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Science and Education

Jul 1, 2019 - Evidence-based knowledge and education, including guidelines, clinical recommendations, and physician education resources designed to help family physicians provide more relevant and effective care for their LGBT patients.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/lgbt-toolkit/science.html

Symmetrical Reticulated Lower Extremity Rash - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 1, 2019 Issue Photo Quiz Symmetrical Reticulated Lower Extremity Rash NISRINE N. MAKAREM, MD, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jul 1;100(1):51-52. A healthy 30-year-old woman presented with a...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p51.html

Lyme Disease As Possible Contributing Factor for Knee Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 1, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Lyme Disease As Possible Contributing Factor for Knee Pain Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jul 1;100(1):4. Original Article: Knee Pain in Adults and Adolescents: The Initial Evaluation Issue Date: November 1, 2018 See...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p4.html

Correction - Corrections - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 1, 2019 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jul 1;100(1):4. Incorrect evidence evaluation and study statistics. The FPIN's Help Desk Answers, Wearable Devices for Weight Loss (December 1, 2018, p. 670), contained two...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p4a.html

Lead Poisoning in Children - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jul 1, 2019 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 But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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/2019/0701/p24-s1.html

Study Compares USPSTF, Other Lung Cancer Screening Guidance

Jun 29, 2019 - A research letter published June 4 in Annals of Internal Medicine discussed a study that analyzed how new risk thresholds could identify more current/former smokers eligible for lung cancer screening.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190629lungcastudy.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

How to avoid burnout in a broken health care system -- FPM

Jun 28, 2019 - The administrative barriers facing physicians who want to provide quality care keep growing. How do you avoid lose sight of what's important?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (Kansas A) - MAID/PAS Language of Choice -- Congress of Delegates

Jun 28, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians no longer reject the use of the phrases physician-assisted suicide and assisted suicide in formal statements or documents.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/kansas-a.mem.html

Study Links Social Media Posts, Professional Credibility

Jun 28, 2019 - New research from Canada indicates that posting even one negative comment on Facebook can damage a health care professional's credibility in the eyes of the public.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190628socialmediastudy.html

Hospital Privileging for Family Physicians

Jun 28, 2019 - Explore ways to avoid hospital privileging disputes and ways to solve problems when they arise.

Practice Management : Practice Ownership, Administration, and Staffing

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/administration/privileging.html

Thirteen ways to reduce the burden of prior authorizations -- FPM

Jun 27, 2019 - If you've spent any time on the phone with an insurer seeking approval for certain medications or procedures, you likely wished for an easier way. Here are a number of possible avenues to shorten the process.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Global Health: FPs Care for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Jun 27, 2019 - Family physicians' broad training allows them to provide care for anyone, anytime, anywhere. That, writes Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., in this Leader Voices Blog post, is why family docs are ideally suited to offer global health care.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190627lv-globalhealth.html

Treating migraines? There's an app for that -- FPM

Jun 26, 2019 - Treating migraines is difficult because of the many factors that can trigger an attack. Suggest this mobile app to patients so they can be more engaged in their own care.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored B) - Tar Wars and Vaping -- Congress of Delegates

Jun 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians expand the anti-vaping and e-cigarette information included in the Tar Wars program to prevent vaping from erasing years of progress Tar Wars has made in curbing youth tobacco use, and annually update their Tar Wars ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/cosponsored-b.mem.html

Resolution No. *** (Florida A) - ABFM FMCLA Inconsistent with ABMS Vision Report ...

