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Pertussis Outbreaks Hit West, Midwest -- Again

May 30, 2012 - Outbreaks of pertussis are again hitting multiple parts of the country, with Montana, Washington and Wisconsin all reporting significant increases in the number of cases of whooping cough. As of May 19, for example, the Washington State Department of Health had reported a total of 1,738...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120530pertussisupdate.html

The Adult Well Male Examination - American Family Physician

May 15, 2012 - The adult well male examination should incorporate evidence-based guidance toward the promotion of optimal health and well-being, including screening tests shown to improve health outcomes. Nearly one-third of men report not having a primary care physician. The medical history should ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p964.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120507sanofidtapshortage.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20120404wklynewsbrfs.html

AAFP News - Apr 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p675.html

News in Brief: Week of March 26-30

Mar 28, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: AAFP Adopts ACIP Provisional Recommendations Expanding Tdap Use, Social Security Disability Application Process Moves to Electronic Signatures, Free Copy of Harrison CME Survey Available Online, and Indiana Governor Signs Partial Clean ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20120328wklynewsbrfs.html

AAFP News - Mar 15, 2012 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p553.html

ACIP Votes to Expand Tdap Vaccine Recommendation

Feb 29, 2012 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a new provisional recommendation during its Feb. 22-23 meeting in Atlanta that will further alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for older patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120229acip-tdap.html

No Increased Intussusception Risk Seen With Rotavirus Vaccination, But Acellular ...

Feb 24, 2012 - Two recent studies published in JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association, focused on vaccines administered to infants. Although the intussusception risk previously attributed to the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine was shown to be negligible in one of the studies, a limited ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120224rota-acellvaccines.html

Health Groups Release 2012 Immunization Schedules

Feb 22, 2012 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ 2012 adult, adolescent and childhood immunization schedules include new recommendations concerning routine HPV vaccination for males. The ACIP now recommends that all males ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2012/2012-immunization-schedules.html

Vaccination Coverage in Adults Remains Low, Says CDC

Feb 15, 2012 - Adult vaccination coverage increased slightly overall in 2010 compared with 2009 but remains low and shows little progress in meeting Healthy People 2020 targets. That's according to CDC-analyzed data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. The CDC analysis, which was published ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120215adultvaccs.html

ACIP Releases 2012 Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2012 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduces the 2012 immunization schedules for young children (birth through six years of age), older children and adolescents (seven through 18 years of age), and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p281.html

Changes to Tdap, HPV, Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommendations Among 2012 Schedule Highlights

Feb 1, 2012 - More than a dozen changes are reflected in the CDC's 2012 child, adolescent and adult immunization schedules. Developed in conjunction with the AAFP and other groups, several of the 2012 changes are especially pertinent to family physicians, according to the AAFP's liaison to the CDC's ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120201immunrecs.html

News in Brief: Week of Jan. 23-27

Jan 25, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: CDC Updates Tdap Statement, Adds Risk of Syncope; Patients Receive Only Half of Recommended Preventive Services, Says Study; and American Lung Association Blasts States for Failure on Tobacco Front.

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/201201258wklynewsbrfs.html

Febrile Seizures: Risks, Evaluation, and Prognosis - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2012 - Febrile seizures are common in the first five years of life, and many factors that increase seizure risk have been identified. Initial evaluation should determine whether features of a complex seizure are present and identify the source of fever. Routine blood tests, neuroimaging, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p149.html

New Preventive Services, Screening Recommendations Dominate Patient Care

Jan 4, 2012 - New recommendations for immunizations and clinical preventive services came fast and furious in 2011, with the AAFP playing a key role in formulating many of the changes. The FDA also made headlines last year, launching dozens of actions aimed at pharmaceutical and medical device ...

AAFP News : 2011: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2011-year-in-review/20120104yir-clinical.html

CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis - ...

Nov 15, 2011 - Diagnosing pertussis in the early stages can be difficult, because early signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, a technique used to detect DNA sequences specific for Bordetella pertussis, is used for diagnosis; however, results should be ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1176.html

Colonic Diverticular Disease - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated diverticular disease and what treatments prevent complications? What are the effects of treatments for acute diverticulitis?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1163.html

Chronic Diarrhea - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2011 - ...Previous: CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis Next: Caring for Older Family Members with Depression View the full table of contents >> Home / Journals / afp / Vol. 84/No. 10(November 15, 2011) / Chronic Diarrhea...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1115/p1133.html

Update on Immunizations in Adults - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2011 - Vaccine-preventable diseases contribute significantly to the morbidity and mortality of U.S. adults. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its recommended adult immunization schedule annually. The most recent updates ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p1015.html

Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2011 - Initial evaluation of the patient with chronic cough (i.e., of more than eight weeks’ duration) should include a focused history and physical examination, and in most patients, chest radiography. Patients who are taking an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor should switch to a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p887.html

ACIP Updates General Immunizations Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2011 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides general guidelines for the administration of its recommended routine vaccinations, which are aimed at preventing 17 diseases in children and adults. Sections of this ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p951.html

AAFP News - Oct 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p741.html

IOM: Serious Adverse Events Rare With Vaccines

Sep 12, 2011 - An Institute of Medicine, or IOM, comprehensive review of evidence regarding vaccines and adverse events is providing family physicians with one more resource they can use to reassure parents about the safety of vaccines. The review is the work of an IOM committee that examined more ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110912iomreview.html

HPV Vaccination Rates Show Little Improvement in CDC Survey

Sep 7, 2011 - Increases in vaccination rates for human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine are lagging far behind the two other vaccines -- tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis and quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine -- specifically recommended for teens and preteens.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110907teenvax.html

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