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COVID-19 - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC COVID-19 Editors' Choice of Best Available Content COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that was declared a pandemic by the World...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=117

Immunizations (excluding Influenza) - American Family Physician

May 13, 2022 - This collection features AFP content on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Physical Activity and the Health of Wheelchair Users - Implementing AHRQ Effective ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - What are the benefits of physical activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury who use or are at risk of using wheelchairs?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p534.html

The Case for Supervised Injection Sites in the United States - Editorials - American ...

May 1, 2022 - As the opioid epidemic continues, a movement advocating for medically supervised injection sites in U.S. cities is growing. Family physicians should be knowledgeable about their potential impacts.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p454.html

Vaccination Disagreement Between Parents - Curbside Consultation - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2022 - In addressing this case, it is important to note that the dissenting parent (the mother) has not informed the family physician that she adamantly opposes giving the vaccine; this opposition would provide explicit proscription. Importantly, in a legal context, a parent (the father) who ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0500/p544.html

Prevention or Delay of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendations From the American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Apr 1, 2022 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has released updated guidelines for the prevention or delay of diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p438.html

Primary Care, Public Health, and Social Assets Are Essential to the COVID-19 Response -...

Apr 1, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for a more effective and equitable health care system in the United States. County-level variations in COVID-19 positivity rates, hospitalizations, and number of deaths demonstrate that community-level factors are essential to the pandemic ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/p356.html

Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality - U.S. ...

Apr 1, 2022 - The USPSTF recommends the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg/day) as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation in persons who are at high risk for preeclampsia.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0400/od1.html

Health Care–Associated Infections: Best Practices for Prevention - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Health care–associated infections (HAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Common examples include catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line–associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p262.html

ACIP Approves 2022 Adult and Child/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - The 2022 adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These schedules now combine links to COVID-19 vaccination information, Vaccination Information Statements,...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p324.html

Screening and Interventions to Prevent Dental Caries in Children Younger Than Five ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - Case study: Hispanic parents who are new to your practice bring in their two children, two years of age and four months of age, for routine wellness visits. Neither child has any known chronic medical conditions, and both are current on routine immunizations. The four-month-old recently...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p299.html

Screening and Interventions to Prevent Dental Caries in Children Younger Than 5 Years -...

Mar 1, 2022 - The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation starting at age 6 months for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride and apply fluoride varnish to the primary teeth of all infants and children starting at the age of primary tooth ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/od1.html

Salt Substitute Reduces Mortality and Stroke in Older Adults Who Have a History or Are ... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 1, 2022 - For older adults who have a history or are at risk of stroke, the use of a salt substitute safely reduces their risk of death or stroke.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0300/p322a.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2022 - Case study: A 23-year-old patient, J.J., presents to confirm pregnancy after a positive home pregnancy test result. The first day of the patient's last menstrual period was seven weeks ago. J.J. has no concerns, and blood pressure is 118/78 mm Hg on examination. J.J.'s medical records ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/p187.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy - ...

Feb 1, 2022 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer pregnant persons effective behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0200/od1.html

Compression Stockings for Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis in Airline Passengers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Compression stockings are effective at reducing asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis in airline passengers taking flights longer than five hours in both high-risk and low-risk populations.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p23.html

Harm Reduction for Patients With Substance Use Disorders - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Patients engaged in high-risk activities are often ambivalent about changing their behavior. Harm reduction is an approach that focuses on limiting harm and improving quality of life for patients who persist with high-risk behaviors; the foundations of harm reduction are pragmatism and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p90.html

Preventing Cognitive Decline - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2022 - Because of the lack of effective treatments, prevention remains the best strategy for reducing the burden of dementia. Rather than attempting to identify and intervene on early disease through screening, a primary prevention strategy seeks to prevent cognitive decline by addressing ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p13.html

Reduction in Saturated Fat Intake for Cardiovascular Disease - Medicine by the Numbers ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Learn more about the effects of reducing saturated fat intake on cardiovascular disease risk.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/od2.html

