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Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer: Avoiding the Pitfalls of ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Although much has been written about the need to encourage colonoscopy in underscreened populations, overscreening for colorectal cancer is now recognized as a problem that can lead to harm.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p82.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overscreening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2015 - This editorial is the first in a series of three that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overscreening often leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p22.html

Cosmetic Procedures in Family Medicine - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2014 - Office-based cosmetic procedures are in high demand in the United States. Cosmetic procedures are one of the possible ancillary service options for family physicians who enjoy performing procedures and choose to provide aesthetic care for their patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p136.html

Getting Medicine Right: Overcoming the Problem of Overscreening, Overdiagnosis, and ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Introduction to AFP’s series of editorials on overscreening, overdiagnosis, and over-treatment, providing practical guidance on reducing unnecessary medical practices.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p18.html

The Health Consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Role of the Family Physician ...

Dec 15, 2014 - Addressing adverse childhood experiences has been called the ultimate health promotion and preventive medicine intervention. Family physicians have an opportunity to prevent and intervene in children's exposure to these experiences by focusing on safe, stable, and nurturing ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p822.html

How Should We Manage Incidentalomas? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2014 - The patient-centered medical home model advocates that diagnostic testing be performed based on shared decision making between the patient and physician. This goal can be challenging when findings are uncertain or incidental to the original reason for ordering the test. For this reason,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p758.html

Primary Care Physicians' Role in Counseling About Gun Safety - Editorials - American ...

Nov 1, 2014 - News stories of gun violence have ignited the debate about what public health measures are appropriate for reducing the epidemic of gun injury and death. With the shooting rate climbing, primary care physicians may reasonably ask what role they can play in reducing injuries.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p619.html

Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States: Stepping Back from the Brink - ...

Jun 15, 2014 - Preventing and controlling resistance requires the engagement of many different sectors of society. However, the physician's role in this effort is singularly important.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p938.html

Management of Influenza in the 2014-2015 Season: Recommendations and Limitations - ...

Oct 15, 2014 - This editorial summarizes the extent of benefits expected from immunization, testing, and antiviral treatment of influenza for the 2014–2015 season.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p535.html

Rosiglitazone, Medical Reversal, and Back to Basics for Diabetes - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2014 - For too long, the debate in diabetes has centered on the question: Is this medication harmful? It's time to revisit the more fundamental question: Is this treatment beneficial?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/p368.html

Electronic Cigarettes: Cautions and Concerns - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2014 - E-cigarettes are gaining popularity as a novel approach to smoking cessation, but data regarding safety and effectiveness are lacking. Until there is further research into the benefits and risks of e-cigarettes, physicians should recommend more familiar alternatives to help their ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p282.html

Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2014 - Family physicians need a basic skill set that includes facilitating discussions on advance planning and goals, identifying and treating depression and anxiety, and managing pain and symptoms at the end of life.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p20.html

Sodium Restriction in Heart Failure: How Low Should You Go? - Editorials - American ...

Apr 1, 2014 - Several guidelines now recommend that patients with heart failure limit their sodium intake. Many physicians are unaware, however, that there is controversy about the degree to which they should encourage patients with heart failure to restrict their sodium intake.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p508.html

Transitions of Care: Optimizing the Handoff from Hospital-Based Teams to Primary Care ...

May 1, 2014 - Caring for hospitalized patients and arranging their discharge plans have become increasingly complex. Primary care physicians should have a prominent role in the transition of their hospitalized patients.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/p706.html

Lending a Hand to Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Simple Way to Communicate Treatment ...

Feb 15, 2014 - A new approach to the care of adults with type 2 diabetes emphasizes proven interventions that improve duration and quality of life.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/p256.html

AAFP Recommends Universal Screening for HIV Infection Beginning at 18 Years of Age - ...

Apr 15, 2014 - The AAFP recommends delaying the start of routine HIV screening until 18 years of age, and screening all patients 18 to 65 years of age. The AAFP notes that screening younger patients may still be beneficial based on high-risk behaviors.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p614.html

Optimal Use of IUDs: Why Aren't We There Yet? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2014 - IUDs are safe and effective. Physicians with an understanding of IUD procedures and of their benefits and risks are more likely to appropriately counsel their patients.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0315/p434.html

The Maternal Health Benefits of Breastfeeding - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2015 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 1, 2015 Issue Editorials The Maternal Health Benefits of Breastfeeding ELEANOR B. SCHWARZ, MD, MS, University of California–Davis, Sacramento, California MELISSA NOTHNAGLE, MD, MSC, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island Am...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p602.html

Podcasts of the POEMs Featured in AFP Are Now Available - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2014 - Insightful discussions about POEMs published in AFP are available as a free podcast via iTunes.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p334.html

More Ways to Improve Health and Reduce Harm: Choosing Wisely Phase 3 - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2014 - This campaign has resulted in more than 200 key clinical recommendations to help promote best practices and avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p329.html

What's New in Childhood Vaccines - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2014 - Recommending and providing childhood vaccines is a vital part of a family physician's role in delivering health care to our youth. This editorial reviews several changes in childhood vaccines in the past two years.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p153.html

AFP's Conflict of Interest Policy: Disclosure Is Not Enough - Editorials - American ...

Feb 1, 2014 - The editor of AFP describes the journal's conflict of interest policy.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p161.html

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Important Diagnosis or Dietary Fad? - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2014 - The popularity and increased availability of gluten-free foods allow patients with celiac disease to lead a more normal lifestyle. It is important to understand that in the absence of gluten-related symptoms, a gluten-free diet is not synonymous with healthy and may only add increased ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0115/p82.html

Choosing the Right Inhaled Medication Device for COPD - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2013 - Data suggest that inhaler devices have similar effectiveness in treating patients with COPD; however, a variety of factors must be considered when selecting the best device for each patient.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p650.html

Staying on Track When Prescribing Off-Label - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2014 - Off-label use of medications is common, accounting for approximately 10% to 20% of prescriptions. Physicians must evaluate the scientific evidence and use their best judgment to balance effectiveness and safety when choosing a medication for an individual patient.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p4.html

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