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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

FDA Warns About Mix-ups With Maalox Products -- AAFP News

Feb 23, 2010 - Maalox Total Relief is not interchangeable with other Maalox products, and the FDA is warning physicians and consumers about the potential for serious side effects when consumers pick the wrong product to treat their symptoms.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100223maalox.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

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

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

Free Resources Designed to Help Docs Communicate With Parents About Immunizations --...

Mar 11, 2010 - Parental concerns can make it difficult for family physicians to get their youngest patients immunized. Now, the CDC, in collaboration with the AAFP and the American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP, has developed new materials to help physicians talk to parents about vaccinating their ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100311immunizationresources.html

Salmonellosis Outbreak Spreads to 42 States -- AAFP News

Feb 8, 2010 - Family physicians and their patients should be aware that an outbreak of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella serotype Montevideo that has been linked to certain salami products is responsible for more than 200 reported cases in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100208salmonella-montevideo.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

FDA Forces Manufacturer to Recall Infusion Pumps -- AAFP News

May 5, 2010 - The FDA is ordering Baxter Healthcare Corp. to recall and destroy all of its Colleague Volumetric Infusion Pumps. The agency said in a May 3 news release that the action is based on the manufacturer's longstanding failure to correct serious problems with the product.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100505baxter-recall.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

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

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

IOM Report Urges FDA to Set Standards for Sodium Content -- AAFP News

Apr 21, 2010 - With 32 percent of U.S. adults combating hypertension -- and another one-third of the adult population dealing with prehypertension -- the Institute of Medicine, or IOM, is calling on the FDA to set mandatory national standards for the sodium content of foods.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100421sodium-rpt.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

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

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

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

Pertussis Activity Spiking in Several States -- AAFP News

Jul 6, 2010 - An outbreak of pertussis has been declared an epidemic by the California Department of Public Health. The agency said that as of June 15, the state had 910 reported cases -- four times more than at the same time last year -- and 600 potential cases were being investigated.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

IOM Calls for Heightened Scrutiny of Food, Supplement Health Claims -- AAFP News

Jun 9, 2010 - Health claims made by food and nutritional supplement manufacturers should face the same level of regulatory scrutiny as those made by drug and medical device manufacturers, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine, or IOM.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100609fdabiomarkers.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

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

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

Advisory Committees Reject FDA Plan for Controlling Opioid Use -- AAFP News

Aug 3, 2010 - FDA advisers have overwhelmingly rejected the agency's plan for reducing the inappropriate prescribing, misuse and abuse of extended-release opioids. During a July 22-23 joint meeting of the FDA's Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs and Drug Safety and Risk Management advisory committees,...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100803fdarejects.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

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