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AFP By Topic - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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Heart Failure - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on heart failure and related issues, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), cardiomyopathy, cardioverter-defibrillators, congestive heart failure, and diastolic and systolic heart failure. This...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=26

Cancer - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). This collection features AFP content on cancer and related issues, including ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=31

Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Evaluation and Management - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2020 - Evaluation and management of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding focus on etiologies originating distally to the ligament of Treitz. Diverticular disease is the most common source, accounting for 40% of cases. Hemorrhoids, angiodysplasia, infectious colitis, and inflammatory bowel ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p206.html

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - 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

Care of Special Populations - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - 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

Cerebral Palsy: An Overview - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - Cerebral palsy, which occurs in two to three out of 1,000 live births, has multiple etiologies resulting in brain injury that affects movement, posture, and balance. The movement disorders associated with cerebral palsy are categorized as spasticity, dyskinesia, ataxia, or mixed/other. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p213.html

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) in Primary Care - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - Primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) is caused by inhaling airborne spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii. Residing in or traveling to areas endemic for Coccidioides is required for the diagnosis; no person-to-person or zoonotic contagion ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p221.html

Genetics - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome). This ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

U.S. Policies and Their Effects on Immigrant Children’s Health - Editorials - American ...

Feb 15, 2020 - Immigrant children are a vulnerable group, requiring special protections under U.S. and international law. Compared with nonimmigrant children, they face additional dangers to their physical and mental health that stem directly from immigration policies, including the right to asylum, ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p202.html

Diagnosis of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction - Point-of-Care Guides - ...

Feb 15, 2020 - Can signs, symptoms, and simple tests be used to determine the likelihood of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction?

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p230.html

Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer or who have an ancestry associated with breast cancer susceptibility 1 and 2 (BRCA1/2) gene mutations with an appropriate brief familial risk...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p233.html

Amenorrhea, Ingrown Toenails, Chronic Neck Pain, Infantile Hemangiomas, Fluoride ...

Feb 15, 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/2020/0215/p205.html

ACIP Approves 2020 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules - Practice ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The 2020 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p251.html

An Anatomical Cause of Dysphagia - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - A man presented with worsening dysphagia, with sore throat, dyspnea, cough, heartburn, and wheezing.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p241.html

Do Not Change Antidepressant Treatment Early Based on a Lack of Response - POEMs - ...

Feb 15, 2020 - Do not be in a hurry to change treatment in patients with severe depression who do not respond to treatment within the first two weeks. Early response to treatment predicts eventual response or remission, but a lack of early response does not predict treatment failure.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p250.html

Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Asthma - STEPS - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - Dupilumab is an effective injectable drug that decreases asthma exacerbations and the need for an oral glucocorticoid in patients with moderate to severe asthma, particularly those with high eosinophil counts.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p244.html

Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer - ...

Feb 15, 2020 - A 31-year-old woman presents to your office for a well-woman examination. She is sexually active in a monogamous relationship and has never been pregnant. She tells you that her mother was diagnosed with tubal cancer at age 40 and that her sister, who is 42 years of age, was recently ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p239.html

Topical Interventions Improve Outcomes After Cryosurgery for Actinic Keratosis - POEMs ...

Feb 15, 2020 - Based on a review of low-quality evidence, adding a topical intervention after cryosurgery for actinic keratosis improves the likelihood of complete clearance from 46% to 79% (number needed to treat = 3).

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p249.html

Increased Readmissions and Adverse Events with Intensification of Antihypertensive ...

Feb 15, 2020 - The intensification of antihypertensive regimens on discharge in older adults hospitalized for noncardiac conditions is associated with an increased risk of readmission (number needed to harm [NNH] = 27) and medication-related serious adverse events (NNH = 63) within 30 days.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p248a.html

No Benefit, Longer Hospital Stay with Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria - POEMs - ...

Feb 15, 2020 - Inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria is common in hospitalized patients. Older patients, those with dementia or acutely altered mental status, and those with abnormal urinalysis results are more likely to be treated with antibiotics.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p248.html

The Risk of Corticosteroids in Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Letters to the Editor - ...

Feb 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Feb 15, 2020 Issue Letters to the Editor The Risk of Corticosteroids in Community-Acquired Pneumonia Am Fam Physician. 2020 Feb 15;101(4):197. To the Editor: A 71-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis of the knee presented with a...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p197.html

What You Should Know About Valley Fever - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2020 - << Previous article Next article >> Feb 15, 2020 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/2020/0215/p221-s1.html

Three tips for being present with your patients -- FPM

Feb 14, 2020 - When demands and distractions intrude on your patient encounters, practice these three tips for being fully present.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Advocacy, Social Determinants Must Be Part of Physician Training

Feb 14, 2020 - Family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians should not only be trained to screen patients for the social determinants of health, but should also know how to advocate for their patients.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200214lv-advocacytraining.html

Administrative Simplification -- FPM Topic Collection

Feb 13, 2020 - The documentation, paperwork, and quality reporting burden on physicians is immense. What can physicians do to reduce their administrative hassles, and what are organizations doing on their behalf? This FPM topic collection explores these issues. The documentation, paperwork, and ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=112

Advanced Pathway Credit Application Tutorial -- CME

Feb 13, 2020 - This tutorial will cover how to apply for AAFP credit using the advanced pathway credit application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/tutorials/advanced-pathway-app-tutorial.html

