recommends Increased Investment in and Access to ...

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AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/aafp-praises-new-report-that-recommends-increased-investment-in-and-access-to-high-quality-primary-care.html

Rural Practice -- FPM Topic Collection

May 3, 2021 - This article collection features FPM content addressing the special needs, challenges, and rewards of providing family medicine in rural and similarly underserved communities. This article collection features FPM content addressing the special needs, challenges, and rewards of providing...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=92

FP Essentials #496 Breast Health | September 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Breastfeeding, Benign Breast Conditions, Breast Cancer, and Breast Cancer Survivorship.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/496-ed.html

FP Essentials #500 Hand and Finger Injuries | January 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Metacarpal Fractures, Finger Fractures, and Dislocations, Tendon and Soft Tissue Injuries of the Hand, Chronic Hand and Wrist Pathologies.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/500-ed.html

FP Essentials #497 Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures | October 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Facial Injection Procedures, Facial Plastic Surgery, Liposuction and Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedures, and Augmentation and Reconstruction Procedures.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/497-ed.html

FP Essentials #499 Skin Ulcers | December 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Prevention and Diagnosis of Pressure, Venous Leg, and Arterial Ulcers, Wound Management, Pharmacotherapy, Surgical Management.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/499-ed.html

FP Essentials #498 End-of-Life Care | November 2020 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Palliative Management of Symptoms at the End of Life, Serious Illness Progression, Prognostication, and Advance Care Planning, Hospice Care, and Medical Aid in Dying.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/498-ed.html

FP Essentials #501 Otolaryngeal and Oropharyngeal Conditions | February 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Dysphonia, Temporomandibular Disorders, Common Nontraumatic Dental Conditions, and Common Ear Conditions.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/501-ed.html

Pain management tips

Before prescribing opioids for chronic pain, follow these tips for evaluating patients.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/pain_management_tips.html

2021 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy’s 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210503nccl-elections.html

The Preparticipation Physical Evaluation - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - The preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) is a common reason for young athletes to see a primary care physician. An annual PPE is required by most state high school athletic associations for participation in school-based sports, although there is limited evidence to support its ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p539.html

Seizure Disorders - American Family Physician

May 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic medications, epilepsy, febrile seizures, nonepileptic seizures, seizures in the elderly, and status epilepticus. This collection features AFP content on seizure disorders, including antiepileptic ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=80

Urethritis: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Urethritis refers to inflammation of the urethra and is classified as gonococcal (caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae) or nongonococcal in origin (most commonly caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium, or Trichomonas vaginalis). The most common signs and symptoms include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p553.html

In-flight Medical Emergencies - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - In 2018, approximately 2.8 million passengers flew in and out of U.S. airports per day. Twenty-four to 130 in-flight medical emergencies are estimated to occur per 1 million passengers; however, there is no internationally agreed-upon recording or classification system. Up to 70% of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p547.html

Opioid Management -- FPM Topic Collection

May 1, 2021 - Advertisement Topic Collection Opioid Management Editors' Choice of Best Available Content How do you safely prescribe and manage opioids and other controlled substances for patients with chronic pain? This article collection features popular FPM content on the topic....

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=107

FM/a Blood Test for Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Limited data suggest that the FM/a test accurately differentiates patients with fibromyalgia from healthy controls and has some ability to differentiate fibromyalgia from other rheumatologic diseases.

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p566.html

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Joint Task Force on Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters (JTF) published guidelines for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p573.html

Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Fever or Pain in Children Younger Than Two Years - ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - A meta-analysis found that ibuprofen is more effective than acetaminophen in reducing fever and pain in children younger than two years, although further study is needed to evaluate combination therapy, dosing, and use in children younger than six months.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/od1.html

Clinical Considerations in Caring for Transgender Athletes - Editorials - American ...

