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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

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: 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Primary Care, Public Health Need Unity on Population Health

Jun 1, 2016 - Panelists at a recent event said community health outcomes can be improved when physicians and public health officials work together in clearly defined roles.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

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

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

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

AAFP Teams With FDA on Pregnancy, Lactation Labeling Rule Video

Jun 14, 2016 - The AAFP and the FDA have released a video to highlight changes in the 2015 Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule that family physicians need to know about.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160614pllrvideo.html

Study Highlights Success of Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Jun 7, 2016 - A recent study examined use of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation in primary care practices and found it increased rates of tobacco cessation treatment delivery.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160607ottawastudy.html

AAFP's Upcoming Zika Webinar Aims to Help You Prepare

May 18, 2016 - On May 24, the AAFP will host a members-only webinar on Zika virus disease that will review epidemiology, transmission patterns, clinical manifestations, complications and reporting.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160518zikawebinar.html

CDC Report Points to Missed Opportunity in ADHD Care

May 25, 2016 - A new CDC report shows young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to receive drugs than behavioral therapy for their condition -- despite recommendations to the contrary.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160525vitalsigns-adhd.html

Despite Strides Made, Mental Health Care Needs More Support

Jun 13, 2016 - Changes in the treatment of behavioral health have included stumbling blocks as well as successes, said panelists at a recent forum hosted by Health Affairs.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

Most Patients Overestimate Survival After Prostate Cancer Treatment

May 23, 2016 - To better understand overtreatment of localized prostate cancer (LPC), a study in Annals of Family Medicine examined survival expectations of patients who had LPC with and without their chosen treatment.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160523annals-prostateca.html

Surveillance Systems Offer Early Numbers on Zika in Pregnant Women

May 26, 2016 - On May 20, the CDC released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that provided data from newly established Zika virus surveillance systems for the United States and its territories.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160526zikasurveillance.html

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