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A Critical Review of Periodic Health Screening Using Specific Screening Criteria Frame ...

...Stroke 102 {DR } Tuberculosis 80 {p) Lung Cancer 26 (l) Brain Tumors 12 tl) Chronic Obstruc- tive Pulmonary Disease* 10.6 (DR) f = lncidence P= prevalence DR = Deâth Rare *The relative prevalence of these diseases is probably understated in thís table due to difficulties in...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/who-we-are/cfhm/classicsfamilymedicine/CritRevPeriodicHealthScreening.pdf

A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2011 - Pruritus can be a symptom of a distinct dermatologic condition or of an occult underlying systemic disease. Of the patients referred to a dermatologist for generalized pruritus with no apparent primary cutaneous cause, 14 to 24 percent have a systemic etiology. In the absence of a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p195.html

A Fall in the Dark - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1177.html

A Family Physician Confronts Parkinson Disease

October 1, 2015 Close-ups

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p568.pdf

A Family Physician Confronts Parkinson Disease - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - Education about promising physical therapies and treatments that may be on the horizon can be a source of encouragement for physicians and patients alike when facing a diagnosis of Parkinson disease.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p568.html

A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - With proper training and delegation, your team can see more patients, deliver better care and feel more satisfied at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p35.html

A Night at the Nursing Home -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p46.html

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse

...used enough to have that problem. You might be surprised to know that even small amounts of cocaine increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Sometimes people have heart attacks from using cocaine just one time. Elicit response and feelings:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p113.pdf

A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2013 - Substance misuse is common among patients in primary care settings. Although it has a substantial health impact, physicians report low levels of preparedness to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders. An effective approach to office-based treatment includes a coherent...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p113.html

A Primary Care Approach to the Patient with Claudication - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - Peripheral arterial occlusive disease occurs in about 18 percent of persons over 70 years of age. Usually, patients who have this disease present with intermittent claudication with pain in the calf, thigh or buttock that is elicited by exertion and relieved with a few minutes of rest. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1027.html

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy

...STROKE Some evidence shows that women on menopausal hor- mone therapy have more strokes, especially older women. OSTEOPOROSIS Menopausal hormone therapy should be used to prevent and treat osteoporosis when appropriate, after consider- ing the risks versus benefits in the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p864.pdf

AACE Releases Guidelines for Menopausal Hormone Therapy - Practice Guidelines - ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Menopause is diagnosed in women who have not had menses for one year. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) convened a task force to review available evidence on therapies for menopausal symptoms. The task force's guidelines include recommendations for prescribing...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p864.html

AAFP 2015 Statement on SGR Policies - January 21, 2015

The American Academy of Family Physicians submitted a statement for the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health SGR repeal hearing. The document urges policymakers to support primary care and appropriation physician payment within any long-term SGR Repeal legislation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-2015SGR-012015.pdf

AAFP Affirms Value of New Cholesterol Management Guideline

Mar 20, 2019 - The AAFP recently gave its affirmation of value designation to a cholesterol management guideline jointly developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190320acc-ahacholguidln.html

AAFP and ACP Release Practice Guideline on Management of Newly Detected Atrial ...

May 15, 2004 - The Joint Panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have developed recommendations for adult patients with first-detected atrial fibrillation.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2474.html

AAFP Awarded $1 Million to Help Family Medicine Practices Enhance Care for Patients ...

Dec 6, 2010 - Leawood, Kan. - The American Academy of Family Physicians has received a $1 million grant to help support a unique new performance improvement (PI) continuing medical education (CME) program that will help family physicians enhance the comprehensive care they provide to patients with ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2010/healthy-communities-collaborative.html

AAFP Awards Third Round of Tobacco Control Mini-grants

Aug 8, 2017 - The AAFP's latest class of tobacco and nicotine prevention and control mini-grant recipients devised innovative approaches to controlling tobacco use at the state and local levels.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170808tobaccominigrants.html

