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AAFP Gives CDC's Opioid Guideline 'Affirmation of Value'

Apr 27, 2016 - The AAFP has reviewed the final version of the CDC's guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain and given it a designation of affirmation of value.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160427opioidguideline.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Clinical Practice Guidelines. View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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Clinical Recommendations by Type

Apr 21, 2016 - . View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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Choosing Wisely

Apr 21, 2016 - Choosing Wisely. View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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AAFP Clinical Policies

Apr 21, 2016 - AAFP Clinical Policies. View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

Apr 21, 2016 - Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations. View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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Clinical Recommendations by Topic

Apr 21, 2016 - Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Infant and Child Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Infant and Child Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Men's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Men's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Women's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Women's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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ENT Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - ENT Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Adolescent Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Adolescent Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Cardiovascular Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Cardiovascular Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Maternity Care Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Maternity Care Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Mental Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Mental Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Reproductive Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Reproductive Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Geriatric Medicine Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Geriatric Medicine Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Pulmonary Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Pulmonary Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Endocrinology Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Endocrinology Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Oncology Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Oncology Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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Clinical Recommendations by Type

Apr 21, 2016 - The AAFP's clinical recommendations are intended to help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about the treatment and prevention of disease. View the AAFP recommendations by type.

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Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain -- Clinical Recommendation

Apr 19, 2016 - Access the Clinical Practice Guideline on Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain categorized by the AAFP with Affirmation of Value.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/opioid-prescribing.html

ACS Releases Guideline on Breast Cancer Screening - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2016 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) organized an interdisciplinary guideline development group to review the available evidence on breast cancer mortality, quality of life, life expectancy, false-positive findings, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment, and to update their 2003 guideline on ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p711.html

Diagnosis and Management of Adnexal Masses - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Adnexal masses can have gynecologic or nongynecologic etiologies, ranging from normal luteal cysts to ovarian cancer to bowel abscesses. Women who report abdominal or pelvic pain, increased abdominal size or bloating, difficulty eating, or rapid satiety that occurs more than 12 times ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p676.html

Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task ...

Apr 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/od1.html

Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Practical strategies can help family physicians and women in their 40s make more informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p652.html

AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary ...

Apr 1, 2016 - These guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) address evaluation and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, including diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and outpatient treatment recommendations.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p605.html

Screening Your Adult Patients for Depression -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well-placed to catch depression in patients early - and get reimbursed for it.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p16.html

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Report on Infantile Hemangiomas - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2016 - The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a report to provide an update on diagnosing and managing infantile hemangiomas.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p526.html

DGAC Makes Food-Based Recommendations in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans...

Mar 15, 2016 - The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which update the previous 2010 guideline, to provide guidance regarding healthy eating.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p525.html

Eating Less Meat: A Healthy and Environmentally Responsible Dietary Choice - Editorials...

Mar 15, 2016 - What should physicians tell their patients about eating meat?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p451.html

AAFP Forces CMS Focus Back to Primary Care Value

Mar 10, 2016 - AAFP has responded to CMS' quality measure development plan and told the agency to focus on the value of primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160310qualitymeasure.html

ACCP Provides Updated Recommendations on the Management of Somatic Cough Syndrome and ...

Mar 1, 2016 - A cough that has no medical diagnosis and does not respond to treatment is sometimes labeled as psychogenic cough, habit cough, or tic cough. These disorders should be distinguished from other forms of chronic cough, but there is little consistency or evidence on how to best diagnose a ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p416.html

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2016 - Aortic stenosis affects 3% of persons older than 65 years. Although survival in asymptomatic patients is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, it decreases rapidly after symptoms appear. During the asymptomatic latent period, left ventricular hypertrophy and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p371.html

Top POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters) -- American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2016 - View a directory of the top 20 POEMs from AFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/top-poems.html

ACIP Releases 2016 Childhood Immunization Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - ...

Feb 15, 2016 - Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the childhood immunization schedule to incorporate any published updates or corrections from the previous year. New recommendations incorporated into ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p317.html

ACIP Releases 2016 Adult Immunization Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Feb 15, 2016 - Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the adult immunization schedule to incorporate any published updates or corrections from the previous year.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p323.html

AAFP Endorses Updated OME Guideline From AAO-HNSF

Feb 10, 2016 - The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has updated its clinical practice guideline on otitis media with effusion.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160210omeguideline.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.

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

Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA ...

Feb 1, 2016 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) joined together to release statements on preventing CVD in persons with diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p232.html

AFP Goes Audio: Introducing the American Family Physician Podcast - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - Podcasts are an increasingly important way to disseminate information to the medical community. We hope that many readers of AFP, the number one journal in primary care, will also become listeners.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p174.html

CDC Releases 2015 Guidelines on the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Disease - ...

Jan 15, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its 2010 recommendations to help guide physicians in preventing and treating sexually transmitted diseases. This summary practice guideline will focus on the updates.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p144.html

HHS, USDA Release Final 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

Jan 13, 2016 - HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture jointly released the agencies' final 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Jan. 7.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160113dietguidelines.html

Early Peanut Introduction and Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants: ...

Jan 1, 2016 - This consensus communication focuses on new data that support introducing peanuts early in infants, and it aims to assist with decisions about introduction; it can be used for guidance while formal guidelines are being developed.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p61.html

Treatment of Adult Obesity with Bariatric Surgery - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2016 - In 2013, approximately 179,000 bariatric surgery procedures were performed in the United States, including the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (42.1%), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (34.2%), and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (14.0%). Choice of procedure depends on the medical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p31.html

More Nuanced Guidelines for Lipid Lowering to Prevent CVD - POEMs - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2016 - The authors of this guideline give a more nuanced and less aggressive approach to lipid lowering than other groups. For the primary prevention of CVD, check blood pressure and lipids (nonfasting is fine) to calculate the 10-year CVD risk. If greater than 12%, treat; if 12% or less, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0101/p59.html

USPSTF: Certain At-risk Patients Can Benefit From Statin Use

Dec 23, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted draft recommendation statements on statin use to prevent cardiovascular disease events and on screening for lipid disorders in children and teens.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151223uspstfcvd-lipids.html

ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Screening for Cervical Cancer - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2015 - Based on the best available evidence, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has released best practice advice on cervical cancer screening in average-risk, asymptomatic women 21 years or older. This advice is targeted to all clinicians, and refers to screening for cervical ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1107.html

Evaluation of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2015 - A solitary pulmonary nodule is a common radiologic finding that is often discovered incidentally and may require significant workup to establish a definitive diagnosis. A solitary pulmonary nodule is a well-circumscribed round lesion measuring up to 3 cm in diameter and surrounded by ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1084.html

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