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Five steps to set up ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in your practice -- FPM

May 16, 2020 - Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) provides more accurate data than in-office blood pressure checks, which is useful for identifying issues that might otherwise stay hidden and ruling out white coat hypertension.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Atopic Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - Atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory skin disease affecting one in 10 people in their lifetime. Atopic dermatitis is caused by a complex interaction of immune dysregulation, epidermal gene mutations, and environmental factors that disrupts ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p590.html

Top 20 Research Studies of 2019 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - In 2019, regular surveillance of 110 English-language research journals identified 254 studies that met the criteria to become POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters). Physician members of the Canadian Medical Association rated these POEMs for their relevance to patients in their...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p608.html

Family Planning and Contraception - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on family planning and contraception, including emergency contraception, hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, infertility, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine devices, preconception care, tubal sterilization, and vasectomy. This collection ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=71

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity. This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=64

Ectopic Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized ovum implants outside of the uterine cavity. In the United States, the estimated prevalence of ectopic pregnancy is 1% to 2%, and ruptured ectopic pregnancy accounts for 2.7% of pregnancy-related deaths. Risk factors include a history of pelvic...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p599.html

Questions About Producing Online Education -- CME

May 15, 2020 - View frequently asked questions regarding producing online CME activities.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/faq/producing-online-education.html

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescents: ACOG Management Recommendations - Practice ...

May 15, 2020 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has new recommendations and conclusions about menstrual bleeding disorders in adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p633.html

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive ...

May 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/od1.html

Employed physicians: will your contract protect you from COVID-19 budget cuts? -- FPM

May 15, 2020 - If you’re among the physicians already affected by budget cuts, or think you might be soon, here’s what you need to know about your employment contract.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Putting Prevention into Practice - American ...

May 15, 2020 - A 65-year-old man with no significant medical history presents to your clinic for a wellness visit. His social history includes smoking periodically in his 20s, and his family history includes a father who died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in his 60s. The patient wants to ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p621.html

Hirsutism, Amphetamines, COVID-19 Viral Shedding, Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease - AFP ...

May 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/2020/0515/p589.html

Equivalent Pain Relief with Different Doses of Ibuprofen - POEMs - American Family ...

May 15, 2020 - Higher doses of ibuprofen for acute pain relief offer no more benefit at 60 minutes than a single 400-mg dose. The same has been shown for chronic treatment of osteoarthritis. A higher, anti-inflammatory dose is not needed.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p631.html

Segesterone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Vaginal Ring (Annovera) for Contraception - ...

May 15, 2020 - Annovera is an effective combined progestin/estrogen contraceptive device that can be used for one year.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p618.html

Severely Callused Hands and Feet - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - A man presented with a long history of an uncontrollable, proliferating skin callus formation on both hands and feet.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p623.html

Why the Stress-Disease Connection Matters and How to Respond - Editorials - American ...

May 15, 2020 - Emotional health and physical health are deeply intertwined, and patients who have experienced difficult events or persistent stressors may struggle to cope in a healthy way. Helping our patients recognize the connection between physical and mental well-being allows us to validate ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p585.html

The Older Driver - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - Advancing age on its own is not a reason to stop driving. The ability to drive may enable older adults to maintain family and social interactions and to promote independence by accessing community resources, services, and volunteer opportunities.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p625.html

Autism Screening with Follow-Up Overidentifies Autism Spectrum Disorder - POEMs - ...

May 15, 2020 - Screening for ASD with the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers with Follow-Up is effective in ruling out ASD in children who screen positive (negative predictive value of 98.6% at 2.2% prevalence).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p630.html

Amazon Gives FPs Priority Access to COVID-19 Supplies

May 15, 2020 - Thanks to a collaborative effort by the AAFP and Amazon, Amazon Business is opening its COVID-19 Supplies store to individual physicians, allowing Academy members to purchase much-needed personal protective equipment and other medical supplies.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200515amazonbiz.html

Care of the Military Veteran Should Include Screening for Substance Use Disorders - ...

