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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

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

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

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

AAFP Endorses ACC/AHA Cholesterol Management Guidelines With Qualifications -- AAFP ...

Jun 18, 2014 - The AAFP recently endorsed, with qualifications, guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association on treatment of high cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk in adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140618cholesterolgdlnendorse.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oral Health Care Programs Offer Plenty to Smile About -- AAFP News

Jun 4, 2014 - Recent research buoyed by state and AAFP programs indicates that oral health care services being performed by primary care professionals, including family physicians, is leading to positive outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140604oralhealth.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening Campaign Draws AAFP Support -- AAFP News

May 28, 2014 - The AAFP has added its name to the expanding list of health care organizations supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, which was created by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable with the goal of increasing the percentage of adults ages 50 and older who get screened for colorectal ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140528colorectscreen.html

Encouraging Parents to Read to Children Is Focus of New Alliance -- AAFP News

May 27, 2014 - Recognizing the importance of promoting early childhood literacy and language development, the AAFP has entered into an agreement with the Reach Out and Read National Center. The agreement names the Academy as a literacy partner of Reach Out and Read.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140527roar.html

Screen Patients at High Risk for Hepatitis B Virus, Say AAFP, USPSTF -- AAFP News

Jun 13, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in people at high risk for the infection. The AAFP concurs with this recommendation, while still recommending against screening the general population for chronic HBV infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140613hepbscreen.html

Family Physicians Enlist in Fight Against Measles -- AAFP News

Jun 9, 2014 - As of May 30, a total of 334 confirmed measles cases from 18 states had been reported, with the largest outbreaks in Ohio and California. Declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, importation of the disease from other countries -- combined with parents' growing refusal to have ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140609measles.html

Counseling High-risk Adults to Prevent CVD Shows Benefit, Says USPSTF -- AAFP News

Jun 4, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation calling for behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults at high risk for the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140604uspstfdraftcvd.html

White House Summit Draws Support for Studying, Preventing Concussions -- AAFP News

Jun 2, 2014 - The White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussions Summit on May 29 drew major players in the professional sports arena, as well as a number of representatives of medical specialty organizations, including AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140602whitehouseconcuss.html

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

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