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FPs' Personal Touch Can Persuade Doubting Parents to Vaccinate Their Children

Aug 4, 2009 - Although immunization rates among infants and young children are at an all-time high, some parents are reluctant to vaccinate their children. So family physicians -- who administer many of the nation's vaccines -- must take the time to listen to parents' concerns and address them, ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

FP Vaccine Expert Covers the Waterfront on Immunizations

Aug 4, 2009 - There has been no shortage of vaccine-related news this year, with important court rulings, a rise in parental resistance to childhood vaccines and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses. To get a perspective on vaccine and immunization issues, AAFP News Now sat down with Doug ...

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

AAFP News - Dec 1, 2018 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2018 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

Acute Onset of Facial Puritic Papules in a Patient with AIDS - Photo Quiz - American ...

Mar 15, 2009 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

CPT 2009: Out With the Old, In With the New -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A new injection code and newborn codes are among this year’s most notable CPT changes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

ACIP Releases 2009 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 1, 2009 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2009 child and adolescent immunization schedules.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Adults Need Whooping Cough Booster Shot, Too

Sep 25, 2009 - Many people may think of whooping cough as a disease of the past - something eradicated generations ago. However, the number of cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that whooping cough is still very much a public health concern; health experts ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

Importance of Vaccinations for Close Contacts and Caregivers - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jun 15, 2008 - ...acellular pertussis vaccine as part of a tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoids, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap; Adacel) is recommended for all close contacts and caregivers of children younger than one year.1 As with influenza, infected parents can transmit pertussis to...

American Family Physician : Letter

Guidelines for Treating Adults with Acute Cough - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...are likely to be effective for conditions such as pneumonia, upper airway cough syndrome from bacterial sinusitis, and Bordetella pertussis infection in the lower respiratory tract (whooping cough), if given early in the illness, and for exacerbations of bronchiectasis and severe...

American Family Physician : Editorials

ACS Releases Guidelines for HPV Vaccination - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2008 - An expert panel was convened by the American Cancer Society (ACS) to review the data on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines and to develop recommendations for their use. This group worked independently from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Your patients will be better off if you take a more active approach and consistently advocate for prevention.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Coding Flu Shots: Immunize Against Lost Revenue -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Make this hectic time of year a little smoother by reminding yourself and your staff how to code flu shots.

Family Practice Management : Articles

CPT 2008: A Glimpse of the Future of Family Medicine? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - This year's new codes cover evaluations done over the phone or online.

Family Practice Management : Articles

ACIP Releases 2008 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 1, 2008 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released the 2008 recommended immunization schedules for children and adolescents. There are no significant additions to this year's schedule, however, formatting has been simplified and footnotes have been updated for ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

ACIP Issues Revised Recommendations on Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine - Practice ...

Nov 1, 2007 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its recommendations on vaccination with quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4; Menactra).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Evaluation of Apparent Life-threatening Events in Infants - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries -...

Jul 1, 2007 - A comprehensive, detailed history and physical examination with pulse oximetry and nondilated funduscopy (to look for traumatic retinal hemorrhage) helps to determine the underlying etiology of an ALTE in 70 percent of infants.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

IDSA Releases Guidelines on Travel Medicine - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2007 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released recommendations on travel medicine standards based on evidence, expert opinion, and clinical experience.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

Quadrivalent HPV Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil) for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer -...

Aug 15, 2007 - The HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing genital warts and cervical changes that may lead to cervical cancer, and it is recommended as part of the vaccination series in females 11 to 12 years of age. It can be given to females as young as 9 or 10 years of age, and catch-up ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

Vaccine Administration: Making the Process More Efficient in Your Practice -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Appointing a vaccine champion and understanding the documentation rules are key steps toward improving your immunization process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Acute Bronchitis - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2016 - ...Antibiotics are usually not helpful because they don't work against viruses. But, let your doctor know if you were exposed to someone with pertussis (whooping cough) because antibiotics may be helpful for that infection. Otherwise, antibiotics are rarely needed for coughing. With...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

Expert Lists Ways to Boost Adolescent Immunization Rates

Apr 24, 2019 - AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship alumnus John Merrill-Steskal, M.D., of Ellensburg, Wash., recently took time to speak with AAFP News about strategies he uses to keep adolescent immunization rates high in his practice.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

ACIP Recommends Routine Rotavirus Vaccinations in Infants and Children - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2007 - Recommendations for administration of a live, oral, human-bovine reassortant rotavirus vaccine (Rotateq) has been released by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Rotavirus is a common cause of severe gastroenteritis in children and infants, and rotavirus ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

ACIP Updates Japanese Encephalitis, Anthrax Vaccine Guidance

Mar 6, 2019 - During the Feb. 27-28 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group voted to update recommendations for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine, along with guidance on pre-exposure prophylaxis anthrax vaccination.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

AAFP Joins Other Groups in Touting Vaccines' Safety, Efficacy

Feb 13, 2017 - The AAFP joined a broad coalition of more than 350 organizations that sent a letter to President Donald Trump emphasizing the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

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