May 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor A Case of COVID-19 Infection: Chief Symptom, Diarrhea Am Fam Physician. 2020 May 15;101(10):580. To the Editor: A 67-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p580.html

Care of the Military Veteran Should Include Screening for Substance Use Disorders - ...

May 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor Care of the Military Veteran Should Include Screening for Substance Use Disorders Am Fam Physician. 2020 May 15;101(10):580-582. Original Article: Care of the Military Veteran: Selected Health Issues Issue...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p580a.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

May 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2020 Issue Reader Services Correction Am Fam Physician. 2020 May 15;101(10):582. Incorrect Title: In the Cochrane for Clinicians Intrapartum Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Length of Gestation, (January 1, 2020, p. 17) the title of the...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0515/p582.html

FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog

May 14, 2020 - Blog updates on the issues affecting family physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

AAFP News : FPs on the Front Lines: Meeting the Challenge | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines.html

Summer Reading (and Listening) List for Sidelined Students

May 14, 2020 - In this Leader Voices Blog post, Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H., offers a summer media list for medical students preparing to take the next step in their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200514lv-readinglist.html

ACOs, Value-based Care Hang in COVID-19 Balance, AAFP Warns

May 14, 2020 - To safeguard the future of value-based care, relief is needed for Medicare Shared Savings Program participants affected by COVID-19, the AAFP told HHS in a May 14 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200514covidacos.html

When My City Cheers, It Lifts Up the Front Lines

May 13, 2020 - It's a simple gesture, but Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that hearing the people of New York City cheer the doctors and others on the front lines has helped her cope with the pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200513fp-clapping.html

Medicaid Physician Payment -- Physician Payment Advocacy

May 13, 2020 - The AAFP supports Medicaid payment for primary care services at least equal to Medicare’s payment rate for those services when provided by a primary care physician.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

The Fight for FPs Will Go On -- From a New Front

May 12, 2020 - As he prepares to transition to the role of AAFP CEO/EVP this summer, Shawn Martin reflects in this In the Trenches blog post on his eight years in the Academy's Washington, D.C., office.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200512itt-fighton.html

USPSTF: Screen for HBV Infection in People at Increased Risk

May 12, 2020 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200512uspstfhbvscreen.html

Obesity -- FP Essentials

May 11, 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/492-ed.html

A Needed Role Model and Advocate for Family Medicine

May 11, 2020 - Family physician Andrea Anderson, M.D., has helped her specialty take root at a school that had lacked a family medicine presence.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200511fdf-anderson.html

AAFP Gives Administration Formula for Saving Primary Care

May 11, 2020 - In a pair of recent letters, the AAFP again called on the administration and Congress to direct relief -- and more visionary policy -- to primary care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200511sustainpractices.html

Physician Employment Issues

May 11, 2020 - What physicians need to know about COVID-related changes in their employment.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/Covid-19-practice-management/employment-issues.html

For FP Moms, This Mother's Day Is About Impact on Community

May 8, 2020 - Amid a pandemic, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., and Kimberly Becher, M.D., reflect in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on a Mother's Day like no other for physician moms.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200508fp-mothersday.html

AAFP Commissions

May 8, 2020 - Commissions, AAFP commissions

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions.html

Descriptions of Commissions

May 8, 2020 - Read descriptions of AAFP commissions, which are appointed by the Board of Directors.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/description.mem.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 109 - May 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

May 8, 2020 - Episode 109 includes discussions on tranexamic acid, ISBchek for irritable bowel syndrome, endometrial biopsy, megestrol for palliative care, migraines in children, chronic dyspnea, and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/109.html

MMWR: COVID-19 Has Provoked Drop in Childhood Immunizations

May 8, 2020 - A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Early Release indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting childhood immunizations in the United States.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200508covidvax.html

Physicians for Life Member Interest Group -- Member Interest Groups

May 7, 2020 - Join the AAFP Physicians for Life Member Interest Group and learn about their objectives and long-term goals.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/physicians-for-life.html

