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How Will Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combo Products Affect You, Your Patients? -- ...

Sep 17, 2014 - On Oct. 6, the DEA will move hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II, so family physicians need to prepare their practices -- and their patients -- for the change.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140917hcps-sked2.html

Prepare Now for Ebola in Your Office -- AAFP News

Oct 17, 2014 - Because most facilities are not equipped with biocontainment units, careful planning for an encounter with a patient suspected of having Ebola infection is critical. The first steps in preparing your office for a possible case are to make sure you have all referral contact information ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141017eboladisprep.html

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation on Glucose Screening, Diabetes -- AAFP News

Oct 14, 2014 - On Oct. 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation calling for adults at increased risk for type 2 diabetes to be screened for the disease. Among risk factors for diabetes are being age 45 or older, being overweight or obese, and having a first-degree ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141014diabetesscreen.html

ACIP Recommends Routine PCV13 Immunization for Adults 65 and Older -- AAFP News

Aug 27, 2014 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices held a special meeting Aug. 13 that culminated in a vote to recommend routine immunization with 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for adults 65 or older, followed by, if indicated, a dose of 23-valent pneumococcal ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140827pcv13vote.html

Growing Enterovirus Outbreak Ensnaring Children, Teens -- AAFP News

Sep 16, 2014 - As of Sept. 16, 12 states had reported clusters of laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) to the CDC. Clinicians who see suspected cases of EV-D68 infection should contact their state and local health departments about the availability of testing for the virus.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140916enterovirus.html

Neurologic Deficits in Children Preceded by Febrile Illness -- AAFP News

Oct 13, 2014 - According to the CDC, 17 cases of acute neurologic illness have been verified in children in 12 states as of Oct. 8. In each case, patients had experienced febrile illness, often associated with upper respiratory symptoms, within three to 16 days before the onset of neurologic symptoms.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141013neuroevd68.html

U.S. Physicians Should Be Ready to Recognize, Manage Ebola -- AAFP News

Aug 6, 2014 - A West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease outbreak has exploded in recent weeks, with the death toll now reaching well over 900. Two Americans are among those who contracted the disease while overseas; both are now back in the states and improving.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140806ebola.html

Sickle Cell Disease Guideline Highlights Need to Treat Acute Episodes -- AAFP News

Oct 8, 2014 - AAFP member Barbara Yawn, M.D., M.Sc., M.S.P.H., of Rochester, Minn., recently co-chaired a panel that developed a clinical guideline on managing sickle cell disease. These patients require prompt symptom management to prevent complications, as well as the regular preventive care family...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141008sicklecellgdln.html

Evidence-based Hypertension Guideline Garners AAFP Endorsement -- AAFP News

Sep 10, 2014 - The AAFP has endorsed an evidence-based guideline outlining nine recommendations for initiating and modifying pharmacotherapy for adult patients with elevated blood pressure.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140910jnc-8endorse.html

Noninvasive DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer Gets FDA Thumbs-up -- AAFP News

Aug 29, 2014 - On Aug. 11, the FDA approved Cologuard, a stool-based colorectal cancer screening test that detects red blood cells and DNA mutations; it is the first fecal DNA test for colorectal cancer to receive the agency's thumbs-up.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140829cologuard.html

Daily Low-dose Aspirin Recommended for Pregnant Women at High Risk for Pre-eclampsia...

Sep 10, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the AAFP have recommended that women at high risk for pre-eclampsia use low-dose aspirin (81 mg/day) after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140910lowdoseasa.html

AAFP Calls for Careful Study of Medical Marijuana Use, Gun Violence -- AAFP News

Oct 1, 2014 - In new clinical policy, the AAFP says decisions about medical marijuana use should be based on rigorous research. The Academy also has come out in support of OTC access to oral contraception. Regarding firearms safety, the AAFP is calling for more study of gun violence as a public ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141001policyrndup.html

New Recommendations for Preventing, Detecting STIs Focus on Age, Risk Behaviors -- ...

Sep 29, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the AAFP have issued recommendations calling for intensive behavioral counseling about sexually transmitted infections for all sexually active adolescents and for adults who are at increased risk, as well as screening for both chlamydial ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140929stdrecommendations.html

NOVA Vaccines Documentary to Air Sept. 10 on PBS -- AAFP News

Sep 3, 2014 - A NOVA documentary that will air Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS aims to answer concerned parents' vaccination questions. The hourlong broadcast will explore the history and science behind vaccinations, track vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and explain the risks of ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140903novavaccdoc.html

Administration Outlines Comprehensive Plan to Combat Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria ...

Sep 24, 2014 - Antibiotic-resistant infections are associated with 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the CDC. Despite efforts by various entities to tackle this problem, it continues to grow at a rapid pace. In response, President Obama signed an ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140924antibioticresistplan.html

Office Champions Report Shows Focused Effort Can Improve Immunization Rates -- AAFP ...

Sep 23, 2014 - The AAFP recently published its Child and Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project report, highlighting outcomes from the 20 participating practices. The post-project data for teen immunizations, in particular, revealed increases over baseline for all immunization rates ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140923vaccineofficechamps.html

Despite Gains, Number of Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine Still 'Unacceptably Low' -- ...

Aug 5, 2014 - According to results of the 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen, the number of adolescents ages 13-17 who are receiving the HPV vaccine remains unacceptably low, say CDC officials.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140805hpv-vacc.html

AAFP Joins Diverse Coalition That Aims to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse -- AAFP News

Sep 2, 2014 - To help spur education and research examining the growing issue of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medication misuse, abuse and diversion on college campuses across America, the AAFP has joined the Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse, which launched Aug. 28.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140902cpamm.html

Academy Endorses Guideline on Identifying, Treating Adult Obesity -- AAFP News

Aug 19, 2014 - The AAFP has endorsed a guideline for identifying, evaluating and treating obesity in adults that was developed by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Obesity Society and published last November.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140819obesityendorse.html

AAFP Reimagines Tobacco Prevention, Control Program -- AAFP News

Aug 20, 2014 - The AAFP is developing a comprehensive tobacco and nicotine prevention and control program that will encompass new office-based tools, community programs and advocacy at the national and community levels.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140820reimaginetobacco.html

AAFP Gives Qualified Endorsement to Guideline on Reducing Cardiovascular Risk With ...

Aug 25, 2014 - The AAFP has given its qualified endorsement to an American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guideline on reducing cardiovascular risk in adults through lifestyle management.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140825endorselifemgmt.html

Include Cigars, E-cigarettes in Final Tobacco-deeming Rule, Say AAFP, Other Groups ...

Aug 13, 2014 - The AAFP joined 23 other organizations in signing on to a letter to the FDA supporting the agency in extending its jurisdiction over all nicotine-delivery devices, including e-cigarettes, as well as all cigars.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140813tobaccoltr.html

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

2014 Hypertension Guideline Stands to Simplify Treatment, Says Expert -- AAFP News

Dec 18, 2013 - In a world that grows more complex every day, wouldn't it be a welcome change to have just one thing become a little simpler? Well, when it comes to busy family physicians managing their patients' hypertension, a newly released guideline could go a long way to accomplishing that goal.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131218hypertensiongdln.html

Pertussis Is Latest Disease Outbreak Concern in United States -- AAFP News

Jun 25, 2014 - As California wrestles with a rapidly expanding pertussis outbreak, with the rest of the country not far behind, it's important for family physicians to remain steadfast in promoting vaccination to help combat the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140625pertussis.html

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