AAFP Calls for Revisions in Proposed 2017 Physician Fee Schedule

Aug 24, 2016 - The AAFP is commending the 2017 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule for valuing primary care but has also called for many revisions to the proposal.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160824feeschedule.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Jul 15, 2019 - Learn the latest on AFib, hypertension, stroke prevention, and more at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/san-diego1.html

AAFP Clinical Practice Guidelines: Championing Science and Evidence in Your Practice

...A. Lower systolic blood pressure B. Reduced blood hemoglobin A1c C. Increased LDL D. Increased risk of stroke 11 AHRQ 2017 Evidence Report • KQ1: What is the accuracy of depression screening instruments or screening strategies compared to a validated criterion standard in...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx19-241-242.pdf

AAFP Comments on NIH's Draft National Pain Strategy

May 22, 2015 - In response to NIH's request for comments on a draft National Pain Strategy document developed by the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee, the AAFP expressed support for the draft document and the need for additional voluntary education and training to help physicians ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150522painstrategyltr.html

AAFP Decides to Not Endorse AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline

Dec 12, 2017 - After a rigorous review, the AAFP has chosen to not endorse the recent hypertension guideline from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171212notendorseaha-accgdlne.html

AAFP Delivers Useful Clinical Resources for 2018

Jan 3, 2018 - The AAFP offered a wide range of clinical recommendations and resources throughout 2017 -- including practice guidelines, immunization guidance and preventive services recommendations -- that members can use in 2018 and beyond.

AAFP News : Member Resources and Tools for 2018

https://www.aafp.org/news/resources-tools-2018/20180103yir-clinical.html

AAFP Elderly Care CME Course in Fort Myers, FL -- CME

Sep 25, 2018 - Earn CME and learn the latest on cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, end-of-life care, and more at the AAFP Geriatric Medicine live course in Fort Myers, FL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatrics-live/fort-myers.html

AAFP Elderly Care CME Course in Vail, CO -- CME

Aug 13, 2019 - The AAFP Geriatric Medicine CME course in Vail, CO, features relevant, evidence-based information you can apply directly to your practice.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/geriatrics-live/vail.html

AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care Self-Study Online Package - 9th Edition

Learn the latest evidence-based treatment and review key issues that include pediatric emergencies, medical and legal considerations in the ER, gastrointestinal emergencies, stroke and stroke mimics, vascular emergencies and more. All your self-study materials in a convenient video ...

Member Price $695.00

Nonmember Price $875.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/shop/self-study/aafp-emergency-and-urgent-care-self-study-online-package-9th-edition

AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care Self-Study Online Premium Package - 9th Edition

Best value! Learn the latest evidence-based treatment and review key issues that include pediatric emergencies, medical and legal considerations in the ER, gastrointestinal emergencies, stroke and stroke mimics, vascular emergencies and more. All your self-study materials in a ...

Member Price $795.00

Nonmember Price $975.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/shop/self-study/aafp-emergency-and-urgent-care-self-study-online-premium-package-9th-edition

AAFP Emergency CME Course in San Antonio, TX -- CME

Jun 5, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME at the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care live course, Oct. 9-12 in San Antonio, TX.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/san-antonio.html

AAFP Endorses ACC/AHA Cholesterol Management Guidelines With Qualifications

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

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

AAFP ER course - Earn CME from the comfort of your own home or office -- CME

Aug 28, 2019 - Learn the latest in treating patients with acute health needs and earn CME-without traveling. Live stream the AAFP Emergency and Urgent Care course, Oct. 9-12.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/emergency-live/online-streaming-san-antonio.html

