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Management of Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2005 - Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are part of a continuum of heat-related illness. Both are common and preventable conditions affecting diverse patients. Recent research has identified a cascade of inflammatory pathologic events that begins with mild heat exhaustion and, if uninterrupted, ...

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Clavicle Fractures - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2008 - Clavicle fractures are most common in children and young adults, typically occurring in persons younger than 25 years. Its superficial location, its thin midshaft, and the forces transmitted across it make the clavicle a common site for injury. The most common mechanism of injury is a ...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2012 - Seasonal affective disorder is a combination of biologic and mood disturbances with a seasonal pattern, typically occurring in the autumn and winter with remission in the spring or summer. In a given year, about 5 percent of the U.S. population experiences seasonal affective disorder, ...

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Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome affects more than 1 million persons in the United States, but the cause remains unknown. Most patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome are women with symptoms of suprapubic pelvic and/or genital area pain, dyspareunia, ...

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ICD-10 Coding -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 10, 2012 - ICD-10 coding requires significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and technology compared with ICD-9 coding. This topic collection features how-to articles from FPM's popular ICD-10 coding series. ICD-10 coding requires significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and ...

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Assessment of Microscopic Hematuria in Adults - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - Microscopic hematuria, a common finding on routine urinalysis of adults, is clinically significant when three to five red blood cells per high-power field are visible. Etiologies of microscopic hematuria range from incidental causes to life-threatening urinary tract neoplasm. The lack ...

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - A diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis requires the patient's plasma glucose concentration to be above 250 mg per dL (although it usually is much higher), the pH level to be less than 7.30, and the bicarbonate level to be 18 mEq per L or less. Beta-hydroxybutyrate is a better measurement ...

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Rational Use of Opioids for Management of Chronic Nonterminal Pain - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2012 - Opioid prescribing for chronic nonterminal pain has increased in recent years, although evidence for its long-term effectiveness is weak and its potential for harm is significant. Nonmedical use of prescription opioids, diversion, and overdose deaths have also increased sharply, ...

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Nail Abnormalities: Clues to Systemic Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2004 - The visual appearance of the fingernails and toenails may suggest an underlying systemic disease. Clubbing of the nails often suggests pulmonary disease or inflammatory bowel disease. Koilonychia, or

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Diagnosis and Management of Sjogren Syndrome - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2009 - Sjogren syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth. Other organ systems are affected in many patients. Sjogren syndrome is classified as primary or secondary. In primary disease, Sjogren syndrome is a solitary process, whereas secondary disease ...

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Osteoporosis in Men - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2010 - Osteoporosis is an important and often overlooked problem in men. Although the lifetime risk of hip fracture is lower in men than in women, men are twice as likely to die after a hip fracture. Bone mineral density measurement with a T-score of -2.5 or less indicates osteoporosis. The ...

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AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Jul 15, 2019 - Learn the latest on AFib, hypertension, stroke prevention, and more at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA.

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Diagnosis and Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - American Family Physician

May 15, 2008 - Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common condition affecting older men. Typical presenting symptoms include urinary hesitancy, weak stream, nocturia, incontinence, and recurrent urinary tract infections. Acute urinary retention, which requires urgent bladder catheterization, is ...

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Emergency and Urgent Care Self-Study Package -- CME

Jul 12, 2019 - Refine your emergency care skills on topics that include pediatric emergencies, stroke and stroke mimics, vascular emergencies and more.

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AAFP Family Medicine CME Course in Atlanta, GA -- CME

Jul 1, 2019 - Learn the latest evidence-based information in family medicine at the AAFP Family Medicine Update live CME course in Atlanta, GA, June 23-27, 2020.

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AAFP Family Medicine CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Jul 1, 2019 - Learn the latest evidence-based information in family medicine at the AAFP Family Medicine Update live CME course in Las Vegas, NV, November 10-14, 2020.

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Resolution No. 306 (Georgia A) - Medicare's Annual Wellness Visits -- Congress of ...

Aug 31, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians educate the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), Generation America, and other organizations that serve Medicare recipients about the need for annual wellness ...

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Resolution No. 304 (New Jersey C) - Limiting Additional Metrics to Reduce ...

Aug 31, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physiciansdevelop a policy that the AAFP will not endorse any proposed metric unless there is a concomitant elimination of an existing metric from the organization proposing and seeking endorsement of the new metric.

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https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newjersey-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 601 (New York State D) - Proposal for New Search Options for Specific ...

Aug 31, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians survey various AAFP constituencies including Member Interest Groups, commission members, the National Conference of Constituency Leaders, and National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/newyork-d.mem.html

Resolution No. 514 (New York State I) - Universal Health Insurance -- Congress of ...