ALSO/BLSO Pathway Credit Application Tutorial -- CME

Feb 13, 2020 - This tutorial will cover how to apply for AAFP credit using the ALSO/BLSO pathway credit application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/tutorials/also-blso-pathway-app-tutorial.html

Simple Pathway Credit Application Tutorial -- CME

Feb 13, 2020 - This tutorial will cover how to apply for AAFP credit using the simple pathway credit application.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/tutorials/simple-pathway-app-tutorial.html

Why family physicians should not just be physicians -- FPM

Feb 13, 2020 - Beware of physician roles that focus predominantly on outpatient visits and separate physicians from most organizational innovation and strategy, as well as the colleagues, staff, and communities they serve.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Webcast: AAFP’s New Credit Application - What You Need to Know -- CME

Feb 12, 2020 - This webcast will address benefits of and changes to the new AAFP credit application and how to prepare for launch in spring 2020.

CME : AAFP Credit System

https://www.aafp.org/cme/creditsys/about/tutorials/webinar-new-credit-application-what-you-need-to-know.html

Study Identifies Drugs of Concern for Patients With CKD

Feb 12, 2020 - A team of Canadian researchers has developed a list of three dozen medications that must or could be dose-adjusted or avoided in patients with chronic kidney disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200212ckdmeds.html

PCPs Outpace Specialists in Embracing Digital Health Tools

Feb 12, 2020 - Use of digital health tools increased from 2016 to 2019, with FPs and other primary care physicians showing considerable interest in tools that allow them to provide remote patient care, a recent survey found.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200212digitalhealthtools.html

Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality and Contraception

Feb 11, 2020 - Read the AAFP's position on treating the sexual health and availability of contraception to adolescent patients.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/adolescent-sexuality.html

AAFP Gives Proposed Transparency Rules Cautious Thumbs-up

Feb 11, 2020 - Regulations on transparency of prices and cost-sharing and rules on medical loss ratios must focus on patients, the AAFP said in response to a CMS proposed rule on value-based payment models.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200211hhstransparency.html

New Director Brings Rural Perspective to Graham Center

Feb 11, 2020 - Jack Westfall, M.D., M.P.H., the new director of the AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, shares his thoughts on rural health and primary care research in this QandA.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200211westfallqa.html

Colleagues' Deaths Inspired FP to Bounce Back

Feb 10, 2020 - Corey Martin, M.D., co-founded the Bounce Back Project to promote health through happiness among clinicians and in the community. Data show the work is making a difference.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200210fdf-martin.html

Strengthening Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Act Would Impede Progress Toward ...

Feb 10, 2020 - Strengthening Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid Act Would Impede Progress Toward Value-Based Care

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/strengthening-innovation-in-medicare-and-medicaid-act.html

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit -- FPM

Feb 8, 2020 - Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

What a waiting room liaison can do for your office -- FPM

Feb 7, 2020 - An existing staff member might be able to take on these duties to keep your waiting room clean and running smoothly.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

CDC, AAFP Release 2020 Immunization Schedules

Feb 7, 2020 - The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2020 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200207vaccskeds.html

Medicare webinar on glucose supplies scheduled for Feb. 11 -- FPM

Feb 6, 2020 - The webinar will include guidelines for coverage along with the information patients and suppliers need from physicians.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

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

A simple way to build trust with young patients -- FPM

Feb 6, 2020 - Doing this one thing during a visit can get pediatric appointments off to a good start by showing kids you care about them and respect them.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Patients Aren't Widgets; Care Shouldn't Be Volume-based

Feb 5, 2020 - Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that treating patients like assembly line products -- and judging physicians by their productivity -- isn't good for anyone.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200205fp-widgets.html

It's Not Only OK to Be Vulnerable, It's Necessary

Feb 5, 2020 - Medical student Margaret Miller writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that although allowing ourselves to be vulnerable is difficult, it opens doors to learning and opportunities.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200205lv-vulnerability.html

CDC Updates Interim Guidance for Novel Coronavirus

Feb 5, 2020 - As the CDC continues to update its interim guidance for health care professionals on the novel coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China, the AAFP will work to rapidly relay that information to members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200205coronavirusupdt.html

Research Examines Economics of HPV Vaccination

Feb 5, 2020 - An economic analysis found that expanding HPV vaccination coverage to all adults through age 45 would produce slight health benefits but be less cost-effective than the vaccination strategy previously in place.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200205hpvanalysis.html

Health Care Coverage Doesn’t Help If Americans Can’t Afford Medications and Treatments

Feb 5, 2020 - Health Care Coverage Doesn’t Help If Americans Can’t Afford Medications and Treatments

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2020/health-care-coverage-doesnt-help-if-americans-cant-afford-medications-and-treatments.html

Here's How We're Battling Administrative Burden for You

Feb 4, 2020 - According to surveys, administrative burden is the top concern of family physicians. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's work to reduce prior authorization and ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200204itt-adminburden.html

AFP Podcast: Episode 103 - February 1, 2020 -- American Family Physician

Feb 4, 2020 - This episode includes discussions on screening and counseling adolescents and young adults, the sexual health history, onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) for prevention of migraine, breast cancer screening, and Clostridioides difficile infection.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/podcast/103.html

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