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USPSTF Offers Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Regimen

Sep 22, 2017 - A new draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force includes a recommendation to screen women ages 30-65 for cervical cancer every three years using cytology alone or every five years using high-risk HPV testing alone.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170922uspstfdraftcervca.html

Dire Situations Can Bring Out the Best in People

Sep 21, 2017 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Robert Raspa, M.D., reflects on the willingness of people to help others in need.

AAFP News : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170921lv-irma.html

You Told Us How the AAFP Is Doing, and We're Listening

Sep 21, 2017 - In the latest satisfaction survey, members told the AAFP to prioritize work on regulatory relief, affordable health care, physician payment and maintenance of certification.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

http://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20170921prezmsg-survey.html

Chopra: Everything We Experience Influences Health

Sep 20, 2017 - Author Deepak Chopra, M.D., told physicians at a general session of the 2017 Family Medicine Experience that everything we experience in life can affect our health.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170920fmx-chopra.html

CDC Breaks Down Recent Study Linking Flu Vaccine, Miscarriage

Sep 20, 2017 - Although evidence indicates that influenza vaccination is safe during pregnancy, data are limited for women in their first trimester, prompting a recent study that examined the incidence of miscarriage in women who received the vaccine.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170920flumiscarry.html

Telemedicine Advances Outpace Common Sense Regulations

Sep 19, 2017 - Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes that her clinic has implemented a novel way to use telemedicine. But for many physicians, barriers remain.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170919fp-telemedicine.html

Keynote Covers Top Updates in Evidence-based Medicine

Sep 19, 2017 - Frank Domino, M.D., distilled some of the most interesting study findings of the past year in a main-stage session during the 2017 Family Medicine Experience in San Antonio.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170919fmx-domino.html

Family Physicians Flock to Office of the Future Exhibit

Sep 19, 2017 - Visitors to the Office of the Future exhibit at the AAFP's 2017 Family Medicine Experience found solutions to practice problems.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170919fmx-officeoffuture.html

MedPAC Debates Expansion of Telehealth Payment

Sep 19, 2017 - The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed the effects that expanding payment for telehealth services could have on increased access and increased claims.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170919medpactelehealth.html

Family Physicians Tackle Tort Reform, Opioid Crisis, Drug Prices

Sep 18, 2017 - AAFP members who testified before the Reference Committee on Advocacy discussed several measures designed to protect family physicians and patients at the AAFP's 2017 Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170918cod-advocacy.html

Delegates Address Violence in Health Care, Homelessness

Sep 18, 2017 - The 2017 Congress of Delegates addressed issues such as violence in health care, so-called Housing First approaches to aid homeless people and substance abuse in incarcerated populations.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170918cod-hops.html

Groups Push for Deliberative Approach to Improving Health Law

Sep 18, 2017 - As the Senate considers a new proposal to repeal major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the AAFP and other physician organizations are voicing their strong opposition to efforts to rush it through the legislative process without due deliberation.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170918grahamcassidy.html

EveryONE Project Debuts at 2017 Family Medicine Experience

Sep 15, 2017 - On Sept. 15, the AAFP's Center for Diversity and Health Equity unveiled The EveryONE Project during the 2017 Family Medicine Experience in San Antonio.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170915cdhe-everyone.html

FPOY Finds Joy in Treating Challenging Patients

Sep 15, 2017 - When most physicians think of working with patients with addiction disorders, they often feel overwhelmed, frustrated and unprepared to meet their medical needs. That's not the case for Gerard Hevern, M.D., of Suncook, N.H.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170915fpoy-hevern.html

AAFP Initiative Offers New Resources for Physician Well-being

Sep 15, 2017 - The AAFP's new Physician Health First initiative helps family physicians evaluate their well-being and offers tools to assess and address their risk of burnout.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170915physicianhealth.html

Delegates Urge AAFP to Address Barrier to Workforce Diversity

Sep 14, 2017 - The 2017 Congress of Delegates directed the AAFP to urge the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to study the consequences of its policy on certification exam pass rates.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170914cod-education.html

FPs Focus on Payment, Practice Problems and Patient Care

Sep 14, 2017 - AAFP members who testified before the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement during the Academy's 2017 Congress of Delegates tackled issues such as sharing lab data and administrative simplification.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170914cod-practenhance.html

New AAFP President Hears, Understands Family Physicians' Concerns

Sep 14, 2017 - New AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., told colleagues at the 2017 Family Medicine Experience he will keep listening to their concerns to help shape AAFP policy.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170914mungerspeech.html

What Should We Tell Parents About Concussions, Contact Sports?

Sep 13, 2017 - Despite an abundance of research regarding head injuries, counseling parents and young athletes about the risks of contact sports is complicated.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170913fp-concussions.html

One Good Look at Vast Scope of Family Medicine, and I Was Hooked

Sep 13, 2017 - New AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., was working as a hospital orderly when exposure to family medicine residents changed his path.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170913lv-munger.html

Delegates Address Patient Voice, Support for Employed Physicians

Sep 13, 2017 - Delegates to the 2017 Congress of Delegates addressed issues such as investigating how to ensure the patient's voice is clearly heard by the AAFP Board of Directors.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170913cod-orgfin.html

Delegates Choose New AAFP Leaders

Sep 13, 2017 - The AAFP Congress of Delegates elected its leadership for the coming year, including John Cullen, M.D., of Valdez, Alaska, as the Academy's president-elect.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170913codelections.html

AAFP's New President Brings Experience, Empathy, Passion

Sep 13, 2017 - AAFP News sat down with new AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., to ask about his plans for the next year.

AAFP News : News From 2017 COD and FMX

http://www.aafp.org/news/2017-congress-fmx/20170913mungerqa.html

Family Physicians to Debate Policy, Elect Leaders at COD

Sep 12, 2017 - Family physicians from every state and territory, as well as representatives of various member constituencies, will debate policy and elect new Academy leaders this week during the Congress of Delegates.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

http://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/ITT_20170912.html

Review Updated Flu Prevention Guidance for 2017-2018

Sep 12, 2017 - The CDC has issued its annual recommendations for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza, which include guidance on the use of two newly licensed vaccines, as well as information on one vaccine's expanded age indication.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170912newflurecs.html

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