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Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults - Curbside Consultation - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly recognized as complex clinical and public health problems, particularly in older adults, leading to adverse mental and physical health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to physical distancing policies, which have exacerbated ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p85.html

GeneSight Psychotropic Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medication Selection - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - The GeneSight test may assist in drug selection and dosing for individuals having difficulty finding an effective option or who have had intolerable adverse effects after trials of several drugs. However, because only a small population of patients are expected to have genetic ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p89.html

Once-Weekly Semaglutide Is an Effective Adjunct for Weight Loss in Adults without ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide used as an adjunct to intensive behavioral therapy significantly improves the likelihood that adults without diabetes who are overweight or obese will lose at least 5% of their baseline body weight compared with placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p96.html

Pharmacogenetic Gene-Drug Associations: FDA Perspective on What Physicians Need to Know...

Jul 1, 2021 - To share its perspective on the state of the science, the FDA has published a table of pharmacogenetic associations related to genetic variants that can affect drug concentrations, therapeutic responses, or adverse events.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p16.html

Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System for Regression of Endometrial Hyperplasia ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A Cochrane review compared the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system with progesterone for the treatment of endometrial hyperplasia.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p26.html

Low-Carb Diets May Produce Short-Term Diabetes Remission - POEMs - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Patients with type 2 diabetes can try cutting out bread and pasta, leaving the skin on chicken, or eating nuts and avocados to lower their blood glucose levels. Six months of a low-carbohydrate diet (less than 26% of calories from carbohydrates) was more likely than other diets or usual...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p95.html

Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System - Editorials - American ...

Jul 1, 2021 - Can prioritizing primary care save the U.S. health care system?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p14.html

Single-Dose Opioid Analgesics Offer No Benefit over Nonopioid Analgesia for ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - A single dose of opioid analgesics provides similar acute pain relief compared with a single dose of a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen in patients with acute musculoskeletal pain in the emergency department.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p95a.html

Cryoablation Preferred as Initial Therapy for Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation - POEMs - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2021 - Initial cryoablation for patients with paroxysmal AF is superior to initial antiarrhythmic drug therapy. Another study in the same issue of New England Journal of Medicine compared cryoablation with medical therapy and had similar findings.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p97.html

Well-Woman Chart Is Useful in Guiding Preventive Care - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Well-Woman Chart Is Useful in Guiding Preventive Care Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):9-10. Original Article: Health Maintenance for Women of Reproductive Age Issue Date: February 15, 2021 See additional...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p9a.html

Mild Creatine Kinase Elevations Do Not Necessarily Reflect Rhabdomyolysis - Letters to ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Mild Creatine Kinase Elevations Do Not Necessarily Reflect Rhabdomyolysis Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):6-7. Original Article: Case Reports: Rhabdomyolysis Associated with COVID-19 [Letters to the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p6.html

The Role of Weight Stigma in the Development of Eating Disorders - Letters to the ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor The Role of Weight Stigma in the Development of Eating Disorders Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):7-9. Original Article: Eating Disorders in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Management Issue Date: January 1,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p7.html

Additional Differential Diagnosis for Adult Hip Pain - Letters to the Editor - American...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Additional Differential Diagnosis for Adult Hip Pain Am Fam Physician. 2021 Jul ;104(1):9. Original Article: Hip Pain in Adults: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis Issue Date: January 15, 2021 See...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/p9.html

Committee Reviews Vaccines for COVID-19, Influenza, More

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made recommendations regarding COVID-19, dengue, influenza, rabies, zoster and pneumococcal disease during a virtual meeting June 23-25.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210701acip.html

Research Finds Less STI Testing, More Cases During Pandemic

An analysis of sexually transmitted infection test results found that during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were significant declines in testing but an increase in positivity for chlamydia and gonorrhea. A family physician offers suggestions for using the findings in patient discussions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210701sticovid.html

You Earned an APM Bonus; Does CMS Know Where to Send It?

CMS has begun distributing the 2021 Alternative Payment Model incentive payments. If you’re due to receive a bonus for the 2019 performance year, you’ll want to be sure CMS has your current billing information.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210701aapmbonus.html

Preventing HIV Infection in Your Baby - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 01, 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/2021/0700/p58-s1.html

Flexibility Envisioned in New Residency Requirements

A major revision of family medicine residency requirements is one step closer to fruition. Family Medicine has published nearly three dozen articles that will be considered by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education writing group tasked with updating the requirements.

AAFP News : CME

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20210630acgmeupdate.html

Proposed Rule on ACA Heralds Advocacy Win for AAFP

A new proposed rule favorably answers AAFP lobbying to strengthen the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of the law, a decision for which the Academy strongly advocated.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210630acarule.html

COVID-19 Impact on Behavioral Health Care | AAFP Free CME

Learn how to provide behavioral health support your patients, yourself and your care teams need as a result of the impact of COVID-19. This free AAFP CME focuses on depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

CME : All CME Products

https://www.aafp.org/cme/all/covid-19/covid-19-impact-on-behavioral-health-care-on-demand.html

How to avoid bias in patient care -- FPM

Implicit bias is the unconscious collection of stereotypes and attitudes that individuals develop toward certain groups of people. If left unchecked, it can affect patient relationships and care decisions.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

How to bill for osteopathic manipulative treatment and E/M in a single visit -- FPM

If you provide OMT, or are considering offering it, here’s how to get paid for all your work.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

Geriatrics FP: ‘It’s hard to imagine anything more satisfying’

National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students speaker Carla Ainsworth, M.D., M.P.H., says geriatrics is challenging — and satisfying — because of the complexities and multiple morbidities aging patients present.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210628fdf-ainsworth.html

Congress of Delegates ‘Goin’ to Kansas City’ Sept. 27-29

Good news: This year’s Congress of Delegates will return to an in-person format. Mark your calendar and make your reservations ― it’s time to greet your colleagues again face-to-face!

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210628codcandannounce.html

CMS distributing Alternative Payment Model bonuses -- FPM

The bonus is 5% of the estimated aggregate payment amounts for Medicare Part B covered professional services that the qualifying participants provided in 2020.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

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