May 1, 2021 - Family physicians are in a unique position to care for transgender athletes, including providing preventive and gender-affirming care and addressing acute athletic injuries and chronic health concerns.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p518.html

Nonopioid Pharmacologic Treatments for Chronic Pain - Implementing AHRQ Effective ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - What are the effects of nonopioid drugs on pain, function, and quality of life in patients with specific types of chronic pain, and what are the adverse events related to these drugs?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p561.html

Exercise for Dysmenorrhea - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Low-intensity exercise, such as stretching or core strengthening, and high-intensity exercise, such as Zumba or aerobic training, improve menstrual pain intensity compared with no exercise.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p525.html

Positional Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Positional therapies for obstructive sleep apnea produce moderate improvements (16% to 40%) in clinical apnea measures compared with no treatment.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p568.html

Ketogenic Diets for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - In children with drug-resistant epilepsy, a ketogenic diet decreases the risk of seizures by 50% after three to four months.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p524.html

Identifying and Addressing Vicarious Trauma - Curbside Consultation - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Vicarious trauma is part of a spectrum of responses to trauma exposure, including secondary traumatic stress, caregiver fatigue, compassion fatigue, and burnout. These conditions have varying definitions and categorizations, with overlapping symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and management...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p570.html

Foot Lesions in a Rehabilitation Facility Resident - Photo Quiz - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - A patient in a rehabilitation facility presented with gluteal skin ulcers and dark purple foot lesions.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p559.html

Pulmonary Function Testing, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Breast Cancer, Fasting Lipid ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p523.html

Urethritis - American Family Physician

May 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> May 1, 2021 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p553-s1.html

Megan Adamson, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The Colorado AFP announces the candidacy of Megan Adamson, M.D., of Lafayette, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210430adamson-cand-ann.html

FP Essentials #502 Less Common Respiratory Conditions | March 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Occupational Lung Diseases, Sarcoidosis, Fungal Respiratory Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/502-ed.html

Let’s Achieve Health Equity by Teaching Future FPs

Shoba Belegundu, M.D., writes that a key to addressing health disparities is graduating physicians with the ability to address the social determinants of health and the skills to advocate for health equity.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210429fp-equity.html

CDC Stance on Racism, Public Health Reflects AAFP Advocacy

The CDC’s recent declaration of racism as a serious public health threat reflects the AAFP’s long-standing advocacy on health inequity.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210429cdcracism.html

Report Links Vaccine Hesitancy to More Deaths, Restrictions

A new report examined the potential impact of vaccine hesitancy on the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued use of nonpharmaceutical interventions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210429vacchesitancy.html

National Minority Quality Forum Leadership Summit Honors FPs

Five family physicians were among the recipients of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award at the organization’s annual Leadership Summit.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210429under40.html

ACIP Updates Recommendations on Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated recommendations on the use of the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and FPs will play a crucial role in educating patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210429acipjjvac.html

AAFP Supports American Families Plan to Reduce Disparities and Improve Health for ...

AAFP Supports American Families Plan to Reduce Disparities and Improve Health for Everyone in America

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-supports-american-families-plan-to-reduce-disparities-and-improve-health-for-everyone-in-america.html

Family Physicians Commend Long Overdue Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

Family Physicians Commend Long Overdue Ban on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-commend-long-overdue-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes-and-flavored-cigars.html

FP Essentials #503 Men's Health | April 2021 | AAFP Restricted content. Login required.

FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition topics include Prostate Cancer Screening, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Scrotal and Testicular Conditions, and Male Sexual Dysfunction.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/503-ed.html

Medicare contractors recouping advanced COVID payments from clinicians with same ...

CMS has instructed the MACs to use the taxpayer ID number for the recoupment of the advanced payment regardless of which provider transaction access number received the payment.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/covid_payment_recoupments.html

AAFP Applauds Initial Actions to Remove Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAFP Applauds Initial Actions to Remove Barriers for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/opioid-use-disorder-treatment.html

AFP Issue Frequency Change

Beginning with the July 2021 issue, American Family Physician will change its publishing schedule. Here’s what you can expect.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/about/issue-frequency.html

AFP Photo Contest

AFP Photo Contest

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/about/photocontest.html

Four reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among health care workers, and ways to ...

