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Toilet Training - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2008 - Toilet training is a developmental task that impacts families with small children. All healthy children are eventually toilet trained, and most complete the task without medical intervention. Most research on toilet training is descriptive, although some is evidence based. In the United...

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Ovarian Cancer: An Overview - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2009 - Although ovarian cancer may occur at any age, it is more common in patients older than 50 years. Patients often present with nonspecific pelvic or abdominal symptoms. Initial diagnostic tests include transvaginal ultrasonography and serum cancer antigen 125 measurement; however, these ...

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Oral Health During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - Oral health care in pregnancy is often avoided and misunderstood by physicians, dentists, and patients. Evidence-based practice guidelines are still being developed. Research suggests that some prenatal oral conditions may have adverse consequences for the child. Periodontitis is ...

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Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities: Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2009 - Pregnant women of all ages should be offered screening and invasive diagnostic testing for chromosomal abnormalities before 20 weeks' gestation. New developments in screening methods have increased the number of options for patients. Diagnostic options include chorionic villus sampling ...

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Uterine Fibroid Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 2007 - The incidence of uterine fibroid tumors increases as women grow older, and they may occur in more than 30 percent of women 40 to 60 years of age. Risk factors include nulliparity, obesity, family history, black race, and hypertension. Many tumors are asymptomatic and may be diagnosed ...

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Diagnosis and Management of Acute Interstitial Nephritis - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Acute interstitial nephritis is an important cause of acute renal failure resulting from immune-mediated tubulointerstitial injury, initiated by medications, infection, and other causes. Acute interstitial nephritis may be implicated in up to 15 percent of patients hospitalized for ...

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The Patient with Excessive Worry - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - Worry is a normal response to uncertainty. Education, empathetic support, reassurance, and passage of time usually ameliorate ordinary worries. However, these common-sense strategies for dealing with transient worries often prove ineffective for patients with excessive worry, many of ...

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Acupuncture for Pain - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2009 - Acupuncture is increasingly used as an alternative or complementary therapy for the treatment of pain. It is well tolerated, with a low risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional and modern acupuncture techniques may result in reported improvement in pain patterns. Research on ...

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Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2000 - Urinary tract infections are common during pregnancy, and the most common causative organism is Escherichia coli. Asymptomatic bacteriuria can lead to the development of cystitis or pyelonephritis. All pregnant women should be screened for bacteriuria and subsequently treated with ...

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Management of Postterm Pregnancy - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - The Committee on Practice Bulletins—Obstetrics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a new guideline entitled, Management of Postterm Pregnancy.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2008 - Female sexual complaints are common, occurring in approximately 40 percent of women. Decreased desire is the most common complaint. Normal versus abnormal sexual functioning in women is poorly understood, although the concept of normal female sexual function continues to develop. A ...

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BLSO Provider Course -- CME

Oct 29, 2013 - Learn to effectively provide pre-hospital care in normal labor and obstetrical emergencies in this one-day, hands-on course designed for first responders, emergency personnel, and medical, nursing, and PA students.

CME : CME by Topic

Resolution No. 210 (Co-Sponsored H) - Address the Growing Loss of Rural Obstetrical ...

Aug 29, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians and commissions work with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and other engaged groups to address the growing loss of rural obstetrical services ...

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Turner Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2007 - Turner syndrome occurs in one out of every 2,500 to 3,000 live female births. The syndrome is characterized by the partial or complete absence of one X chromosome (45,X karyotype). Patients with Turner syndrome are at risk of congenital heart defects (e.g., coarctation of aorta, ...

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New Research Shows Family Medicine Scope Is Shrinking

Feb 6, 2019 - Findings published in Annals of Family Medicine show that family medicine's scope of practice is being eroded even as residents say their training is more comprehensive.

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Rocking Full-scope Family Medicine for Rural Patients

Jan 7, 2019 - Noemi Mimi Doohan, M.D., Ph.D., was tasked with starting a rural family medicine residency program from scratch. After four years of preparation, the program will launch in 2019.

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Family Medicine | AAFP

Nov 4, 2015 - AAFP Continuing Medical Education for Family Medicine. Self-study, online, and in-person formats covering clinical topics, ABFM board review, KSA, and maintenance of certification.


Resolution No. 408 (Co-Sponsored D) - Support Measures to Decrease Maternal Mortality ...

Aug 29, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians engage in efforts to overturn the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) classification on mifepristone.

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Health-Related Concerns of the Female Athlete: A Lifespan Approach - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2009 - Exercise is beneficial for women of all ages and is associated with long-term health benefits and enhanced well-being. Nevertheless, active women and girls are at risk for conditions resulting from sports and exercise participation. Because of their unique physiology, children are more ...

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Future FP Is Already an Educator, Innovator

Dec 3, 2018 - Intern Tyson Schwab, M.D., M.S., just started his family medicine training, but he already has two medical devices in development.

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Case Report: Successful Maternal and Fetal Outcomes After Uterine Rupture - Letters to ...

Sep 1, 2018 - ...physicians take obstetric calls alongside obstetricians, midwives, anesthesiologists, and teams of obstetric and family medicine residents. We present a case that demonstrates how this collaborative, multidisciplinary model provides effective care in obstetric emergencies. Uterine...

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Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2018 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Sep 13, 2018 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2018 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

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Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is commonly used to assess fetal well-being during labor. Although detection of fetal compromise is one benefit of fetal monitoring, there are also risks, including false-positive tests that may result in unnecessary surgical intervention. Since ...

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Diagnosis and Management of Galactorrhea - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2004 - After infancy, galactorrhea usually is medication-induced. The most common pathologic cause of galactorrhea is a pituitary tumor. Other causes include hypothalamic and pituitary stalk lesions, neurogenic stimulation, thyroid disorders, and chronic renal failure. Patients with the latter...

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Residency Interview Questions – What to Ask When Choosing a Program | AAFP -- Residency

Jul 3, 2018 - Land the right family medicine residency program. Use our question list to prepare for your residency interview.

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