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Introducing Medicine by the Numbers: A Collaboration of The NNT Group and AFP - ...

Apr 1, 2015 - The NNT is a useful concept that helps convey the importance of an intervention in various populations. The NNT assigns a bottom-line number to the relative strength of an intervention, and helps put it in perspective. Toward that end, we are happy to announce a partnership with ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p434.html

Can We Prevent Perinatal Depression in the Primary Care Office? - Editorials - American...

Sep 15, 2019 - Even if we do not provide maternity care, our commitment to the total care of our patients, which includes addressing behavioral medicine needs, allows us to be the ideal physicians to champion interventions to prevent perinatal depression.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0915/p327.html

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Family Medicine - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2018 - There is mounting evidence that point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) can help decrease the costs of care while improving patient access to care and safety.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0815/p200.html

Risks Associated with Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 15, 2013 - Many patients underestimate the degree of impairment caused by benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines increase the risk of addiction, withdrawal, cognitive decline, motor vehicle crashes, and hip fracture. The risk of overdose is particularly great when combined with sedative drugs such as ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p224.html

Preventing Gun Violence: The Role of Family Physicians - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2018 - As reviewed here, the available evidence on gun violence prevention provides some options to consider incorporating into family physicians' practices.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/p560.html

Evidence-Based Medicine: Common Misconceptions, Barriers, and Practical Solutions - ...

Sep 15, 2018 - EBM is the integration of the best available evidence with clinical expertise and the individual patient's values, preferences, and unique circumstances. Despite the success of this approach, misconceptions and barriers remain.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/p343.html

Differences Between the AAFP Atrial Fibrillation Guideline and the AHA/ACC/HRS ...

Sep 1, 2017 - The AAFP updated its guideline on pharmacologic management of newly detected atrial fibrillation, which differs in part from the AHA/ACC/HRS guideline. It specifically highlights two questions commonly faced by family physicians, and is based on updated data from the Agency for ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0901/p284.html

Integrating Medical Acupuncture into Family Medicine Practice - Editorials - American ...

Jul 15, 2019 - Acupuncture is an evidence-based therapy to reduce pain that can meet patient demand for nonpharmacologic treatment. Now is the time to offer training in medical acupuncture to more family physicians.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/p76.html

Understanding the High Cost of Insulin: What Family Physicians Can Do to Help Our ...

Apr 1, 2019 - Through clinical and system-level interventions, family physicians can push back against the high cost of insulin and help patients with type 2 diabetes afford these essential medications.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p416.html

AFP Goes Audio: Introducing the American Family Physician Podcast - Editorials - ...

Feb 1, 2016 - Podcasts are an increasingly important way to disseminate information to the medical community. We hope that many readers of AFP, the number one journal in primary care, will also become listeners.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p174.html

ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline: What Is New? What Do We Do? - Editorials - American ...

Mar 15, 2018 - Choosing a threshold and target for treatment should be based on the science supporting CVD risk reduction, while considering the benefits and harms in individual patient circumstances and respecting patient choice.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0315/p372.html

AFP 2019: New Fellow, New Features, Top 20 Articles of 2018, and AFP Statistics - ...

May 1, 2019 - An overview of the past year and announcement of new features.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0501/p538.html

Thirty Years of AFP: Having Fun Painting the Fence - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 15, 2018 - Read Dr. Siwek's summary of his 29 years as Editor of AFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p83.html

Downsides of Detecting Atrial Fibrillation in Asymptomatic Patients - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2019 - Despite the lack of outcomes evidence, the rise of wearable ECG sensors will cause many individuals to seek care for misdiagnosed AF. The best intervention for patients with correct diagnoses remains unclear. Primary care physicians must use their skills in discussing uncertainty and ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0315/p354.html

The Female Athlete Triad: Recommendations for Management - Editorials - American Family...

Apr 15, 2018 - Family physicians should be familiar with recommendations regarding the female athlete triad, because prevention and early intervention can significantly reduce morbidity from this disorder.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0415/p499.html

How Family Physicians Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2017 - Family physicians must commit to responsible prescribing of opioid medications. The decision to initiate opioid therapy should be a careful and deliberate one, especially in patients who are at risk of addiction.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0915/p357.html

Human Trafficking: How Family Physicians Can Recognize and Assist Victims - Editorials ...

Aug 15, 2019 - Identifying a trafficking victim requires an understanding of the law as well as knowledge of risk factors and signs and symptoms of exploitation.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p202.html

Grief and Major Depression—Controversy Over Changes in DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria - ...

