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Drowning in paperwork requests? Try redirecting these three types -- FPM

Aug 23, 2019 - Having to fill out paperwork for patients you haven't treated or diagnosed can be a burden. Follow this advice for sending that work where it belongs.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Past Fellow Recipients -- Degree of Fellow

Aug 23, 2019 - Find out who was previously awarded the AAFP Degree of Fellow.

Membership : Involve

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

AAFP Commences Search for Next CEO/EVP

Aug 23, 2019 - The AAFP is actively engaged in the process of finding a successor to outgoing CEO/EVP Douglas Henley, M.D., who officially steps down in August 2020.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190823ceosearch.html

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening, Adolescents and Adults - Clinical ...

Aug 23, 2019 - Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in adolescents and adults.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/hiv-screening.html

AAFP Sports Medicine CME Course in Washington, DC (Reston, VA) -- CME

Aug 22, 2019 - Learn the latest techniques and provide proper care for athletes. Attend the AAFP Musculoskeletal and Sports Care course September 11-14 in Washington, DC.

CME : CME by Topic

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

Six simple symptom diaries to help your patients help you -- FPM

Aug 22, 2019 - Patients who keep track of their symptoms or activities can make diagnosis and treatment much easier. These examples of patient diaries can get you started.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

AFP Podcast: Episode 92 - August 15, 2019 -- American Family Physician

Aug 22, 2019 - Episode 92 includes discussions on Health maintenance in school-aged children, the primary care workforce, actinic keratoses, electronic cigarettes, and postpartum depression.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/92.html

Latest Announcements -- ALSO

Aug 21, 2019 - Latest Announcements regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/announcements.html

Your next job: How to find the right work environment -- FPM

Aug 21, 2019 - Physicians investigating a new job will naturally be concerned about compensation. But you should also ask these five questions to see if the new workplace is right for you.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (Mississippi A) - Payment by Health Insurers for Medically Necessary...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocate through legislative and/or regulatory efforts to ensure payment of medically necessary covered benefits by health insurers such as prescriptions, diagnostic tests, and therapies by a duly licensed ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Vermont A) - Vermont A - Affirming the Safety and Legality of ...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians to endorse the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists position paper of 2014 to defend access to safe and legal abortion across the US, and contribute to increased access to first trimester abortion by ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Washington C) - Allying with Osteopathic Family Physicians -- ...

Aug 21, 2019 - This resolution asks that the AAFP and ACOFP partner around a common pathway to AAFP state chapter membership for ACOFP members in those states without a constituent state ACOFP chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

NY Residency Program Teaches Grads to Serve Underserved

Aug 21, 2019 - A recent research report details survey findings that show most graduates of a New York University residency practice primary care and serve underserved communities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190821underservedresidency.html

AAFP Calls for FDA Discretion in Compounding Guidance

Aug 21, 2019 - The AAFP and other medical organizations warned FDA officials that proposed guidance on compounded drug products could limit patient access to necessary and timely treatments.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821fdacompounding.html

AAFP Voices Concern About New 'Public Charge' Rule

Aug 21, 2019 - The AAFP has joined a call for the Department of Homeland Security to rescind a new public charge regulation that creates an unacceptable barrier between physicians and their patients.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20190821publiccharge.html

Family Medicine Is Poised to Lead on Addiction Care

Aug 21, 2019 - Millions of Americans are struggling with some form of addiction. Flora Sadri-Azarbayejani, D.O., M.P.F., outlines steps family physicians can take to address the problem.

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20190821guested-addiction.html

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Aug 20, 2019 - Direct primary care family physician Allison Edwards, M.D., reflects in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on insights from the AAFP's DPC Data Brief and offers a path for the movement to grow thoughtfully.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190820fp-dpcsnapshot.html

Bouncing Back From Burnout in Residency

Aug 20, 2019 - When family medicine resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., experienced symptoms of burnout, she acted quickly to overcome it. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190820lv-residburnout.html

2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

Aug 20, 2019 - The proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule is 1,704 pages long. In a much shorter In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the key points family physicians should know.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190820itt-2020mpfs.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2019 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Aug 20, 2019 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2019 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2019-winners.mem.html

Medical Schools for Family Medicine -- Medical School and Residency

Aug 20, 2019 - See which medical schools contribute most to the family medicine workforce pipeline.

