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Answering Your Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

Patients and members have questions about COVID-19 vaccination related to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Danielle Carter, M.D., has answers.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210330lv-vaccspregnancy.html

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is an opportunity to show how family medicine is working to reduce health disparaties in minority patient populations that can lead to poor health outcomes.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/the-everyone-project/aafp-center-for-diversity-and-health-equity/minority-health-month.html

Resident Helping Students Find Paths in Family Medicine

The National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students helped Amanda Stisher, M.D., confirm her specialty choice. As resident chair of this year’s event, she is working to ensure students have a similar experience.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210329fdf-stisher.html

Three easy ways to add risk stratification to your workflow

As value-based payment models grow, identifying at-risk patients has become even more important.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Agenda setting: start visits this way, and they’re more likely to end on time

How do you keep patients from bringing up more concerns late in a visit and making it difficult for you to get to the next visit on schedule? Comprehensive agenda setting. Here’s how get started.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Quickly Pass Medicaid Payment Parity Bill, AAFP Tells House

In recent letters, the Academy urged passage of a House bill that would raise Medicaid payment rates for primary care services to at least Medicare levels.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210326kapca.html

President's Corner

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About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

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About AAFP : Meet our Leadership

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Teresa Lovins, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

The Indiana AFP announces the candidacy of Teresa Lovins, M.D., of Columbus, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210325lovins-cand-ann.html

AAFP Names New Senior VP for Education

Longtime family medicine leader and advocate Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., is joining the AAFP staff as senior vice president for education.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210325svpsavoy.html

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening with Low-dose CT

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT in adults ages 50 to 80 who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210325uspstflungcancer.html

Register for April 7-9 AAFP Well-being Conference Livestream

The AAFP has a wide range of resources to help family physicians cope with the extra burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, including next month’s Physician Health and Well-being Conference Livestream.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20210324phwbconference.html

Primary Care Is Key to Pandemic Recovery, AAFP Tells Senators

In member testimony and a letter, the AAFP asked the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on March 9 to center primary care in COVID-19 vaccination and other efforts.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210324helpcommittee.html

Resident Making a Difference for Peers, Patients

Andrea Silva, M.D., left her mark on her residency program by helping launch a clinic for transgender patients as well as developing new curriculum for transgender care and substance abuse. Silva received an AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education in 2020; applications ...

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210322fdf-silva.html

Adding care management to your practice: four steps

Care management has the potential to improve the health of a practice’s most at-risk patients while reducing costs. But how do you get started?

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Match Day Is a Record-breaker for Family Medicine

Match Day 2021 marked 12 years of growth for family medicine and the 10th consecutive year that an all-time record number of students had matched into the specialty.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210319matchday.html

Match Day 2021: Another Record Year of Family Medicine Growth in the Match

Match Day 2021: Despite Canceled Celebrations, Another Record Year for Family Medicine in the 2021 Match.

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/kits/match-2021.html

Family Medicine Welcomes New Residents and Celebrates Another Record Year of Growth in ...

Family Medicine Welcomes New Residents and Celebrates Another Record Year of Growth in the Match

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/releases/match-2021.html

Six Ways to Practice Family Medicine

With Match Day approaching, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they practice family medicine and what they enjoy about their respective niches. Their answers offer a glimpse at the breadth of the specialty.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210318fp-match.html

When and how to count data under the revised E/M office guidelines

When the new rules for evaluation and management office visits went into effect at the beginning of the year, they immediately caused confusion about how to count data to determine the level of medical decision making.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Primary Care First alternative payment model applications open, deadline in April

The Primary Care First model offers a multi-payer system for practices ready to take on more risk through payments based on utilization and outcomes.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Our Advocacy Is Building Momentum for Primary Care

From passage of the American Rescue Plan Act to a welcome increase in Medicare payment for the COVID-19 vaccines, the AAFP is charting big family medicine wins.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210318itt-arpa.html

FPM Supplement Series Offers Intro to Value-based Payment

A series of FPM journal supplements aims to spell out what the shift from volume- to value-based payment means for family physicians and how they can succeed in a burgeoning VBP environment.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210318vbpsupplements.html

CMS raises payment for COVID-19 vaccine administration

The increase, which the American Academy of Family Physicians and other groups advocated for, reflects the additional resources and work required to safely store and administer the vaccines.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Match QandA: ‘Bring It On’

Cindy Ciccotelli, the student member of the AAFP Board of Directors, and her resident counterpart Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., share their thoughts — and hopes — regarding this year’s virtual Match.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210317lv-match.html

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP Condemns Rise in Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/aafp-condemns-rise-in-violence-against-asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders.html