Jun 26, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians officially recognize the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment (FMCLA) to be a summative assessment process, not a formative assessment process, therefore ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/florida-a.mem.html

Antitrust / Collective Negotiation -- Legal Issues

Jun 26, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for the update of antitrust laws impacting family physicians and for the inclusion of health insurance companies within the scope of these regulations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/antitrust.html

Tobacco Use

Jun 26, 2019 - Primary care physicians play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction, as well as influencing legislation that promotes public health.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/tobacco.html

Academy Pinpoints Strengths, Weaknesses in Draft Senate Bill

Jun 26, 2019 - In detailed feedback to lawmakers on the Lower Health Care Costs Act, the AAFP applauded the bill's reauthorization of the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program while calling for increased funding for the program.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190626lhccaletter.html

AAFP Fine-tunes Proposed Rule on GME, Rural Workforce

Jun 26, 2019 - A proposed CMS rule that could boost the primary care workforce without creating additional administrative burden needs refinement, the Academy told the agency in a recent letter.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190626proposedippsrule.html

AAFP Backs Breastfeeding, Lactation for Medical Trainees

Jun 26, 2019 - The AAFP has updated its policy supporting breastfeeding and lactation accommodations for medical trainees, which other medical organizations plan to use as model policy for their members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190626breastfeedpolicy.html

AAFP-PT Central -- AAFP-PT

Jun 26, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP-PT online system that provides easy reporting and online access for your laboratory.

Practice Management : Office Labs

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/labs/pt-central.html

Now's the Time: Speak Out to Support Primary Care

Jun 25, 2019 - In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights two primary care issues being debated by Congress and explains how you can help them advance.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190625itt-hcbills.html

Rural Health Initiative -- Programs and Initiatives

Jun 25, 2019 - The AAFP is committed to helping improve rural health care across our country. And in Summer 2019, the AAFP launched a plan to improve rural health.

About AAFP : Programs and Initiatives

https://www.aafp.org/about/initiatives/rural-health-initiative.html

Obesity Education in Family Medicine Clerkships Falls Short

Jun 25, 2019 - New research on obesity education in family medicine clerkships shows gaps that may leave future family physicians inadequately prepared to treat patients with this condition.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190625obesityeduc.html

AAFP Offers Guidance on Depression Care After ACS Events

Jun 25, 2019 - The AAFP has released a clinical practice guideline on screening for and treating depression after acute coronary syndrome. The guideline updates and replaces the Academy's guideline on detecting and treating depression after myocardial infarction, which was published in 2009 and ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190625depressacsgdln.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 88 - June 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Jun 25, 2019 - Episode 88 includes discussions on plantar fasciitis, pneumonia, Bartholin duct cyst and gland abscess, lung cancer screening, diabetic kidney disease, and depression after acute coronary syndrome.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/88.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

Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

Jun 24, 2019 - In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190624fp-dpcmeasures.html

Turns Out, You Can Go Home Again

Jun 24, 2019 - Rachel Franklin, M.D., walked away from a partnership in a large multispecialty practice to take on a greater role at her alma mater.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190624fdf-franklin.html

A sample workflow to address medication nonadherence related to cost -- FPM

Jun 21, 2019 - To quickly screen for and address prescription cost concerns, use this sample workflow.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Think 99214 if you see these problems or procedures -- FPM

Jun 20, 2019 - The risk component of medical decision making is more subjective and can be difficult to identify, so here’s what to look for.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/99214_presenting_problems.html

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Jun 20, 2019 - The AAFP provides information for family physicians as health care reform established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca.html

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Jun 20, 2019 - Caring for uninsured children through Medicaid is a vital part of the current primary care system. The AAFP supports the continuing development and improvement of the CHIP initiative.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca/chip.html

Do Residents' Skills Match Medicare Patients' Needs?

Jun 20, 2019 - New research suggests that family medicine residents' training does not align with the most common procedures that Medicare patients need.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190620proceduretraining.html

Bill to Ease Student Loan Debt Burden Wins AAFP Support

Jun 20, 2019 - In a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, the AAFP called for passage of the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190620studentdebtbill.html

Vaccines 4 Teens

Jun 20, 2019 - The Vaccinations 4 Teens resources are an easy-to-use collection of materials that AAFP members, care teams, and office staff can customize and use to help educate parents/guardians and teen patients about four AAFP- and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended ...

