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

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

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

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.html

What Evidence Do We Need Before Recommending Routine Screening for Social Determinants ...

May 15, 2019 - Social determinants have a large effect on patients' health and well-being. Primary care clinicians need more evidence about their role in addressing social determinants of health, and community resources and public health support are needed to help patients with unmet social needs.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p602.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.

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

Downsides of Detecting Atrial Fibrillation in Asymptomatic Patients - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Despite the lack of outcomes evidence, the rise of wearable ECG sensors will cause many individuals to seek care for misdiagnosed AF. The best intervention for patients with correct diagnoses remains unclear. Primary care physicians must use their skills in discussing uncertainty and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p354.html

Vitamin D Screening and Supplementation in Primary Care: Time to Curb Our Enthusiasm - ...

Feb 15, 2018 - Evidence for vitamin D screening and supplementation in adults shows that these commonplace practices have virtually no established health benefits.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p226.html

Counseling Patients About Prostate Cancer Screening - Editorials - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2018 - The AAFP finds that the net benefit of population screening for prostate cancer is small at best, and it does not recommend routinely discussing PSA-based screening if the patient does not request it.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/p478.html

Food Insecurity: How You Can Help Your Patients - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2018 - Physicians can improve the health of patients who experience food insecurity by following the SEARCH (screen, educate, adjust, recognize, connect, help) mnemonic and by using the resources outlined in this article.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0801/p143.html

USPSTF Recommendations: New and Updated in 2016 - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - In 2016, the USPSTF updated 14 previous recommendation statements and added a new recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorder. Several updated recommendations are notable for having significant changes.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p697.html

Preventing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - Taking specific steps to make diagnosis more reliable is something we should all consider. We will never be perfect, but we owe it to our patients and our profession to improve. A diagnostic checklist is included.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p426.html

How to Counsel Men About PSA Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2016 - For family physicians to put PSA screening guidance into practice, they must elicit patients' preferences and provide accurate, understandable information about the benefits and harms.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1115/p782.html

Increased Alignment in Preventive Services Recommendations for Children - Editorials - ...

Aug 15, 2016 - Increased alignment between preventive services recommendations from the two major physician specialty groups who care for children.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p272.html

What Women and Their Physicians Need to Know About the UKCTOCS Study and Ovarian Cancer...

Jun 1, 2016 - An overview of the recent results from the United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) and implications for clinical practice and public health.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0601/p903.html

Screening for Ovarian Cancer—More Hype Than Hope? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2016 - In keeping with the principles of the Choosing Wisely campaign, physicians and patients would do well to avoid the pitfalls of overscreening and wait for results that promise more hope than hype.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0601/p906.html

Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2016 - Practical strategies can help family physicians and women in their 40s make more informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/p652.html

What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP’s Perspective - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2015 - Well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventive services. Family physicians have limited time at these visits and therefore should prioritize preventive services that have strong evidence of net benefit.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p362.html

Prostate Cancer Screening: The Pendulum Has Swung, and the Burden of Proof Is with ...

Oct 15, 2015 - Before primary care physicians consider reintroducing the PSA test, they must have proof that it improves outcomes. The task will be to show in a future randomized study whether any PSA screening algorithm can improve survival or quality of life compared with what is now the standard of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/p678.html

USPSTF Recommendations That Were New or Updated in 2014 - Editorials - American Family ...

May 15, 2015 - Recommendations from the USPSTF are intended to guide the clinical preventive services provided by primary care clinicians in the outpatient setting, or referable from that setting. We highlight the new and updated USPSTF recommendations from 2014.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p686.html

Pitfalls of Direct-to-Consumer Vascular Screening Tests - Editorials - American Family ...

Apr 15, 2015 - As concerned primary care physicians, we should take a more active role in educating the public and our patients about the risks of nonindicated screening tests before those purchases are made. Harms of downstream testing or treatment for a positive test result are real and significant.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p518.html

Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer: Avoiding the Pitfalls of ...

Jan 15, 2015 - Although much has been written about the need to encourage colonoscopy in underscreened populations, overscreening for colorectal cancer is now recognized as a problem that can lead to harm.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p82.html

AAFP Recommends Universal Screening for HIV Infection Beginning at 18 Years of Age - ...