Med School and Residency : For Pre-Med and Medical School Educators

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/faculty/medschools.html

Boost Naloxone Prescribing to Halt Opioid Overdose Deaths

Aug 20, 2019 - A report on nationwide naloxone dispensing practices found that the ratio of naloxone prescriptions to high-dose opioid prescriptions is surprisingly low and that significant differences exist between dispensing rates in rural versus metropolitan areas.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190820naloxoneprescript.html

New HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social ...

Aug 20, 2019 - New HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social Determinants of Health Data

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2019/new-hlz-fhir-accelerator-project-aims-to-improve-interoperability-of-social-determinants-of-health-data.html

Roberty H. Taylor, MD -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 19, 2019 - Resolution of Condolence for Robert H. Taylor, MD, introduced by the South Carolina Chapter.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions-condolence/robert-taylor.mem.html

Resolution No. *** (Minnesota A) - Impact of Social Media -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 19, 2019 - Congress of Delegates bring forward this resolution for national debate and action.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey G) - Prompt Discharge Summaries for Medicare Patients --...

Aug 19, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians petition the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to re-evaluate its current policy on the time requirements for discharge summaries and petition the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to require hospitals...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Prescription Drug Issues

Aug 19, 2019 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug issues are a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

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

Keeping Family Physicians Up to Date

Aug 19, 2019 - A knack for combining statistics, clinical advice and humor has made Family Medicine Experience mainstage presenter Frank Domino, M.D., a popular speaker, editor and educator.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190819fdf-domino.html

Eight tactics to identify and reduce your implicit biases -- FPM

Aug 16, 2019 - Unconscious biases can affect the quality of care and make workplaces more difficult. These tips can help you discover and combat your own biases.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored F) - The Environment and Human Health -- Congress of ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with other medical groups to strategize how to influence relevant governmental regulatory bodies to investigate public safety of common pesticides and herbicides, and publish a joint statement with other ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-f.mem.html

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored G) - Adopt a No Policy Policy -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) put member unity ahead of taking sides by developing a process for chapters or membership to bring forth to the Congress of Delegates (COD) resolutions, topics, or policies that they consider to be based on ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/co-sponsored-g.mem.html

Resolution No. *** (Hawaii A) - Native Cultural Blessing at Annual AAFP COD -- Congress...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work with the host chapter of the city the Congress of Delegates (COD) will be in to identify and invite native people of that region to provide a native blessing at the start of each COD

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan B) - Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion -- ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians affirm the legality of Roe vs. Wade, support of the legality of medical abortion, partner with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in position papers to preserve access to safe and legal abortion across ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan A) - AAFP Should Not be Prohibited from Using Accurate ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians avoid the use of vague and euphemistic terms when referring to lethal medications prescribed with the intention of ending a patient’s life and not prohibit use of the phrases physician assisted suicide and assisted ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan D) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians will publicly and actively oppose any law that would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan C) - Mifepristone Use in Management of Early Pregnancy ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians support the safety and efficacy of mifepristone as the most evidence-based care for medical management of early pregnancy loss, and Physicians reaffirm its efforts to overturn restrictions on the prescribing of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Michigan E) - AAFP to Encourage New and Existing Clinical ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians encourage existing and starting new clinical behavioral health fellowships for family medicine physicians.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Nebraska A) - AAFP Call to Action -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) devote the time and financial resources necessary to develop a campaign and formally address these concerning and misleading advertisements, to include AAFP media presence in print, online, social media, and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Texas C) - AAFP Membership CME Requirement -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) study whether the current continuing medical education requirement for active membership be maintained and report back to the 2020 AAFP Congress of Delegates.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Utah A) - Providing Financial Incentives to Encourage Graduating ...

