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The Pretravel Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2009 - The increase in travel and travel medicine knowledge over the past 30 years makes pretravel counseling an essential part of comprehensive family medicine. Effective counseling begins with assessment of individual and itinerary-based risks, using a growing body of evidence-based ...

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CDC, AAFP Release 2019 Immunization Schedules

Feb 11, 2019 - The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2019 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Study Examines Fallout of California Vaccine Exemption Law

Nov 27, 2018 - Study results show that although immunization rates for children entering kindergarten in California are near record levels, the number of medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations has increased substantially since a 2015 law banned nonmedical exemptions.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Leukocytosis: Basics of Clinical Assessment - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - Leukocytosis, a common laboratory finding, is most often due to relatively benign conditions (infections or inflammatory processes). Much less common but more serious causes include primary bone marrow disorders. The normal reaction of bone marrow to infection or inflammation leads to ...

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Outbreak Brings Patients Running for Vaccinations

Jun 12, 2018 - As a hepatitis A outbreak in her state reaches 150 cases and counting, Kimberly Becher, M.D., wonders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post if media-induced hysteria might actually help overall vaccination rates.

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DTaP Vaccine Supplies Will Be Limited for Summer 2013

May 22, 2013 - For the second consecutive summer, the CDC is issuing guidance on immunizing children during an ongoing shortage of certain combination vaccines. According to a notice on the CDC website, Sanofi Pasteur's diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, inactivated ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

May 4, 2018 - Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

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Outpatient Care of the Premature Infant - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - An increasing number of infants in the United States are born prematurely, with current statistics estimating about 13 percent of all births. Although survival rates and outcomes for premature infants have dramatically improved in recent decades, morbidity and mortality are still ...

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ACIP Discusses Intussusception Risk From Rotavirus Vaccine, Limiting Tdap Administration

Jun 24, 2013 - An increased risk of intussusception from rotavirus vaccination and changes to delivery of the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine were among topics discussed by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) during its June 19-20 meeting in Atlanta. ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Family Physicians Are on Frontline of Protecting Kids as School Starts

Aug 15, 2013 - Did you think that vaccine-preventable diseases had disappeared? Think again. Outbreaks continue to happen. In 2006, for example, more than 6,000 cases of mumps occurred in the Midwest. In 2010, California saw more than 9,000 cases of pertussis, and 10 infants died of the disease. And ...

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

Study Indicates DTaP's Efficacy Wanes After Final Dose

Sep 25, 2012 - According to a Sept. 13 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the ability of the diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed (DTaP) vaccine to fight off pertussis is relatively short-lived and diminishes sharply in the years following the fifth and final ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

News in Brief: Week of Feb. 11-15

Feb 13, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Record-high $4.2 Billion Recovered in 2012 Health Care Fraud Efforts; CDC Provides New Pertussis Infographic to Educate Patients; Get the 4-1-1 on Medicare GME Payments From AAMC; Increased Risk of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders Exists for...

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Recommendations for Preconception Care - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - Every woman of reproductive age who is capable of becoming pregnant is a candidate for preconception care, regardless of whether she is planning to conceive. Preconception care is aimed at identifying and modifying biomedical, behavioral, and social risks through preventive and ...

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AAFP Letter to CMS on Medicare Part B Coverage of the Shingles Vaccine - May 28, 2015

AAFP letter to CMS urging coverage under Medicare Part B for the cost of the shingles vaccine and the recommended one-time dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) plus their administration in family physicians’ offices


Hike in HPV Vaccinations Lags Behind Tdap, Meningococcal Vaccine Increases

Sep 4, 2012 - Although overall vaccine coverage among adolescents ages 13-17 is increasing at a healthy rate, the growth in the number of teens being vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is badly lagging behind increases among those vaccinated against pertussis and meningococcal ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Building Relationships With Parents Can Make a Difference in Vaccine Acceptance

Jun 6, 2012 - Pertussis was big news two years ago, when more than 9,000 cases -- a 60-year high -- were reported in California. Ten infants died, and whooping cough suddenly was headline news. That epidemic eventually waned, and so did the public's attention. Now, pertussis outbreaks are happening ...

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

Vaccination Rates Still Too Low in Adults, Says CDC

Feb 4, 2013 - Except for modest increases in tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccination overall and in human papillomavirus vaccination among women, 2011 noninfluenza adult vaccination coverage in the United States showed little improvement compared with 2010 coverage, according to the ...

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ACIP is Recommending Tdap for Every Pregnancy

Nov 8, 2012 - During its late October meeting in Atlanta, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a provisional recommendation that will further alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for pregnant women. ...

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DTaP Vaccine Shortage Dictates Order Limits, Says Sanofi

May 7, 2012 - Sanofi Pasteur recently began limiting monthly orders for two of its combination vaccines and likely will continue that practice through September, according to company sources. In a letter sent last month to health care professionals, Sanofi said a manufacturing delay is responsible ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAP Releases Guideline on Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUEs) and Evaluation of ...

Mar 1, 2017 - This guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs), a term recommended to be replaced by brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Immunizations Registry Information

May 10, 2017 - Access the AAFP's tools to find immunization information for your state and identify populations at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

Office Champions Report Shows Focused Effort Can Improve Immunization Rates

Sep 23, 2014 - The AAFP recently published its Child and Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project report, highlighting outcomes from the 20 participating practices. The post-project data for teen immunizations, in particular, revealed increases over baseline for all immunization rates ...

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ACIP Releases 2017 Childhood Immunization Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2017 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the childhood immunization schedule annually to reflect recently published updates or corrections from the previous year. The 2017 childhood immunization ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

News in Brief: Week of April 2-6

Apr 4, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Levemir Gains Pregnancy Category B Designation; Pertussis Reaches Epidemic Levels in Washington State; New AAFP Catalog Provides Easy Access, One-Stop Shopping; Calls to Quitline Soar During CDC Ad Campaign; and New Report Points to ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

Making Our Point on Immunizations With Vaccine Manufacturers

Dec 14, 2016 - The AAFP recently held a summit with representatives from seven manufacturers about vaccination rates, barriers to increasing rates and other issues related to immunizations.

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