Nov 15, 2014 - One of the more controversial revisions in the DSM-5, the elimination of the bereavement exclusion criterion for major depressive disorder (MDD), is discussed.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/p690.html

The Why and How of High-Value Prescribing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2016 - Adopting high-value prescribing strategies can help family physicians increase the quality of care, decrease costs, and fulfill our professional obligation to provide health care that is based on the wise and cost-effective management of limited clinical resources.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p262.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overtreatment - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p289.html

The CDC’s STEADI Initiative: Promoting Older Adult Health and Independence Through Fall...

Aug 15, 2017 - ...influenza season, there were an estimated 8.3 million cases of influenza among persons 65 years and older,2 which is about one-fourth of the number of falls that occurred in the older population in 2014. When not fatal, falls often result in brain injury, hip fracture, and loss of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/p220.html

Deprescribing Is an Essential Part of Good Prescribing - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2019 - There are four important medication issues to discuss with patients as they get older. Find out more and learn the five steps to individualize deprescribing practices for each patient.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0101/p7.html

When Medicine Reverses Itself: Avoiding Practice Pitfalls - Editorials - American ...

Dec 1, 2013 - Educating our patients, applying evidence judiciously, and avoiding undue influences will help us avoid the pitfalls of the ever-changing practice of medicine.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p733.html

Why Are We So Slow to Adopt Some Evidence-Based Practices? - Editorials - American ...

Dec 15, 2018 - Physicians must accept that change is uncomfortable, recognizing the pain of giving up an old idea or practice as medical knowledge evolves around us. We need to remain flexible in our thinking if we are to meet our goal of doing our best when caring for every patient.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/p709.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overscreening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2015 - This editorial is the first in a series of three that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overscreening often leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p22.html

Screening Mammography: The Goal Is Changing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2013 - Screening mammography is one of an increasing number of clinical issues that will require rethinking the clinical mission and restructuring clinical practice to help patients make informed choices.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0215/p246.html

Improving Quality by Doing Less: Overdiagnosis - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2015 - The second in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overdiagnosis occurs when a disease is diagnosed and treated, even though that disease never would have harmed the patient if left untreated.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p162.html

Family Physicians Are Well Suited to Prescribe Isotretinoin - Editorials - American ...

Sep 1, 2016 - A few minutes (and a few clicks on the computer) can open up rewarding therapeutic opportunities when registering with iPledge to prescribe isotretinoin.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p342.html

AFP Online: We're on a Mission - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2016 - An overview of the many features and recent improvements of AFP Online.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/p966.html

Vitamin D Screening and Supplementation in Primary Care: Time to Curb Our Enthusiasm - ...

Feb 15, 2018 - Evidence for vitamin D screening and supplementation in adults shows that these commonplace practices have virtually no established health benefits.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0215/p226.html

USPSTF Recommendations: New and Updated in 2016 - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - In 2016, the USPSTF updated 14 previous recommendation statements and added a new recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorder. Several updated recommendations are notable for having significant changes.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p697.html

Opioid Abuse and Pain Management - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2012 - Chronic nonmalignant pain affects a significant number of Americans. Concurrent with the increased need for pain management is a considerable increase in the use of prescription pain relievers for nonmedical purposes. Nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers is now the second most ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p600.html

Which Probiotics Should I Take? A Practical Guide for Family Physicians - Editorials - ...

Aug 1, 2017 - Find out what requirements should be met to know that you are offering your patients the highest quality probiotics to help prevent and treat disease.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0801/p156.html

Refugee Mental Health: A Primary Care Approach - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - A review of the refugee resettlement process and the clinical aspects of caring for patients who have experienced war, conflict, violence, and threats.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p81.html

Increased Alignment in Preventive Services Recommendations for Children - Editorials - ...

Aug 15, 2016 - Increased alignment between preventive services recommendations from the two major physician specialty groups who care for children.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p272.html

AFP 2018: How We’re Doing - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - This editorial updates and adds to previous reports on statistics for American Family Physician (AFP).

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p772.html

AHRQ's Tools for Better Practice: Helping Family Physicians Manage Today's Challenges -...

Nov 1, 2017 - The AHRQ invests in innovative primary care research to generate new knowledge, synthesize existing evidence that is applicable to the primary care setting, and create tools for improving primary care practice. They would like your feedback on the tools included in this article.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1101/p569.html

Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older: A Guideline ...

