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AAFP Recruiting Family Medicine Practices for Adolescent Immunization Project

Nov 26, 2012 - Family physicians play a critical role in increasing adolescent immunization rates, which is why the AAFP is recruiting 20 family medicine practices to participate in a new CDC-sponsored Adolescent Immunization Office Champions project. According to Bellinda Schoof, M.H.A., the AAFP's ...

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

Evaluation of the Patient with Chronic Cough - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - Patients with chronic cough should avoid exposure to irritants that can trigger cough, and those who smoke should stop smoking. Patients who develop chronic cough in association with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy should be switched to an agent from another drug class. ...

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Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - Acute bronchitis is one of the top 10 conditions for which patients seek medical care. Physicians show considerable variability in describing the signs and symptoms necessary to its diagnosis. Because acute bronchitis most often has a viral cause, symptomatic treatment with protussives,...

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

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

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

2005 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Access the 2005 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

ACIP Releases 2013 Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2013 - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Releases 2013 Immunization Schedules. First, the format of the routine child and adolescent schedules has changed and the two previous age-based schedules (0 to six years and seven to 18 years of age) have been merged into one 0- to ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Arizona AFP Turns CME on its Head to Save Annual Meeting

Jan 30, 2013 - In 2009, the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AZAFP) faced a tough decision. According to (then) President-elect Jeffrey Wolfrey, M.D., of Phoenix, the chapter's annual meeting, with its focus on CME for family physicians, was in a fiscal crisis. We'd had this (member) meeting for ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations - American Family Physician

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

PIDS and IDSA Issue Management Guidelines for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants ...

Jul 15, 2012 - Previously published guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults have been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality rates. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) have created new ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Rejects 'Personal Belief' Immunization Exemptions

May 4, 2011 - Research has shown that children who are exempted from vaccinations have a 35-fold higher risk for measles, a 23-fold higher risk for pertussis and a nine-fold higher risk for varicella than do vaccinated children.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Public Health News

Feb 8, 2012 - Health of the Public news including articles on health system, community health, public health, and health care-related stories.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

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

Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing: Approaches that Limit Antibiotic Resistance - ...

Sep 15, 2001 - Since the introduction of antimicrobial agents, there has been an association between antibiotic use and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic therapy eradicates not only pathogenic organisms but also the protective normal flora. This so-called

American Family Physician : Article

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

AAFP letter to Congress 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


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

GERD Treatment for Chronic Nonspecific Cough in Children and Adults - Cochrane for ...

Sep 1, 2011 - Acid suppressants or prokinetic agents should not be used to treat chronic nonspecific cough in infants or children. There is insufficient evidence to support or discourage use of these agents to treat chronic non-specific cough in adults, even in those with a history of GERD.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

Care of the Premature Infant: Part I. Monitoring Growth and Development - American ...

May 1, 1998 - When monitoring growth and development in the premature infant, physicians should make adjustments for the estimated due date. With minor exceptions, administration of immunizations is based on the chronologic age. Administration of hepatitis B vaccine should be delayed until the infant...

American Family Physician : Article

Vaccines and Immunizations Special Report

Aug 4, 2009 - This is an AAFP News Now Special Report that covers multiple issues associated with immunizng children, teens and adults.

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

CPT Update for 2011: Immunizations, Observations and More -- FPM

Feb 1, 2011 - Changes include new codes for pediatric vaccine administration and subsequent hospital observation care.

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