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Pain Medications Before IUD Placement - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Topical lidocaine preparations including gels, creams, and sprays may modestly decrease pain with tenaculum placement but not during IUD insertion.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p119.html

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement -...

Jan 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p112.html

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus in Pregnant Women - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - A 33-year-old U.S.-born pregnant clinician comes to your office for a first prenatal visit. Her most recent menstrual period was six weeks ago, and she has been taking prenatal vitamins for the past eight weeks. She was pregnant once more than two years ago, and at the time she screened...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p115.html

Depression After ACS, Amenorrhea, Physical Activity, Heart Failure, Erythema Multiforme...

Jan 15, 2020 - 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/2020/0115/p75.html

America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical ...

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Editorials America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine JACOB PRUNUSKE, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wausau, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p82.html

Acute Heart Failure in a 39-Year-Old Man - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Photo Quiz Acute Heart Failure in a 39-Year-Old Man DREW ASHBY, MD; FRANKLIN NIBLOCK, MD, MPH; KENNETH HERRING, MD; and LOGAN MIMS, MD, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):117-118. A...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p117.html

Lung Cancer Screening Effective for Reducing Cancer Deaths - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jan 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Lung Cancer Screening Effective for Reducing Cancer Deaths Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):70-71. Original Article: Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons [Lown Right Care] Issue Date: June 15, 2019...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p70.html

Identify Patients Likely to Benefit from Lung Cancer Screening - Letters to the Editor ...

Jan 15, 2020 - Jan 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Identify Patients Likely to Benefit from Lung Cancer Screening Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 15;101(2):69-70. Original Article: Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons [Lown Right Care] Issue Date: June 15, 2019 Available at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p69.html

Nonpharmacologic Therapies Can Improve Chronic Pain Outcomes

Jan 15, 2020 - A review of military health records has found that veterans who received nonpharmacologic therapies to manage chronic pain are less likely than those who did not to experience long-term adverse outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200115nonpharmtx.html

The EveryONE Project Unveils Implicit Bias Training Guide

Jan 15, 2020 - The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has introduced its Implicit Bias Training Guide to promote awareness among primary care physicians and their practice teams.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200115implicitbias.html

PAMA Laboratory Reporting Delay a Win for AAFP

Jan 14, 2020 - In a move the Academy has advocated for months, Congress has mandated a one-year delay for required reporting of clinical laboratory data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200114pamadelay.html

Wanted: Bank information to pay APM bonuses -- FPM

Jan 13, 2020 - The federal government has posted a list of clinicians it owes bonus money. Here's how to find out if you're on it, and how to claim your cash if you are.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/APM_banking_info.html

Beware Virulent Deer and Confounding EHR Notes

Jan 13, 2020 - We asked our new physician bloggers about the worst EHR notes they have seen. They shared their experiences in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200113fp-ehrnotes.html

Urologic Conditions in Infants and Children -- FP Essentials

Jan 13, 2020 - FP Essentials is a monthly monograph focused on family medicine clinical topics. This edition is available for individual purchase.

CME | FP Essentials : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/fp-essentials/editions/488-ed.html

Med Student Leader Helps Peers Find Family Medicine Path

Jan 13, 2020 - Mentors led Chase Mussard to family medicine. Now the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine student strives to do the same for others.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200113fdf-chase.html

ACP Guideline Addresses Age-related Low Testosterone

Jan 13, 2020 - The AAFP has endorsed the American College of Physicians' clinical practice guideline on treating adult men with age-related low testosterone, which recommends initiating testosterone treatment only for those experiencing sexual dysfunction.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200113age-relatedtestosterone.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 101 - January 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Jan 11, 2020 - This episode includes discussions on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, positional therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, lymphoma, tapering opioids, branched-chain amino acids for hepatic encephalopathy.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/101.html

Implicit Bias Resources

Jan 10, 2020 - Implicit bias

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/everyone-project/eop-tools/implicit-bias-resources.mem.html

Family Physicians Are on the Front Lines of Mental Health Care in America

Jan 10, 2020 - Family Physicians Are On The Front Lines Of Mental Health Care In America

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/family-physicians-are-on-the-front-lines-of-mental-health-care-in-america.html

Try These Tips to Overcome Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

Jan 9, 2020 - During what is shaping up to be a severe flu season, Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on vaccinating reluctant patients in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200109lv-fluvacc.html

Video -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Jan 9, 2020 -

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/office-champions/behavioral-health/video.html

AAFP Guides Agencies Away From Alternative Payment Roadblocks

Jan 9, 2020 - In letters to CMS and HHS' Office of the Inspector General, the Academy counseled regulators to make sure self-referral rules do not hinder practice transformation through new payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200109selfreferralltrs.html

Study: Misuse of Certain Nonopioid Analgesics on the Rise

Jan 9, 2020 - Research suggests that as the number of prescriptions written for opioids has dropped, there has been a corresponding rise in the use of nonopioid medications such as gabapentin and baclofen to treat certain types of pain.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200109nonopioidmeds.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Model Interactive Office Hours With CMS -- Physician ...

