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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

Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes Is Not Ready for Widespread Adoption -...

Jun 1, 2020 - Although continuous glucose monitoring may benefit patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, there is limited evidence that it offers similar benefits in patients with type 2 diabetes, regardless of whether they are taking insulin.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0601/p646.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

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

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

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

Integrating Breast Cancer Risk Management into Primary Care - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2020 - It is important that primary care physicians have the ability and resources to identify women eligible for genetic counseling and testing for breast cancer.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0315/p330.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.

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

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

Evaluating Diagnostic Tests: Introducing a New Feature in AFP - Editorials - American ...

Jul 1, 2019 - This new feature cuts through the hype and provides independent, objective assessments of new diagnostic tests that readers are considering incorporating into their practices.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p8.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

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Family Medicine - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2018 - There is mounting evidence that point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) can help decrease the costs of care while improving patient access to care and safety.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0815/p200.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

Stumbling onto Cancer: Avoiding Overdiagnosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2019 - We all need to test wisely and weigh the risks and benefits of diagnostic imaging. Imaging—and testing in general—has real downsides, such as stumbling onto things you wish you had not.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p145.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

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

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

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

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

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

Pharmacogenetic Testing—An Unfulfilled Promise - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Family physicians should not naively accept a new technology because it is the latest trend. We need to assess the clinical utility of potential applications of genetic information, adopting them when they improve patient-oriented outcomes and avoiding them when they simply add costs ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p558.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

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

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overscreening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2015 - This editorial is the first in a series of three that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overscreening often leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p22.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

Breast Masses in Adolescents: Clinical Pearls in the Diagnostic Evaluation - Editorials...

Aug 15, 2012 - The diagnostic evaluation of an adolescent presenting with a breast mass differs substantially from that of an adult because of marked differences in breast cancer risk and breast architecture. In the adolescent, early clinical assessment and close follow-up are most important, and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0815/p325.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

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

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

Differentiating Grief and Depression in Patients Who Are Seriously Ill - Editorials - ...

Aug 1, 2012 - Differentiating between grief and depression in a patient who is seriously ill is important because the management strategies for each condition are different. It can be difficult to distinguish between depression and grief because they have overlapping symptoms (i.e., sadness, crying, ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0801/p232.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

Reassessing the Role of MRI in the Evaluation of Knee Pain - Editorials - American ...

Feb 1, 2012 - When used for the appropriate indications, MRI is a valuable tool in the evaluation and management of knee pain. However, it may provide clinically irrelevant information by identifying pathology that is not related to a patient's symptoms, which may ultimately lead to unnecessary ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/p221.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

Translating a Guideline into Practice: The USPSTF Recommendations on Screening for ...

Oct 15, 2010 - In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reaffirmed its support for screening for depression in adults, and expanded on its caveat that screening is effective only if support systems are in place for appropriate treatment of patients with positive screening results.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1015/p891.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

Bilirubin Screening in Newborns: What Should We Do? - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2010 - A more aggressive approach to screening for hyperbilirubinemia does not have good evidence to support it, nor is it justified to abandon what we have been taught just because there is insufficient evidence at this time. In this case, a middle ground is best: continuing current practice ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0815/p336.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

The CDC's EGAPP Initiative: Evaluating the Clinical Evidence for Genetic Tests - ...

Dec 1, 2009 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2009 Issue Editorials The CDC's EGAPP Initiative: Evaluating the Clinical Evidence for Genetic Tests ALFRED O. BERG, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Am Fam Physician. 2009 Dec 1;80(11):1218-1220. Family...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1201/p1218.html

Depression in Post-MI Patients: An Opportunity for Primary Care - Editorials - American...

Nov 1, 2009 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Nov 1, 2009 Issue Editorials Depression in Post-MI Patients: An Opportunity for Primary Care DONALD E. NEASE, JR., MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2009 Nov 1;80(9):917. The American...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p917.html

New Guidelines: Fewer PAP Tests for Women Older Than 30 Years and Less Aggressive ...

Jul 15, 2009 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 2009 Issue Editorials New Guidelines: Fewer Pap Tests for Women Older Than 30 Years and Less Aggressive Treatment for Adolescents D. ASHLEY HILL, MD, Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando, Florida Am Fam Physician. 2009 Jul...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p131.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

Dermoscopy: An Invaluable Tool for Evaluating Skin Lesions - Editorials - American ...

Sep 15, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Sep 15, 2008 Issue Editorials Dermoscopy: An Invaluable Tool for Evaluating Skin Lesions GARY N. FOX, MD, Practice Limited to Skin, Defiance Clinic, Defiance, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2008 Sep 15;78(6):704-706. Related Article...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p704.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

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

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