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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ACIP Recommends LAIV for Young Children -- AAFP News

Jul 2, 2014 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices once again covered a wide range of topics during its June 25-26 meeting, but the only official vote was to recommend live attenuated influenza vaccine be administered to young children rather than inactivated influenza vaccine.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140702acipmtg-laiv.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

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

USPSTF: Don't Screen for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis in Adults -- AAFP News

Jul 14, 2014 - Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. But strokes that result from large artery atherothrombotic disease, such as carotid artery stenosis, in asymptomatic patients account for only a small ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140714carotidarteryscreen.html

Lack of Evidence Precludes Recommending Vitamin D Deficiency Screening in Adults -- ...

Jul 1, 2014 - On June 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that concluded there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening adults for vitamin D deficiency.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140701vitamindrec.html

Don't Use Lidocaine to Treat Teething Pain, FDA Cautions -- AAFP News

Jul 9, 2014 - On June 26, the FDA issued an announcement calling for health care professionals to not prescribe oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution to treat infants and children with teething pain. The agency also recommends that parents and caregivers not use OTC topical medications for ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140709lidocaineadvisory.html

Screen Older Male Smokers for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Say AAFP, USPSTF -- AAFP News

Jun 25, 2014 - On June 24, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and AAFP released their final recommendations on screening older adults for abdominal aortic aneurysm, calling for one-time screening in male smokers ages 65-75.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

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

FP Leader Engages Community in Battling Substance Abuse -- AAFP News

Jul 23, 2014 - The White House's 2014 National Drug Control Strategy recommends expanding community-based efforts to prevent drug use before it begins and empowering health care professionals to intervene with patients at early signs of a substance abuse disorder, tactics one FP is already using.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140723ondcpreport.html

Tar Wars National Conference Showcases Prevention Efforts -- AAFP News

Jul 26, 2014 - The AAFP hosted its annual Tar Wars National Conference July 21-22 in Washington to recognize a group of fourth- and fifth-graders for spreading the word to their peers to stay tobacco-free.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140726tarwarsconf.html

Success in Fighting Opioid Abuse Demands Multifaceted Approach -- AAFP News

Jul 9, 2014 - On July 1, the CDC released two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that focused on national opioid prescribing rates and Florida's success in reducing related drug overdoses, respectively. One North Carolina FP recounts a similar achievement in his state.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140709opioidsrpts.html

As Seen on TV: Integrating Tobacco Education Campaigns Into Your Practice -- AAFP News

Jul 30, 2014 - On Aug. 7, the AAFP and the American Academy of Pediatrics will offer a free webinar titled As Seen on TV: Integrating Tobacco Education Campaigns Into Your Practice from 1-2 p.m. CDT.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140730tobaccowebinar.html

CDC Updates Advice on Polio Vaccination for Travelers Abroad -- AAFP News

Jul 16, 2014 - In response to the growing threat posed by wild poliovirus, the CDC recently updated its policy on polio vaccination for international travelers. The update offers guidance for U.S. physicians providing care for patients who plan to travel to or reside in affected countries for more ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140716poliovirusupdt.html

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