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Jun 15, 2021 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Questions and Answers for Effective Care - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a heterogeneous group of conditions related to specific biologic and cellular abnormalities that are not fully understood. Psychological factors do not cause IBS, but many people with IBS also have anxiety or depressed mood, a history of adverse life ...

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Hypertension - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening. This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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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

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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

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Abdominal Pain, Acute - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related issues, including acute pelvic pain, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. This collection features AFP content on acute abdominal pain and related ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Allergy and Anaphylaxis - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues, including allergies and asthma, allergens, allergy testing, allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and latex allergies. This collection features AFP content on allergies and anaphylaxis and related issues,...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Tobacco Abuse and Dependence - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including addiction, behavioral and drug therapies, lifestyle counseling, and smoking cessation. This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Hypertension: New Guidelines from the International Society of Hypertension - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - The International Society of Hypertension has published summary guidelines based on major international guidelines published between 2017 and 2020 on the control of hypertension. These summary guidelines include essential recommendations and suggestions for optimal care.

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Rapidly Growing Red Nodule on the Scalp - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - A patient presented with a fleshy, erythematous, round, exophytic red nodule over the frontal scalp.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Endometrial Biopsy, Circumcision, Fever in Children, Thyroid Nodules, Pancreatitis - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 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 - Jun 15, 2021 - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

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Predicting True Penicillin Allergy in Adults - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - In patients reporting a penicillin allergy, is it possible to determine the likelihood of true allergy without formal testing?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

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Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - A 27-year-old patient, R.C., with a history of generalized anxiety disorder presents for a wellness examination. R.C. previously smoked a pack of cigarettes per day but has cut down to half a pack per day and started using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and is interested in ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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Poor Physician-Patient Communication and Medical Error - Lown Right Care: Reducing ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 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

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AFP 2021: Updates, New Fellow, Top 20 Articles, AFP Statistics, and Thanking Peer ...

Jun 15, 2021 - American Family Physician (AFP) continues its annual tradition of updating our readers on changes in the journal, welcoming new members to our editing team, highlighting the top 20 articles from the prior year, sharing print circulation and website statistics, and thanking our peer ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p716.html

Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons: ...

Jun 15, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved pharmacotherapy for cessation to nonpregnant adults who use tobacco.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/od1.html

The Importance of Keeping Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection ...

Jun 15, 2021 - Jun 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor The Importance of Keeping Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Long COVID) Engaged in Work Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 15;103(12):710. To the Editor: Post-acute sequelae of SARSCoV-2 infection (PASC), also known as long...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Primary Care Is Essential in Screening, Treating, and Referring People for Unhealthy ...

Jun 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Primary Care Is Essential in Screening, Treating, and Referring People for Unhealthy Drug Use Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 15;103(12):711-712. Original Article: Evidence Lacking to Support Universal Unhealthy...

American Family Physician : Letter

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All Patients Undergoing Any Surgical Procedure Should Be Assessed for Frailty - Letters...

Jun 15, 2021 - Jun 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor All Patients Undergoing Any Surgical Procedure Should Be Assessed for Frailty Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 15;103(12):712-713. Original Article: Preoperative Evaluation and Frailty Assessment in Older Patients [Lown Right Care] Issue Date:...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2021 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 15;103(12):713. Missing reference text. In the article Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis, (April 1, 2021, p. 422) the full citation for reference 60 was inadvertently truncated...

American Family Physician : Corrections

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Medicare adds bonus for some at-home COVID-19 vaccine administrations -- FPM

Effective June 8, Medicare will pay an additional $35 per dose for administering the COVID-19 vaccine in the home for certain patients.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

How to Use Canes and Walkers - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 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/2021/0615/p737-s1.html

The financial impact of COVID-19 on practices -- FPM

Surveys show COVID-19 has had a harsh financial impact on primary care practices, despite government aid.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

The GATHER model: six principles for integrating behavioral health -- FPM

Using a behavioral health consultant and focusing on these six areas of emphasis can lead to better outcomes for patients.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Congress Is Listening to Us About Rural Health Care

