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USPSTF: Evidence Doesn't Support Routine Screening for Genital Herpes

Aug 17, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation statement against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160817uspstf-herpesdraft.html

AAFP, CDC Field New Tools to Augment Response to Zika Threat

Aug 10, 2016 - As rapidly as information about the Zika virus is evolving, it can be tough to keep up. Here's a recap of news on the U.S. outbreak, including cases of local mosquito-borne transmission.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160810zikaupdate.html

AAFP Supports Turn the Tide Rx Campaign to End Opioid Abuse

Aug 9, 2016 - U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., has launched a national campaign called Turn the Tide Rx that aims to enlist physicians' help in fighting opioid abuse.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160809turntide.html

CDC Warns of Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infection

Jun 27, 2016 - The CDC and FDA have joined forces with various state and local health departments and health care facilities to investigate a multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160627bcepacia.html

Use Fluoroquinolones Only as Drug of Last Resort for Some Infections

Jul 27, 2016 - The FDA has upped the stakes when it comes to cautioning prescribers and patients about the possibility of serious adverse effects of systemic fluoroquinolones, strengthening the drugs' boxed warning to severely limit their use.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160727fluoroquinolones.html

As Zika Spreads, Evidence of Link to Birth Defects Grows

Aug 19, 2016 - A study published Aug. 9 by The BMJ explored the association between prenatal Zika virus infection and arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which is characterized by joint contractures at birth.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160819zikaupdate.html

USPSTF, AAFP Say Evidence Lacking on Lipids Screening for Kids, Teens

Aug 9, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has published its final recommendation statement and evidence reviews on screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160809uspstflipids.html

ACIP: Don't Use LAIV During 2016-17 Flu Season

Jun 23, 2016 - During the first day of its June 23-24 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend that live attenuated influenza vaccine should not be used during the 2016-17 flu season.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160623laivvote.html

AAFP Men's Health Survey Yields Mixed Results

Aug 3, 2016 - According to a survey commissioned by the AAFP and conducted by Harris Poll, nearly half of men (49 percent) rate their health as excellent or very good -- up from 42 percent in 2007.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160803menshealth.html

Evidence Lacking to Recommend For, Against Skin Cancer Screening

Aug 5, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finalized its recommendation statement on skin cancer screening last week, citing a lack of evidence to recommend for or against use of visual skin exams to screen adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160805skincancerrec.html

Academy Delivers New Opioid Toolkit, CME to Equip Members

Jun 13, 2016 - The AAFP offers members its latest opioid resources including a new chronic pain management toolkit and a free CME webcast focused on chronic opioid therapy.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160613opioidtoolkit.html

How Utah Zika Infection Was Transmitted Remains Mystery

Jul 20, 2016 - This past week marked a couple of Zika firsts: the first case of Zika virus infection transmitted via an unknown route and the first case of confirmed female-to-male transmission.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160720zikaupdate.html

USPSTF: Screen Adults Ages 50-75 for Colorectal Cancer

Jun 22, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation statement reaffirming that screening for colorectal cancer in adults ages 50-75 reduces mortality.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160622crcscreenfinal.html

Don't Stall Anti-tobacco Progress, AAFP, Other Groups Tell Congress

Aug 1, 2016 - The AAFP joined scores of other stakeholder groups in strongly opposing a proposed $110 million funding cut for the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health in 2017.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160801tobaccosignon.html

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Pelvic Exams in Asymptomatic Women

Jul 6, 2016 - On June 28, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening asymptomatic, nonpregnant women for gynecologic conditions using pelvic exams.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160706uspstfpelvicexam.html

CMS Announces Participants in Million Hearts CVD Risk Reduction Model

Jul 26, 2016 - On July 21, CMS announced the names of 516 practices -- including scores of family medicine offices -- that will participate in its Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160726millionheartscvdmodel.html

New CDC Interim Guidance Parses Zika Testing Recommendations

Jun 1, 2016 - New CDC guidance warns that a negative molecular test result for Zika virus does not rule out infection and should be followed by serologic testing for Zika and other flaviviruses.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160601zikainterimguidance.html

AAN Offers Free Webinar on Zika Virus, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Jun 8, 2016 - The American Academy of Neurology is collaborating with the CDC to offer a free webinar for physicians on Guillain-Barré syndrome and its possible relationship to Zika virus infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160608aanzikawebinar.html

ACIP Recommends MenACWY-D for HIV-infected Patients, Cholera Vaccine

Jun 29, 2016 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently voted to recommend use of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine for HIV-infected patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160629acipjune.html

AAFP Tobacco Control Mini-grant Recipients Get Creative Again

Jul 13, 2016 - The Academy's second class of tobacco and nicotine prevention and control mini-grant recipients found innovative ways to control tobacco use at the state and local levels.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160713tobaccomini-grants.html

AAFP Offers Free COPD, Asthma Resources for Physicians, Patients

Jun 29, 2016 - New resources from the AAFP are available to help family physicians and their patients better understand the differences -- and the similarities -- between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160629copd-asthma.html

USPSTF: More Research Needed on Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Jun 20, 2016 - The U.S Preventive Services Task Force posted its first-ever draft recommendation statement on screening for obstructive sleep apnea in asymptomatic adults in primary care settings.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160620sleepapnea.html

What Physicians, Women Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer Screening

Jun 3, 2016 - American Family Physician has published an open-access set of articles and editorials that examine findings from a recent international trial of ovarian cancer screening.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160603afp-ovarianca.html

AAFP Supports HHS in Fight Against Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

Jul 5, 2016 - The AAFP responded to a request from the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria with information about the AAFP's actions in this area and recommendations for further action.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160705antibioticresistltr.html

USPSTF, AAFP: Screen At-risk Adults, Teens for Syphilis

Jun 8, 2016 - On June 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published its final statement recommending that nonpregnant adults and adolescents at increased risk for syphilis be screened for the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160608syphilisrec.html

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