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/immunizations/vaccines-teens.html

Multimedia -- FPM

Jun 20, 2019 - Videos, Slideshows, and Infographics from FPM

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/multimedia.html

Add some fun to your practice -- FPM

Jun 19, 2019 - Patients often come to your practice feeling anxious, hurt, or afraid. Adding some levity can help put them at ease, and it can help your stressed-out colleagues as well.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

My Message to Students: Why Family Medicine Matters

Jun 19, 2019 - Marking the sixth anniversary of his graduation from residency, Kurt Bravata, M.D., reflects on what he wishes every first-year medical student knew about family medicine.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190619fpwhyfm.html

Mentoring Is Key to Expanding Primary Care Pipeline

Jun 19, 2019 - Reaching family medicine's ambitious workforce goals will take creativity and collaboration. Dennis Gingrich, M.D., offers an example that has made a difference in Pennsylvania.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190619lv25x30.html

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

Jun 19, 2019 - AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

AAFP Sends Administration Detailed Advice on Interoperability

Jun 19, 2019 - In three letters sent this month, the AAFP provided feedback on proposed health IT rules meant to promote exchange of information in EHRs.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190619HITletters.html

USPSTF: Screen for HIV in Patients Ages 15-65

Jun 19, 2019 - On June 11, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted final recommendation statements and evidence reports on screening for and preventing HIV infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190619uspstfhivfinal.html

FPs Share Best Practices for Raising Immunization Rates

Jun 18, 2019 - Participants at the wrap-up conference for the AAFP's Adult Immunization Office Champions Project exchanged tips to improve adult immunization rates.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190618immchamps.html

CDC: Prescription Opioid Misuse Linked to Binge Drinking

Jun 18, 2019 - New research indicates that more than half of Americans ages 12 and older who have misused prescription opioids have also engaged in binge drinking.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190618opioid-bingedrnk.html

Participating in CMS' 2019 QPP? New Resources Available

Jun 18, 2019 - Check out new information available from CMS to help achieve success in the 2019 Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20190618qppresources.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

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

Jun 17, 2019 - Monday, May 18 - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Washington, DC | Plan to attend the Family Medicine Advocacy Summit to learn the latest on federal advocacy issues that impact family medicine and participate in key discussions with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill.

Events : Family Medicine Advocacy Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmas.html

Command Performance: Caring for Families in the Line of Duty

Jun 17, 2019 - The way Lt. Col. Kevin Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., sees it, his patients should always have access to the medical care they need -- even if they're in the middle of a war zone or providing relief in a hurricane-ravaged community.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190617fdf-kkelly.html

Wonca Seeks New CEO to Head Global Operations

Jun 17, 2019 - The World Organization of Family Doctors, better known as Wonca, is seeking a CEO to take the reins of this global, not-for-profit academic umbrella organization that represents more than 550,000 family and general practice physicians.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190617woncaceo.html

Study Looks at Formation of FPs' Professional Identity

Jun 17, 2019 - New research indicates that curricular changes and strong family physician role models are important factors in establishing professional identity among family medicine residents.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190617profidentity.html

Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome -- Clinical Recommendation

Jun 17, 2019 - Access the AAFP's Guidelines for the Screening and Treatment of Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/depression-acs.html

Summit Schedule -- AAFP Global Health Summit

Jun 17, 2019 - View the schedule for the 2019 AAFP Global Health Summit.

Events : Global Health Summit

https://www.aafp.org/events/global-health/schedule.html

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - Globally, approximately 20% of the 400 million individuals with diabetes mellitus have diabetic kidney disease (DKD). DKD is associated with higher cardiovascular and all-cause morbidity and mortality, so timely diagnosis and treatment are critical. Screening for early DKD is best done ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p751.html

Plantar Fasciitis - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - Plantar fasciitis is a common problem that one in 10 people will experience in their lifetime. Plantar fasciopathy is an appropriate descriptor because the condition is not inflammatory. Risk factors include limited ankle dorsiflexion, increased body mass index, and standing for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p744.html

Headache - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type headaches, and treatment of headaches. This collection features AFP content on headaches and related issues, including cluster headaches, migraines, tension-type ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=10

Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - The Bartholin glands, located in the base of the labia minora, have a role in vaginal lubrication. Because of the presence of other glands, removal of a Bartholin gland does not affect lubrication. Ductal blockage of these typically pea-sized structures can result in enlargement of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p760.html

Alcohol Use Disorders - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and detoxification. This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=1

Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=15

Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines...