Aug 31, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians endorse a national single payer health care system, and be it further that the AAFP support a single payer health care system that is paid for with general revenues of government and which might include co-pays, and be ...

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Resolution No. 309 (Virginia A) - Reduce the Frustration of Obtaining Durable Medical ...

Aug 31, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians work with the American Medical Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the America’s Health Insurance Plan, and national durable medical equipment (DME) trade associations, to educate physicians and...

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https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/virginia-a.mem.html

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Las Vegas, NV

Jun 28, 2019 - Understand and diagnose challenging skin problems while earning CME. Attend the AAFP’s Skin Conditions and Diseases live course November 6-9 in Las Vegas.

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Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2010 - Nearly two thirds of patients with cancer will undergo radiation therapy as part of their treatment plan. Given the increased use of radiation therapy and the growing number of cancer survivors, family physicians will increasingly care for patients experiencing adverse effects of ...

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Management of Falls in Older Persons: A Prescription for Prevention - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2011 - Although falls are a common cause of injury in older persons, they are not just a normal part of the aging process. The American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society recommend that all adults older than 65 years be screened annually for a history of falls or balance ...

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ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

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AAFP Pediatric Medicine CME Course in Washington, DC -- CME

Jun 24, 2019 - Grow your pediatric medicine skills and meet CME requirements. Join the AAFP at the Child and Adolescent Health live course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA), June 24-27, 2020.

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Osteochondrosis: Common Causes of Pain in Growing Bones - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2011 - Osteochondrosis is a term used to describe a group of disorders that affect the growing skeleton. These disorders result from abnormal growth, injury, or overuse of the developing growth plate and surrounding ossification centers. The exact etiology of these disorders is unknown, but ...

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AAFP Procedural CME Package on Joint Injections -- CME

Jun 20, 2019 - Learn the most common joint injections and aspiration performed in a family practice setting with this self-study CME from the AAFP.

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AAFP Procedural CME Package on Assessing Injuries -- CME

Jun 20, 2019 - Learn to assess and treat injured upper and lower extremities with this easy-to-navigate procedural skills CME activity.

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PerformanceNavigator On Demand: Diabetes -- CME

Jun 20, 2019 - Improve patient care with this online, multi-activity education on diabetes, that helps satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement.

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PerformanceNavigator On Demand: Dyslipidemia -- CME

Jun 20, 2019 - Improve care among your patient panel with this online, multi-activity education on dyslipidemia, that helps satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement.

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PerformanceNavigator On Demand: Hypertension -- CME

Jun 20, 2019 - Improve patient care with this online, multi-activity education on hypertension, that helps satisfy your ABFM Performance Improvement Activities requirement.

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Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2003 - Lumbar puncture is frequently performed in primary care. Properly interpreted tests can make cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) a key tool in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases. Proper evaluation of CSF depends on knowing which tests to order, normal ranges for the patient's age, and the ...

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Diet and Exercise in the Management of Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

May 1, 2010 - Dietary factors that influence lipid levels include modification of nutritional components, consumption of specific foods, use of food additives and supplements, and major dietary approaches. The most beneficial changes result from reducing intake of saturated and trans fats; increasing...

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AAFP Neurology CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Jun 17, 2019 - Treat common mental health conditions that can span the lifetime and earn CME. Attend the AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health course October 16-19 in San Diego.

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Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma: A Primary Care Perspective - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2012 - Cutaneous malignant melanoma accounts for 3 to 5 percent of all skin cancers and is responsible for approximately 75 percent of all deaths from skin cancer. Persons with an increased number of moles, dysplastic (also called atypical) nevi, or a family history of the disease are at ...

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Implementing Advance Directives in Office Practice - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2012 - Patients prepare advance directives in an effort to maintain autonomy during periods of incapacity or at the end of life. Advance directive documents are specific to the state in which the patient lives, but an effective strategy in the family physician’s office involves more than ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p461.html

Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis and Screening - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2010 - Based on etiology, diabetes is classified as type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, latent autoimmune diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes of youth, and miscellaneous causes. The diagnosis is based on measurement of A1C level, fasting or random blood glucose level, or oral ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0401/p863.html

Diagnosis and Management of Diastolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2006 - Diastolic heart failure occurs when signs and symptoms of heart failure are present but left ventricular systolic function is preserved (i.e., ejection fraction greater than 45 percent). The incidence of diastolic heart failure increases with age; therefore, 50 percent of older patients...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p841.html

AAFP Cardiovascular CME Course in Providence, RI -- CME

Jun 7, 2019 - Evidence-based CME to prevent, treat, and manage risk of cardiovascular conditions-attend the AAFP’s Care of Cardiovascular live course in Providence, RI July 15-18, 2020.