COVID 19 Testing - Guide for Physicians

May 7, 2020 - Testing is key in responding to a global pandemic like COVID-19. But information on coronavirus testing is evolving constantly. This resource offers family physicians guidance, from who should be tested and test availability, to specimen collection and coding and billing.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/covid-19_resources/covid-19--testing.html

AAFP Delivers Pointed Congressional Briefing on COVID-19

May 7, 2020 - A recent virtual briefing that included the founders of the Primary Care Caucus laid out sobering new data on threatened primary care practices and advocated for legislative solutions.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200507congressbriefing.html

Let's Learn From Pandemic so All May 'Live Long and Prosper'

May 6, 2020 - Gary LeRoy, M.D., examines parallels between the current health crisis and the 1918 flu pandemic and writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that we must learn from history this time.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200506lv-covidhistory.html

Medical Schools, Underrepresentation In Medicine

May 6, 2020 - Find out about the recommendations of the AAFP to work toward equitable representation of minorities and women as medical students.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/med-school-minority.html

Family Physicians as Role Models for Underrepresented Students

May 6, 2020 - Read the AAFP's strategies for addressing the underrepresentation of students in medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/minority-students.html

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Telehealth Questions

May 6, 2020 - An FAQ for the most common telehealth and telemedicine questions from the AAFP.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/faq.html

AAFP Advocacy Wins With CMS Telehealth Payment Boost

May 5, 2020 - CMS announced retroactive increased payment for audio-only telemedicine that covers more services, a change the AAFP has been urging since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200505telehealthboost.html

USPSTF: Intervene to Keep Youth From Starting Tobacco Use

May 5, 2020 - On April 28, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on primary care interventions for the prevention and cessation of tobacco use in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200505uspstftobaccoyouth.html

FPM Toolbox -- Forms, Checklists, and Surveys

May 4, 2020 - Download more than 200 free practice improvement tools - from coding cheat sheets to encounter forms to Medicare annual wellness visit resources.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolBox.htm

Encounter Forms -- FPM Toolbox

May 4, 2020 - Download encounter forms to help ensure accurate documentation for asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and other conditions common in primary care.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Encounter Forms

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=12

New opportunity to get paid for treating uninsured COVID-19 patients -- FPM

May 4, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services will soon start accepting claims for COVID-19-related testing and treatment of uninsured patients, to be reimbursed at Medicare rates.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

A checklist for reopening your practice for non-essential face-to-face visits -- FPM

May 4, 2020 - The decision to reopen a practice for non-essential in-person visits depends on many factors, including the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in your area. When it’s time to reopen, use this checklist to help ease the process and keep everyone safe.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Holding People Sacred in Time of Loss

May 4, 2020 - MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that she is praying for dying patients and crying with her nurses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200504fp-covidsacred.html

COVID-19: Coding Scenarios

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios.html

Coding Scenario: Audio-only

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/audio-only.html

Coding Scenario: Coding for In-person Visits

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/in-person.html

Coding Scenario: Telehealth

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/telehealth.html

Coding Scenario: Virtual-Digital

May 4, 2020 - Confused on how to code different situations during the COVID-19 pandemic? Let the AAFP walk you through different scenarios.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/telehealth/coding-scenarios/virtual-digital.html

From 'Unnecessary' to Indispensable

May 4, 2020 - Hima Ekanadham, M.D., and her family physician colleagues -- once deemed unnecessary by their institution -- are playing vital roles at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200504fdf-ekanadham.html

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder and related issues, including antidepressants, major depressive disorder, mental health, postpartum depression, and psychiatric medications. This collection features AFP content on depression and bipolar disorder ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=6

Chronic Dyspnea: Diagnosis and Evaluation - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - Dyspnea is a symptom arising from a complex interplay of diseases and physiologic states and is commonly encountered in primary care. It is considered chronic if present for more than one month. As a symptom, dyspnea is a predictor for all-cause mortality. The likeliest causes of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p542.html

Tickborne Diseases: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - Tickborne diseases that affect patients in the United States include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, tularemia, Colorado tick fever, and tickborne relapsing fever. Tickborne diseases are increasing in incidence and should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p530.html

