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Guideline Covers Labor, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean -- AAFP News

Jan 13, 2015 - The AAFP has created an evidence-based clinical guideline to help family physicians discuss and help patients plan for labor and vaginal birth after cesarean.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150113lac-vbac.html

Updated 2015 Immunization Schedules Offer Conversation Starter With Patients -- AAFP...

Feb 5, 2015 - The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have released the 2015 adult and childhood immunization schedules, which include a number of notable changes for family physicians.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150206immunskeds.html

AAFP Joins Unified Effort on Gun Violence, Physician Free Speech -- AAFP News

Feb 23, 2015 - The AAFP and seven other health professional organizations joined the American Bar Association in calling for policies to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths and to protect physicians' free speech rights.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150223gunviolence.html

Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer CT Screening, CMS Announces -- AAFP News

Feb 10, 2015 - CMS recently announced that as of Feb. 5, Medicare beneficiaries who meet certain criteria will be covered for lung cancer screening using low-dose CT scans.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150210medicarelungca.html

CDC Warns About Drifted Influenza A (H3N2), Recommends Antiviral Medications -- AAFP...

Dec 8, 2014 - A recent CDC Health Alert Network advisory said drifted influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been detected this flu season and recommended use of appropriate antiviral medications when indicated.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141208h3n2drift.html

Proposed Dietary Guidance Draws Scrutiny -- AAFP News

Feb 25, 2015 - Findings from the recently released 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report offer no real surprises and shed light on the causes of the current obesity epidemic, says one FP expert.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150225dietguidelinesreport.html

Wanted: FPs Schooled in Vaccine Science, Policy -- AAFP News

Feb 17, 2015 - The AAFP is seeking applicants for its 2015 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship program. Two openings are available, and the deadline to apply is March 16.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150217vaccfellows.html

Cigarettes Linked to More Deaths Than Previously Thought -- AAFP News

Feb 25, 2015 - A study published online Feb. 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that about 17 percent of excess deaths in smokers were caused by diseases not previously linked to smoking cigarettes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150225smokinglink.html

Survey: Most Americans Plan to Change Nutrition, Fitness Habits -- AAFP News

Feb 12, 2015 - Results from a recent survey by Family Medicine for America's Health found that more than 80 percent of Americans plan to change their diet or exercise regimen this year.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150212fmahsurvey.html

AAFP Joins White House Summit on Responding to Medical Emergencies -- AAFP News

Feb 16, 2015 - At a Feb. 10 physicians roundtable hosted by the White House, government officials and health care leaders met to discuss how to best arm bystanders to help during a medical emergency, particularly by stopping life-threatening bleeding.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150216whitehouseprepmtg.html

FPs Share Expertise on Primary Care, Public Health Integration -- AAFP News

Feb 11, 2015 - Family physicians led discussions that explored the relationship between primary care and public health during a Feb. 5 workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150211iomrndtblpcph.html

Prolonged Sitting Linked to Serious Health Risks, Death -- AAFP News

Jan 27, 2015 - A recent study suggests that sitting for prolonged periods increases risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death, even among people who exercise regularly.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150127sitting.html

New AAP Bronchiolitis Guideline Drops Call for Certain Tests, Treatments -- AAFP News

Jan 14, 2015 - The American Academy of Pediatrics made several major changes to its updated evidence-based guideline for diagnosing, managing and preventing bronchiolitis, which the AAFP recently endorsed.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150114endorseaapbronchgdlne.html

Measles Outbreak Offers Springboard for Immunization Discussions -- AAFP News

Feb 3, 2015 - According to AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D, the Disneyland-linked measles outbreak offers a perfect opportunity to reach out to unimmunized patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150203measlesupdate.html

Use Antiviral Drugs for High-risk Influenza Patients -- AAFP News

Feb 4, 2015 - The AAFP has joined the CDC and other groups in encouraging health care professionals to use antiviral drugs promptly when influenza is suspected in high-risk patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150204fluantivirals.html

Opioid Studies Mark Slowdown in Abuse, but Work Remains -- AAFP News

Jan 28, 2015 - According to a recent report, a dearth of research has left physicians in the lurch when it comes to finding guidance on the best approaches to treating various types of pain, particularly with opioid analgesics.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150128nihopioidstudy.html

Intensive Glucose Control Curbs Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes -- AAFP News

Jan 20, 2015 - A recent study found that people with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose are likely to live longer than those who do not.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150120glucosecontrol.html

Confluence of Factors Contribute to California's Worsening Pertussis Outbreak -- ...

Dec 31, 2014 - Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 26, nearly 10,000 pertussis cases were reported to the California Department of Public Health. Inappropriate vaccination of pregnant women and waning immunity may be largely to blame.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141231califpertussis.html

Ebola, Vaccination Changes Dominate Past Year's Headlines -- AAFP News

Jan 5, 2015 - In one form or another, family medicine played a major role in 2014's top medical stories, including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and recommended immunization changes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150105yir-hops.html

Primary Care, Public Health Integration Focus of New Resource -- AAFP News

Dec 23, 2014 - The Academy has stepped up its promotion of integrating primary care and public health by publishing its own position paper on the subject.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141223primcare-pubhlthpaper.html

Tobacco Control Mini-Grants Fund Chapter, Residency Programs -- AAFP News

Jan 21, 2015 - The AAFP has announced the recipients of its first tobacco control mini-grants, which will fund innovative tobacco-cessation and -prevention efforts at the state and local levels.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150121tobaccominigrants.html

USPSTF Finds Screening Adults for Hypertension Still Beneficial -- AAFP News

Jan 7, 2015 - A draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirms the benefit of screening adults for hypertension and also recommends ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to confirm the diagnosis.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150107uspstfhypertension.html

Consumer Wellness Devices Spark FDA Draft Guidance -- AAFP News

Jan 23, 2015 - The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is seeking public comment on draft guidance it released earlier this week regarding certain devices consumers use to monitor and/or promote general health and wellness.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150123wellnessguidance.html

Many Physicians Leery of Using Opioids for Noncancer Pain -- AAFP News

Dec 22, 2014 - Forty-five percent of physicians said they are less likely to prescribe opioids today than they were one year ago, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141222opioidsurvey.html

USPSTF Draft Recommendation on Screening Children for Speech, Language Problems ...

Dec 2, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted a draft recommendation statement that says current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of routine screening for speech/language delay and disorders in children 5 or younger.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141202draftrecspeech.html

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