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AAFP ER course - Earn CME from the comfort of your own home or office -- CME

Jun 5, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME-without traveling. Live stream the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course, Oct. 9-12.

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AAFP Emergency CME Course in San Antonio, TX -- CME

Jun 5, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, Oct. 9-12 in San Antonio, TX.

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Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Helicobacter pylori Infection - Cochrane for ...

Jul 1, 2019 - When compared with serology or stool antigen tests, the urea breath test has the highest diagnostic accuracy to identify H. pylori infection in patients without a history of gastrectomy or recent use of antibiotics or proton pump inhibitors.

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Jaundice in the Adult Patient - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2004 - Jaundice in an adult patient can be caused by a wide variety of benign or life-threatening disorders. Organizing the differential diagnosis by prehepatic, intrahepatic, and posthepatic causes may help make the work-up more manageable. Prehepatic causes of jaundice include hemolysis and ...

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Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease: Updated CDC Guideline - American...

Jul 1, 2012 - Group B streptococcus is the leading cause of early-onset neonatal sepsis in the United States. Universal screening is recommended for pregnant women at 35 to 37 weeks’ gestation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guideline for the prevention of ...

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Evaluation of the Patient with Muscle Weakness - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2005 - Muscle weakness is a common complaint among patients presenting to family physicians. Diagnosis begins with a patient history distinguishing weakness from fatigue or asthenia, separate conditions with different etiologies that can coexist with, or be confused for, weakness. The pattern ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0401/p1327.html

Resolution No. 208 (Arizona B) - FamilyDoctor.org Mobile App -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 23, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians develop a patient-facing mobile app as a supplement for familydoctor.org.

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Resolution No. 606 (Arizona C) - Addressing Physician Burnout Through Support of ...

Jul 23, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians address member burnout from work after clinic (WAC) by studying strategies that improve individual clinical efficiency of family physicians in the outpatient clinical setting, and developing toolkits, education at ...

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Resolution No. 603 (Illinois D) - ABFM and Licensure -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 23, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians study the national impact of American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) removal of board certification based on state licensure actions and engage with the ABFM to arrive at a fair and rational approach to these issues ...

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Resolution No. 204 (Missouri A) - Celebration of the Missouri Academy of Family ...

Jul 23, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians acknowledge the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians celebrating their 70th anniversary, the oldest chapter of the AAFP.

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Resolution No. 609 (Pennsylvania A) - Physician Resiliency Added into ABFM Process -- ...

Jul 23, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians formally ask the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) to include fostering physician resiliency in its assessment of certification, and, be it further that the AAFP ask the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) ...

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Top 20 Research Studies of 2011 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2012 - In 2011, through regular surveillance of more than 100 English-language research journals, a group of seven clinicians identified approximately 250 studies with the potential to improve the practice of primary care physicians and the outcomes of patients (designated as POEMs ...

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Diagnosis and Initial Management of Acute HIV Infection - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - Recognition and diagnosis of acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the primary care setting presents an opportunity for patient education and health promotion. Symptoms of acute HIV infection are nonspecific (e.g., fever, malaise, myalgias, rash), making misdiagnosis ...

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Dermatologic Emergencies - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2010 - Life-threatening dermatologic conditions include Rocky Mountain spotted fever; necrotizing fasciitis; toxic epidermal necrolysis; and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most common rickettsial disease in the United States, with an overall mortality rate of 5 ...

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Fatigue: An Overview - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2008 - Fatigue, a common presenting symptom in primary care, negatively impacts work performance, family life, and social relationships. The differential diagnosis of fatigue includes lifestyle issues, physical conditions, mental disorders, and treatment side effects. Fatigue can be classified...

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Evaluation and Treatment of Hematospermia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2009 - Hematospermia can be a distressing symptom for patients, but most cases are effectively managed by a primary care physician. Although the condition is usually benign, significant underlying pathology must be excluded by history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, and, in ...

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Common Tinea Infections in Children - American Family Physician

May 15, 2008 - The common dermatophyte genera Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton are major causes of superficial fungal infections in children. These infections (e.g., tinea corporis, pedis, cruris, and unguium) are typically acquired directly from contact with infected humans or animals or...