Increased COVID-19 Vaccine Medicare Payment Rates Will Improve Access for Patients

Increased COVID-19 Vaccine Medicare Payment Rates Will Improve Access for Patients

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/covid-vaccine-medicare-payment.html

Task Force Recommends Screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea

A draft recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia in all sexually active women age 24 years and younger, and in women age 25 years and older who are at increased risk of infection.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210316uspstfgcct.html

COVID-19 CME Courses | AAFP

Earn AAFP free CME credit on courses related to COVID-19 and access additional COVID-19 education resources.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-cme.html

Being an FP Means Always Stretching Your Scope, Knowledge

In this Fresh Perspectives post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., recounts her experiences learning about and providing gender-affirming care at a federally qualified health center.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210316fpgendercare.html

American Rescue Plan Holds Big Wins for Primary Care

The $1.9 trillion stimulus package just signed into law provides substantial investments in many AAFP priorities, including public health, the medical workforce and health care coverage.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210316arpa.html

Common Fractures of the Radius and Ulna - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - Fractures of the radius and ulna are the most common fractures of the upper extremity, with distal fractures occurring more often than proximal fractures. A fall onto an outstretched hand is the most common mechanism of injury for fractures of the radius and ulna. Evaluation with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p345.html

Topical Corticosteroids: Choice and Application - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - Topical corticosteroids are an essential tool for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Topical corticosteroids are classified by strength and the risk of adverse effects such as atrophy, striae, rosacea, telangiectasias, purpura, and other ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p337.html

Pain Management in Labor - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - A patient’s sense of empowerment and control is most predictive of maternal satisfaction with childbirth. Analgesia during labor greatly affects this experience. Individual patient priorities for labor pain management should be explored as part of routine prenatal care. Continuous labor...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p355.html

Care Management -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 15, 2021 - Care management activities facilitate coordinated patient care across the health care system, leading to increased patient satisfaction, improved outcomes, and reduced costs through avoidance of unnecessary hospital and emergency department utilization. Care management activities ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=115

Oral and Dental Conditions - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=108

Chronic Disease Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 15, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of chronic disease care. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of chronic disease care.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=47

Medications for Smoking Cessation: Guidelines from the American Thoracic Society - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - The American Thoracic Society (ATS) published guidelines for medication initiation in tobacco-dependent adults based on a systematic review.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p380.html

The KIDs List: Medications That Are Potentially Inappropriate in Children - Editorials ...

Mar 15, 2021 - The Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics (KIDs) List is an open access, evidence-based reference aimed at improving medication safety in children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p330.html

Canadian Syncope Risk Score: A Validated Risk Stratification Tool - Point-of-Care ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - Which adults presenting to an emergency department with syncope should be hospitalized?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p375.html

Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents - Putting Prevention into... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - A 10-year-old boy with obesity and a family history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia presents to your clinic for a well-child examination. The parents are concerned about their child 's risk for hypertension and ask whether they should be monitoring his blood pressure.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p371.html

Bempedoic Acid (Nexletol) for the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia and Familial ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - Bempedoic acid is labeled as add-on therapy to diet and maximally tolerated statin for the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia or atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p377.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for...

Mar 15, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p366.html

Helping Ambivalent Patients Make Healthy Decisions About COVID-19 - Lown Right Care: ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering health care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p334.html

Visual Disturbance and Skin Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - A patient presented with progressive bilateral visual blurring and a maculopapular rash on the trunk.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p373.html

Depression, HPV Immunizations, Coccidioidomycosis, Upper GI Bleeding, Headaches - AFP ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p333.html

Clinical Considerations for the Management of Hypertriglyceridemia - Letters to the ...

Mar 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Clinical Considerations for the Management of Hypertriglyceridemia Am Fam Physician. 2021 Mar 15;103(6):325-326. Original Article: Management of Hypertriglyceridemia: Common Questions and Answers Issue Date:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p325.html

Oral and Dental Injury Prevention in Children and Adolescents - Letters to the Editor -...