Two new bills in Congress reflect diligent advocacy by the Academy and its members, but more work remains.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210608itt-rural.html

Five tasks to delegate to a clinical pharmacist -- FPM

With increased demands on your time, collaborating with clinical pharmacists is a promising way to expand team-based care. Here's how.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Students and Residents, Take the Lead

AAFP resident and student leadership positions for the 2021-2022 academic year are open for applications. Resident Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., explains how state and national leadership roles shaped her path.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210602lv-leadership.html

Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of an internal or external source and is a common problem encountered in primary care. Most cases of tinnitus are benign and idiopathic and are strongly associated with sensorineural hearing loss. A standard workup begins with ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Jun 1, 2021 - Polycythemia vera is one of three stem-cell–derived myeloid malignancies commonly known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is characterized by erythrocytosis, often with associated leukocytosis and thrombocytosis. It has a significant negative impact on overall mortality and morbidity ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Out-of-Hospital Birth - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Since the 1970s, most births in the United States have been planned to occur in a hospital. However, a small percentage of Americans choose to give birth outside of a hospital. The number of out-of-hospital births has increased, with one in every 61 U.S. births (1.64%) occurring out of ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Issues - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on labor, delivery, and postpartum issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, cesarean delivery, episiotomy, labor pain management, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm labor and birth, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord blood storage, and vaginal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Ear and Hearing Disorders - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on ear and hearing disorders and related issues, including hearing loss, otitis externa, otitis media, and tinnitus. This collection features AFP content on ear and hearing disorders and related issues, including hearing loss, otitis ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Diabetes: Guidelines from KDIGO - Practice Guidelines - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) group, an international organization dedicated to nephrology clinical practice guidelines, has developed a new guideline for management of diabetes with chronic kidney disease.

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What Millennials Want Out of Primary Care, and How to Deliver It -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - As the largest adult generation in the U.S., millennials will have an outsized impact on the future of health care. Here are some ways to make primary care more appealing to all patients, including the first group raised with the internet.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Bring these two items to home health visits | Pair medical assistants with specific physicians | Expand buprenorphine treatment via telehealth

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

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Flash Continuous Glucose Monitoring (FreeStyle Libre 14-Day System) for Self-Management... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - The use of FreeStyle Libre increases time in euglycemic range and decreases hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic time and events in adults with type 1 diabetes.

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

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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

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Exercise Is the Only Intervention to Provide Long-Term Improvement in Patients with ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - What interventions are effective in managing patients with chronic low back pain?

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Preoperative A1C Threshold in Patients with Diabetes - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - In patients with diabetes mellitus who are preparing for total joint replacement, what is the preoperative A1C goal to reduce postoperative periprosthetic joint infections?

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

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Pessaries for Managing Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women - Cochrane for Clinicians - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Pessaries combined with pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) probably improve pelvic organ prolapse symptoms in women and prolapse-specific quality of life compared with PFMT alone.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Migraines in Children, Mucolytics for COPD, Paget Disease, ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 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/2021/0601/p659.html

How to Integrate Clinical Pharmacists Into Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Clinical pharmacists can take team-based care to the next level.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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These Four Telehealth Changes Should Stay, Even After the Pandemic -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - The national COVID-19 crisis has proven that telehealth can transform access to care, but only if we unshackle it from outdated and unnecessary regulations.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p9.html

Psychological Therapies for Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence - Cochrane ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Are psychological therapies safe and effective for women who experience intimate partner violence?

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

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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

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Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - Integrating behavioral health improves patient outcomes and makes medical practice more satisfying. Here’s one way to do it.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p3.html

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Adds Little Benefit, Especially in Adults - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - In patients who have diabetes mellitus who are treated with intensive insulin regimens, continuous glucose monitoring modestly decreases A1C in short-term, unmasked studies.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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House Calls: Providing Care Beyond the Office Walls -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Interest in home-based primary care is growing as payments increase, technology improves, and the population ages.

