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News in Brief: Week of April 14-18

Apr 16, 2014 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: FDA Lowers Age Indication for Adacel Tdap Vaccine, CMS Directs RACs to Wind Down Current Operations, Ebola Virus Disease FAQs Available to Health Care Professionals, and Family Physicians Invited to Participate in Digital Discussion Group.

AAFP News : News in Brief

Care of the Homeless: An Overview - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - Homelessness affects men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities. On any given night, more than 610,000 persons in the United States are homeless; a little more than one-third of these are families. Homeless persons are more likely to become ill, have greater hospitalization ...

American Family Physician : Article

Resolving Patients' Vaccination Uncertainty: Going From "No Thanks!" to "Of Course!" --...

Apr 1, 2014 - Immunizations can help prevent disease breakouts but require being mindful of patient concerns and misconceptions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

ACIP Discusses LAIV for Young Children, PCV13 Dose Schedule for Infants

Mar 19, 2014 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices addressed a wide range of topics during its Feb. 26-27 meeting in Atlanta. Among them: Consider whether to recommend preferential use of the live attenuated influenza vaccine in young children.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2014 - ...toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination in pregnant women. The article Recommendations for Preconception Counseling and Care (p. 499) contained an error in the second column (Recommendations) of the second to last row (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) of Table 2 (p. 501)....

American Family Physician : Corrections

2014 Recommended Immunization Schedules Serve as Reminder to Vaccinate

Feb 19, 2014 - Among the changes affecting the newly released 2014 recommended immunizations schedules, perhaps one of the biggest is what family physicians won't see this year. For the first time, the familiar figures, footnotes and tables have not been published in full in the CDC's Morbidity and ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

ACIP Releases 2014 Adult Immunization Schedule - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2014 - The 2014 immunization schedule for adults from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has a few changes that are particularly relevant to family physicians. The schedule is available at

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Update on Prenatal Care - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2014 - Many elements of routine prenatal care are based on tradition and lack a firm evidence base; however, some elements are supported by more rigorous studies. Correct dating of the pregnancy is critical to prevent unnecessary inductions and to allow for accurate treatment of preterm labor....

American Family Physician : Article

ACIP Releases 2014 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 1, 2014 - There are a few changes to the 2014 immunization schedule for children and adolescents, as well as the catch-up schedule, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that are pertinent for family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

AAFP Details ACA's 2014 Preventive Services; Offers Clinical, Coding Resources

Jan 7, 2014 - If you haven't made a new year's resolution yet, here's one you might want to think about: Make sure your patients get all the new preventive services they're entitled to under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As of Jan. 1, the ACA requires insurance plans to cover a wide...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

FPs Flooded With Recommendations on What to Do -- and Not Do -- in the Clinic

Jan 2, 2014 - Family physicians and the AAFP played a key role in developing or otherwise contributing to a slew of new clinical recommendations that guided family medicine and primary care practices in 2013. The Academy also distinguished itself by guiding national immunization policy and addressing...

AAFP News : 2013: The Year in Review

News in Brief: Week of Dec. 9-13

Dec 11, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Guide Aims to Help Practices Implement Comprehensive Health Assessment Programs, AAFP Spotlighted on AHRQ EHC Program's Partners in Action Web Page, HHS to Lay Out $50 Million in Mental Health Services Funding for CHCs, Free Database ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

Care of the College Student - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2013 - There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning ...

American Family Physician : Article

ACIP Approves Recommended Immunization Schedules for 2014, Discusses Other Vaccine Trends

Oct 30, 2013 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to approve updated adult, child/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules for the coming year during its Oct. 23-24 meeting in Atlanta. Committee members also discussed a number of other vaccine-related issues...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

Pertussis: A Reemerging Infection - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2013 - Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an acute respiratory tract infection that has increased in incidence in recent years. The initial catarrhal stage presents with nonspecific symptoms of malaise, rhinorrhea, sneezing, lacrimation, and mild cough. During the paroxysmal stage, ...

American Family Physician : Article

Recommendations for Preconception Counseling and Care - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2013 - Given that nearly one-half of pregnancies are unintended, preconception care should be considered an integral part of primary care for women of reproductive age. Common issues in preconception care include family planning, achieving a healthy body weight, screening and treatment for ...

American Family Physician : Article

Common Eye Emergencies - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2013 - Ocular emergencies such as retinal detachments, mechanical globe injuries, and chemical injuries can cause permanent vision loss if they are not recognized and treated promptly. Family physicians should be familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with each condition, and be able ...

American Family Physician : Article

News in Brief: Week of Sept. 9-13

Sep 11, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: CDC Updates DTaP, Hib Vaccine Shortages Information; AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Oral Pharmacology for Type 2 Diabetes; HHS Issues Draft Action Plan to Prevent Adverse Drug Events; Free Webinar Explores the PCMH Model, Home Health; and...

AAFP News : News in Brief

Filling Line 'Anomaly' Extends Sanofi's DTaP Vaccine Shortage Through Mid-October

Aug 20, 2013 - Just weeks before previously announced summer allocation restrictions on two of its combination vaccines are set to expire, Sanofi Pasteur now has said the shortages will continue into October and will expand to include other products, as well.

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

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2013 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - administer tetanus boosters. It is the rare patient who remembers when he or she last had a tetanus booster, let alone if it included pertussis. Nearly everyone has a cell phone if not a smartphone, though, and is accustomed to using it to remember appointments, contacts, tasks,...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

Postexposure Prophylaxis for Common Infectious Diseases - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2013 - Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) is effective in preventing illness after potential or documented exposure to a variety of microbial pathogens and in reducing the risk of secondary spread of infection. Guidelines have been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Immunizations in Pregnancy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2013 - Family physicians, even if not providing prenatal care, can play a critical role in maintaining current vaccinations in pregnant women. Learn which vaccinations to consider and which to avoid.

American Family Physician : Editorials

Disease- and Population-Specific Immunizations

Jun 13, 2013 - Read current clinical recommendations for Tdap immunization of adults 65 years and older from the AAFP.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

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