Provided Infant Carriers Increase the Rate of Sustained Breastfeeding - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2022 - Giving an infant carrier to mothers before or at delivery increases sustained breastfeeding from three to six months following birth. The authors speculate that this outcome is caused by increased physical contact.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2022/0100/p93a.html

Prediabetes Diagnosis: Helpful or Harmful? - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 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/2021/1200/p649.html

Probiotics for Preventing Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea - Medicine by the Numbers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Learn more about probiotics for preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od1.html

Some Nonpharmacologic Treatments May Decrease Migraine Frequency in Children and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Active nonpharmacologic treatments such as biofeedback, relaxation techniques, and general or specific psychological support (e.g., cognitive behavior therapy) may be a good place to start when trying to decrease migraine frequency in children and adolescents. The research is positive, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od3.html

Third Pfizer Vaccine Dose Significantly Increases Protection Against Mild and Severe ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A third booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 provides a large increase in protection for people 60 years and older against mild and severe infection. The protection against mild infection could help reduce community spread and reduce the incidence of long ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od2.html

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion During Cardiac Surgery for Another Reason Reduces the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Surgical closure of the left atrial appendage during cardiac surgery for another reason safely reduces the risk of ischemic stroke. Because the risk of stroke in the first 30 days after any cardiac surgery is approximately 2% and the absolute reduction in the risk of stroke with the ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od5.html

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025: Recommendations from the U.S. Departments ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services published updated guidelines for healthy eating across a person's lifespan.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p533.html

Translating the 2020-2025 U.S. Dietary Guidelines into Clinical Practice - Editorials -...

Nov 1, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Dietary Guidelines for Americans is where many look for guidance in answering the question,

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p448.html

Climate Change and the Local Environment: Communicating with Your Patients about Health... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2021 - This case provides an example of how climate change and the environment can have significant impacts on the health of our patients. It also illustrates the complex interaction of local, regional, and global environmental harms. The wide scope of environmental threats to human health ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1100/p526.html

Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - A 36-year-old patient, L.B., with a history of hypertension presents for a wellness visit. The patient's mother had a stroke at 65 years of age and the patient's older brother recently had a heart attack. L.B. has an estimated 10-year cardiovascular risk of 6%, and L.B.'s body mass ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1000/p411.html

Reducing Saturated Fat Intake to Decrease the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease - Cochrane... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2021 - Reducing saturated fat in the diet for at least two years decreases the risk of combined cardiovascular events. However, there is little to no effect on cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, or individual cardiovascular events.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0900/p235.html

Can Pioglitazone Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes in Patients with Prediabetes? - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Pioglitazone prevents or delays the incidence of type 2 diabetes in individuals with prediabetes when compared with placebo (absolute risk reduction [ARR] = 11.3%; 95% CI, 0.9% to 15.6%; number needed to treat [NNT] = 9) or no intervention (ARR = 13.3%; 95% CI, 11.6% to 14.9%; NNT = 7)....

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p139.html

Physical Activity and the Prevention of Depression - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Physical activity appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing depression and depressive symptoms.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p204.html

Obstetric Lacerations: Prevention and Repair - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - Obstetric lacerations are a common complication of vaginal delivery. Lacerations can lead to chronic pain and urinary and fecal incontinence. Perineal lacerations are defined by the depth of musculature involved, with fourth-degree lacerations disrupting the anal sphincter and the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p745.html

Mobility Assistive Device Use in Older Adults - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - Many individuals need a mobility assistive device as they age. These devices include canes, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs. Clinicians should understand how to select the appropriate device and size for individual patients (or work with a physical therapist) and prescribe the device...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p737.html

Eating Eggs Is Not Associated with Cardiovascular Disease - POEMs - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Egg consumption is not associated with the occurrence of cardiovascular events over an average of 12 years.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p695.html

Lipid Lowering Is Beneficial for Secondary Prevention but Not Primary Prevention in ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Does lipid lowering reduce major vascular events in patients 75 years and older?

