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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.

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

ACS Guideline for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer - Editorials - American Family...

Apr 15, 2003 - ...about the risks of HPV infection remains a priority. The recommendation to restrict HPV testing to women age 30 and older would reduce the number of women referred for colposcopy because of transient HPV infection. The ACS guideline also provides relevant recommendations for...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0415/p1677.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 ...

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

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1215/p1336.html

Cancer Screening in Perspective - Editorials - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...However, the number needed to screen (analogous to the number needed to treat in therapeutic trials, calculated as the reciprocal of the ARR)9 provides a better method of expressing the effectiveness of a screening intervention.10 Numbers needed to screen (i.e., the number of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1039.html

Children, Physical Activity, and Public Health: Another Call to Action - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2002 - ...While schools have historically provided opportunities for physical activity, cutbacks in space and funding have drastically reduced the number of children who participate in daily physical education classes. Additionally, during physical education classes and recess, children...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1033.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1248.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.

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

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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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0815/p330.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?

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

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

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

Heart Disease Prevention Begins in Childhood - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1999 - ...adolescents are currently overweight, representing a relative increase in prevalence of more than 50 percent since 1980. In addition, the number of high school students participating in physical education has steadily decreased. These declines in the health status of adolescents in...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2093.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.

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

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

HPV Vaccine: A Cornerstone of Female Health - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - ...JONATHAN L. TEMTE, M.D., PH.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, Wisconsin Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jan 1;75(1):28-30. Related Article A medical intervention that is a true preventive tool and a good reason for anticipatory guidance and education...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p28.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

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...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p430.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...

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

Osteoporosis Management: Out of Subspecialty Practice and into Primary Care - ...

Oct 1, 2004 - ...MARGARET GOURLAY, M.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Family Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2004 Oct 1;70(7):1219-1220. A 60-year-old, small-framed woman with good general health but a strong family history of...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1001/p1219.html

Our Role as Family Physicians in Vaccine Safety - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2001 - ...RICHARD K. ZIMMERMAN, M.D., M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania RICHARD D. CLOVER, M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jan 15;63(2):207-208. The success of the childhood immunization...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p207.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.

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

Preventive Therapy for Diabetes: Lifestyle Changes and the Primary Care Physician - ...

Jan 15, 2004 - ...MARTIN S. LIPSKY, M.D., and LISA K. SHARP, PH.D., Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jan 15;69(2):269-273. During the past decade, the United States has been part of the worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes. From 1990...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p269.html

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