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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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p693.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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p697.html

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p660.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p35.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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p656.html

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/p5.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

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

Jun 1, 2021 - << Previous article Next article >> 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...

American Family Physician : Letter

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0601/p647.html

Task Force Recommends Fluoride for Oral Health in Children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement on screening and interventions to prevent dental caries in children younger than 5 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210601uspstfcaries.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

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

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 : 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

Latest FPM Supplement Examines Innovative Care Delivery

The latest installment in the FPM journal’s supplement series on value-based payment, 'Innovative Care Delivery: Behavioral Health Integration and Home-based Primary Care,' highlights these two alternative care solutions.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210527innovcaredeliv.html

Toolkit, Neighborhood Navigator Address Social Needs

Academy resources such as the EveryONE Project Toolkit and the Neighborhood Navigator help family physicians care for patients and connect them with much-needed services.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210526sdohtools.html

AAFP Continues Telehealth Push With Senate Testimony

As senators consider how to solidify telehealth policy flexibilities beyond the pandemic, a family physician advised them on action to ensure that virtual care improves comprehensive, continuous primary care.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210526telehealthsenate.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 : 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

Training the Next Generation of Rural Family Docs

For Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, M.D., the continuity that comes with serving the same rural patient population for 20 years is invaluable as a physician and community member.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210524fdf-hollanderrodriguez.html

USPSTF Recommends Against Supplements for CVD, Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation against the use of beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer in community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210524cvdvitamins.html

CMS Names Winners of AI Health Outcomes Challenge

CMS announced on April 30 that data science platform ClosedLoop.ai had been selected the winner of its Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge. As the sole medical professional organization sponsoring the competition, the AAFP played a key role in reaching this milestone.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20210524aichallenge.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

As COVID-19 Vaccinations Slow, FPs Begin Delivering More Doses

With more than half of Americans still unvaccinated against COVID-19, states are turning to family physicians to deliver more doses, answering a months-long advocacy push by the Academy.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210521statevacc.html

CME Disclosure Process 101 | AAFP Credit System Tutorial

This tutorial from AAFP Credit System will provide AAFP CME providers with an update on how to manage the CME disclosure process, including identifying, mitigating, and disclosing relevant financial relationships, in relation to Standard 3, as outlined in the new Standards.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/credit-system/tutorials/cme-disclosure-process-101.html

Webinar Reviews Monoclonal Antibodies to Treat COVID-19

On May 27, the AAFP and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will present a webinar on the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210520covidmab.html

Task Force Recommends Screening Adults for Hypertension

A new final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening adults for high blood pressure in the clinic and confirming with measurement outside the clinic.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210520uspstfhypertension.html

Delegates Act to Increase Diversity in Family Medicine

Family physicians at the 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders took action to increase diversity in family medicine at large as well as within the AAFP.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210520nccl-orgfin.html

Pass Equality Act, AAFP and Others Tell Senate

The AAFP joined 138 other groups this month to urge the Senate to improve health equity by passing the Equality Act.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20210520equalityact.html

Physician Mental Health Webinar

As part of AAFP’s Leading Physician Well-being certificate program, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presented on Physician Mental Health: Preventing Suicide and Building Resilience. At the completion of this session, learners will be able to apply knowledge of prevalence ...

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-physician-wellbeing/physician-mental-health-webinar.html

Courses and Meetings FAQs | AAFP

Find answers to your questions about AAFP's courses and meetings.

CME : CME FAQs

https://www.aafp.org/cme/about/course-faqs.html

COVID-19 Vaccination in Adolescents | AAFP On Demand

Hear from the CDC Vaccine Task Force Clinical and Implementation leads about the upcoming FDA and ACIP authorization and recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents with this AAFP on demand session.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/vaccination-in-adolescents-webinar.html

Passion for Public Health, Epidemiology Led to CDC Fellowship

Thomas Golden, M.D., M.P.H., found an intersection of his interests in public health and epidemiology as a fellow in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20210517fdf-golden.html

Leadership Conference Town Hall Covers Gamut of Key Issues

Discussion at the 2021 Annual Leadership Conference Town Hall touched on issues of importance to family physicians, including increasing payment, telemedicine, workforce and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210517townhall.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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p605.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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=71

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=24

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=67

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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p590.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

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0515/p633.html

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