Jan 8, 2020 - Watch this webcast co-hosted by the AAFP, ACP, and AMA to learn about Primary Care First, a new advanced payment model for primary care physicians. Get your questions answered before the PCF application deadline.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/primary-care-first-model-q-and-a.mem.html

Webcast: CMS Primary Care First Model Interactive Office Hours With CMS -- Physician ...

Jan 8, 2020 - Watch this webcast co-hosted by the AAFP, ACP, and AMA to learn about Primary Care First, a new advanced payment model for primary care physicians. Get your questions answered before the PCF application deadline.

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/content/aafp/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/aapms/cms-primary-cares-initiative/primary-care-first-model-q-and-a.mem.html

Small Steps Are Key to Making Resolutions Stick

Jan 7, 2020 - Most New Year's resolutions fail before February. For this Fresh Perspectives blog post, we asked our new physician bloggers how they help patients make lifestyle changes that last.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200107fp-keepresolutions.html

The Economics of Our Health Care System Are Horrifying

Jan 7, 2020 - Millions of Americans are forgoing health care because of cost while others are accruing staggering debt to pay for care. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Management and Policy Shawn Martin examines a growing crisis in this In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200107itt-economics.html

Burnout prevention: get rid of stupid stuff in your practice -- FPM

Jan 6, 2020 - Although burnout in health care is largely a system problem, individual physicians can take steps to lighten their burden. Here are five ideas to help you get started.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/burnout_prevention.html

Jack Westfall, MD, MPH, Named Director of Robert Graham Center

Jan 6, 2020 - Jack Westfall, MD, MPH, Named Director of Robert Graham Center

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/jack-westfall-md-mph-named-director-of-robert-graham-center.html

2020 Transitional Member Dues -- Become a Member

Jan 6, 2020 -

Membership : Join AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/membership/join/transitional/transitional-dues.html

Health Equity Fellow Targets Obesity in Clinic, Community

Jan 6, 2020 - AAFP Health Equity Fellow Keisha Harvey, M.D., has embarked on a broad campaign to address obesity with efforts in physician offices and throughout the community.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200106fdf-harvey.html

The right way to respond to high-maintenance patients -- FPM

Jan 5, 2020 - When patients are pushy, needy, or entitled, you may be tempted to give in to their demands or refer them away, but there’s a better way to respond.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/high_maintenance_patients.html

Four tips for writing visit notes suitable for your patients to see -- FPM

Jan 4, 2020 - As transparency increases and more patients gain access to their health records, make sure your visit notes follow four best practices.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/transparent_visit_notes.html

2020 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jan 3, 2020 - 2020 issues of FPM journal

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2020.html

FDA Vaping Policy Is a Step in the Right Direction

Jan 3, 2020 - FDA Vaping Policy Is a Step in the Right Direction

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/fda-vaping-policy-is-a-step-in-the-right-direction.html

Heralded Vape Flavor Ban Too Diluted in Final Form, AAFP Says

Jan 3, 2020 - New restrictions on flavored e-cigarette products fall short, the AAFP said in a statement calling for a ban on menthol flavors and all forms of mixing fruit flavors.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200103flavorban.html

Unsure About Primary Care First? Webinar Explains New Model

Jan 3, 2020 - With the Primary Care First application deadline approaching, the AAFP and other groups have created a webinar to help physicians decide whether to join the new payment model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200103pcfwebinar.html

Women's Health Self-Study Package -8th Edition -- CME

Jan 2, 2020 - Enhance your ability to develop evaluation and treatment plans for every woman you treat, at every stage of her life with AAFP self-study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Alternative Payment Models -- Physician Payment Advocacy

Jan 2, 2020 - The AAFP recommends the study of APMs to inform regulatory changes on payment, including the merit-based incentive program and the primary care spend model.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/payment/apms.html

