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Palpitations: Evaluation in the Primary Care Setting - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - Palpitations are a common problem in the ambulatory primary care setting, and cardiac causes are the most concerning etiology. Psychiatric illness, adverse effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and substance use should also be considered. Distinguishing cardiac from ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/p784.html

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Common Questions About Diagnosis and Management - American Family...

Apr 1, 2018 - Rheumatoid arthritis is the most commonly diagnosed systemic inflammatory arthritis, with a lifetime prevalence of up to 1% worldwide. Women, smokers, and those with a family history of the disease are most often affected. Rheumatoid arthritis should be considered if there is at least ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p455.html

Common Running Injuries: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2018 - Running is a common form of exercise but predisposes athletes to several running-related injuries. Most running injuries are due to overuse and respond to conservative treatment. Tendinopathies in the patellar, Achilles, and hamstring tendons are common, and are primarily treated with ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0415/p510.html

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Difficult Insertions and Removals - American ...

Sep 1, 2018 - The use of long-acting reversible contraception is on the rise across the United States and has contributed to a decrease in teen pregnancies. With the increased use of long-acting reversible contraception, physicians may encounter difficult insertions and removals of intrauterine ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0901/p304.html

Hoarseness in Adults - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - Hoarseness is a common presentation in primary care practices. Combined with other voice-related changes, it falls under the umbrella diagnosis of dysphonia. Hoarseness has a number of causes, ranging from simple inflammatory processes to less common psychiatric disorders to more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p720.html

Delivering Bad or Life-Altering News - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2018 - Delivering serious, bad, or life-altering news to a patient is one of the most difficult tasks physicians encounter. Broadly defined as information that may alter a patient’s view of his or her future, bad news may include information related to a chronic disease (e.g., diabetes ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0715/p99.html

Oral and Dental Conditions - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2018 - This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related issues, including temporomandibular disorders, smell and taste disorders, dental infections, and salivary gland disorders. This collection features AFP content on oral and dental conditions and related ...

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Genetics - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Noninfectious Penile Lesions - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2018 - Noninfectious penile lesions are classified by clinical presentation as papulosquamous (e.g., psoriasis), inflammatory (e.g., lichen sclerosus, lichen nitidus, lichen planus), vascular (e.g., angiokeratomas), or neoplastic (e.g., carcinoma in situ, invasive squamous cell carcinoma). ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p102.html

Cervical Cancer: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - Human papillomavirus infection is the precursor for the development of cervical cancer and is detectable in 99.7% of squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma cases. Early detection of precancerous lesions with Papanicolaou testing remains the primary mechanism for cancer prevention. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p449.html

Top POEMs of 2017 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign - ...

Jul 15, 2018 - This article discusses the POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) of 2017 judged to be most consistent with the principles of the Choosing Wisely campaign. A POEM is a synopsis of a research study that reports patient-oriented outcomes, such as improvement in symptoms, quality ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0715/p93.html

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2018 - 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

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) result from intrauterine exposure to alcohol and are the most common nonheritable causes of intellectual disability. The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. FAS ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p515.html

Charcot Foot: Clinical Clues, Diagnostic Strategies, and Treatment Principles - ...

May 1, 2018 - Acute Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle is often difficult to diagnose because of limited findings in the patient history, physical examination, imaging, and laboratory studies. Delay in treatment results in the development of rigid foot and ankle deformities, increasing ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p594.html

Localized Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - In the United States, prostate cancer will be diagnosed in one out of seven men in his lifetime. Most cases are localized, and only one in 39 men will die from the disease. Prostate cancer is most often detected using serum prostate-specific antigen testing. The National Comprehensive ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p798.html

Anxiety Disorders - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Anxiety Disorders 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 content from...

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Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 1, 2018 - Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p581.html

General Parenting Strategies: Practical Suggestions for Common Child Behavior Issues - ...

May 15, 2018 - Parents often seek guidance from physicians on child behavior problems. Questions may range from general parenting strategies to managing specific child behaviors. Physicians and their staff can identify problematic parent-child interactions or behaviors within the office setting and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p642.html

Testicular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2018 - Testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor among males 15 to 34 years of age, with an estimated 8,850 new cases and 410 deaths during 2017 in the United States. With effective treatment, the overall five-year survival rate is 97%. Risk factors for testicular cancer include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p261.html

Bladder Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Bladder cancer is the sixth most prevalent malignancy in the United States and causes more than 16,000 deaths annually. The most common clinical presentation is asymptomatic hematuria, which should prompt evaluation with cystoscopy, renal function testing, and upper urinary tract ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p507.html

Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Childhood bullying is common and can lead to serious adverse physical and mental health effects for both the victim and the bully. In teenagers, risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying include being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; having a disability or medical condition ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p187.html

Diabetes Self-Management: Facilitating Lifestyle Change - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2017 - Healthy eating and increased physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes mellitus and facilitate diabetes management. Current guidelines recommend long-term weight loss of 5% to 7% of body weight and 150 minutes of at least moderate-intensity physical activity per week ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0915/p362.html

Care of the Colorectal Cancer Survivor - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2018 - Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and has a five-year survival rate of 65%. The American Cancer Society and other experts have released guidelines on surveillance, health promotion, screening for other malignancies, and management of treatment ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0301/p331.html

Fleshy Mass Passed Vaginally by a Young Woman - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - A women presented with worsening cramps and lower abdominal pain six weeks after starting medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera). The discomfort subsided after she vaginally passed a bloody fleshy mass.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/p449.html

Procedures - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Procedures 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 content from AFP, as...

