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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes. This collection features AFP content on type 2 ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Geriatric Care - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on geriatric care and related issues, including assistive devices, elder mistreatment, failure to thrive, fall prevention, geriatric assessment, house calls, impaired visual acuity, and nursing home care. This collection features AFP content on ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Gastroenteritis and Diarrhea in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and related issues, including dehydration, foodborne illnesses, probiotics, and rotavirus vaccination. This collection features AFP content on gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and related issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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HIV/AIDS - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS and related issues, including antiretroviral therapy, behavioral counseling, HIV testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection prevention. This collection features AFP content on human ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and yoga. This collection features AFP content on complementary and alternative medicine, including herbs and dietary supplements, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Point-of-Care Ultrasonography - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is performed by a physician at the bedside and is standard practice in obstetric, emergency, and musculoskeletal medicine. When compared with formal sonography, POCUS is equivalent in screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and as accurate in ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Sexual Health History: Techniques and Tips - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - Family physicians should use a proactive, integrated, patient-centered approach to sexual health that includes, but is not limited to, disease identification and treatment. Successfully delivering positive, affirming, nonjudgmental sexual health care requires intentionally creating safe...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p286.html

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Adults: Evaluation and Management - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is defined as hemorrhage from the mouth to the ligament of Treitz. Common risk factors for upper GI bleeding include prior upper GI bleeding, anticoagulant use, high-dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use, and older age. Causes of upper GI ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p294.html

Procedures - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Procedures Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from AFP, as...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Nutrition - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - Advertisement AFP BY TOPIC Nutrition Editors' Choice of Best Available Content PRINT COMMENTS ADD TO FAVORITES REMOVE FAVORITE This page will be removed from your Favorites Links. Are you sure? SHARE This collection features the best content from AFP, as...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Emotional Support Animals: Considerations for Documentation - Curbside Consultation - ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Companion animals are increasingly viewed as part of the family, and studies show many mental and physical benefits of pet ownership. Federal regulations require patients to obtain health care professional documentation for emotional support animals to allow these animals to accompany ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p302.html

Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment in U.S. Health Care Professionals: CDC ...

Mar 1, 2020 - According to 1995–2007 surveillance data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Tuberculosis Controllers Association work group, tuberculosis incidence rates in health care professionals were similar to those in the general population.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p312.html

Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - The practice of Yang-style tai chi for one hour twice weekly for 12 to 24 weeks is moderately effective in improving quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/od1.html

HIV Status, Preexposure Prophylaxis, Sexual Health, and the Critical Role of Family ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Family physicians play a key role in expanding HIV testing and treatment, as well as providing sexual health services in areas where specialty sexual health services are not readily available.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p262.html

Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation for Maintaining Cognitive Functioning in ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Vitamin and mineral supplementation has little to no beneficial effect on preserving cognitive functioning or preventing dementia in cognitively healthy adults 40 years and older.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p272.html

Music Therapy for Depression - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - Moderate-quality evidence shows that music therapy added to standard care is more effective in the first three months than standard care alone for depressive symptoms based on clinician-rated outcomes and patient-reported outcomes.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p273.html

IDx-DR for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening - Diagnostic Tests: What Physicians Need to ...

Mar 1, 2020 - IDx-DR is a reliable screening tool used to diagnose diabetic retinopathy in the primary care office and may reduce barriers to screening and improve gaps in eye care for those with diabetes.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p307.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening, Breastfeeding, Miscarriage, Eczema, Routine Screening for ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.

American Family Physician : AFP Clinical Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p270.html

Tense Bullae and Pruritus - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2020 - A 72-year-old man presents with a two-month history of worsening pruritic rash and painful blisters on his trunk, bilateral upper and lower extremities, face, and groin.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p305.html

Thromboembolism Recurrence Likely; Consider It a Chronic Disease - POEMs - American ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Perhaps it is time to start thinking about VTE as a chronic disease. Approximately one in 10 patients that have a VTE will have a second VTE over the next 12 months and almost four in 10 will have a second VTE over 10 years.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p309.html

Linagliptin and Glimepiride Equally Effective for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus ...

Mar 1, 2020 - This study found that linagliptin is noninferior to glimepiride for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p309a.html

Fewer Severe Exacerbations in Patients with Mild to Moderate Asthma Treated with ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Patients with mild to moderate asthma only need relief treatment. In this study, patients taking the combination of budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) as needed had slightly fewer severe exacerbations than patients treated with twice daily budesonide (Pulmicort).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p310.html

Guideline for Chronic Diarrhea: Screening for IBD and Celiac Disease Is In, Screening ...

Mar 1, 2020 - Although an algorithm to guide the workup is not offered, the American Gastroenterological Association suggests the following tests for patients with chronic diarrhea (i.e., watery diarrhea for at least four weeks): fecal calprotectin or fecal lactoferrin to screen for inflammatory ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/p310a.html

Probiotics to Prevent Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Children - Medicine by the ...

Mar 1, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Mar 1, 2020 Issue Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Probiotics to Prevent Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Children ELIZABETH A. SUNIEGA, MAJ, MC, USA; and D. JASON FRASCA, CPT, MC, USA Am Fam Physician. 2020 Mar...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0301/od2.html

AAFP Internal Medicine livestream courses spanning 12 weeks -- CME

Feb 28, 2020 - Earn live CME credits and maximize your patient care with the AAFP’s Adult Medicine livestream spanning 12 weeks.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/internal-live/livestream.html

Women Have Closed Med School Enrollment Gap; Others Remain

Feb 28, 2020 - For the first time, women make up the majority of students in U.S. medical schools. Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that although women physicians are making gains in leadership and other roles, they still have work to do to achieve equity in their field.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200228lv-diversity.html

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Feb 28, 2020 - As more cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, the AAFP is curating and sharing resources to help family physicians prepare their patients and practices for an outbreak.