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Lymphoma is a group of malignant neoplasms of lymphocytes with more than 90 subtypes. It is traditionally classified broadly as non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphoma. Approximately 82,000 new U.S. patients are diagnosed with lymphoma annually. Any tobacco use and obesity are major modifiable ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p34.html

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis affects 1% to 3% of U.S. adolescents. It is defined by a lateral curvature of the spine (Cobb angle) of at least 10 degrees in the absence of underlying congenital or neuromuscular abnormalities. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis may be detected via the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p19.html

Benign Anorectal Conditions: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Common anorectal conditions include hemorrhoids, perianal pruritus, anal fissures, functional rectal pain, perianal abscess, condyloma, rectal prolapse, and fecal incontinence. Although these are benign conditions, symptoms can be similar to those of cancer, so malignancy should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p24.html

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

Sleep Disorders in Adults - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Sleep Disorders in Adults Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=83

Beers Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients: An Update from the ...

Jan 1, 2020 - The 2019 American Geriatrics Society update of the Beers Criteria uses the five criteria outlined in 2015; these include medications that should typically be avoided in most older patients, medications that should be avoided in older patients with certain conditions, medications that ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p56.html

PLAC Test for Lp-PLA2 Activity to Predict Coronary Heart Disease - Diagnostic Tests: ...

Jan 1, 2020 - The PLAC test is a blood test used to measure serum activity of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), an enzyme that breaks down oxidized low-density lipoprotein in the vascular wall.

American Family Physician : Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p44.html

Get the Most Out of Your AAFP Membership

Jan 1, 2020 - Academy members receive exclusive products, programs, services and discounts totaling more than $4,000 in savings each year. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., highlights some perks you might not be aware of.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200101lv-membervalue.html

Tapering Long-Term Opioid Therapy - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - My patient is a 54-year-old construction worker who has been taking prescribed opioids for more than a decade for chronic knee and back pain.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p49.html

Breast Implant—Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma - Editorials - American Family...

Jan 1, 2020 - In October 2019, the FDA released draft guidance offering numerous recommendations to help ensure women have access to breast implant benefit and risk information, including that manufacturers incorporate a boxed warning and patient decision checklist in the device’s labeling, and ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p8.html

Antepartum Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Length of Gestation - Cochrane for Clinicians ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Omega-3 fatty acids, whether taken as supplements or consumed as part of the diet, reduce the risk of preterm birth (number needed to treat = 68) and early preterm birth (number needed to treat = 55).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p17.html

Positional Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Positional therapy for OSA reduces scores on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and Epworth Sleepiness Scale compared with no treatment. Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) improves AHI scores more than positional therapy, patients seem to better tolerate positional therapy ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p16.html

Warfarin Dosages, PCOS, Varicose Veins, Gastroenteritis in Children, Plantar Fasciitis ...

Jan 1, 2020 - 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/2020/0101/p10.html

Exercise to Reduce Falls in Older Adults - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Exercise programs should be recommended for community-dwelling adults 60 years and older because they lead to fewer falls.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p42.html

Adding Ultrasonography to Mammography Increases False-Positive Findings Without an ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Adding ultrasonography to screening mammography in women younger than 50 years at low, intermediate, or high breast cancer risk is not associated with an increase in breast cancer detection. It is associated with increased unnecessary biopsy recommendations and results in more frequent ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p53a.html

Addition of Steroids Improves Outcomes in Children and Adults with CAP - POEMs - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Adding corticosteroid treatment to the management of CAP is beneficial for children and adults. Treatment decreases clinical failures, time in the hospital, and the risk of death in adults with severe pneumonia.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p55.html

A Shrinking Primary Care Workforce in Puerto Rico - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - In 2018, two-thirds of primary care physicians in Puerto Rico were older than 55 years, compared with 43% nationwide. Meanwhile, only four out of every 10 graduates of family medicine residencies from 2011 to 2017 remained on the island in 2018, placing Puerto Rico’s new family ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p13.html

Nodules on the Knuckles - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2020 Issue Photo Quiz Nodules on the Knuckles MICAH PIPPIN, MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Family Medicine Residency, Alexandria, Louisiana Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):47-48. A 55-year-old man presented with...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p47.html

Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy - Medicine by the ...

Jan 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2020 Issue Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy AHMED HAMED, MD; AMIRA HAMED, MD; and KARISSA LAMBERT, MD Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/od1.html

Positive Chest Radiograph Findings Are Not Enough to Warrant Antibiotics in Patients ...

