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Study Validates Strategies to Support Patient Self-management

Sep 20, 2016 - Recently published research has validated five promising strategies clinicians can use to support patient self-management.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160920smsresearch.html

AAFP to Host New Zika Virus Webinar on Sept. 16

Sep 13, 2016 - The AAFP will host its second members-only webinar on the Zika virus outbreak Sept. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. CDT.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160913zikawebinar2.html

USPSTF, AAFP: Screen Adults at Increased Risk for Latent TB Infection

Sep 8, 2016 - In its final recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening for latent tuberculosis infection in asymptomatic adults at increased risk.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160908uspstflatenttb.html

AAFP Calls for 'All-Hands-on-Deck' Effort to End Opioid Crisis

Sep 7, 2016 - The AAFP recently wrote to HHS in response to the agency's request for information about prescriber education and training to prevent opioid overdose and opioid use disorder.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160907hhsopioidrfi.html

New NIH Research Program Targets Health Disparity, Chronic Disease

Sep 7, 2016 - NIH recently established a research program that will target health disparities' role in chronic disease among certain minority and disadvantaged patient populations.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160907nihdisparity.html

FDA Requires New Warnings on Combined Opioid, Benzodiazepine Use

Sep 7, 2016 - The FDA is requiring class-wide changes to opioid medication and benzodiazepine drug labels warning of the hazards of combined use of the two types of drugs.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160907opioid-benzos.html

AAFP Releases Updated CRC Screening Recommendations

Aug 31, 2016 - The AAFP's recommendation on screening adults for colorectal cancer differs from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, including on suggestions for recommended screening tests.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160831aafpcrcrec.html

CDC Report Calls for Sepsis Education, Prevention

Aug 30, 2016 - According to the CDC, health care visits present opportunities for physicians to prevent, recognize and treat sepsis before it causes life-threatening illness or death.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160830mmwr-sepsis.html

AAFP Offers Members Updated Opioid, Pain Management Resource

Aug 26, 2016 - The AAFP updated its opioid misuse and pain management position paper to better equip members to combat the opioid abuse epidemic while treating patients' chronic pain effectively.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160826opioidpaper.html

Study Finds LAIV, IIV Offer Comparable Community Protection

Aug 24, 2016 - A recent Canadian study found that children were equally protected by immunization with the live attenuated influenza vaccine compared with the standard inactivated influenza vaccine.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160824laivstudy.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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Health News

Feb 8, 2012 - Health of the Public news including articles on health system, community health, public health, and health care-related stories.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

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