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Erythema Multiforme - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - Erythema multiforme is a skin condition considered to be a hypersensitivity reaction to infections or drugs. It consists of a polymorphous eruption of macules, papules, and characteristic

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Cerumen Impaction - American Family Physician

May 15, 2007 - Cerumen is a naturally occurring, normally extruded product of the external auditory canal. It is usually asymptomatic, but when it becomes impacted it can cause complications such as hearing loss, pain, or dizziness. It also can interfere with examination of the tympanic membrane. ...

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Resolution No. 406 (Co-Sponsored D) - Violence in Health Care -- Congress of Delegates

Jun 27, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians create a survey to characterize and quantify the incidence of violence in the workplace for family physicians, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians create and promote an ...

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Resolution No. 303 (New Jersey B) - Laboratories Sharing Data -- Congress of Delegates

Jun 27, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians seek cooperation from the national laboratory offices mandating compliance at the regional level to provide seamless exchange of laboratory data between any member of the patient care team that requests this data, and ...

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Resolution No. 602 (New York State F) - Increasing Diversity in Family Medicine -- ...

Jun 27, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education study the issue of the effect of American Board of Family Medicine certification exam pass rates on diversity in family medicine, and be it further...

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Human Papillomavirus: Clinical Manifestations and Prevention - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2010 - Human papillomaviruses cause the most common sexually trans- mitted infection in the world and are responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer. Genital human papillomavirus infection can be divided into low-risk infections (causing genital warts) and high-risk infections ...

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PerformanceNavigator Workshop Cardiometabolic Conditions -- CME

Apr 25, 2019 - AAFP’s PerformanceNavigator live evidence-based CME workshop in Atlanta, GA will help you satisfy your Family Medicine Certification.

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Attend a BLSO Course -- BLSO

Apr 23, 2019 - View the full schedule of upcoming Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Courses being offered by the AAFP and other approved course sponsors.

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Principles of Casting and Splinting - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2009 - The ability to properly apply casts and splints is a technical skill easily mastered with practice and an understanding of basic principles. The initial approach to casting and splinting requires a thorough assessment of the injured extremity for proper diagnosis. Once the need for ...

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Become an ALSO Approved Instructor -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the didactic lectures, hands-on small group workstations, and testing stations included in an Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course.

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Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO)

Apr 22, 2019 - Learn about the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) program, which prepares participants to manage normal labor and obstetrical emergencies.

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Infant Formula - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2009 - Although the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend breast milk for optimal infant nutrition, many parents still choose formula as an acceptable alternative. The wide variety of available formulas is confusing to parents and physicians, ...

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Acute Pancreatitis: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 2007 - Mild acute pancreatitis has a low mortality rate, but patients with severe acute pancreatitis are more likely to develop complications and have a much higher death rate. Although serum amylase and lipase levels remain the most widely used diagnostic assays for acute pancreatitis, other ...

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AAFP Procedural CME on Suturing Techniques -- CME

Apr 9, 2019 - Perform the most common suturing techniques with this self-study procedural skills CME activity from the AAFP.

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Screening for Developmental Delay - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2011 - According to the literature, 12 to 16 percent of children in the United States have at least one developmental delay, yet as many as one-half of affected children will not be identified by the time they enter kindergarten. If developmental delays are detected too late, opportunities for...

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Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2003 - Pregnant women commonly use over-the-counter medications. Although most over-the-counter drugs have an excellent safety profile, some have unproven safety or are known to adversely affect the fetus. The safety profile of some medications may change according to the gestational age of ...

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Health Effects of Prenatal Radiation Exposure - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2010 - Pregnant women are at risk of exposure to nonionizing and ionizing radiation resulting from necessary medical procedures, workplace exposure, and diagnostic or therapeutic interventions before the pregnancy is known. Nonionizing radiation includes microwave, ultrasound, radio frequency,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0901/p488.html

FMCLA and ABFM Board Exam Pilot | AAFP -- CME

Apr 4, 2019 - Learn tips on how to prepare for the ABFM exam pilot, FMCLA. Not certain which test you want to take? Find out which exam is best for you and get exam preparation materials for both options.

CME : FMCLA

https://www.aafp.org/cme/fmcla.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health Self-Study Package -- CME

Apr 3, 2019 - Stay current in your practice with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions while also earning CME.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-behavioral-health.html

Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - Although puncture wounds are common, retained foreign bodies are not. Wounds with a foreign body sensation should be evaluated. The presence of wood or vegetative material, graphite or other pigmenting materials, and pain is an indication for foreign body removal. Radiography may be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p683.html

Evaluating Acutely Injured Patients for Internal Derangement of the Knee - American ...