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p695a.html

Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, and Potassium Bitartrate (Phexxi) Vaginal Gel for ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - Given its high cost, mediocre contraceptive protection, and rate of adverse effects, Phexxi may be preferred only by people desiring to avoid hormonal contraception who wish to use on-demand contraception that they control, or for whom other contraceptive options are not suited or desired.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p628.html

Early Introduction of Dietary Gluten Delays the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease in ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - The introduction of dietary allergens, including gluten, to exclusively breastfed infants at four months of age, compared with six months of age, delays the prevalence of celiac disease at three years of age.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p631.html

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.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p455.html

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.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p507.html

Preventing Physician Suicide - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2021 - Physicians who complete suicide are much less likely to have sought mental health care compared with nonphysicians, most commonly because of barriers to access and stigma in the medical community.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/p396.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

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/od1.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p312.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0301/p312a.html

ACIP Approves 2021 Adult and Child/ Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2021 - The 2021 adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/p250.html

Exercise vs. No Exercise for the Occurrence, Severity, and Duration of Acute ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2021 - For adults, regular exercise may reduce the overall severity of acute respiratory tract infections and the number of days with symptoms, but there is no evidence that exercise reduces the overall occurrence or duration of these infections.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0201/p144.html

Antepartum Perineal Massage for Intrapartum Lacerations - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2021 - Digital antepartum and intrapartum perineal massage did not decrease perineal lacerations compared with a control group.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0115/p115.html

Making Recommendations to Reduce Noise Exposure - Curbside Consultation - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2021 - A 23-year-old patient, M.P., presents to your office with upper respiratory symptoms. When you enter the room, M.P. is using earbuds to listen to music on a personal listening device. The volume is loud enough for you to hear the music but not distinguish details. After addressing the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0101/p57.html

Immunogenicity of Childhood Vaccines after Pediatric Cancer - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2020 - Children treated for cancer do not retain full immunity from previous vaccinations; therefore, it is likely beneficial for children who survive cancer to be revaccinated six to 12 months after immunosuppressive therapy.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1201/od1.html

Vaginal Bleeding Decreases over Time with a Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System - POEMs ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2020 - Bleeding decreased over time for most women after the insertion of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1201/p693.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: ...

Nov 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends behavioral counseling for all sexually active adolescents and for adults who are at increased risk for sexually transmitted infections.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1115/od1.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2020 - A 24-year-old cisgender woman presents to your primary care clinic for a routine physical examination. Her only medication is an etonogestrel (Implanon) 68-mg implant for birth control. She reports occasional vaping of electronic cigarettes and states that she does not drink alcohol or ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1115/p623.html

Low-Dose Aspirin Beneficial for the Prevention of Preterm Birth in Nulliparous Patients... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2020 - The routine use of low-dose aspirin, 81 mg daily, starting as early as six weeks' gestational age provided a statistically significant absolute risk reduction (nearly 2 percentage points) in the incidence of preterm birth among nulliparous patients with singleton gestation in ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1115/od4.html

Metformin to Prevent Diabetes in Patients at Increased Risk - Cochrane for Clinicians -... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 1, 2020 - In patients at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, metformin reduces the risk (number needed to treat [NNT] = 7; 95% CI, 6 to 10) compared with counseling on standard diet and exercise.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1101/p531.html

Primary Care–Based Interventions to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Children, Adolescents, ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 15, 2020 - M.P. is a 14-year-old patient who comes to your office for a well-child visit. After taking a history and conducting a physical examination, you conclude that the patient is doing well. M.P. eats a healthy diet at home and is part of a local soccer league.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1015/p493.html

Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injury - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - Unintentional injury accounts for one-third of deaths in children and adolescents each year, primarily from motor vehicle crashes. Children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the back seat, and infants and toddlers should remain rear-facing until at least two years of age. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/p411.html

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Operative Vaginal Delivery - Medicine by the Numbers - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - Current guidelines from the World Health Organization do not recommend routine antibiotic prophylaxis for operative vaginal birth because of insufficient evidence of effectiveness.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/od2.html

Denosumab No Better than Bisphosphonates for Preventing Fracture, and the Cost Is Much ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 15, 2020 - This meta-analysis found no evidence that the monoclonal antibody denosumab reduces the risk of fracture more than bisphosphonates.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/p375a.html

Aspirin after Acute Ischemic Stroke - Medicine by the Numbers - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2020 - Learn more about the effect of aspirin therapy given within 48 hours of acute ischemic stroke in reducing the risk of death, dependence, or recurrent stroke, and the chance of complete recovery.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/od2.html

Health Equity in Preventive Services: The Role of Primary Care - Editorials - American ...