Mar 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Oral and Dental Injury Prevention in Children and Adolescents Am Fam Physician. 2021 Mar 15;103(6):328. Original Article: Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injury Issue Date: October 1, 2020 Available...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p328.html

Evidence-Based Use of Opioids - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Evidence-Based Use of Opioids Am Fam Physician. 2021 Mar 15;103(6):326-327. Original Article: Appropriate Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain [Lown Right Care] Issue Date: September 15, 2020 See additional...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p326.html

National Student Leader Is Eager for Match Results

As she awaits her Match Day results, medical student leader Hannah Smith says a hometown doctor and mentor helped put her on a path to become a family physician.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210315fdf-smith.html

CMS Offers MIPS Reporting Relief for 2020 Performance Year

Among changes made in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS says it will apply the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all individual MIPS-eligible clinicians for the 2020 performance year.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210315mipsrptrelief.html

Clarifications issued for new E/M office visit rules

The revisions include more guidance about what counts toward the "data" portion of medical decision making.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Add continuous glucose monitoring to your practice: a step-by-step guide

Continuous glucose monitoring provides more data about daily glucose trends than finger-stick measurements. Here’s how to start a CGM program in your practice.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Seven tips for starting your workday the right way

Starting "on time" may mean something different for each physician, depending on the practice.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Managing Pain in Labor - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 15, 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/2021/0315/p355-s1.html

Family Physicians Applaud End to Enforcement of Public Charge Rule

Family Physicians Applaud End to Enforcement of Public Charge Rule

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/end-of-public-charge-rule-enforcement.html

CME Credit

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Events : Residency Leadership Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/residency-leadership-summit/cme.html

Academy Reflects on Pandemic’s One-year Mark, What Lies Beyond

The AAFP and the specialty of family medicine have risen to the challenges of COVID-19 and continue working to change the outcome of the public health emergency.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210311covidanniversary.html

Didn’t Match (or Fill)? Don’t Panic

This year’s virtual Match process could result in more unmatched applicants and unfilled residency slots. Two experts offer tips on navigating the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20210310guested-soap.html

U.S. Needs Permanent Telehealth Fix, AAFP Tells Congress

The AAFP recently called on lawmakers to make permanent several key improvements to telehealth policy that were advanced during the pandemic.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210310telehealthtestimony.html

American Rescue Plan Invests in Health Care Workforce

American Rescue Plan Invests in Health Care Workforce

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/american-rescue-plan-invests-in-health-care-Workforce.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health CME Self-Study Course | AAFP

Stay current with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions with AAFP's Neurology and Behavior Health Self-Study CME course. Earn 26.25 CME credits.

CME : All CME Products

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

Patient Care During COVID Shouldn’t Imperil Your Well-being

Rural family physician Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that one of the lessons she’s learned during the pandemic is to hold yourself harmless from the faults and foibles of your patients.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210309fp-covid-pwb.html

National Doctors Day

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Membership : National Doctors Day

https://www.aafp.org/membership/national-doctors-day.html

ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course

Learn how to access the ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course.

CME : Programs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/access-online-instructor-renewal-course.html

Georgia Mentor Found Her ‘Best Job’ at New Residency

Program director Monica Newton, D.O., M.P.H., C.P.H., is playing a key role in a massive effort to develop (and retain) new doctors in Georgia.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210308fdf-newton.html

USPSTF Recommends Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent Preeclampsia

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on the use of aspirin to prevent morbidity and mortality from preeclampsia.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210308uspstfpreeclampsia.html

Honoring Women Who Have Shaped the Course of Medicine

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the AAFP recognizes the vital roles women have played in health care with this timeline of important events and accomplishments.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210308womenshistory.html

Abstracts

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Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health/abstracts.html

Registration

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Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health/registration.html

Session Types for Abstract Submisstion

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Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health/abstracts/topics.html

Measuring AAFP Efforts on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In this third and final part of her interview with AAFP News, Academy President Ada Stewart, M.D., touches on the organization’s achievements and ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210304stewartqa3.html

Task Force: Screen Pregnant Patients for Gestational Diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for gestational diabetes in asymptomatic pregnant patients, and is now accepting comments.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210303uspstfgdscreening.html

COPD Clinical Guidance

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects around 15 million people in the U.S. and costs more than $32 billion annually. Family physicians are key partners in managing COPD through diagnosis, treatment, and care coordination.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/clinical-guidance-copd.html

Lose-Lose: Noncompete Agreements Hurt Doctors and Patients

Restrictive covenants, also known as noncompete agreements, represent a unique piece of contract architecture that exists in many business fields and may have merit in certain circumstances. When applied to medical practice, however, these agreements can be particularly harmful. Read ...