Feb 1, 2012 - Although historical findings have some value in diagnosing internal derangement of the knee, a thorough physical examination can often rule out fracture and ligamentous and meniscal injuries. The Ottawa Knee Rule can help physicians determine which patients require radiography. Positive...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p247.html

Interacting with Patients' Family Members During the Office Visit - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2011 - The physician-patient relationship is part of the patient’s larger social system and is influenced by the patient’s family. A patient’s family member can be a valuable source of health information and can collaborate in making an accurate diagnosis and planning a treatment strategy ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p780.html

Amiodarone: Guidelines for Use and Monitoring - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2003 - Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent that is used to treat ventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. The drug prevents the recurrence of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and produces a modest reduction of sudden deaths in high-risk patients. Amiodarone is more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/p2189.html

Mildly Elevated Liver Transaminase Levels in the Asymptomatic Patient - American Family...

Mar 15, 2005 - Mild elevations in liver chemistry tests such as alanine transaminase and aspartate transaminase can reveal serious underlying conditions or have transient and benign etiologies. Potential causes of liver transaminase elevations include viral hepatitis, alcohol use, medication use, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1105.html

Ankle Sprains, Counseling Strategies, Dysphonia, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Egg Allergy -...

Jul 15, 2019 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p81.html

Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Package -- CME

Mar 21, 2019 - Gain a wide-ranging overview of family medicine-specific content related to chronic conditions with this AAFP self-study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions.html

Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study | Be prepared for FMCLA. -- CME

Mar 21, 2019 - With practice questions and Board-style content, make the AAFP’s Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study Package your all-in-one FMCLA companion.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/longitudinal-assessment.html

Assisting Patients with Opioid Addiction Treatment -- CME

Mar 20, 2019 - Watch this free CME webcast to assist your patients with opioid addiction treatment.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/opioid-addiction-treatment.html

Flow Sheets -- FPM Toolbox

Nov 16, 2009 - Download flow sheets for asthma, diabetes, and other common conditions to help you track key elements of patients' care.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Flow Sheets

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=14

Diagnosis and Management of G6PD Deficiency - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, the most common enzyme deficiency worldwide, causes a spectrum of disease including neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, acute hemolysis, and chronic hemolysis. Persons with this condition also may be asymptomatic. This X-linked inherited disorder ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1277.html

Semaglutide (Ozempic) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2019 - Semaglutide can be added to existing treatment to improve glycemic control and induce weight loss. It may also protect against cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p116.html

AAFP Maternity Care CME Course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA) -- CME

Mar 11, 2019 - Get evidence-based, up-to-date CME to care for mothers and infants at the AAFP Family-Centered Maternity Care live course July 24-27 in Washington, DC.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/maternity-live/reston.html

Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice - Editorials - American ...

Jul 15, 2019 - Acupuncture is an evidence-based therapy to reduce pain that can meet patient demand for nonpharmacologic treatment. Now is the time to offer training in medical acupuncture to more family physicians.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p76.html

Resolution No. 301 (Arizona A) - Developing the Medical-Behavioral Primary Care Model ...

Apr 30, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians draft a letter to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the types of licensed behavioral health providers that can be credentialed by CMS to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/arizona-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 607 (California C) - Medical Aid-in-Dying is Not Assisted Suicide -- ...

Apr 30, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians acknowledge that use of medical aid-in-dying is an ethical, personal end-of-life decision that should be made in the context of the doctor-patient relationship, and be it further that the American Academy of Family ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/california-c.mem.html

Resolution No. 308 (Indiana A) - Merit-Based Incentive Payment System -- Congress of ...

Apr 30, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physiciansadvocate for changes in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) exemption formula that increase the number of exempt small practices without penalizing those small practices wishing to participate or penalizing ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/indiana-a.mem.html

Resolution No. 310 (Mississippi A) - Allowing PAs to Perform Face-To-Face Exam for ...

Apr 30, 2018 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow both physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) to satisfy the requirement for hospice face-to-face visits for recertification with appropriate ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2017/resolutions2/mississippi-a.mem.html

Treatment of Alzheimer Disease - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2011 - Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than one-third of Americans older than 85 years. It is characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive decline. Amyloid plaque accumulation, neurofibrillary tau tangles, and depletion of acetylcholine are among...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1403.html

When Is It Right to Code 99215? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - Knowing the rules will give you the confidence to submit this seldom-used code.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/1100/p12.html

CME Faculty Recognition -- CME

Feb 19, 2019 - Recognition of AAFP CME Faculty.

CME : CME Faculty

https://www.aafp.org/cme/faculty/awards.html

Employed Practice -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 3, 2012 - This article collection features popular FPM content specifically related to employed practice -- from negotiating employment agreements to developing your leadership skills. This article collection features popular FPM content specifically related to employed practice -- from ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=78

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