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Oxytocin as First-line Uterotonic Therapy for Postpartum Hemorrhage - Medicine by the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Oxytocin decreases the chances of a blood transfusion and has fewer adverse effects compared with misoprostol.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

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Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Identify opportunities to integrate behavioral health into clinical practice to improve quality and reduce cost for patients with mental and behavioral health needs. Explore how providing home-based primary care can improve outcomes and reduce utilization.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Home health or hospice care supervision | Advance care planning via telehealth | Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring | Counseling patients about foreign travel | Catching up on children's vaccines

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p34.html

Coping With Impostor Syndrome -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Even accomplished physicians can experience self-doubt. These tips can help you move past it.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p40.html

Promoting Safety in Community-Based Birth Settings - Editorials - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2021 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine released a joint statement asserting that hospitals and community birth centers, with the appropriate ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p650.html

Demystifying Documentation and Billing for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Osteopathic manipulative treatment is indicated for several common ailments, but documenting and coding it can be daunting for beginners. Here’s how it’s done.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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Six Tips to Effectively Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Overcome barriers to care by using telehealth, supporting home-based treatment, and partnering with local and state services.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p23.html

Now More Than Ever, Mental Health Care Needs Family Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 2021 - With the stress of the pandemic exacerbating patients’ health issues, primary care physicians have an unparalleled opportunity to address both their physical and their mental health needs.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/oa1.html

Linear Hyperpigmentation - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2021 Issue Photo Quiz Linear Hyperpigmentation CLARE L. CODA, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, Internal Medicine–Pediatrics, Los Angeles, California JOHN P. WOODS, PA-C, Patient First Urgent Care, Baltimore, Maryland Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p691.html

Case Report: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after COVID-19 Janssen Vaccination - Letters ...

Jun 1, 2021 - Jun 1, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after COVID-19 Janssen Vaccination Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 1;103(11):646-647. Published online April 30, 2021. To the Editor: Nearly 7 million doses of Johnson and Johnson's Janssen (Ad26.COV2.S)...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p646.html

Using DaTscan to Diagnose Parkinson Disease - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Using DaTscan to Diagnose Parkinson Disease Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jun 1;103(11):647-648. Original Article: Parkinson Disease Issue Date: December 1, 2020 Available at: https://...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Tinnitus - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 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/2021/0601/p663-s1.html

Having A Baby Outside of a Hospital: What You Need to Know - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 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/2021/0601/p672-s1.html

More evidence that telehealth is here to stay -- FPM

Virtual visits were popular among Medicare beneficiaries during the pandemic, but there’s one major caveat.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Three ways to draw more millennial patients into your practice -- FPM

Millennials are now the largest adult generation in the United States, and multiple studies have shown they’re less likely to have a primary care physician than other generations.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Remembering Those Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Nation

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., invites members to join her in pausing this Memorial Day to appreciate U.S. military personnel - those currently serving and those we have lost - for defending our nation.

AAFP News : A Word From the President : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210531wfp-memorialday.html

Considering DPC? These resources can help -- FPM

Transitioning to direct primary care is a major change, but there are several places to get helpful information.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Chipping Away at the Burdens of Prior Authorization

From supporting Medicare Advantage legislation to offering new testimony about telehealth, the Academy is pushing hard to overhaul prior authorization.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210525itt-priorauth.html

Four tips for adding house calls to your practice -- FPM

As payment rates for house calls increase, technology improves, and the population ages, interest in home-based primary care is growing. Here are four tips for getting started.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Practical ways to help your patients afford their prescriptions -- FPM

It starts with asking this single screening question.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Medicare offers additional QPP reporting relief -- FPM

CMS recently announced that it will automatically reweight the cost performance category for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in performance year 2020.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - Clinical hypothyroidism affects one in 300 people in the United States, with a higher prevalence among female and older patients. Symptoms range from minimal to life-threatening (myxedema coma); more common symptoms include cold intolerance, fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation,...