May 1, 2017 - A high standard must be met when guidelines recommend lifelong preventive medications, knowing that at best, a small minority of patients will benefit and that all are risking harm.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0501/p547.html

The Expanding Scope of Medical Travel - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2011 - The face of medical travel is changing. In recent years, medical travel has expanded to include middle-class patients seeking more affordable care. In 2007, approximately 750,000 Americans traveled to other countries for medical care; this number is predicted to exceed 1.6 million in 2012.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p863.html

Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p254.html

Uncommon Adverse Effects of Commonly Abused Illicit Drugs - Editorials - American ...

Jul 1, 2013 - Illicit drug use should be considered in the differential diagnosis of many clinical presentations, because the list of known deleterious effects is growing. There are an increasing number of case reports involving uncommon adverse effects of commonly abused illicit drugs.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0701/p10.html

Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - What can physicians do to address limited health literacy and be sure that patients understand health information? The answer is twofold: practicewide changes and individual communication changes.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p84.html

Potential Harms of Computed Tomography: The Role of Informed Consent - Editorials - ...

Sep 1, 2013 - The use of CT imaging has risen dramatically in the past two decades, and there is substantial evidence that it is overused. One concern is that the harms and risks of CT have been underestimated and poorly understood, and are not often discussed with patients. These harms should be ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p294.html

The Annual Pelvic Examination: Preventive Time Not Well Spent - Editorials - American ...

Jan 1, 2013 - Given the lack of evidence to support annual pelvic examinations, it would be better for patients if we spend that time addressing screening, counseling, and other preventive services for which strong evidence exists.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p8.html

Putting Choosing Wisely into Practice - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - It is our responsibility as physicians to help our patients avoid interventions that are not helpful or, worse, potentially harmful.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p432.html

How to Counsel Men About PSA Screening - Editorials - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2016 - For family physicians to put PSA screening guidance into practice, they must elicit patients' preferences and provide accurate, understandable information about the benefits and harms.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1115/p782.html

ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - ...

Sep 15, 2012 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p501.html

Rationale for a 39-Week Elective Delivery Policy - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2011 - Several organizations have called for obstetric care professionals to decrease the number of elective (non-medically indicated) deliveries before an estimated gestational age of 39 weeks to prevent iatrogenic neonatal harm. Approximately one out of every three births in the United ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1335.html

Choosing Wisely: Top Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Harm, While Lowering ...

Jul 15, 2012 - Initially sponsored by nine medical specialty societies, the campaign consists of specialty-specific top-five lists of common tests and procedures that are often performed unnecessarily, when they are not likely to improve a patient's health. The primary focus of the campaign is to ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p128.html

Beyond Analgesia in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Interventions - Editorials - ...

Jul 1, 2014 - Family physicians need a basic skill set that includes facilitating discussions on advance planning and goals, identifying and treating depression and anxiety, and managing pain and symptoms at the end of life.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p20.html

Cognitive Rest in Concussion Management - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2012 - In recent years, there have been significant and progressive changes in the evaluation, management, and return-to-play principles of sports concussions. Today, the medical community manages each case individually by applying guidelines that are based on the best scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p100.html

Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services...

Sep 15, 2010 - The November 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation for breast cancer screening, while sparking much controversy, was not a radical departure from the previous 2002 recommendation. The USPSTF approached the recommendation update with the basic questions of what...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p602.html

The Physician's Role in Efforts to Slow Global Warming - Editorials - American Family ...

Aug 1, 2011 - Global warming will directly affect the health of our patients, communities, and planet; therefore, physicians and other health care professionals have a critical role in addressing the issue.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0801/p256.html

AAFP Recommends Universal Screening for HIV Infection Beginning at 18 Years of Age - ...

Apr 15, 2014 - The AAFP recommends delaying the start of routine HIV screening until 18 years of age, and screening all patients 18 to 65 years of age. The AAFP notes that screening younger patients may still be beneficial based on high-risk behaviors.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p614.html

Health Literacy and Prescribing: It Is Time to Change Old Habits - Editorials - ...

