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Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19 During Winter Months

Family Physicians Support White House Actions to Combat COVID-19 During Winter Months

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/family-physicians-support-white-house-actions.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics: 30 Years of Filling Gaps

As Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics marks its 30th anniversary, Mark Deutchman, M.D., writes that all family physicians who offer obstetrics care can benefit from the regularly updated, evidence-based course.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20211202guested-also.html

Thyroiditis: Evaluation and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Thyroiditis is a general term for inflammation of the thyroid gland. The most common forms of thyroiditis encountered by family physicians include Hashimoto, postpartum, and subacute. Most forms of thyroiditis result in a triphasic disease pattern of thyroid dysfunction. Patients will ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p609.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children: Rapid Evidence Review - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - In the United States, pneumonia is the most common cause of hospitalization in children. Even in hospitalized children, community-acquired pneumonia is most likely of viral etiology, with respiratory syncytial virus being the most common pathogen, especially in children younger than two...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p618.html

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

Dec 1, 2021 - Septic arthritis must be considered and promptly diagnosed in any patient presenting with acute atraumatic joint pain, swelling, and fever. Risk factors for septic arthritis include age older than 80 years, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, recent joint surgery, hip or knee ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p589.html

Nutrition Support Therapy - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Nutrition support therapy is the delivery of formulated enteral or parenteral nutrients to restore nutritional status. Family physicians can provide nutrition support therapy to patients at risk of malnutrition when it would improve quality of life. The evidence for when to use ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p580.html

Cannabis Essentials: Tools for Clinical Practice - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Cannabis use in the United States is increasing annually in people of all ages. This increase is fueled by state-level legalization, decreased risk perception, and increased social acceptability. Cannabis and its active components, cannabinoids, have been studied for medical uses and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p598.html

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

Dec 1, 2021 - Screening recommendations and treatment guidelines for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been updated. People at the greatest risk of HCV infection are those between 18 and 39 years of age and those who use injection drugs. Universal screening with an anti-HCV antibody test with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p626.html

Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Updated Recommendations from the American Urological ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - The American Urological Association released an updated guideline for risk-based evaluation of microscopic hematuria.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p655.html

Trigger Finger: Safety and Effectiveness of NSAID vs. Steroid Injection Therapy - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - In patients with trigger finger, there is no significant difference in outcomes at 12 to 24 weeks— including resolution of symptoms, recurrence, total active motion, residual pain, patient satisfaction, or adverse events—when comparing treatment with NSAID injections vs. corticosteroid ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p577.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

Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis Calculator - Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Can the neonatal early-onset sepsis calculator safely and accurately evaluate the risk of early-onset sepsis in neonates?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p636.html

Lyme Disease: Updated Recommendations from the IDSA, AAN, and ACR - Practice Guidelines... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A multidisciplinary panel representing the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology has published recommendations on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p652.html

How to Succeed in Value-Based Care -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Identifying your patients, sorting them by risk, and managing their chronic conditions as a team can help you make the most of value-based care programs

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p25.html

Green Toenail Discoloration - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A woman presented with green discoloration of her right first toenail.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p645.html

Screening for Gestational Diabetes - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A 28-year-old South Asian patient at 30 weeks' gestation, S.F., presents to transfer prenatal care to your clinic. The patient has recently moved, and prenatal records indicate that S.F.'s most recent prenatal visit was at 22 weeks' gestation. This is the patient's first pregnancy. S.F....

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p641.html

How to Correctly Capture Patient Risk for Value-Based Care Programs -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Hierarchical condition categories are key for improving health outcomes and getting accurate reimbursements.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p6.html

Surfer with Photodistributed Erythematous, Scaling Eruption - Photo Quiz - American ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - A surfer presents with a worsening rash with erythema and scaling after treatment with a topical medication.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p647.html

Single-Dose Oral NSAIDs and Acetaminophen for Perineal Pain in the Early Postpartum ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - In patients with acute perineal pain at four hours' postpartum, a single dose of an oral NSAID and a single dose of oral acetaminophen are each effective at achieving adequate pain relief. Both NSAIDs and acetaminophen are effective at reducing the need for further analgesia. It is ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p575.html

Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder - FPIN's Clinical ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Virtual reality does not appear to be effective and should not be used in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. In trials including anxiety disorders such as phobias and fear of flying, virtual reality may be better than no treatment, but it is not superior to traditional ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p638.html

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Medicine - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2021 - The murders of George Floyd and countless other members of the Black community by police prompted family medicine journals and professional societies to publish antiracism statements that provide actions, plans, and accountability structures to eliminate systemic anti-Black racism in ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p555.html

Diary of a Family Physician - Dec 01, 2021 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2021 - First-person accounts from the front lines of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Diary of a Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p644.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

Tinnitus, HIV Infection, Joint Hypermobility Disorders, Drug-Resistant Epilepsy, Cancer... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 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/2021/1200/p566.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

Is Artificial Intelligence the Key to Reclaiming Relationships in Primary Care? - ...