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210303fp-noncompete.html

ABFM Board Review Course | AAFP

Stream AAFP's Family Medicine Board Review Express online CME course and get an in-depth board review from home or office.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/board-review-express.html

Responses to common concerns about the new E/M guidelines

As family physicians adjust to the new CPT guidelines for office/outpatient evaluation and management services, some common themes are beginning to emerge.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Gains CDC Approval

The CDC has given approval to a third vaccine candidate for use against the virus that causes COVID-19, a move that the AAFP supported after review.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210302jjvaccine.html

Blitzing for Family Medicine

The AAFP’s president and Board last week made an intensive lobbying push in a series of virtual advocacy meetings with congressional members and staff.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210302itt-lobbying.html

Initiating Hormonal Contraception - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Most patients can safely begin using hormonal contraception at any point in their menstrual cycle. An evidence-based, flexible, patient-centered approach to initiating contraception promotes health and enhances patients’ reproductive autonomy. A recent Papanicolaou test is not necessary...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p291.html

Peripheral Nerve Entrapment and Injury in the Upper Extremity - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Peripheral nerves in the upper extremities are at risk of injury and entrapment because of their superficial nature and length. Injury can result from trauma, anatomic abnormalities, systemic disease, and entrapment. The extent of the injury can range from mild neurapraxia, in which the...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p275.html

Difficult-to-Treat and Severe Asthma: Management Strategies - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease in the United States. Up to 17% of asthma cases are classified as difficult to treat, and 3.7% of these are considered severe. Uncontrolled asthma is characterized by poor symptom control or frequent exacerbations. In difficult-to-treat ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p286.html

Patient-Centered Care -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 1, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of patient-centered care -- from setting the agenda for a visit to optimizing patient satisfaction. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of patient-centered care -- from setting the agenda...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=36

Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM Topic Collection

Mar 1, 2021 - FPM has published numerous articles to help family physicians build a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The links below represent key components of the PCMH and will take you to relevant FPM topic collections. FPM has published numerous articles to help family physicians build a ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=94

Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2021 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Substance Abuse Editors' Choice of Best Available Content This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on substance abuse and related issues, including addiction, drug dependence, and urine drug screening. New...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Colonoscopy Follow-up: U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Updates ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Screening colonoscopy findings define the future risk of colorectal cancer and the need for repeat screening. The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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Structural MRI for the Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease in Patients with MCI - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - There is insufficient evidence to recommend structural brain magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose Alzheimer disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Antiplatelet Agents for Preventing Early Recurrence of Ischemic Stroke or TIA - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - After atherothrombotic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack, adding clopidogrel to aspirin reduced recurrent strokes but increased major hemorrhages.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

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Enhancing Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support in Clinical Practice - ...

Mar 1, 2021 - Health systems and family physicians should mobilize to ensure that all people with type 2 diabetes have access to diabetes self-management education and support, including nutritional, physical, and emotional support.

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12-Step Facilitation Programs for Alcohol Use Disorder -... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Manualized (standardized and replicable) Alcoholics Anonymous and similar 12-step facilitation programs produce higher rates of continuous abstinence than other established treatments.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Platelet-Rich Plasma vs. Corticosteroids for Refractory Plantar Fasciitis - FPIN's ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Platelet-rich plasma injections are similar to corticosteroids for pain relief and improvement in function in patients with refractory plantar fasciitis lasting less than 12 weeks.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

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Bone Mineral Density Testing: One and Done - POEMs - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Rechecking bone mineral density (BMD) after three years does not add additional prognostic information. Serial BMD testing is not useful in estimating fracture risk and assessing the need for treatment because BMD does not change much within three years.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p311.html

Caring for the Physician Affected by Substance Use Disorder - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - A 34-year-old physician, H.M., is an established patient in my practice. H.M. presents for a follow-up visit after finishing inpatient treatment for opioid use disorder.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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HPV Vaccine, Especially Before Age 17, Is Associated with a Large Reduction in Invasive... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - HPV vaccination is associated with a significant reduction in the likelihood of invasive cervical cancer.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Serum Lactate Testing to Predict Mortality in Patients with Sepsis - Diagnostic Tests: ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Management of patients with sepsis is challenging and mortality is high. Early diagnosis and prompt initiation of therapy are essential. Higher lactate levels correlate with increased risk of mortality, particularly with lactate levels greater than 4.0 mmol per L and in the setting of ...

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

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Erosions and Vesicles in a Febrile Infant - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - A five-month-old child with a history of dry skin presented with a spreading rash and fever.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Low-Dose Edoxaban Effective for Stroke Prevention in Older Patients with Atrial ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - A lower dose of edoxaban is effective in decreasing stroke and systemic embolism in older patients with atrial fibrillation compared with placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Antidepressants for Older People, Point-of-Care Ultrasonograpy, BRCA Testing, ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 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

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Better Primary Care Continuity Is Associated with Lower Mortality Risk - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2021 - Most studies in this systematic review found a protective effect of greater primary care continuity and all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Long-term Benefits of Manipulation for Neck Pain - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Mar 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 1, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Is Typically Not an Urgent Condition Am Fam Physician. 2021 Mar 1;103(5):261. Original Article: Neck Pain: Initial Evaluation and Management Issue Date: August 1, 2020 See additional...

American Family Physician : Letter

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