AAFP Foundation FMPC Awards Booklet

AAFP Foundation FMPC Awards Booklet

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/fmpc/FMPCAwardsBooklet.pdf

AAFP Foundation FMPC Awards Booklet

AAFP Foundation FMPC Awards Booklet

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/who-we-are/FMPC/FMPCAwardsBooklet.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...the importance of the health reform bill for his district, which has a large number of uninsured and has one of the highest incidences of stroke, diabetes and obesity. He said that he was American Academy of Family Physicians 9/8/2010 Page 2 of 4  Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL)...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-July-23.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...In his testimony, Dr. Koh discussed the importance of public health and prevention activities in diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. He described the increase of chronic disease in the US, as well as the growth in health care costs that have ensued. In her...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-October-14.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...the $500 million provided last year. According to HHS, these funds will be used for the prevention of tobacco use, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and cancer; increase immunizations; and empower individuals and communities with tools and resources for local prevention and health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-February-11.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...13, HHS announced the Million Hearts campaign which is designed to be a public-private initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. With cardiovascular diseases currently costing $444 billion every year in both medical costs and lost...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-September-16.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...13, HHS announced the Million Hearts campaign which is designed to be a public-private initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. With cardiovascular diseases currently costing $444 billion every year in both medical costs and lost...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-September-16edit.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2012

...online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers nationwide. The ads focus on smoking-related lung and throat cancer, heart attack, stroke, Buerger’s disease, and asthma. The ads will be tagged with 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a toll-free number to access quit support across the country, or...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2012/GR-Weekly-March-23.pdf

AAFP Internal Medicine CME Course in Las Vegas, NV -- CME

Oct 4, 2018 - Earn CME, provide better care for adult patients, and directly apply knowledge in practice. Attend the AAFP’s Adult Medicine live course in Las Vegas.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/internal-live/las-vegas1.html

AAFP Issues Atrial Fibrillation Drug Therapy Guideline

Jun 5, 2017 - The AAFP recently released an updated version of its clinical practice guideline on the pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170605afibguideline.html

AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

May 22, 2013 - AAFP Joins CDC Campaign Urging Smokers to 'Talk With Your Doctor'

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/aafp_joins_cdc_campaign_urging.html

AAFP Letter in Support of Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) - April ...

...impact of adult intimate partner violence (IPV) finds that victims of domestic violence are at increased risk for heart disease, obesity, stroke, hypertension, cervical cancer, chronic pain including arthritis, neck and back pain, and asthma. IPV also contributes to mental health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-RepsBassFitzpatrick-VAWAReAuth-040219.pdf

AAFP letter on the Reauthorizing and Extending America’s Community Health (REACH) Act ...

...ratios have better health outcomes, including lower rates of all causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health.i The impact of these better ratios holds true even after controlling for...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/LT-E&C-PrimaryCareExtensionsREACH-071719.pdf

AAFP Letter on the USDA SNAP and Work Requirements Rule - April 10, 2019

...impacts. This includes an increased prevalence and severity of diet-related diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.5,6,7 In addition, because of limited financial resources, those who are food insecure - with or without existing disease -...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-USDA-SNAPWorkRule-04102019.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...to self or others, peritonitis, acute renal failure Five or more stable chronic illnesses An abrupt change in neurologic status, eg, seizure, TIA, weakness, sensory loss Cardiovascular imaging studies with contrast with identified documented risk factors Cardiac...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

AAFP letter to EPA on the Clean Power Plan - April 25, 2018

...health episodes on high-pollution summer days than normal summer days. Short-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, arrhythmia and heart failure; increased long-term exposure to air pollution in the Medicare population is correlated with an...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-EPA-CleanPowerPlan-042518.pdf

AAFP Letter to SFC on Chronic Care WG Policy Options - January 27, 2016

The AAFP Response to the initial policy options proposed by the Senate Finance Committee's Isakson-Warner Working Group on Chronic Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-SFC-ChronicCare-012715.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FCC on a Proposed Pilot for Telehealth - August 28, 2019

...or more to treat-such as behavioral health, opioid dependency, chronic health conditions (e.g., diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke recovery), mental health conditions, and high-risk pregnancies. The Pilot would provide funding to selected Pilot project health care...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/telehealth/LT-FCC-TelehealthPilot-082819.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA in Response to FDASIA Health IT Report

AAFP letter to FDA on proposed Risk-Based Regulatory Framework and Strategy for HIT report

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-FDA-FDASIA-HIT-070214.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA on Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) - February 7, 2018

...consumption of tobacco products during a set observation period. Long-term data could include, but would not be limited to, risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is imperative to control for compensation in smoking; for example, the...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-NRT-020718.pdf

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