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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

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

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

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

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

AAFP Resources Encourage FPs to Promote, Support Breastfeeding -- AAFP News

Nov 18, 2014 - The AAFP recently released a set of breastfeeding resources, including an updated version of its position paper on the topic, to help physicians support expectant and new mothers. The position paper includes new scientific research that has been distilled into a condensed core paper ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141118breastfeedingpaper.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.

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

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

Study Projects Significant Increase in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Adults -- AAFP ...

Nov 26, 2014 - Despite an overall decrease in the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in recent years, a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Surgery projected that by 2030, CRC rates will have increased substantially among adults younger than 50.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141126crcstudy.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

CMS to Consider Covering HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer -- AAFP News

Dec 19, 2014 - CMS has accepted the AAFP's request to begin a national coverage analysis on expanding coverage for cervical cancer screening in women ages 30-65 to include HPV testing along with Pap smear every five years.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141219hpv-cervca.html

Updated Acute Otitis Externa Guideline Garners AAFP Endorsement -- AAFP News

Nov 5, 2014 - The Academy has endorsed an acute otitis externa guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation that provides evidence-based treatment recommendations and places particular emphasis on patient education and counseling.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141105aoeguideline.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

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

NSAIDs Hike Bleeding, Thromboembolism Risk in Some Patients -- AAFP News

Dec 10, 2014 - A recent study found that people with atrial fibrillation who are on antithrombotic therapy and take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may have serious bleeding or thromboembolism.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141210nsaids-atrialfib.html

ACIP: LAIV Preferential Use Recommendation to Be Reviewed Further -- AAFP News

Nov 10, 2014 - Participants at the Oct. 29-30 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reviewed data suggesting the live attenuated influenza vaccine was not effective against the influenza A (H1N1) virus in children during the 2013-14 flu season.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141110laivreview.html

BUILD Health Challenge to Fund Community Health Collaborations -- AAFP News

Nov 19, 2014 - The BUILD Health Challenge initiative plans to offer as much as $7.5 million in grants and loans to foster and expand meaningful partnerships among organizations that affect community health. Five one-year planning awards of $75,000 each (plus a possible additional $100,000 for each ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141191buildhealth.html

Only 30 Percent of Americans Infected With HIV Are Controlling the Infection -- AAFP...

Dec 3, 2014 - A CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Nov. 28 found that just 30 percent of Americans with HIV infection in 2011 had achieved viral suppression.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141203mmwr-hiv.html

Despite Prevention Tools, Cervical Cancer Still Too Common -- AAFP News

Nov 25, 2014 - The CDC's November Vital Signs report, Cervical Cancer is Preventable, addressed shortfalls in screening for the disease, including missed opportunities during well-woman visits. The AAFP recommends routine cervical cancer screening, as well as HPV vaccination to battle the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141125cervicalscreen.html

AAFP Backs Potential Ban of Tobacco Sales in Military Installations -- AAFP News

Nov 10, 2014 - The AAFP recently signed on to a letter urging the Senate Committee on Armed Services to reject language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would prevent banning tobacco sales in military installations.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141110militarytobacco.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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