Jun 1, 2013 - In the United States, 80 million adults have substantial difficulties with reading. Approximately 1.5 million adverse drug events occur each year. Clear and concise prescription writing and labeling, and confirming a patient's understanding of the instructions can help improve adherence...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p755.html

Bioterrorism and the Vital Role of Family Physicians - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2011 - Family physicians and other primary care physicians have a vital role in protecting our patients and our nation against bioterrorism. Passive surveillance is the early warning system for naturally occurring outbreaks, and for bioterrorism events. An astute physician who diagnoses a ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0701/p18.html

Lending a Hand to Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Simple Way to Communicate Treatment ...

Feb 15, 2014 - A new approach to the care of adults with type 2 diabetes emphasizes proven interventions that improve duration and quality of life.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0215/p256.html

Do Electronic Health Records Improve Processes and Outcomes of Preventive Care? - ...

May 15, 2012 - Electronic health records (EHRs) are thought to be valuable tools to prompt physicians to provide preventive services. How strong is the evidence that EHRs can improve processes and outcomes of preventive care?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p956.html

BPA Exposure and Health Effects: Educating Physicians and Patients - Editorials - ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Bisphenol A (BPA) is a polymerization agent used in the manufacturing of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. It is also an environmental endocrine disruptor with estrogen-like activity that may affect the development and health of those who are exposed.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1040.html

Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into Management of Depression - Editorials - ...

Apr 1, 2012 - Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-established, scientifically proven treatment for patients with depression. For family physicians to take full advantage of this treatment, they must be able to understand the nature and application of CBT; access professional resources that ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p686.html

More Ways to Improve Health and Reduce Harm: Choosing Wisely Phase 3 - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2014 - This campaign has resulted in more than 200 key clinical recommendations to help promote best practices and avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions.

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p329.html

Hard-to-Diagnose Headache: Practical Tips for Diagnosis and Treatment - Editorials - ...

May 15, 2013 - w/ Hainer

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0515/p672.html

Vitamin D in Children: The Right Dose of Evidence - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2010 - ...ROBERT ALAN BONAKDAR, MD, FAAFP, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, San Diego, California Am Fam Physician. 2010 Mar 15;81(6):703. Related Article In this issue of American Family Physician, Drs. Casey, Slawson, and Neal review recent recommendations on vitamin D...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p703.html

Evidence for Global CHD Risk Calculation: Risk Assessment Alone Does Not Change ...

Aug 1, 2010 - To prevent heart attack, stroke, or death, the American Heart Association recommends estimating patients’ absolute risk of having a coronary heart disease (CHD) event in 10 years. Before physicians adopt routine risk calculation, we should use the evidence to determine the best use of ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0801/p236.html

Increasing Patient Access to VBAC: New NIH and ACOG Recommendations - Editorials - ...

Jan 15, 2011 - The increasing rate of cesarean deliveries and the lack of access to TOLAC have created a major public health concern. Maternal morbidity and mortality seem to be increasing in the United States, partly as a result of the increase in repeat cesarean deliveries.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p121.html

The TransforMED Project - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2008 - ...Family medicine is in a dire situation, and things within the specialty must change. Many discussions in national health care politics are focused on payment changes so that primary care can be financially recognized for its value. That discussion is important, but the perceived...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p751.html

Latent Tuberculosis Infection: The Physician's Role in Tuberculosis Control - ...

May 15, 2009 - ...FERN R. HAUCK, MD, MS, and AMIESHA S. PANCHAL, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia Am Fam Physician. 2009 May 15;79(10):845-846. Related Article Active tuberculosis continues to be a major cause of mortality worldwide. In response to the...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0515/p845.html

The JUPITER Study: Biomarkers Plus Statin vs. Lifestyle Modification for Preventing ...

Mar 15, 2009 - ...COLIN KOPES-KERR, MD, Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Santa Rosa, California MARK EBELL, MD, MS, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia Am Fam Physician. 2009 Mar 15;79(6):438-442. The JUPITER (Justification for the Use of Statins in Prevention: An Intervention Trial...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0315/p438.html

Prescribing for Older Adults: Finding the Balance - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2007 - ...ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY, PharmD, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, Malden, Massachusetts Am Fam Physician. 2007 Dec 15;76(12):1768. Related Article On the other end of every prescription is a person with a biologic makeup that will react well,...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1768.html

When Is the Right Time to Repeat Colonoscopy? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - ...VIKRAM BOOLCHAND, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona Am Fam Physician. 2008 Apr 1;77(7):924-926. Related Article Post-polypectomy and post-cancer resection surveillance are the most common indications for performing colonoscopy.1 A summary of the new...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p924.html

The CDC and USPSTF Recommendations for HIV Testing - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2007 - ...JONATHAN E. RODNICK, MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine San Francisco, California Am Fam Physician. 2007 Nov 15;76(10):1456-1459. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations in 2006 for human immunodeficiency virus...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1456.html

Fighting the Silent Epidemic of Poor Oral Health - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - ...have limited access to dental professionals. For every child without health insurance, there are three who lack dental insurance, and the number of dentally uninsured Americans totals more than 100 million.8 Three out of four dentists do not treat patients with Medicaid insurance;...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p475.html

Ultrasonography in Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - Editorials - ...