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) advocate that, under a minimum monthly payment plan, the remaining balance for each 1 year of federal medical student loans be forgiven for every 2 years of full-time work in a primary care position within the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (Utah B) - Promotion of Chapter CME Events -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 16, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) take an active role in helping chapters to cross promote continuing medical education (CME) events by providing an online listing of all chapter-sponsored CME events, and send a list of all scheduled continuing ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

American Family Physician Videos -- American Family Physician

Aug 16, 2019 - American Family Physician video collection

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/video.html

Getting into Medical School -- Medical School and Residency

Aug 16, 2019 - Learn about requirements when applying for medical school, including MCAT, work experience, and academic records and use expert tips to help you prepare.

Med School and Residency : Considering Medical School

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/premed/getting-into-med-school.html

Practicing in Rural Areas May Reduce Burnout, Study Finds

Aug 16, 2019 - Results of a small pilot study suggest that family physicians who practice in rural areas have significantly lower burnout rates than their nonrural peers.

AAFP News : Focus on Physician Well-being

https://www.aafp.org/news/focus-on-physician-well-being/20190816ruralburnout.html

New Research Examines FPs' Prediabetes Knowledge, Practices

Aug 16, 2019 - Researchers found that family physicians and other clinicians are highly skilled in screening for and managing prediabetes but are less aware of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and similar patient resources.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190816prediabetesstudy.html

HIV Infection: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - Clinical Preventive Service ...

Aug 16, 2019 - The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection Preexposure Prophylaxis.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/HIV-PreEP.html

AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewAll.htm

Health Maintenance in School-Aged Children: Part I. History, Physical Examination, ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The goals of the health maintenance visit in school-aged children (five to 12 years) are promoting health, detecting disease, and counseling to prevent injury and future health problems. During the visit, the physician should address patient and parent/caregiver concerns and ask about ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p213.html

Electronic Cigarettes: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are popular devices designed to heat a liquid solution, often containing nicotine, that generates an inhaled aerosol, or vapor. e-Cigarettes have been marketed as healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes. Thus, most adult users are current or...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p227.html

Health Maintenance in School-Aged Children: Part II. Counseling Recommendations - ...

Aug 15, 2019 - School-aged children (five to 12 years) are establishing patterns of behavior that may last a lifetime; therefore, during health maintenance visits, it is important to counsel families on healthy lifestyle practices. Children should eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p219.html

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Heart Disease - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD) and related issues, including acute coronary syndrome, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and myocardial infarction. This collection features AFP content on coronary artery disease ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=4

Depression and Bipolar Disorder - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - 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

Health Maintenance and Counseling - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - 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

Neonatology/Newborn Issues - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on neonatology and newborn issues and related topics, including breastfeeding, circumcision, jaundice, newborn examination, newborn resuscitation, newborn screening, premature infant care, postpartum counseling, and well-child visits. This collection...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=18

Pneumonia - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on pneumonia and related issues, including community-acquired pneumonia, and nursing home care.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=22

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

Tobacco Abuse and Dependence - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including addiction, behavioral and drug therapies, lifestyle counseling, and smoking cessation. This collection features AFP content on tobacco abuse and dependence and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=28

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content on the care of special populations and related issues, including ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons; homeless and uninsured persons; and mentally retarded persons. This collection features AFP content on the care of ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=45

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=75

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

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

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

Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety - AFP Clinical ...

Aug 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/2019/0815/p208.html

Identifying Outpatients with Acute Cough at Very Low Risk of Pneumonia - Point-of-Care ...

