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Are Your Patients Getting the Preventive Services They Need? -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - The article discusses the importance of preventive services and offers NCQA benchmarks. It also shows the process one practice used to identify its rates for mammograms, childhood immunizations and influenza vaccinations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p56.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130130arizonachapspot.html

Arizona FPs Tackle Threat to Expand Vaccine Exemptions

Mar 12, 2019 - Arizona legislators recently introduced three bills that would expand vaccine exemptions and create new challenges for health care professionals who administer vaccines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190312vaccexempt.html

August 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

...Pertussis: A Disease Affecting All Ages David S. Gregory Carcinoid Tumors Russell G. Robertson; William J. Geiger; Nancy B. Davis Exercise and Older Patients: Prescribing Guidelines Ann Yelmokas McDermott; Heather Mernitz Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/

Board Index - 2011-July 2018

...TRANSITIONS INITIATIVE ..............................................................................................................106 PERTUSSIS ............................................................................................................

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/BoardIndex_2011-July2018.pdf

Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 1999 - ...to leave the impression that vaccine-preventable diseases are always ready to reemerge. In fact, recent experience has reminded us that pertussis, measles and even diphtheria have resurged when public health is neglected. For such reasons, measles is important for every clinician to...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0201/p707.html

Bronchitis (Acute) - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2004 - What are the effects of treatment in people without chronic respiratory disease?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p557.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20120606editvaccines.html

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...indicated. 3. Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP). least 6 months have elapsed since the third dose. 4. Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (Hib). 4 months, a dose at age 6 months is not indicated. 2, 4, or 6 months for the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/child-immunization-schedule-2010.pdf

California Mandates Vaccines for Children in School, Daycare

Jul 6, 2015 - On June 30, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires vaccination of all children in school or daycare, with exemptions only for valid medical reasons.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150706califvaccines.html

Carcinoid Tumors - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine neoplasms that often are indolent and may not become clinically apparent until there has been metastatic spread or evidence of carcinoid syndrome. Recent evidence has revealed that the overall incidence of carcinoid tumors has been ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p429.html

Care of the College Student

...in college students and can significantly impact perfor- mance. Emphasis on immunization of students for influenza, meningococcus, and pertussis is necessary because of the low rates of compliance. Screening and interventions for obesity, tobacco use, and substance abuse are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p596.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p596.html

Care of the Homeless: An Overview

...population also apply to these patients. Tetanus immu- nization (tetanus and diphtheria toxoids; or tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) should be updated if the patient’s last immunization was more than 10 years ago. Influenza vaccination should be provided annu- ally, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p634.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p634.html

Catchup Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents

The figure below provides catch-up schedules and minimum intervals between doses for children whose vaccinations have been delayed. A vaccine series does not need to be restarted, regardless of the time that has elapsed between doses. Use the section appropriate for the child’s age. ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/child-adolescent-catchup-immunization-schedule.pdf

CDC and HICPAC Release Updated Guidelines on the Prevention of Health-Care-Associated ...

Aug 1, 2004 - Recommendations on reducing the incidence of pneumonia and other severe, acute lower respiratory tract infections in acute-care hospitals and in other health care settings have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p596.html

CDC Examines California Rotavirus Outbreaks in Post-vaccine Era

May 9, 2018 - The CDC's April 27 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examined three rotavirus outbreaks in California in 2017 and found mostly mild to moderate illness among vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180509rotavirus.html

CDC Merges Child, Teen Immunization Schedules for 2013

Jan 28, 2013 - Perhaps one of the more immediately noticeable changes to the 2013 immunization schedules is that the CDC has pared down the total number of schedules released by combining the previously separate child and adolescent schedules into a single 0- to 18-year schedule. Overall, the new ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130128immunskeds.html

CDC Releases 2016 Immunization Schedules

Feb 3, 2016 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the AAFP and others have released the 2016 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160203immunskeds.html

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

...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

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

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

CDC Releases Guidelines on Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment and Postexposure ...

Jul 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on antimicrobial agents for the treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of pertussis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p333.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190211immunskeds.html

CDC: Vaccination Coverage of Children Remains High

Oct 19, 2018 - A pair of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports the CDC released Oct. 12 offered an overview of the status of childhood immunizations in the United States that was -- for the most part -- positive.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181019kidsvaccs.html

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