Sep 1, 2020 - Groups that are least likely to receive preventive screening or to have timely, high-quality follow-up include those with limited or no health insurance, limited education and literacy, and no regular source of care, as well as those who are subject to discrimination based on racial, ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/p264.html

Effectiveness of PPAR Gamma Agonists in Preventing Recurrent Stroke and Other Vascular ... Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 1, 2020 - PPAR gamma agonists are probably effective in preventing recurrent stroke in people with previous stroke or TIA.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/p271.html

Primary Care Interventions for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and ...

Aug 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use among school-aged children and adolescents.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p234.html

Immunizations in Pregnancy: Updated Recommendations - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2020 - Important new data on the immunology of immunization in pregnancy provide greater support for and information on the provision and timing of these immunizations.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p205.html

Primary Care Interventions for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - J.P., a 13-year-old girl, presents to your clinic for a routine well-child visit. She has no acute concerns, is doing well in school, plays sports, and is generally healthy. J.P. reports that she has never used tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes or vaping.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p241.html

Small Reduction in Cardiovascular Outcome After Ischemic Stroke with Lower LDL Target, ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 15, 2020 - A lower LDL target slightly reduced the likelihood of a broad composite outcome (number needed to treat [NNT] = 43 over 3.5 years), largely by reducing nonfatal strokes (NNT = 77; statistical significance not reported).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0815/p247.html

VTE in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - The American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p188.html

Smoking Cessation with Text Messaging and App-Based Interventions - Cochrane for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2020 - Automated text messaging interventions are more effective than minimal smoking cessation support (absolute risk reduction [ARR] = 3%; 95% CI, 1% to 5%).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0801/p148.html

Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for Preventing Hospitalization for Heart Failure - STEPS - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 15, 2020 - Dapagliflozin can be added to existing treatment to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes who have established CVD or are at high risk of CVD. It may also decrease the risk of renal disease progression and death from renal failure.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0715/p115.html

Closing Primary and Prenatal Care Gaps to Prevent Congenital Syphilis - Editorials - ...

Jul 15, 2020 - Family physicians can prevent congenital syphilis by following national screening guidelines; taking accurate, detailed sexual histories; providing evidence-based interventions to people who use injection drugs; and advocating to reduce structural barriers to care.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0715/p78.html

Vitamin D Supplementation and All-Cause Mortality - Medicine by the Numbers - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Observational studies have shown that those with low vitamin D levels have higher cancer and cardiovascular mortality. Read more to learn about the effect of vitamin D supplementation on all-cause mortality.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/od1.html

Anticoagulation in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2020 - 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/2020/0615/p748.html

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: AAFP and Others Update Recommendations - Practice... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)and others have published the 5th edition of the preparticipation physical evaluation monograph. Revisions include new mental health and transgender sections and expansion of the female athlete chapter.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p692.html

Emergency Contraception: Safety and Effectiveness - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2020 - Oral mifepristone (Mifeprex), ulipristal (Ella), levonorgestrel-releasing emergency contraception (Plan B One-Step), ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel, and the copper intrauterine device (IUD; Paragard) are safe and effective for emergency contraception.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p651.html

Segesterone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring (Annovera) for Contraception - ...

May 15, 2020 - Annovera is an effective combined progestin/estrogen contraceptive device that can be used for one year.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p618.html

Acute Altitude Illness: Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines from the Wilderness...

Apr 15, 2020 - Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0415/p505.html

Interventions for Reducing Childhood Obesity - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Individual dietary interventions alone fail to change body mass index or the standardized BMI z-score across all age groups. The impact of regular physical activity or combined dietary and physical activity interventions is modest at best.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p394.html

No Benefit to Routine Antipsychotic Use for Treatment or Prevention of Delirium in ...