Dec 1, 2021 - Over the past decade, artificial intelligence (i.e., technologies that perform tasks that normally require human intelligence) has been integrated into clinical decision support systems to provide timely information at the point of care and inform medical decision-making. Today, ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p558.html

How to Respond to Unreasonable Patient Expectations -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Sometimes, what the patient wants isn’t what the patient needs.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p36.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

Family Physicians Continue to Offer the Most Comprehensive Care - Graham Center Policy ...

Dec 1, 2021 - Comprehensiveness of care is one of the cardinal attributes of high-performing primary care. Evidence has shown that more comprehensive care, as measured by the number of services offered, is associated with lower costs and a reduction in hospitalizations. Comprehensiveness of care may ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p560.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

Coding & Documentation - Nov-Dec 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Two visits with the same patient on the same date | Screening for prediabetes | TCM and CCM in the same month | Time spent reviewing screening scores

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p32.html

Antibiotic Stewardship Throughout the Primary Care Visit: Opportunities for Office ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Engaging office staff will make your practice’s antibiotic stewardship efforts more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p10.html

Put Your Clinical Data to Work With a Registry -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Unlike most EHRs, registries can make patient data accessible and actionable, leading to better outcomes and easier quality reporting.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p21.html

Ultrasonography Is Accurate for Diagnosing Upper Extremity Fractures in Children - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Diagnostic ultrasonography is highly accurate for diagnosing most upper extremity fractures but slightly less accurate for fractures involving the elbow. Clinicians should not use ultrasonography alone to rule in elbow fractures in children.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/od4.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - Sort patients by risk using these three methods | Focus on these four areas for value-based care success | Partner with substance use disorder treatment programs

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p33.html

Office-Based Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - The goal is not simply to avoid antibiotics but to use them in a judicious manner. Here are 10 steps family physicians, practices, and leaders can take.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p15.html

Combatting COVID-19 Information Overload -- FPM

Dec 1, 2021 - In the digital age, patients sometimes have the same access to the latest information as family physicians. But they still need us to filter it for them.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/1100/p5.html

More Study Needed of Preferred Regimens for Medication Abortion Beyond 70 Days - ...

Dec 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Dec 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor More Study Needed of Preferred Regimens for Medication Abortion Beyond 70 Days Am Fam Physician. 2021 Dec ;104(6):552. Original Article: Mifepristone and Misoprostol for Early Pregnancy Loss and Medication...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/1200/p552.html

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FPM Advertising Specifications

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/advertisers/fpm-advertising-specifications.html

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit | AAFP

Fight for family medicine in the nation's capitol at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit May 22-24, 2022.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit (FMAS)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.html

About Kansas City | Residency Leadership Summit

Learn what to do in Kansas City while at the Residency Leadership Summit conference.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/kansas-city.html

About Kansas City | Residency Leadership Summit

Learn what to do in Kansas City while at the Residency Leadership Summit conference.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

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

Survey Finds COVID-19 Misinformation Continues to Spread

Findings from a new Kaiser Family Foundation report indicate that a substantial number of people either believe or are unsure about false statements regarding COVID-19 and the vaccines used to prevent it. The AAFP offers several resources to help FPs educate patients.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211130vaccmisinfo.html

Special Programming | Residency Leadership Summit

Learn more about the special programming offered at AAFP's Residency Leadership Summit, March 25-27, 2022, in Kansas City, MO.

Events : Residency Leadership Summit

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

Anthem releases updated lists of covered telehealth services

The telehealth coverage list updates are part of Anthem’s new virtual visits policy, which began Nov. 1.

Family Practice Management : FPM

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

Membership Application

To apply for active membership in the AAFP, create an aafp.org account and then complete and submit your AAFP membership application.

Membership : Join the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/membership-application.html

Environmental Health and Climate Change - American Family Physician

Nov 23, 2021 - This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on environmental health and climate change, including air pollution, climate change, climate counseling, diet modifications, environmental health, health impacts of climate change, and severe weather ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=121

Giving Thanks for Good (and Maybe Better) Progress

The AAFP is pushing Congress to solve the Medicare physician payment dilemma and lobbying to pass the family medicine wins in the Build Back Better Act. Learn more in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/itt-mpfs-spending_11-23-21.html

AAFP OKs Plan for All U.S. Adults to Get COVID-19 Boosters

The AAFP has approved recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that allow for administration of a single booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in all U.S. adults 18 and older.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211123covidboosters.html

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen ...

Legislation to Block Clinical Labor Pricing Update Will Hurt Primary Care, Worsen Staffing Shortagese

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/Legislation-to-block-clinical-labor-pricing-update-will-hurt-primary-care-worsen-staffing-shortages.html

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