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Inpatient Medicine - American Family Physician

May 1, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Inpatient Medicine 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 content from...

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Pharyngitis (Sore Throat) - American Family Physician

Jul 29, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Pharyngitis (Sore Throat) 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...

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Substance Abuse - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Substance Abuse 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 content from...

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Peripheral Vascular Disease - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Peripheral Vascular Disease 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...

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Sleep Disorders in Adults - American Family Physician

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Opioid Epidemic - Key Resources - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2019 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Opioid Epidemic - Key Resources 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...

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Nutrition - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2018 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Nutrition 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 content from AFP, as...

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Occupational Health - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2018 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Occupational Health 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 content...

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H. pylori Infection: ACG Updates Treatment Recommendations - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Helicobacter pylori infection is one of the most common chronic bacterial infections. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has updated its clinical guidelines in response to significant scientific advances in the management of this disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p135.html

Should Adults with Prediabetes Be Prescribed Metformin to Prevent Diabetes Mellitus? ...

Aug 1, 2019 - High-quality evidence supports metformin use for diabetes prevention among younger or more obese individuals or for women with a history of gestational diabetes. Clinicians should consider prescribing metformin, in addition to intensive lifestyle interventions, in accordance with ...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p134.html

Infantile Hemangioma: AAP Releases Guideline for Management - Practice Guidelines - ...

Aug 1, 2019 - Infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors of childhood, occurring in up to approximately 5% of infants. These benign vascular tumors are small, self-resolving, and do not require treatment.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p186.html

Tapering Patients Off of Benzodiazepines - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2017 - When prescribed at a low dosage for a short time (fewer than 30 days), benzodiazepines can effectively treat generalized and social anxiety, panic disorder, and sleep disorders. Long-term use for anxiety and sleep disorders is not supported by research because it is associated with the ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/p606.html

Should Adults with Prediabetes Be Prescribed Metformin to Prevent Diabetes Mellitus? ...

Aug 1, 2019 - Discussing with patients the pros and cons of medications for borderline glucose values could distract us from more important topics such as lifestyle changes, smoking cessation, and blood pressure control. Time is the most valuable resource in a physician-patient partnership, and there...

American Family Physician : Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p136.html

Cholesterol Management: ACC/AHA Updates Guideline - Practice Guidelines - American ...

May 1, 2019 - The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) task force on clinical practice guidelines has updated its 2013 cholesterol guideline.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p589.html

Resolution No. 411 (California B) - Endorse Restriction of Antibiotic Use in Food ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support legislation restricting the use of antibiotics in food animal production to the treatment of animals with active disease, equivalent to the use in humans, 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-b.mem.html

Resolution No. 302 (Connecticut A) - Responsibilities of Commercial and Government ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians meet with all national insurers that undertake value-based contracts, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to advocate for adjustment of Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) scores at least annually ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 410 (Georgia B) - Maternity and Reproductive Health Care are Essential ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation that allows insurers to opt out of maternity and reproductive health coverage, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians issue a formal statement affirming that maternity and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 401 (Minnesota A) - Military Tobacco 21 -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians adopt a policy position and lobby the United States congress to pass a law that makes it illegal for military commissaries to sell tobacco products to those under 21.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 508 (Minnesota B) - Encourage Completion of a Health Impact Assessment ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the requirement that all federal environmental impact statements be required to include a comprehensive and independently produced Health Impact Assessment.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 311 (Mississippi B) - Emphasizing Direct Clinical Care in Health Care ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians lobby to require that 85% of all health care expenditures go only to direct hands-on patient care, and be it further that the AAFP support strict restrictions and penalties for all insurance companies including the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 509 (Mississippi C) - Stop the Blame the Doctors Game: Evidence Says ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support appropriate and individualized pain treatment by physicians as essential to quality medical care and continue their efforts to encourage physicians to prescribe opiates responsibly, and be it further that the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 412 (New Hampshire B) - Round Up Our Troops – Beware of Glyphosate -- ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians educate its members about the potential health hazards of human exposure to glyphosate, and be it further that the AAFP work with other agencies and organizations, in addition to the American Academy of Pediatrics, to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 507 (New Jersey A) - Change the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians engage in a dialogue with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in effort to modify or eliminate the three-midnight rule in cases where the patient requires discharge to subacute care but does not require ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 206 (New Mexico B) - Health in All Policies (HiAP) -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians provide education on the Health in All Policy (HiAP) approach at the annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit and the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 511 (New Mexico C) - Pharmaceutical Drug Pricing -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for marketplace solutions and federal cost control to reduce pharmaceutical drug pricing.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 209 (New York State A) - Support Paid Sick Leave for Employees -- ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for a Federal paid sick leave law.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 506 (New York State B) - Loser Pays Tort Reform -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support loser pays tort reform for medical malpractice and personal liability cases, whereby the plaintiff and plaintiff’s attorney shall be jointly and severally liable for the costs of defendant’s legal and related ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 512 (New Mexico D) - Immigration Policy -- Congress of Delegates