Oct 15, 2006 - ...In specialty settings, hip ultrasonography decreased the number of children treated for DDH and decreased the number of hip-related hospitalizations and subspecialist office visits. However, it had no impact on the number of infants who eventually underwent hip surgery for DDH. This...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1284.html

Screening for Breast Cancer: What to Do with the Evidence - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2007 - ...RUSSELL HARRIS, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jun 1;75(11):1623-1626. Related Article Related Practice Guideline For many of the conditions we encounter in primary care, there is insufficient evidence...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1623.html

Telephone Triage of Patients with Influenza - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2009 - ...JONATHAN L. TEMTE, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2009 Jun 1;79(11):943-945. The current H1N1 influenza (swine flu) outbreak has patients and physicians understandably concerned. Many people with a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0601/p943.html

Are You Talking to Your Patients About CAM? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2009 - ...Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) launched the Time to Talk campaign to encourage physicians to discuss complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies with their patients. Data show that a growing number of patients are using CAM. A survey conducted...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0801/p228.html

The Importance of Reporting Mistreatment of the Elderly - Editorials - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2007 - ...Although difficult to measure, the best estimate places the prevalence of elder abuse at 3.2 percent in the United States.1 By 2030, the number of persons in the United States older than 65 years of age is projected to be 69 million2; based on a prevalence of 3 to 4 percent, about...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0301/p628.html

The Heart of Women's Health - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - ...DEBORAH S. PLATE, D.O. and SUZANNE HUGHES, M.S.N., R.N., Akron General Center for Family Medicine, Akron, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2006 Oct 15;74(8):1285-1286. Related Article Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among women and has claimed the lives of more...

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The Family Physician Workforce: Quality, Not Quantity - Editorials - American Family ...

Jun 15, 2005 - ...in Family Medicine and Primary Care Washington, D.C. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Jun 15;71(12):2248-2253. Related Content During the past 25 years, most physician workforce studies have concluded that primary care physicians were not being supplied in sufficient numbers. The most...

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Time of Hope for the Eventual Elimination of Meningococcal Strains A, C, Y, and W-135 ...

Nov 15, 2005 - ...University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Am Fam Physician. 2005 Nov 15;72(10):1978-1980. Related Article In this issue of American Family Physician, Dr. Kimmel expertly reviews meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccines.1 Meningococcal disease is...

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Stem Cells and the Family Physician - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - ...INGRID LIU, M.D., M.P.H., David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Am Fam Physician. 2006 Jun 15;73(12):2128. Stem cell research and therapy, which are fraught with scientific and ethical controversy,1 may seem irrelevant to...

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Medical Humanitarian Missions - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - ...The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: http://www.astmh.org Tropical Medicine Central Resource from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: http://tmcr.usuhs.edu The Queen’s Medical Center Hawaii Medical Library: h...

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Type 2 Diabetes: Separating Proven from Unproven Interventions - Editorials - American ...

Sep 1, 2009 - ...COLIN KOPES-KERR, MD, Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Santa Rosa, California Am Fam Physician. 2009 Sep 1;80(5):450-452. Type 2 diabetes is common and is becoming alarmingly more so, yet it is often misunderstood. Physicians and patients tend to think of it as a problem with...

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Beta2 Agonists in the Treatment of Asthma - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - ...of this advisory are the findings of the Salmeterol Multicenter Asthma Research Trial,2 which was stopped because of a small but significant number of asthma-related deaths, and similar data from studies of formoterol (Foradil Aerolizer) that showed a possible increase in severe...

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Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves - ...

Dec 1, 2005 - ...Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves ROBERT C. LIKE, M.D., M.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2189-2190. Related...

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Prenatal Care: Examining the Evidence for an Evolving Paradigm - Editorials - American ...

Apr 1, 2005 - ...YINKA OYELESE, M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2005 Apr 1;71(7):1264-1266. Related Article The chief objective of prenatal care is to ensure good pregnancy outcomes. The...