Endometrial Biopsy: Tips and Pitfalls - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - Endometrial biopsy is a safe and efficient method to evaluate the endometrium for a variety of indications, most commonly abnormal uterine bleeding and postmenopausal bleeding. Endometrial biopsy is highly specific for diagnosing atypical hyperplasia and endometrial cancer in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p551.html

End-of-Life Care - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, including advance directives, hospice care, legal and ethical issues, nursing home care, palliative care, and terminal illness. This collection features AFP content on end-of-life care and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=57

FP Essentials App -- CME

May 1, 2020 - Now access FP EssentialsTM CME content on your mobile device through the AAFP app. Read, listen, annotate, and more. Purchase required.

CME : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/applet.html

FP Essentials App FAQs -- CME

May 1, 2020 - Discover how to use the FPE app with your FP Essentials CME subscription.

CME : Subscriptions

https://www.aafp.org/cme/subscriptions/applet/faq.html

AFP's Approach to COVID-19 - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - AFP is adapting to meet reader needs and has developed a new COVID-19 resource page. We are also continuing to cover a variety of topics to meet the needs of the specialty of family medicine.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p518.html

Therapies for COPD Exacerbations in Adults - Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care ...

May 1, 2020 - What are the benefits and harms of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p557.html

Migraines in Children: Recommendations for Acute and Preventive Treatment - Practice ...

May 1, 2020 - Updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of migraines in children and adolescents were recently published by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society, and they are based on a systematic review of new evidence published between January 2003 and ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p569.html

Two welcome changes for audio-only telephone visits -- FPM

May 1, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is increasing Medicare payments for audio-only telephone visits to match payments for similar office or outpatient visits. CMS has also broadened the list of services it will cover as telephone visits.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Antidepressants Plus Benzodiazepines for Adults with Major Depression - Cochrane for ...

May 1, 2020 - A combination of tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines is more effective for major depression in adults than tricyclic antidepressants alone in the first four weeks of treatment.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p527.html

Lower Extremity Petechiae and Purpura - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - A patient presented with a nontender, symmetrical petechial and purpuric rash from the soles to the lower abdomen.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p567.html

Lithium for Acute Mania - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - Lithium is more effective at inducing a reduction of at least 50% on the validated Young Mania Rating Scale compared with placebo (number needed to treat [NNT] = 6; 95% CI, 5 to 8; six studies; n = 1,707).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p528.html

IBSchek for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to Know -...

May 1, 2020 - IBSchek is a blood test marketed to assist in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome with predominant diarrhea (IBS-D) or with mixed bowel habits (IBS-M) in adults.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/p564.html

Tranexamic Acid for Postpartum Hemorrhage - Medicine by the Numbers - American Family ...

May 1, 2020 - Postpartum hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal death worldwide. Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic agent that has shown to decrease bleeding in surgical patients and all-cause death in trauma patients. Does early administration of tranexamic acid reduce the rate of death...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/od2.html

Megestrol for Palliative Care in Patients with Cancer - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - ...

May 1, 2020 - Megestrol may be considered as a component of palliative care nutritional support in patients with cancer.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0501/od1.html

Blood Pressure Readings, Tonsillectomy in Children, Venous Ulcers, Opioids, Pelvic ...

May 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/2020/0501/p521.html

AAFP Immunization Materials Help Keep FPs Informed

May 1, 2020 - The Academy recently mailed laminated, full-color copies of the 2020 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules developed by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to all active members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200501immschedules.html

Endometrial Biopsy - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> May 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/2020/0501/p551-s1.html

Ticks: How to Protect Yourself - American Family Physician

May 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> May 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/2020/0501/p530-s1.html

COVID-19: Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing and ...

Apr 30, 2020 - Learn more about the COVID-19 uninsured program portal, including how it works, what members have to do, what’s covered, and how much you will be reimbursed.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/financial-relief/uninsured-program.html

AAFP Names Stephanie Quinn as Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and...