Understanding and addressing health care workers' concerns is crucial to promoting COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and can provide important lessons for other infectious disease crises.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/countering_vaccine_hesitancy.html

Log In, Fight for Family Medicine, Log Off

This is the last week to register for the AAFP’s all-virtual 2021 Family Medicine Advocacy Summit, which will be held May 18-19.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210427itt-fmas.html

Giving Health Equity a Fair Shot

When Jerry Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., C.M.Q., saw a minority community being excluded early in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, he took it upon himself to create an equitable system for immunizations.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210426fdf-abraham.html

Residency Census Plays Vital Role in AAFP’s Work

Each year the AAFP asks every family medicine residency to complete its census. Program director Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., explains why the census is critical to the Academy’s efforts related to the primary care workforce.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210426guested-rescensus.html

Five ways to streamline the durable medical equipment ordering process

Durable medical equipment is often life-changing for patients, but getting it to them can be an onerous process. Here are five things you can do in your practice to make it easier.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/streamlining_dme_ordering.html

CMS innovation center to end CPC+ alternative payment model for all participants this year

The model was previously scheduled to end this year for participants who joined in 2017, but not until a year later for those who joined in 2018.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cpc_early_end.html

HHS Proposal Would Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

AAFP advocacy is reflected in a proposed HHS rule that would restore greater Title X accessibility.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210422titlex.html

Evidence Lacking on Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a final recommendation statement, final evidence review and evidence summary on its website on screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210422uspstfvitamind.html

New AAFP TIPS Topic Covers Continuous Glucose Monitoring

The Academy is offering members a new resource, AAFP TIPS: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM): Enhancing Diabetes Care, Workflows, Education, and Payment, that provides a comprehensive look at this technology and how best to utilize it.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210422cgm-tips.html

CMS to give physicians information on CCM billing patterns

The agency will issue Comparative Billing Reports that compare an individual physician’s CCM billing practices with the billing practices of that physician’s peers and national averages.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/ccm_cbr_reports.html

Report Addresses Causes of Disparities, Offers Solutions

A recent brief from HHS examines health disparities occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspectives of race and ethnicity.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210422hhsdisparities.html

PerformanceNavigator On Demand: Dyslipidemia | AAFP PI CME

Improve care among your patient panel with this online, multi-activity education on dyslipidemia, that helps satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement. Earn 29.75 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/performancenavigator/ondemand-dyslipidemia.html

Nail Procedures Online CME Course | AAFP

Demonstrate proficiency in nail procedures with this online procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP. Earn 1.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/nail-procedures.html

Skin Conditions and Diseases Online CME Course | AAFP

Learn best practices and cutting-edge techniques in disease management for patients with common and chronic skin problems with this AAFP dermatology online CME course. Earn 30 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/skin/self-study.html

Musculoskeletal and Sports Care Self-Study CME Course | AAFP

Boost your ability to evaluate the stage and severity of sports injuries, and diversify your physical examination techniques with this self-study CME course. Earn 28.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/sports/self-study.html

Family-Centered Maternity Care Online CME Course | AAFP

Deliver the best maternity care from preconception to post pregnancy with AAFP's evidence-based online CME course. Earn 26.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/maternity/self-study.html

Adult Medicine Online CME Course | AAFP

Improve adult patient outcomes with the latest prevention and screening recommendations and disease management with AAFP's internal medicine course. Earn 25.5 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/adult-medicine/self-study.html

Communicating Effectively With Your Patients | AAFP Audiobook

This audiobook provides best practices for improving physician-patient conversations. Earn up to 6 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/communicate.html

Social Determinants of Health | AAFP Audiobook

AAFP's audiobook on social determinants of health provides 50 minutes of tips and resources on caring for patients across the spectrum.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/audio/social-determinants-of-health.html

Pandemic’s Effects Have Put Us at a Crossroads

After more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed longstanding health disparities and barriers to care for people of color. Family physicians must take the opportunity to use their resources, advocate for their patients, and work to increase health equity.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210420guested-disparities.html

Deadline to Apply for Primary Care First Cohort 2 Now May 21

CMS has announced that it has extended the deadline for practices to apply to participate in the second cohort of the Primary Care First advanced alternative payment model from April 30 to May 21.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210420pcfdeadlineextended.html

Student Leader Hopes to Assist Others With Specialty Choice

AuBree LaForce, the student chair of the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, said lessons she learned as a college athlete will serve her well as a family physician.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210419fdf-laforce.html

Tips to streamline workflow and increase likelihood of coverage for CGM

Save time and ensure payment for continuous glucose monitoring with these tips.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cgm_workflow_billing_tips.html

Medical liability insurance premiums are on the rise, says new study

For a second consecutive year, there has been surge in the percentage of medical liability insurance premiums with a year-to-year increase, according to a new analysis from the AMA based on data from an annual survey of professional liability insurers conducted by Medical Liability ...