Aug 15, 2019 - In patients with acute cough, is it possible to identify a subset with a very low likelihood of community-acquired pneumonia?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p246.html

Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children: AAP Provides Recommendations - Practice ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The American Academy of Pediatrics has created an evidence-based guideline recommending the use of isotonic fluids for patients 28 days to 18 years of age to reduce the risk of developing hyponatremia.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p251.html

Bilateral Lower Extremity Discoloration - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 15, 2019 Issue Photo Quiz Bilateral Lower Extremity Discoloration APARNA JAIN, MBBS, Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea, Minnesota AUTUMN KRCIL, OMS IV, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa Am Fam Physician. 2019 Aug 15;100(3):239-240....

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p239.html

Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Recommendation Statement - ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p236.html

Human Trafficking: How Family Physicians Can Recognize and Assist Victims - Editorials ...

Aug 15, 2019 - Identifying a trafficking victim requires an understanding of the law as well as knowledge of risk factors and signs and symptoms of exploitation.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p202.html

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Postpartum Depression - FPIN's Help Desk Answers - ...

Aug 15, 2019 - In women with postpartum depression, the addition of CBT reduces depressive symptoms more effectively than usual care alone (medication and other therapies), with a medium effect size at the end of the intervention and a residual small effect size six months later.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p244.html

Treating Hepatitis C in the Family Medicine Office - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - Patient story about being diagnosed with hepatitis C and successful treatment by family doctor.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p248.html

5% Fluorouracil Is the Preferred Treatment for Actinic Keratoses - POEMs - American ...

Aug 15, 2019 - The use of topical 5% fluorouracil is most likely to result in successful elimination of actinic keratoses in a field on the head or face.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p249a.html

Short-Term Clopidogrel Plus Aspirin Prevents Second Ischemic Stroke Better Than Aspirin...

Aug 15, 2019 - Combined treatment with clopidogrel and aspirin, started within 24 hours of the first event, will decrease the likelihood of a recurrent stroke in an additional 2% of patients compared with aspirin alone, with a slight increase in the risk of extra-cranial bleeding.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p249.html

Tips for getting more patients to agree to chronic care management services -- FPM

Aug 15, 2019 - Patients eligible for chronic care management services have to agree to receive them before their physicians can get reimbursed. Physicians who have gone through the process share their best practices.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (New York B) - Support Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)advocate for policies supporting the enforcement of legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to breastfeed, and advocate for additional legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York A) - Oppose Racism in Medicine -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ask that the Liaison Committee for Medical Education to add race to its existing Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities section 7.6 of their Functions and Structure of a Medical School Standards for ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York C) - Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)affirm the legality of Roe v. Wade and issue a policy statement so declaring, partner with related stakeholders in position papers to defend access to safe and legal abortion services across the U.S., and support ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York D) - Mifepristone Use in Early Pregnancy Loss (EPL) ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) promote the use of mifepristone for medical management of early pregnancy loss, reaffirms its efforts to overturn restrictions on the prescribing of mifepristone, especially in light of data supporting its use in...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York E) - Increasing Family-Centeredness at AAFP Meetings -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provide an on-site play area for children and their caregivers at AAFP Family Medicine Experience and Congress of Delegates, provide on-site child care services at AAFP Family Medicine Experience and Congress of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York F) - Oppose Criminalization of Physicians Providing ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) publicly oppose any law which would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York G) - Facilitating Gender Pronouns on Name Tags and ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) allow registrants for AAFP-sponsored events and conferences to determine if/how they want their gender to be identified on printed name badges, and make gender pronouns an option on all AAFP electronic and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York H) - Single Payer to Be the Preferred System of Healthcare...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)affirm that single payer will be the preferred option of the AAFP in its support of health care system reform.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York K) - Collective Bargaining as an Integral Part of Single ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support the right of physicians to organize and bargain collectively in any health care system reform plans which it recommends for consideration by policymakers.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York L) - Streamlined Administrative Environment in Any ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) support the implementation of a single set of administrative rules and procedures in any form of health care system reform considered by policymakers or considered by the AAFP.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York I) - Insurance Coverage Must Equate to Access to Care -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) prioritize supporting a system of health care in which coverage equates to access to comprehensive healthcare including a medical home.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York J) - Addition of a New CME Category Health Care Systems, ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) add the CME category: Health Care Systems, Health Care Economics, and Health Care Policy to help facilitate the development of online educational materials and facilitate CME lectures at the National Conference ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York M) - Addressing Stealthing as a Form of Sexual Assault -- ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develop a policy defining sexual assault and include non-consensual condom removal as part of that definition and support legislative efforts that include non-consensual condom removal as a form of sexual assault.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York N) - Eliminate Race-Based Medicine -- Congress of Delegates