Jun 15, 2019 - The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations that are relevant to primary care for the screening and treatment of depression in patients following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/od2.html

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Determining Safe Treatment in the Outpatient Setting - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - When is it safe to treat a patient with community-acquired pneumonia a an outpatient?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p768.html

Erenumab (Aimovig) for Migraine Prophylaxis in Adults - STEPS - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - Erenumab is a safe option for migraine prophylaxis in adults. However, it is expensive and should be reserved for patients who have experienced intolerable adverse effects while taking oral migraine prophylaxis medication or who have poor adherence to daily preventive treatment.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p781.html

Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in ...

Jun 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends screening for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings in adults 18 years or older, including pregnant women, and providing persons engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling interventions to reduce unhealthy alcohol use.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/od1.html

Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in ...

Jun 15, 2019 - A 20-year-old male with a history of exercise-induced asthma presents to your office for his yearly physical. He is a student at the local university and is on the university fencing team. When asked about his classwork, he expresses that college is going okay but can be stressful ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p771.html

Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons - Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse -...

Jun 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/2019/0615/p740.html

Painful Vesicular Eruption on the Index Finger of a Butcher - Photo Quiz - American ...

Jun 15, 2019 - A man who worked as a butcher presented with erythema, swelling, and painful lesions on his index finger that did not resolve with antibiotics. Plain radiography did not show bony abnormalities.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p773.html

Depression After ACS Events: AAFP Releases Updated Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - The American Academy of Family Physicians has released a guideline focusing on depression in adults within three months of an ACS event (unstable angina or myocardial infarction). The guideline is based on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and observational studies and...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p785.html

H. pylori Screening Before Initiation of Long-term NSAIDs - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries -...

Jun 15, 2019 - Physicians should perform laboratory screening for and eradicate H. pylori before initiating long-term NSAID therapy in NSAID-naive patients to reduce the risk of peptic ulcer disease.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p783.html

Identification of and Treatment for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - We have identified the ways in which family physicians can implement the USPSTF screening recommendation for unhealthy alcohol use and then intervene when a patient has a positive screen.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p733.html

Coronary Syndrome, HPV Vaccination, Acute Sore Throat, Food Allergies, Breastfeeding - ...

Jun 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/2019/0615/p737.html

Ensuring Primary Care Access in States with an Aging Family Physician Workforce - ...

Jun 15, 2019 - In many states, at least 40% of family physicians are older than 55. Therefore, policymakers should support broad training models that produce enough primary care physicians to meet state population needs.

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p743.html

Use of More Specific Terminology May Assist in Better Diagnosis of Abdominal Wall ...

Jun 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Use of More Specific Terminology May Assist in Better Diagnosis of Abdominal Wall Injuries Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 15;99(12):731-732. Original Article: Abdominal Wall Pain: Clinical Evaluation,...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p731a.html

Use of More Specific Terminology May Assist in Better Diagnosis of Abdominal Wall ...

Jun 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Well-Child Visits Provide Physicians Opportunity to Deliver Interconception Care to Mothers Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 15;99(12):731. Original Article: Well-Child Visits for Infants and Young Children Issue...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p731.html

Corrections - Jun 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2019 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 15;99(12):732. Anatomy clarification. The article Renal Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis and Management (February 1, 2019, p. 179) incorrectly identified the right testicular venous...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p732.html

Corrections - Jun 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2019 Issue Reader Services Corrections Am Fam Physician. 2019 Jun 15;99(12):732. Incorrect amount listed in table. The article Gastroenteritis in Children (February 1, 2019, p. 159) contained an error in the last column of row two of Table...