Jan 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Positive Chest Radiograph Findings Are Not Enough to Warrant Antibiotics in Patients with Acute Cough Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):5. Original Article: Identifying Outpatients with Acute Cough at Very Low Risk of Pneumonia [Point-of-Care...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p5.html

Screening for Atrial Fibrillation to Initiate Stroke-Protective Therapy - Letters to ...

Jan 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Screening for Atrial Fibrillation to Initiate Stroke-Protective Therapy Am Fam Physician. 2020 Jan 1;101(1):6-7. Original Article: Downsides of Detecting Atrial Fibrillation in Asymptomatic Patients...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p6.html

Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2020 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p34-s1.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 100 - December 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Dec 24, 2019 - The 100th episode spectacular! This episode includes discussions on amblyopia, the case against coronary artery calcium scoring, cirrhosis, baloxavir for influenza, and a point-of-care guide for deep vein thrombosis. Also messages from special guests, highlights from our first 100 ...

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/100.html

Study Highlights Lack of Self-care Among Medical Residents

Dec 24, 2019 - New research indicates that a concerning number of medical residents do not have a routine place for care, making them less likely to utilize valuable preventive screenings and services.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191224residentscare.html

AAFP Says Court's ACA Ruling 'Prolongs Uncertainty'

Dec 23, 2019 - The AAFP said a federal appeals court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act leaves family physicians and their patients in an unacceptable void.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191223acaruling.html

Share Comments for Upcoming Federal Dietary Guidelines

Dec 20, 2019 - Family physicians have an opportunity to help shape the foundational document for federal nutrition policy and education programs in writing or in person at a January meeting.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191220dietaryguidelines.html

Despite Awareness of Outbreak, Many Vapers Misunderstand Risks

Dec 20, 2019 - Results of a survey commissioned by the AAFP show that young people who vape are aware of an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, but many still don't understand the risks.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191220vapesurvey.html

AAFP Governance Structure -- Congress of Delegates

Dec 19, 2019 - View the AAFP Governance structure.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/governance-structure.mem.html

Early Career Student (Rising M1-M3) -- Student, Resident and Faculty Awards

Dec 19, 2019 - Students who wish to apply for this award must complete an online application that includes three questions to address. Students must be a M1-M3 student during the 2020-21 academic year to apply.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/nc/early.mem.html

Fifth Circuit Court Decision Perpetuates Uncertainty For Americans, Insurance Industry

Dec 19, 2019 -

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/aafp-statement-court-ruling-perpetuates-uncertainty-for-patients.html

The top Medicare changes to know for 2020 -- FPM

Dec 18, 2019 - The annual Medicare update includes changes to documentation requirements, coding and payment.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2020_Medicare_update.html

Past Fellow Recipients -- Degree of Fellow

Dec 18, 2019 - Find out who was previously awarded the AAFP Degree of Fellow.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/fellow/past-recipients.mem.html

Congress' 2020 Spending Package Short-changes Primary Care

Dec 18, 2019 - The $1.4 trillion spending package for 2020 that the House passed Dec. 17 falls far short on several fronts that are important to building a strong foundation of primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191218spendingpackage.html

Complete Open Payments Review by Dec. 31

Dec 18, 2019 - Physicians have until Dec. 31 to review and dispute 2018 Open Payments program data.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20191218openpayments.html

USPSTF: Offer Behavioral Counseling to Prevent STIs

Dec 18, 2019 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on the use of behavioral counseling interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191218uspstf-stis.html

End of Medicare's Transition From HICN to MBI Use Looms

Dec 18, 2019 - Starting Jan. 1, clinicians must begin submitting claims and conducting other Medicare transactions using the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier shown on CMS' newly issued Medicare cards.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20191218hicn-mbicutoff.html

Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan

Dec 17, 2019 - Learn about the vision, mission, and strategic plan of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About AAFP : Get to Know the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/about/the-aafp/vision.html

CDC Proposes Expanding Its HCV Testing Recommendations

Dec 17, 2019 - The CDC intends to expand its current recommendations for hepatitis C virus screening and is seeking public comment on the proposed changes, which would include one-time screening for adults 18 and older.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20191217cdchcvtest.html

SNAP Work Requirements Won't Work

Dec 16, 2019 - Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that roughly 10% of her county's population was already receiving assistance from a local food bank before the federal government finalized a rule that will cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191216fp-snap.html