Apr 15, 2014 - The AAFP recommends delaying the start of routine HIV screening until 18 years of age, and screening all patients 18 to 65 years of age. The AAFP notes that screening younger patients may still be beneficial based on high-risk behaviors.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p614.html

Screening Mammography: The Goal Is Changing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2013 - Screening mammography is one of an increasing number of clinical issues that will require rethinking the clinical mission and restructuring clinical practice to help patients make informed choices.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/p246.html

ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2012 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p501.html

The Annual Pelvic Examination: Preventive Time Not Well Spent - Editorials - American ...

Jan 1, 2013 - Given the lack of evidence to support annual pelvic examinations, it would be better for patients if we spend that time addressing screening, counseling, and other preventive services for which strong evidence exists.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p8.html

Do Electronic Health Records Improve Processes and Outcomes of Preventive Care? - ...

May 15, 2012 - Electronic health records (EHRs) are thought to be valuable tools to prompt physicians to provide preventive services. How strong is the evidence that EHRs can improve processes and outcomes of preventive care?

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p956.html

Guide to Mammography Reports: BI-RADS Terminology - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2010 - Mammography reports use specific terminology from the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) to describe findings and to assign a final assessment category. This editorial addresses questions that commonly arise when primary care physicians interpret mammography reports.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0715/p114.html

Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services...

Sep 15, 2010 - The November 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation for breast cancer screening, while sparking much controversy, was not a radical departure from the previous 2002 recommendation. The USPSTF approached the recommendation update with the basic questions of what...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p602.html

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Beyond - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2010 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2010 Issue Editorials Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Beyond KRISTA R. BIERNATH, MD, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia DANIEL...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0115/p124.html

New USPSTF Resources and Tools Can Help Put Prevention into Your Practice - Editorials ...

Jul 15, 2009 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 2009 Issue Editorials New USPSTF Resources and Tools Can Help Put Prevention into Your Practice KENNETH W. LIN, MD, Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p132.html

Osteoporosis Screening: Mixed Messages in Primary Care - Editorials - American Family ...

Feb 1, 2009 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Feb 1, 2009 Issue Editorials Osteoporosis Screening: Mixed Messages in Primary Care MARGARET GOURLAY, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2009 Feb 1;79(3):189-190....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0201/p189.html

Cancer Screening in Older Patients: Life Expectancy, Prioritization, and Health ...

Dec 15, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 15, 2008 Issue Editorials Cancer Screening in Older Patients: Life Expectancy, Prioritization, and Health Literacy JOSEPH H. FLAHERTY, MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Veterans, Health Administration Geriatric...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1215/p1336.html

Prostate Cancer Screening: Let Patients Decide - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 15, 2008 Issue Editorials Prostate Cancer Screening: Let Patients Decide MICHAEL LEFEVRE, MD, MSPH, University of Missouri–Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 15;78(12):1338. Related Article...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1215/p1338.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening Works—If We Do It - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 15, 2008 Issue Editorials Colorectal Cancer Screening Works—If We Do It DOUG CAMPOS-OUTCALT, MD, MPA, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 15;78(12):1340. Related Article...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1215/p1340.html

It's Time to Normalize Testing for HIV - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Nov 15, 2007 Issue Editorials It's Time to Normalize Testing for HIV JEFFREY T. KIRCHNER, DO, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Am Fam Physician. 2007 Nov 15;76(10):1459-1462. Testing for human immunodeficiency virus...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1459.html

The CDC and USPSTF Recommendations for HIV Testing - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Nov 15, 2007 Issue Editorials The CDC and USPSTF Recommendations for HIV Testing JONATHAN E. RODNICK, MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine San Francisco, California Am Fam Physician. 2007 Nov...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1456.html

Are Some Screening Tests Doing More Harm Than Good? - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Aug 1, 2007 Issue Editorials Are Some Screening Tests Doing More Harm Than Good? KENNETH W. LIN, MD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland MARGUERITE R. DUANE, MD, MHA, Columbia Road Health Services,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p351.html

Screening for Breast Cancer: What to Do with the Evidence - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2007 Issue Editorials Screening for Breast Cancer: What to Do with the Evidence RUSSELL HARRIS, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jun...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1623.html

The Preparticipation Evaluation: Evolving to Enhance Health and Safety of Athletes - ...