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) oppose the use of race /ethnicity as a proxy for biology or genetics in clinical evaluation and management guidelines, and that identifies race as a social construct, support members in critically evaluating ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York O) - Applied Education in Billing and Coding in Family ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) offer applied education in billing and coding to family medicine residents, include in the next update of the AAFP practice management curriculum guidelines that residency annual billing and coding workshops ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Resolution No. *** (New York P) - Policy Related to the Exchange of Sex for Money or ...

Aug 15, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)support legislation that decriminalizes people who are solicited for sex or sexual activities in exchange for money or goods, support legislation that provides resources and support for those choosing to exit the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

Lower Gastrointestinal Conditions -- FP Essentials

Aug 15, 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/483-ed.html

Satellite CME Symposia

Aug 15, 2019 - Earn extra CME at Satellite CME events available during AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), September 24-26, in Philadelphia.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/satellite.html

Networking Receptions

Aug 15, 2019 - See the sponsored networking activities occurring at the 2019 Family Medicine Experience in Philadelphia, September 24-28.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/events/sponsored-opportunities.html

AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Complexity for Family Medicine

Aug 15, 2019 - AAFP Sustains Fight to Reduce Administrative Burden for Family Medicine

Press Center : Media Kits

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/kits/aafp-sustains-fight-to-reduce-administrative-burden-for-family-medicine.html

Report Examines Benefits of Investing in Primary Care

Aug 15, 2019 - A new study breaks down states' primary care spending patterns and what they mean for select patient outcomes.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190815statespending.html

Thessaly vs. McMurray Test for Diagnosis of Meniscal Injuries - Letters to the Editor -...

Aug 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Thessaly vs. McMurray Test for Diagnosis of Meniscal Injuries Am Fam Physician. 2019 Aug 15;100(3):200-201. Original Article: Knee Pain in Adults and Adolescents: The Initial Evaluation Issue Date: November...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p200.html

Substance Use Disorders: Considerations in Maternity and Neonatal Care - Letters to the...

Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor Substance Use Disorders: Considerations in Maternity and Neonatal Care Am Fam Physician. 2019 Aug 15;100(3):199-200. Original Article: Primary Care for Persons Who Inject Drugs Issue Date: January 15, 2019 See additional reader comments at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p199.html

OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections for Chronic Migraine Prophylaxis - Letters to the Editor ...

Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019 Issue Letters to the Editor OnabotulinumtoxinA Injections for Chronic Migraine Prophylaxis Am Fam Physician. 2019 Aug 15;100(3):198. Original Article: Migraine Headache Prophylaxis Issue Date: January 1, 2019 See additional reader comments at:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p198.html

e-cigarettes, Vaping and Juuls: What You Need to Know - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2019 - << Previous article Next article >> Aug 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/2019/0815/p227-s1.html

Provide employee criticism the right way -- FPM

Aug 14, 2019 - Providing employees with critical feedback can be difficult. One physician shares how he does it, and how to increase the likelihood that the worker listens.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Resolution No. *** (Co-Sponsored C) - Divestment From Companies Producing Fossil Fuels ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) work in a timely, incremental, and fiscally responsible manner, to the extent allowed by their legal and fiduciary duties, to reach a de minimis level of financial investment and/or relationship (divestment) with...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

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