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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

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

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

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Acute Pyelonephritis, Bacteriuria, IgA Vasculitis, Febrile ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 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/2021/0700/p24.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

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

Strangulation as a Cause of Dysphagia - Letters to the Editor - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Strangulation as a Cause of Dysphagia Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):118-119. Original Article: Dysphagia: Evaluation and Collaborative Management Issue Date: January 15, 2021 See additional reader...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p118.html

Automated Office Blood Pressure for Diagnosing Hypertension - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Automated Office Blood Pressure for Diagnosing Hypertension Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):116-117. To the Editor: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p116.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

Case Report: Consequences of Misdiagnosed Anal Cancer - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Case Report: Consequences of Misdiagnosed Anal Cancer Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):119. To the Editor: An 84-year-old patient with a history of tobacco use, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p119.html

Community Alcoholics Anonymous Programs Are Not a Replacement for Formal Treatment - ...

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 01, 2021 Issue Letters to the Editor Community Alcoholics Anonymous Programs Are Not a Replacement for Formal Treatment Am Fam Physician. 2021 Aug ;104(2):117-118. Original Article: Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12-Step Facilitation Programs...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0800/p117.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

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

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

Painful Menstrual Periods - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 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/2021/0800/p164-s1.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

Never Say Never: Social Media Can Be a Force for Good

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that it takes a village in the digital age means children need to be able to turn to trusted adults not only in person but on social media, too.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20210625fp-socialmedia.html

AAFP Keeps Vaccine Pressure on Congress; White House Praises FPs

In recent written testimony to Congress, the Academy reiterated family physicians’ crucial role in vaccination counseling and delivery and called for robust funding for education and outreach campaigns to encourage routine immunizations and build vaccine confidence.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210624vaxtestimony.html

Research Delivers Mixed News on E-cigarettes

New research indicates that although more American youth are aware of the risks and harms associated with e-cigarettes, more also are using these products. A family physician expert comments on these findings.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210624e-cigresearch.html

Statement Following CDC ACIP Meeting from Nation’s Leading Doctors, Nurses and Public ...

CDC, ACIP, vaccinations, vaccine, COVID

AAFP News : Media Center

https://www.aafp.org/news/media-center/statements/cdc-acip-meeting-on-benefits-of-vaccination.html

HHS extends deadlines to spend and report Provider Relief Fund money -- FPM

Physicians will have more time to report information, and those who received payments after June 30, 2020, will have more time to spend their relief money.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

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

We Can Put More FPs Where They’re Most Needed. Here’s How.

It’s been almost 25 years since Congress added this many Medicare GME residency slots: 1,000. That’s why the AAFP is pushing CMS for rule-making that delivers primary care to more Americans.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210622itt-gme.html

Six tips for treating opioid use disorder -- FPM

Nearly 70% of drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, and rural communities are disproportionately affected. Here are six tips for managing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) when practice resources are limited.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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

COVID Ordeal Reinforced State Leader’s Role as Advocate

Daniel Lewis, M.D., C.P.E., C.A.Q.S.M., is using his platform as a family physician and COVID-19 survivor to warn patients and the public about the potential severity of the disease.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210621fdf-lewis.html

Pride Month: Academy Updates LGBTQ Health Toolkit

In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the AAFP has updated its LGBTQ Health Toolkit webpage with links to more than 20 related articles and blog posts, CME products, and policy statements.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210617lgbtqtoolkit.html

MACRA and Value-Based Payment -- FPM Topic Collection

Jun 16, 2021 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of MACRA and value-based payment.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=105

PC Win: CMS Boosts Payment for At-home COVID-19 Vaccination

CMS’ recent increase in Medicare reimbursement for at-home COVID-19 vaccine administration represents a win for primary care physicians treating homebound patients.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210616covidvaxhike.html

FAQ, Webinar Aim to Clarify How to Apply New E/M Guidelines

Six months have passed since the 2021 office visit/outpatient evaluation and management guidelines took effect, but many physicians still have questions about how to apply them. A new FAQ and upcoming webinar from the AAFP promise to provide answers.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210616e-mresources.html

Academy Rolls Out New Tobacco Cessation Resources

The AAFP, with a supporting grant from the CVS Health Foundation, has developed several new tobacco cessation resources that members can download and use to help patients at the point of care.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210616ask-act-resources.html

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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p727.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=55

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=58

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=28

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.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p763.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p753.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p757.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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0615/p760.html

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