Apr 1, 2020 - Evidence does not support the routine use of haloperidol or second-generation antipsychotics for the treatment or prevention of delirium in hospitalized patients. Although second-generation antipsychotics may reduce the incidence of delirium in the postoperative setting, more research ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0401/p435a.html

Medication Use to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Mar 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or aromatase inhibitors, to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/od1.html

Fracture Prevention in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ...

Mar 15, 2020 - 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/2020/0315/p370.html

Integrating Breast Cancer Risk Management into Primary Care - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2020 - It is important that primary care physicians have the ability and resources to identify women eligible for genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p330.html

Medication Use to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Mar 15, 2020 - E.F., a 40-year-old woman, comes to your office for a routine gynecologic visit. She is not taking any medications and is generally healthy. She is sexually active, and her last menstrual period started 10 days ago.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p373.html

Sexual Health History: Techniques and Tips - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - Family physicians should use a proactive, integrated, patient-centered approach to sexual health that includes, but is not limited to, disease identification and treatment. Successfully delivering positive, affirming, nonjudgmental sexual health care requires intentionally creating safe...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p286.html

Probiotics to Prevent Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Children - Medicine by the ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Antibiotics often disrupt the natural balance of nonpathogenic bacterial flora within the gastrointestinal tract. Learn more about the effectiveness of probiotics in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/od2.html

HIV Status, Preexposure Prophylaxis, Sexual Health, and the Critical Role of Family ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Family physicians play a key role in expanding HIV testing and treatment, as well as providing sexual health services in areas where specialty sexual health services are not readily available.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p262.html

Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation for Maintaining Cognitive Functioning in ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Vitamin and mineral supplementation has little to no beneficial effect on preserving cognitive functioning or preventing dementia in cognitively healthy adults 40 years and older.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p272.html

ACIP Approves 2020 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The 2020 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p251.html

Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive ...

Feb 1, 2020 - Healthy development is likely to occur when an adolescent’s risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered. Healthy development is further encouraged when youth feel valued, empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats to the well-being of adolescents ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p147.html

OnabotulinumtoxinA for Prevention of Migraine in Adults - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Feb 1, 2020 - OnabotulinumtoxinA reduces the number of migraine days per month by two days compared with placebo in adults with chronic migraines.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p144.html

Shared Decision-Making for Administering PCV13 in Older Adults - Editorials - American ...

Feb 1, 2020 - In June 2019, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved a change from its age-based 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine recommendations to a shared clinical decision-making process.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p134.html

Pain Medications Before IUD Placement - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Topical lidocaine preparations including gels, creams, and sprays may modestly decrease pain with tenaculum placement but not during IUD insertion.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p119.html

Exercise to Reduce Falls in Older Adults - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Exercise programs should be recommended for community-dwelling adults 60 years and older because they lead to fewer falls.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p42.html

Overuse of Statins in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ...

Dec 15, 2019 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath 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/2019/1215/p742.html

General Health Checks in Adults for Reducing Disease-Related Morbidity and Mortality - ...

Dec 1, 2019 - General health check visits have no benefit on cardiovascular morbidity or on total, cardiovascular, or cancer-related mortality. There is also no evidence that they cause patient harm.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p676.html

The Changing Climate: Managing Health Impacts - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere at increasing rates, heating the Earth’s surface and destabilizing climate. Health impacts from climate change may include increased morbidity and mortality from worsening cardiopulmonary health, worsening ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p618.html

Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection: Recommendation Statement -...

Nov 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons who are at high risk of HIV acquisition.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/od1.html

Climate Change Health Impacts: A Role for the Family Physician - Editorials - American ...

Nov 15, 2019 - Why is climate change a matter of such importance to us as health care professionals, and why must we act?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p602.html

Screening for HIV Infection and Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV ...

Nov 15, 2019 - J.S., a 29-year-old transgender woman, presents for her first maintenance visit with a new family physician. It has been three years since her previous visit with a primary care physician. She has no chronic illnesses, stopped using tobacco products four years ago, and reports that she ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p637.html

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