American Family Physician : Article

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Dyspareunia in Women - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - Dyspareunia is recurrent or persistent pain with sexual intercourse that causes distress. It affects approximately 10% to 20% of U.S. women. Dyspareunia may be superficial, causing pain with attempted vaginal insertion, or deep. Women with sexual pain are at increased risk of sexual ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p597.html

Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on family planning and contraception, including emergency contraception, hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, infertility, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, preconception care, tubal sterilization, and vasectomy. This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Post-ICU Care in the Outpatient Setting - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - More than 5 million patients in the United States are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) annually, and an increasing percentage of patients treated in the ICU survive to hospital discharge. Because these patients require follow-up in the outpatient setting, family physicians should...

American Family Physician : Article

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Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on thyroid and parathyroid disorders and related issues, including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroiditis. This collection features AFP content on thyroid and parathyroid disorders and related issues, including hyperthyroidism, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Stroke and TIA - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks. This collection features AFP content on stroke and related issues, including acute ischemic stroke, statins, and transient ischemic attacks.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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COVID-19 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - 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

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Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics: The KIDs List - Practice Guidelines ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - The Pediatric Pharmacy Association produced a list of key potentially inappropriate drugs in pediatrics, or the KIDs List, to guide physicians who treat children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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SGLT2 Inhibitors Improve All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Patients Regardless ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - What effect do sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have on mortality and cardiovascular and renal outcomes in patients with and without diabetes mellitus, heart failure, or kidney disease?

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

May 15, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.

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

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Benefits of Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Editorials...

May 15, 2021 - How can avoiding unnecessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic benefit patients?

American Family Physician : Editorials

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Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis - Putting Prevention into Practice -... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - A 67-year-old man comes to your office for a regularly scheduled visit. He has type 2 diabetes mellitus and a 40-pack-year smoking history, but he quit smoking two years ago. He takes lisinopril and atorvastatin (Lipitor); his blood pressure today is normal.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

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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

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Blunt Costophrenic Angle in a Patient with Pancreatitis - Photo Quiz - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - A patient presented who had recurrent pancreatitis presented with new onset of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

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Screening Smokers for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose CT Decreases Lung Cancer Mortality - ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - High-quality trials show that low-dose CT screening decreased lung cancer mortality in smokers.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Altitude Illness, Transfusions, Group B Streptococcus, Acute ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 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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Colchicine Reduces MI and Revascularization in Patients with Established Coronary ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 15, 2021 - Colchicine, 0.5 mg daily, significantly reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and ischemia-driven revascularization.

American Family Physician : POEMs

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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

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Effective for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis - Letters to the ...

May 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Platelet-Rich Plasma Effective for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis Am Fam Physician. 2021 May 15;103(10):580-581. Original Article: Top POEMs of 2019 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Ultrasound Subthalamotomy for the Management of Parkinson Disease - Letters to the ...

May 15, 2021 - May 15, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Ultrasound Subthalamotomy for the Management of Parkinson Disease Am Fam Physician. 2021 May 15;103(10):581. Original Article: Parkinson Disease Issue Date: December 1, 2020 Available at: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1201/p679.html To the...

American Family Physician : Letter

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Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

May 15, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2021 Issue Reader Services Correction Am Fam Physician. 2021 May 15;103(10):581. Incorrect Statistics. In the Lown Right Care, Anticoagulation in Older Adults, (June 15, 2020, p. 748), the second sentence of the Clinical Commentary section...

American Family Physician : Corrections

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COVID-19 Vaccines: New Tools Help You Educate Patients

Family physicians can use several new resources from the AAFP to educate patients about COVID-19 vaccines, combat misinformation and increase vaccination levels. AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the new A Word From the President blog how these tools may help end the pandemic.

AAFP News : A Word From the President : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/wordfrompresident/entry/20210513wfp-covidvaccine.html

Moving in the Right Direction on Menthol

A proposed federal ban on menthol and other cigarette flavors is a big win for AAFP advocacy - and essential to achieving health equity.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210512itt-menthol.html

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

May 11, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

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FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

May 11, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

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FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

May 11, 2021 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

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