Patient Care : Public Health Emergencies

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

Coronavirus: six ways to prepare your practice now -- FPM

Feb 27, 2020 - After months of successful containment, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they expect to see widespread transmission of the illness known as COVID-19 in the United States soon

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

A checklist for starting virtual visits -- FPM

Feb 27, 2020 - The ability to see patients virtually can be useful, especially during outbreaks of infectious disease. Here’s how to get started.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Learn more about electronic attachments for claims -- FPM

Feb 26, 2020 - Electronic attachments can simplify and optimize revenue cycle management by reducing payment time cycles.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Two reasons to provide Medicare annual wellness visits -- FPM

Feb 26, 2020 - With less than 16 percent of eligible patients receiving a Medicare annual wellness visit, patients and practices are missing out on two key benefits.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

CDC Releases Interim Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Report

Feb 26, 2020 - According to a Feb. 21 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC, the current influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall against 2019-2020 seasonal influenza A and B viruses.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200226interimfluve.html

Evidence Lacking on Cognitive Impairment Screening in Older Adults

Feb 26, 2020 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200226uspstfcognitivescreen.html

Study Charts Downturn in Primary Care Office Visits

Feb 26, 2020 - A recent study tracking a downward trend in primary care visits cited several contributing factors, including the high cost of care that the AAFP has been working to address.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200226fewervisits.html

Study: Many Young Women Receiving Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Feb 25, 2020 - More than half of all pelvic examinations performed in women younger than 21 may be unnecessary, new research suggests. And nearly three-fourths of Pap tests in these patients may not be needed.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200225pelvicexams.html

Jennifer Brull, M.D., Runs for AAFP Director

Feb 25, 2020 - The Kansas AFP announces the candidacy of Jennifer Brull, M.D., of Plainville, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200225brull-cand-ann.html

Mary Campagnolo, M.D., M.B.A., Runs for AAFP Director

Feb 25, 2020 - The New Jersey AFP announces the candidacy of Mary Campagnolo, M.D., M.B.A., of Bordentown, for AAFP director.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200225campagnolo-cand-ann.html

Windel Stracener, M.D., Runs for AAFP President-elect

Feb 25, 2020 - The Indiana AFP announces the candidacy of Windel Stracener, M.D., of Richmond, for AAFP president-elect.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20200225stracener-cand-ann.html

The Lady With Lavender Essential Oils Is the New Dr. Google

Feb 24, 2020 - Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that patients will be the casualties of the war on science if doctors don't speak out about misinformation and false claims.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200224fp-media.html

COD Tentative Schedule of Activities -- Congress of Delegates

Feb 24, 2020 - Information about the Congress of Delegate schedule of activities.

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

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

FP Turns Self-Advocacy Into Advocacy for Family Medicine

Feb 24, 2020 - Hearing loss forced Joanna Bisgrove, M.D., to learn how to advocate effectively. The AAFP's National Conference of Constituency Leaders helped her become an advocate for others.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200224fdf-bisgrove.html

Physician autonomy: the missing ingredient for motivation at work -- FPM

Feb 21, 2020 - Research suggests that professionals are primarily motivated by three things at work: purpose, mastery, and autonomy. But for most physicians, self-directing their work is a struggle because their organizations don’t make it easy. Here’s what groups should do.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/physician_autonomy1.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 104 - February 15, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Feb 21, 2020 - Episode 104 includes discussions on coccidioidomycosis, cerebral palsy, immunization schedules, dupilumab for asthma, antidepressant treatment, and BRCA-related cancer testing.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/104.html

CMS reiterates physicians’ central role in home health planning -- FPM

Feb 20, 2020 - The agency's guidance comes as it implements a new home health payment system called the Patient-Driven Groupings Model.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

Unhealthy family dynamics in the exam room: how to respond -- FPM

Feb 20, 2020 - When family members complicate a patient visit, consider these five questions to get to the root of the problem and respond appropriately.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

USMLE Change Benefits Students, Reflects AAFP Guidance

Feb 20, 2020 - Medical students scored a major win last week when the United States Medical Licensing Examination program announced its intention to change score reporting for the USMLE Step 1 exam from the current three-digit numeric score to pass/fail beginning in 2022.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20200220usmlechange.html

CDC Updates Treatment Guidelines for Latent TB Infection

Feb 20, 2020 - The CDC recently updated guidelines for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection, the first comprehensive guidelines on LTBI issued since 2000.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200219ltbiguidelines.html

Smoking Cessation Report Examines New Quitting Strategies

Feb 20, 2020 - A report from the surgeon general contains a wealth of new information on interventions and strategies for smoking cessation that family physicians can employ with their patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200220sgcessationreport.html

USMLE Step 1 Scoring Change Removes a Harmful Barrier to Holistic Specialty Selection

Feb 20, 2020 - USMLE Step 1 Scoring Change Removes a Harmful Barrier to Holistic Specialty Selection

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/usmle-step-1-scoring-change-removes-a-harmful-barrier-to-holistic-specialty-selection.html

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