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Health of the Public -- AAFP News

Feb 8, 2012 - This is the topic page for AAFP News' Health of the Public section.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public.html

National Influenza Vaccination Week to Focus on H1N1 Efforts -- AAFP News

Jan 8, 2010 - The prevalence of novel influenza A (H1N1) has dictated some new twists for National Influenza Vaccination Week. The CDC and HHS launched the annual event during the 2006-07 flu season, with the goal of getting people vaccinated against the seasonal flu throughout January and beyond.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100108nivw-h1n1.html

Liver Injury Risk Linked to Tolvaptan Prompts FDA Warning -- AAFP News

Jan 25, 2013 - The FDA has issued a drug warning regarding a possible risk of significant liver injury associated with the use of the selective vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist tolvaptan (Samsca). The agency is urging clinicians to conduct liver tests promptly in patients who report symptoms that ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100125samscawarning.html

FDA Warns of Risks Associated With Simvastatin -- AAFP News

Mar 24, 2010 - There is an increased risk of muscle injury in patients taking the highest approved dose of simvastatin compared to patients taking lower doses of the drug -- which is marketed as Zocor -- or other statins, according to a March 19 FDA safety alert.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100324simvastatinalert.html

Graham Center Study Documents Effect of Socioeconomic Factors on Health and ...

Mar 17, 2010 - The combination of higher income and education levels has a direct bearing on preventable deaths. Thus, consideration of these and other socioeconomic factors are necessary when setting strategy to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the population, according to a new study in ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100317avertabledeathrates.html

Many Uninsured Workers Who Need Substance Use Treatment Do Not Receive It -- AAFP News

Apr 2, 2010 - A striking number of uninsured full-time workers with substance abuse problems don't receive the treatment they need, according to a Feb. 4 study conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100402uninsuredsubstanceabuse.html

Court Again Rejects Vaccine-Autism Link -- AAFP News

Mar 22, 2010 - In three separate rulings issued March 12 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, federal judges have again ruled there is no association between vaccines and autism. The judges ruled that petitioners had failed to show that thimerosal-containing vaccines caused autism in the children ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100322vaccinerulings.html

CDC Issues Recommendations for Treatment, Evaluation of Haitian Orphans -- AAFP News

Mar 19, 2010 - The CDC has released interim medical screening recommendations for U.S. physicians evaluating orphans who were evacuated from Haiti. Under normal circumstances, internationally adopted children are required to have a medical examination in their country of origin.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100319haitiorphans.html

AAFP, Others Defend USPSTF, Breast Cancer Screening Recs in Letter to HHS -- AAFP News

May 26, 2010 - The AAFP once again has come to the defense of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, and its recommendations for breast cancer screening.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100526joint-brca-ltr.html

H1N1 Activity Spikes in Southeast -- AAFP News

Apr 2, 2010 - Increased incidence of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in the Southeastern United States has prompted public health officials to again urge vaccination as the best defense against the flu.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100402fluspike.html

FDA Conducting Safety Review of Certain Prostate Cancer Drugs -- AAFP News

May 4, 2010 - The FDA is evaluating whether gonadotropin-releasing hormone, or GnRH, agonists increase the risk of diabetes and certain cardiovascular diseases in men who receive these medications to treat prostate cancer.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100504gnrh-agonists.html

FDA Conducting Company-wide Investigation of McNeil Consumer Healthcare -- AAFP News

May 18, 2010 - The FDA has expanded its probe of McNeil Consumer Healthcare beyond the manufacturer's most recent recall of its children's and infants' liquid pain relief products. The agency said in a statement issued May 17 on its website that it is conducting a company-wide investigation of ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100518fdaandmcneil.html

Youth Sports Coalition Calls for Uniform Examination Process for Student Athletes --...