Apr 30, 2020 - AAFP Names Stephanie Quinn as Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/aafp-names-stephanie-quinn-as-senior-vice-president-advocacy-practice-advancement-and-policy.html

AAFP Joins Call for Relief to Non-Medicare Physicians

Apr 30, 2020 - It's past time to throw a lifeline to non-Medicare physicians working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, three physician organizations told HHS Secretary Alex Azar this week.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200430covidrelief.html

Academy Reacts to Latest FDA E-cigarette Policy Delay

Apr 29, 2020 - After the FDA cited COVID-19 as a reason to delay stronger oversight of tobacco products, the AAFP and 49 allies urged the agency to work to protect the public health.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200429ecigdelay.html

COVID-19: Lessons Learned So Far

Apr 28, 2020 - In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior VP for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers three key observations on family medicine and the pandemic.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200428itt-covidlessons.html

COVID-19 Town Hall Questions

Apr 28, 2020 -

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/emergency/2019-coronavirus/questions.html

Evidence Lacking on HBP Screening in Children, Adolescents

Apr 28, 2020 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force last week issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for high blood pressure in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200428uspstfhbp.html

Life Balance -- FPM Toolbox

Apr 27, 2020 - Download tools to help you manage your time and prevent burnout.

Family Practice Management : FPM Toolbox : Life Balance

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolBox/viewToolType.htm?toolTypeId=18

CMS suspends advance payment program -- FPM

Apr 27, 2020 - Early on in the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS is expanded the program for all Medicare providers throughout the country. The agency now says that other funding is available to those on the front lines of the coronavirus response.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Death of Patient With COVID-19 Was Unlike Any Other

Apr 27, 2020 - Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when a patient of his died of COVID-19, the uncertainty and anxiety shrouding her death made it unlike any other he had ever experienced.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200427fp-coviddeath.html

A Familiar Voice for Family Medicine

Apr 27, 2020 - His prolific work as a family medicine researcher has given Douglas Kamerow, M.D., M.P.H., global platforms where he can discuss important health issues.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200427fdf-kamerow.html

Prepare now for next round of Paycheck Protection Program funding -- FPM

Apr 24, 2020 - Given how quickly the first round of funding was exhausted, businesses are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Congress of Delegates

Apr 24, 2020 - Find out information regarding the Congress of Delegates, AAFP's policy-making body.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Global Group Warns COVID-19 May Hinder Measles Vaccination

Apr 24, 2020 - The global Measles and Rubella Initiative has estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic could postpone or suspend dozens of measles immunization programs worldwide, potentially leaving millions of children at increased risk.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200424measles-covid.html

COVID-19 Shows What Is Truly Valuable in Health Care

Apr 23, 2020 - The financial burden that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on family physicians must be addressed as a threat to the very foundation of the U.S. health care system, Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200423lv-familymedicinevalue.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 108 - April 15, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Apr 23, 2020 - Episode 108 includes discussions on outpatient burn care, pain relief after fractures, asymptomatic bacteriuria, chronic diarrhea, galcanezumab for migraine and cluster headaches, acute altitude illness, and COVID-19 research briefs.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/108.html

The Immeasurable, Cascading Effects of Primary Care

Apr 22, 2020 - Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that family physicians in outpatient settings are playing a vital role during the pandemic by keeping patients out of hospitals.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200422fp-covidprimarycare.html

Big Medicaid Boost Is Next Priority, AAFP Tells Congress

Apr 22, 2020 - Congress must make Medicaid a top priority in any further legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy and the Partnership for Medicaid told House and Senate leaders in an April 17 letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200422covidmedicaid.html

New codes for COVID-19 antibody tests -- FPM

Apr 21, 2020 - Antibody tests could play a role in determining the true prevalence of the illness in a given area and determining who can return to normal activities as states gradually begin to lift lockdowns.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

COD Tentative Schedule of Activities -- Congress of Delegates

Apr 21, 2020 - Information about the Congress of Delegate schedule of activities.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2020/schedule.mem.html

AAFP Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Breastfeeding, Medications

Apr 21, 2020 - To help guide family physicians in providing optimal patient care, the AAFP recently issued a policy on prescribing medications for COVID-19, as well as a statement on breastfeeding and COVID-19.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200421covidguidance.html

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