Apr 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2007 Issue Editorials The Preparticipation Evaluation: Evolving to Enhance the Health and Safety of Athletes DENNIS A. CARDONE, D.O., Pediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, Florida, and the University of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0401/p983.html

Ultrasonography in Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Editorials - ...

Oct 15, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Oct 15, 2006 Issue Editorials Ultrasonography in the Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip BARBARA P. YAWN, M.D. M.SC., Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota IRIS R. MABRY, M.D. M.P.H., Agency for Healthcare Research...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1284.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Don't Just Do It, Do It Right - Editorials - American ...

May 15, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2006 Issue Editorials Colorectal Cancer Screening: Don't Just Do It, Do It Right RICHARD C. WENDER, M.D., Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Am Fam Physician. 2006 May...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1707.html

Screening and Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: The Best Evidence - Editorials -...

Apr 1, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2006 Issue Editorials Screening and Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: The Best Evidence CRAIG FLEMING, M.D., Kaiser-Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, Oregon Am Fam Physician. 2006 Apr 1;73(7):1157-1158....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1157.html

Rationale for the USPSTF Recommendation on Screening for Glaucoma - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2005 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Oct 1, 2005 Issue Editorials Rationale for the USPSTF Recommendation on Screening for Glaucoma JANELLE GUIRGUIS-BLAKE, M.D., Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland Am Fam Physician. 2005 Oct 1;72(7):1184-1187....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1184.html

Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis: Recommendations from the Centers for Disease ...

Apr 15, 2005 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2005 Issue Editorials Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis: Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention SCOTT D. GROSSE, PH.D. COLEEN A. BOYLE, PH.D. JOSÉ F. CORDERO, M.D., M.P.H., National Center on...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1482.html

Screening for Barrett's Esophagus - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 1, 2004 Issue Editorials Screening for Barrett’s Esophagus Kenneth R. Devault, M.D., Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida Am Fam Physician. 2004 May 1;69(9):2061-2063. Related Article In Barrett’s esophagus, the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2061.html

Metabolic Syndrome: Early Identification and a Proactive Approach Are Warranted - ...

Apr 15, 2004 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2004 Issue Editorials Metabolic Syndrome: Early Identification and a Proactive Approach Are Warranted IGNACIO DE ARTOLA, JR., M.D., Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Am Fam...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0415/p1868.html

Screening for Inhalant Abuse in Children and Adolescents - Editorials - American Family...

Sep 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Sep 1, 2003 Issue Editorials Screening for Inhalant Abuse in Children and Adolescents MICHAEL T. LYNSKEY, PH.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri Am Fam Physician. 2003 Sep 1;68(5):811-812. Related...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p811.html

ACS Guideline for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - American Family...

Apr 15, 2003 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2003 Issue Editorials ACS Guideline for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer MARTIN C. MAHONEY, M.D., PH.D., Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York DEBBIE SASLOW, PH.D., American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1677.html

Screening for Depression - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2002 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Sep 15, 2002 Issue Editorials Screening for Depression MARGARET E. MCCAHILL, M.D., University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, California Am Fam Physician. 2002 Sep 15;66(6):952-956. Related Article The U.S....

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0915/p952.html

Counseling Patients About Prostate Cancer Screening - Editorials - American Family ...

May 1, 2002 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 1, 2002 Issue Editorial Counseling Patients About Prostate Cancer Screening LEWIS E. FOXHALL, M.D. ANDREW C. VON ESCHENBACH, M.D. Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas Am Fam Physician. 2002 May 1;65(9):1752-1757. A more recent...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1752.html

The New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2001 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 15, 2001 Issue Editorials The New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force ALFRED O. BERG, M.D., M.P.H. Chair, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force University of Washington Seattle, Washington JANET ALLAN, PH.D., R.N., C.S. Vice-Chair,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1215/p1945.html

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