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/medical_liability_insurance_premiums.html

Joint Injections and Aspiration Online CME | AAFP

Learn the most common joint injections and aspiration performed in a family practice setting with this online CME activity from the AAFP. Earn 2 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/joint-injections.html

Musculoskeletal Examination Online CME | AAFP

Learn to assess and treat injured upper and lower extremities with this easy-to-navigate procedural skills online CME activity on Musculoskeletal Examination. Earn 2.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/procedural/musculo-exam.html

Reduced Student Exposure to FM Poses Threat to Workforce

Despite the barriers of a virtual match, family medicine netted a record number of residents. However, educators are sounding the alarm that the pandemic could hinder future recruiting efforts.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210416guested-match.html

Stop Talking About Physician Well-being; Work to Change It

The heightened stress we physicians experience as we continue to care for patients during the pandemic despite the risks amplifies the need to preserve our emotional and mental health, but it also highlights failings in our health care system. In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, ...

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Family Physicians Applaud HHS Proposals to Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

Family Physicians Applaud HHS Proposals to Increase Comprehensive Care Accessibility

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Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests: Common Questions and Answers - American ...

Apr 15, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 is the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The spectrum of asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 transmission presents challenges for evaluating SARS-CoV-2 test performance for diagnostic or screening purposes and for interpreting test results. ...

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Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication Abortion - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Medication regimens using mifepristone and misoprostol are safe and effective for outpatient treatment of early pregnancy loss for up to 84 days’ gestation and for medication abortion up to 77 days’ gestation. Gestational age is determined using ultrasonography or menstrual history. ...

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Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders are the most common symptomatic joint hypermobility conditions seen in clinical practice. The 2017 International Classification of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes replaced previous terms for symptomatic joint ...

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Key Recommendations on Managing Dyslipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: ...

Apr 15, 2021 - In June 2020, the third iteration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense guidelines on managing dyslipidemia was published. These recommendations create a simple, pragmatic, evidence-based approach that can be valuable to family physicians.

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Dyslipidemia Management for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Guidelines from the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have updated recommendations for evaluation and management of dyslipidemia to prevent cardiovascular disease.

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Multifocal Pneumonia: Fever, Cough, and Dyspnea - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - An 80-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with several days of increasing shortness of breath and abnormalities on a chest radiograph.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults - Putting ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - A 15-year-old adolescent, J.M., presents for a well-child examination. J.M. was born in Central America before moving to the United States eight years ago with their family. J.M. reports that their older sibling, who lives at home, was diagnosed with hepatitis B virus infection last ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Elagolix, Estradiol, and Norethindrone Kit (Oriahnn) for the Management of Heavy ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Oriahnn can decrease menstrual blood loss in premenopausal patients with uterine fibroids. Although it has been studied for only six months of use and may result in significant bone loss, it is labeled for up to two years of continuous therapy.

American Family Physician : STEPS

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Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation ...

Apr 15, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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Nerve Blocks for Pancreatic Cancer Pain - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Celiac plexus blocks can be used for pain associated with pancreatic cancer. They slightly reduce pain while decreasing opioid consumption, with fewer adverse effects compared with standard analgesic therapy.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

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Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Genital Ulcers, Bacteriuria, Megestrol, Atopic ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 15, 2021 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

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Diary of a Family Physician - Apr 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2021 - First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

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Updated Statistics for Liver Biopsy Risk - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Updated Statistics for Liver Biopsy Risk Am Fam Physician. 2021 Apr 15;103(8):453. Original Article: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Common Questions and Answers on Diagnosis and Management Issue Date:...

American Family Physician : Letter

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NAFLD in Children and Adolescents - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor NAFLD in Children and Adolescents Am Fam Physician. 2021 Apr 15;103(8):452-453. Original Article: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Common Questions and Answers on Diagnosis and Management Issue Date:...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Striving for Birth Equity | AAFP Online CME

Learn how to advocate for legislation aimed to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity with this free AAFP on demand session. Earn 1 CME credit.

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Free CME on Maternal Health Care Available Now

Family physicians and other clinicians can earn free CME on maternal health care thanks to an online program offered by the Office of Minority Health.

AAFP News : CME

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