American Family Physician : Corrections

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p732a.html

Plantar Fasciitis - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Jun 15, 2019 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/2019/0615/p744-s1.html

Is your EHR slowing you down? -- FPM

Jun 14, 2019 - No one got into medicine for the typing. Here are ways to speed up your use of electronic health record systems.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Got an idea to reduce physician burden? CMS wants to hear it -- FPM

Jun 13, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has opened a request for information, looking for ways to reduce paperwork and allow physicians to spend more time on patient care.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Three tips for making a referral for counseling -- FPM

Jun 13, 2019 - Some patients may still believe there is a stigma attached to seeking counseling. But if you believe it would benefit him or her, here are some suggestions to help make the process easier.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Skin Cancer -- FP Essentials

Jun 13, 2019 - 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/481-ed.html

Test your E/M coding skills -- FPM

Jun 12, 2019 - E/M coding for repeat patient visits during the same day can be tricky. How would you code this scenario?

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

We Made It Through Residency. Here's How You Can, Too

Jun 12, 2019 - As Astrud Villareal, M.D., D.I.M.P.H., wraps up her training, she and her mentors offer some tips for the new class of family medicine interns.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190612fp-interntips.html

Humanitarian Award -- Family Physician Awards

Jun 12, 2019 - Learn about the AAFP Humanitarian Award recognizing humanitarian efforts both within and outside the United States.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/fp/humanitarian.html

Exemplary Teaching Awards -- Family Physician Awards

Jun 12, 2019 - Read about the awards recognizing individuals who have implemented outstanding educational programs or innovative teaching models.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/teachers/exemplary.html

JAMA Research: Elderly Deaths From Falls Increase

Jun 12, 2019 - Death rates from falls for older adults in the United States have significantly increased in the past 16 years, but an exercise program might help.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190612elderlyfalls.html

Practical Playbook II Offers Guide to Better Population Health

Jun 12, 2019 - Members of the Practical Playbook initiative have released The Practical Playbook II, a new text that showcases the integration of public health and primary care.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190612practicalplaybook2.html

60-Second Survey Gives Insight Into Unmet Social Needs

Jun 12, 2019 - Researchers found that a brief survey administered to patients helped identify obstacles to maintaining good health.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190612minutesurvey.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 87 - June 1, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Jun 12, 2019 - Episode 87 includes discussions on aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, anticoagulation for the treatment of venothromboembolism in patients with cancer, varicose veins, adolescent substance use, caregiver care, and Where I Listen.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/87.html

Focusing on Single Issue Guarantees Inaction on Others

Jun 11, 2019 - AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that disagreement on a single issue shouldn't prevent collaboration on others.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190611itt-singleissue.html

FPs Should Lead: Thoughts on an Executive Career Path

Jun 11, 2019 - James Ellzy, M.D., writes that health care could use more family physicians in executive roles. He offers tips for those interested in administration.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190611lv-physicianexecs.html

Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees

Jun 11, 2019 - Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and lactation for medical trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-accommodations-trainees.html

Physician Health and Well-being Conference | AAFP

Jun 11, 2019 - Attend the AAFP’s Physician Health and Well-being Conference in San Antonio, TX, to rejuvenate, earn CME, and be the best you in a broken health care system.

Events : Physician Health and Well-being Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/fpwb-conf.html

AAFP Joins Supreme Court Filing Against Louisiana Law

Jun 11, 2019 - The Academy recently joined an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court saying that a Louisiana law threatens women's access to safe health care.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190611geeamicus.html

AAFP, Other Medical Groups Update Sports Physical Guidance

Jun 11, 2019 - The AAFP has joined with five other medical organizations to update the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Monograph, which provides guidance to physicians and other clinicians on properly administering the PPE, also known as the sports physical.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190611ppeupdate.html

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