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The Continuity of Care Record - Editorials - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2004 - ...designed and reported to the United States National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.2 As the 21st century began, the Institute of Medicine articulated yet again the enormous potential for information technology to improve health care quality by enabling safe, effective,...

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Dietary Fat: Quantity and Quality - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2009 - ...PATRICK E. McBRIDE, MD, MPH, and GAIL UNDERBAKKE, RD, MS, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2009 Aug 15;80(4):330-336. Related Article Research has expanded our understanding of the effects of dietary fats on our...

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Counseling Parents About Vaccine Safety - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - ...CLARISSA KRIPKE, MD, FAAFP, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine San Francisco, California Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 1;78(11):1248. Related Content Many parents are concerned about vaccine safety. This concern is heightened by a widespread belief that...

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Linking the Hospital and the Office in Cardiovascular Secondary Prevention - Editorials...

Feb 1, 2005 - ...Published data from GWTG8 demonstrate significant improvement in the number of patients who receive guideline-recommended secondary prevention measures before post-hospital follow-up. Too often, time in the office is spent on the more difficult task of educating patients about the...

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Reducing the Risk of SIDS Through Community Partnerships - Editorials - American Family...

Jul 15, 2005 - ...in the United States has declined by more than 50 percent. When the campaign began, more than 5,000 infants died of SIDS each year; now the number is fewer than 2,500.1 A diagnosis of SIDS is given when the sudden death of an infant younger than one year remains unexplained even...

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Advances in the Treatment of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis - Editorials - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2005 - ...PAUL EMERY, M.A., M.D., University of Leeds Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds, United Kingdom Am Fam Physician. 2005 Sep 15;72(6):1002-1004. Related Article Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common reversible disability in the world, and its economic burden has been estimated...

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Oral Health in Primary Care Medicine: Practice and Policy Challenges - Editorials - ...

Dec 1, 2004 - ...Oral Health in Primary Care Medicine: Practice and Policy Challenges PAUL S. CASAMASSIMO, D.D.S., M.S. Columbus Children’s Hospital Columbus, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2004 Dec 1;70(11):2074-2076. Related Article In this issue of American Family Physician, Douglass and associates1...

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Food Insecurity in the United States: Its Effect on Our Patients - Editorials - ...

Mar 1, 2004 - ...Albany Family Medicine, Albany, Ohio, and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Athens, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2004 Mar 1;69(5):1058-1064. The term food security refers to the concept of people having access to enough food, including the ready availability of nutritionally...

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U.S. Statin Guidelines: Expensive but Not Necessarily Effective - Editorials - American...

May 15, 2007 - ...HENRY C. BARRY, MD, MS, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan JEROME R. HOFFMAN, MD, MA, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Am Fam Physician. 2007 May 15;75(10):1453-1459....

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Prostate Cancer Screening: Let Patients Decide - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2008 - ...MICHAEL LEFEVRE, MD, MSPH, University of Missouri–Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 15;78(12):1338. Related Article A more recent editorial on prostate cancer screening is available. This issue includes a well-done review of the controversy...

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Cancer Screening in Older Patients: Life Expectancy, Prioritization, and Health ...

Dec 15, 2008 - ...JOSEPH H. FLAHERTY, MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Veterans, Health Administration Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, St. Louis, Missouri Am Fam Physician. 2008 Dec 15;78(12):1336-1338. Related Article In this issue, Albert and Clark address the...

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Prescribing Syringes to Injection Drug Users: What the Family Physician Should Know - ...

Jul 1, 2003 - ...Brown University School of Medicine Providence Rhode Island Am Fam Physician. 2003 Jul 1;68(1):45-47. Injection drug use (IDU) is currently the single largest factor contributing to the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States.1 The Centers for...

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The ALSO Article Series - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2004 - ...CHARLES J. CARTER, M.D.Atlanta Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Morrow, Georgia BARBARA APGAR, M.D., M.S.University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan Am Fam Physician. 2004 Apr 1;69(7):1610-1613. In this issue of American Family Physician, we begin an article...

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Genomics and the Family Physician: Realizing the Potential - Editorials - American ...

Nov 1, 2004 - ...implications for the design of future health care delivery systems. Many consider the imminent introduction of genomics into clinical medicine to be the most significant advance in health care since antibiotics were introduced. Being able to build on the strengths of the...

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