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians actively oppose the current administration’s immigration policies and the building of a wall along the southern border of the United States given its detrimental effect on the economic, ecological, and community health ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 502 (New York State E) - Oppose Non-Evidence-Based Restrictions to ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation that would prohibit telemedicine access to medication abortion or impose restrictions on access to medication abortion using telemedicine that are not placed on other medical services, and be it ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 207 (New York State G) - Use of Reparative or Conversion Therapy -- ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physiciansreaffirm its policy opposing the use of ‘reparative’ or ‘conversion’ therapy of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that parents, ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 409 (New York State H) - Opposing Policies and Procedures Compelling ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate against policies and practices of incentivizing individuals involved in the justice system to seek family planning services including sterilization, contraception, and abortion, and be it further that the AAFP ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 515 (Puerto Rico A) - The Medicare and Medicaid Funding Shortage - ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians write a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to uncap Puerto Rico’s federal Medicare and Medicaid funds.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 513 (Vermont A) - Support a Publicly Funded Universal Primary Care ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians Physicians develop a policy statement in support of a publicly funded universal primary system in states who pursue this model, and be it further that the AAFP survey chapters about the feasibility of a legislative ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 510 (Virginia B) - Unsolicited Requests for Compound Topical Medications...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians request the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services consider requiring compound pharmacies to inform patients of what the actual cost is to the patient and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 407 (Washington A) - Support Housing Access for All -- Congress of ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for policies supporting Housing First approaches (such as permanent housing with community-based, integrated treatment, rehabilitation and support services), including for policies that encourage Medicaid ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. 408 (Washington B) - Treating Substance Use Disorder in Jails and ...

May 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians advocate for increased access to evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders, including use of opioid-agonist therapy, in correctional facilities, and be it further that the American Academy of Family Physicians...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

The Nurse Closer: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - With a little training, nurses can wrap up the patient visit, reducing errors, improving patient satisfaction, and freeing up time for providers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p13.html

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Medicine by the Numbers - ...

Aug 15, 2019 - High-quality evidence suggests that long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids do not prevent mortality (all-cause or cardiovascular) or cardiovascular disease events when used as primary or secondary prevention. Find out more.

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p209.html

High Blood Pressure: ACC/AHA Releases Updated Guideline - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 15, 2018 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated their guideline on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high BP in adults. The ACC/AHA recommendations were based on a systematic review that addressed four questions ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p413.html

AAFP Elderly Care CME Course in Vail, CO -- CME

Aug 13, 2019 - The AAFP Geriatric Medicine CME course in Vail, CO, features relevant, evidence-based information you can apply directly to your practice.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatrics-live/vail.html

AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course in Phoenix, AZ -- CME

Aug 8, 2019 - Earn CME, provide better care for adult patients, and directly apply knowledge in practice. Attend the AAFP’s Adult Medicine live course in Phoenix, AZ.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/internal-live/phoenix1.html

AAFP Dermatology CME Course in Phoenix, AZ

Aug 8, 2019 - Understand and diagnose challenging skin problems while earning CME. Attend the AAFP’s Skin Conditions and Diseases live course in Phoenix, AZ

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/skin-live/phoenix.html

Family-Centered Maternity Care Self-Study Package -- CME

Aug 5, 2019 - Deliver the best maternity care from preconception to post pregnancy with AAFP's evidenced-based Family Centered Maternity Care Self-Study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/family-centered-maternity.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in Hilton Head Island, SC -- CME

Jul 25, 2019 - Learn the latest on chronic conditions at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in Hilton Head Island, SC, Sept 9-12, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/hilton-head-island.html

AAFP Maternity Care CME Course in Bellevue, WA -- CME

Jul 22, 2019 - Get evidence-based, up-to-date CME to care for mothers and infants at the AAFP Family-Centered Maternity Care live course July 29-August 1, 2020 in Bellevue, WA.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/san-diego1.html

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.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fm-update-live/atlanta.html

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.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fm-update-live/las-vegas.html

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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Secnidazole (Solosec) for Bacterial Vaginosis - STEPS - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - Secnidazole is much more expensive than generic metronidazole and other available treatments. However, it is a safe option for women who desire a single-dose treatment or for patients in whom treatment compliance is a concern.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p242.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.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/skin-live/las-vegas.html

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.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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.

CME : CME by Topic

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

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.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-live/san-diego1.html

Proportional Erosion of the Primary Care Physician Workforce Has Continued Since 2010 -...

Aug 15, 2019 - We estimate that 217,208 primary care physicians provided direct patient care in the United States in 2018. This represents an even lower percentage (30%) of the total U.S. physician cohort than the 2010 Council on Graduate Medical Education's (COGME's) recommendation to increase ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p211.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.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/cardiovascular-live/providence.html

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.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/san-antonio.html

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.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/online-streaming-san-antonio.html

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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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) ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.html

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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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 ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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