May 25, 2010 - A uniform and consistent method for administering preparticipation medical evaluations for American youth athletes could reduce the chances of injuries and improve the overall efficacy and safety of student athletics. And a coalition that includes the AAFP is advocating widespread ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100525ppesports.html

AAFP, Other Medical Groups Urge Ratification of Tobacco Treaty -- AAFP News

Jun 2, 2010 - The United States signed the World Health Organization, or WHO, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2004, but six years later, the nation has yet to ratify the treaty.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100602tobaccotreaty.html

More Children's Medications From Shuttered McNeil Plant Recalled -- AAFP News

Jun 4, 2010 - Problems at McNeil Consumer Healthcare's Fort Washington, Pa., facility have led to another recall of children's medications. Blacksmith Brands Inc. announced May 28 that it is voluntarily recalling all lots of four products in its PediaCare line.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100604pediacare.html

Higher Percentage of American Adults With Hypertension Are Controlling Their ...

Jun 21, 2010 - The United States has achieved the Healthy People 2010 objective of adequately controlling blood pressure in 50 percent of Americans with hypertension. That figure represents an improvement from 10 percent in 1980 and 31 percent just 10 years ago.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100621hypertensioncontrol.html

New Dietary Guidelines Report Focuses on Obesity -- AAFP News

Jul 7, 2010 - The advisory committee that helps craft the nation's dietary guidelines considers the obesity epidemic to be the single greatest threat to public health in this century and, thus, focused a recent report on disseminating evidence-based guidelines and recommendations aimed at halting and...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100707dietguidelines.html

AMA Delegates Call for Adding 'Physicians With Expertise' to Government Guideline ...

Jun 18, 2010 - Delegates to the 2010 annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago adopted a measure on June 15 that directs the AMA to encourage government panels and task forces dealing with specific disease entities to have representation by physicians with expertise in those diseases.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100618ama-publichealth.html

Report Calls for Clear Communication with Docs, Public During Food Recalls, ...

Jun 14, 2010 - The FDA must communicate more clearly with health care professionals and consumers during foodborne illness outbreaks and food safety recalls, according to a report released June 8 by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100614foodsafety.html

Despite Gains in Managing Tobacco Use, Obesity, More Is Needed -- AAFP News

Jul 12, 2013 - There's probably not a patient panel in the world that doesn't include its share of patients affected by tobacco use or obesity. Given the extreme morbidity and mortality associated with these two public health scourges -- to say nothing of the immense sums expended each year on medical...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100712amapublichealth.html

AAFP Recruiting Practices for Smoking Cessation Pilot -- AAFP News

Jun 22, 2010 - The AAFP is recruiting 50 family medicine practices for a pilot project that will train office champions to implement system changes that encourage the integration of tobacco cessation activities in daily office routines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100622officechamps.html

NFID Initiative Aims to 'S.T.O.P. Meningitis!' -- AAFP News

Jul 22, 2010 - With the start of a new academic year looming, physicians who administer school physicals and wellness checkups for 11- and 12-year-olds should be aware of free resources from S.T.O.P. (Share. Teach. Outreach. Protect.) Meningitis! -- an initiative of the National Foundation for ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100722stopmeningitis.html

AAFP Among Organizations Calling on CMS to Allow Medicaid Coverage for Quitlines -- ...

Jul 6, 2010 - The AAFP is one of three dozen organizations that recently signed a letter to CMS, urging the agency to allow states to obtain federal Medicaid matching funds for the cost of tobacco cessation services provided by quitlines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100706medicaidquitlines.html

FDA Committees Critical of Avandia -- AAFP News

Jul 20, 2010 - A plurality of members of two committees that advise the FDA on medications has voted to recommend that the agency remove rosiglitazone, which is marketed as Avandia, from the market because the diabetes drug has been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular events.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100720avandiarec.html

HHS Expands Medicare Coverage of Tobacco Cessation Counseling -- AAFP News

Sep 1, 2010 - Beginning next year, Medicare will pay for tobacco cessation counseling for all tobacco users covered by the federal benefit program. Under the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, certain preventive care services, such as tobacco cessation counseling, will be ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100901medicaretobaccouse.html

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