2020 AAFP Commission Members

Dec 16, 2019 - Access a list of all members of 2020 AAFP commissions.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/2020-members.mem.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 99 - December 1, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Dec 16, 2019 - Episode 99 includes discussions on alpha blockers for nephrolithiasis, influenza, pelvic floor muscle training, cold weather injuries, combined oral contraceptives for heavy menstrual bleeding, and general health checks.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/99.html

Resident's Health Tips Reach Young People on TikTok

Dec 16, 2019 - Rose Marie Leslie, M.D., wanted to share health tips with young people. Now the family medicine resident's entertaining videos are gaining a big following on the social media service TikTok.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20191216fdf-leslie.html

Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels. This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=13

Cirrhosis: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Newer research has established that liver fibrosis is a dynamic process and that early cirrhosis may be reversible. Only one in three people with cirrhosis knows they have it. Most patients with cirrhosis remain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p759.html

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening. This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=66

Influenza: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Influenza is an acute viral respiratory infection that causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Three types of influenza cause disease in humans. Influenza A is the type most responsible for causing pandemics because of its high susceptibility to antigenic variation. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p751.html

Amblyopia: Detection and Treatment - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Amblyopia is the leading cause of monocular vision loss in children. Early recognition and treatment are important to prevent vision loss. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends vision screening for all children at least once between three and five years of age to detect the...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p745.html

Influenza - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on influenza and related issues, including influenza vaccination and avian influenza. This collection features AFP content on influenza and related issues, including influenza vaccination and avian influenza.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=14

The Case Against Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Disease Risk ...

Dec 15, 2019 - Although coronary artery calcium testing may slightly improve future risk prediction, this theoretical benefit is outweighed by its potential harms.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p734.html

Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice ...

Dec 15, 2019 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy outcomes, and approaches for management based on new evidence.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p782.html

Overuse of Statins in Older Adults - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse - ...

Dec 15, 2019 - A collaboration between AFP and the Lown Institute promotes a vision of delivering heath care that is based on the evidence, balanced in its approach, and focused on the patient.

American Family Physician : Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p742.html

Diagnosing DVT in Nonpregnant Adults in the Primary Care Setting - Point-of-Care Guides...

Dec 15, 2019 - What is the best approach to the evaluation of nonpregnant adults with suspected first lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the outpatient primary care setting?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p778.html

Rash on the Ankle - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - A man presented with a vesicular rash on his ankle in a serpentine-like pattern.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p773.html

One Month of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel Alone is Superior to 12 ...

Dec 15, 2019 - This study found that one month of dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus clopidogrel or prasugrel [Effient]) followed by clopidogrel monotherapy for up to five years is both noninferior and superior to 12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy followed by aspirin for up to five years for...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od5.html

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

Dec 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends against screening for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od1.html

Screening for Pancreatic Cancer - Putting Prevention into Practice - American Family ...

Dec 15, 2019 - A 71-year-old woman comes to your office for a regularly scheduled visit. She has type 2 diabetes mellitus and a 50-pack-year smoking history, and had non-ulcer dyspepsia two years ago. Her body mass index is 32 kg per m2, and her blood pressure is normal.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p771.html

Augmentation of Antidepressant Treatment Offers Little Benefit - POEMs - American ...

Dec 15, 2019 - The available evidence that treatment-resistant depression (depression that is unresponsive to two different treatments of adequate dose and length) responds well to augmentation treatment (i.e., adding psychotherapy, lithium, or aripiprazole [Abilify] to current treatment) is weak.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od3.html

Baloxavir Reduces Symptom Duration Similar to Oseltamivir, Primarily Within 24 Hours of...

Dec 15, 2019 - Baloxavir has similar efficacy to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) (33-hour reduction in duration of symptoms compared with placebo) and, like oseltamivir, is most effective when given within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od4.html

Baloxavir Marboxil (Xofluza) for Influenza - STEPS - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2019 - Single-dose baloxavir should be limited to ill patients who cannot tolerate or comply with a course of oseltamivir. For otherwise healthy adults with confirmed influenza or influenza-like illness, the high cost of baloxavir may not justify the one-day reduction in symptoms of a ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p776.html

Peptic Ulcers, Blood Lead Levels in Children, Diabetic Kidney Disease, VTE, Endometrial...

Dec 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/2019/1215/p740.html

Platelet-Rich Plasma is Equal to Saline for Patients with Patellar Tendinopathy - POEMs...

Dec 15, 2019 - In this study, platelet-rich plasma injections were no better than saline injections in improving pain or activity in patients with patellar tendinopathy. It did not matter whether the plasma was leukocyte rich or leukocyte poor.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/od2.html

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