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AAFP Supports Integration of Oral Health Into Primary Care

Dec 24, 2015 - The AAFP has announced its support for a new preventive oral health care delivery model that pairs primary and dental care teams.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151224oralhealth.html

AAFP Survey: Too Many Men Ignore Doctors’ Orders

Jun 1, 2017 - AAFP Survey: Too Many Men Ignore Doctors’ Orders

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/mens-health-2017.html

AAFP Testimony to House EandC on USPSTF - November 30, 2016

...mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health, even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (such as percentages of elderly, urban, and minority patient populations; education; income;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/TES-Meigs-USPSTF-113016.pdf

AAFP to Review AHA/ACC Redefinition of High Blood Pressure

Nov 15, 2017 - The AAFP will review a new hypertension guideline the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology unveiled Nov. 13 at the AHA's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171115ahaacchbpguideline.html

AAFP Voices Support for HHS' Million Hearts Initiative

Oct 12, 2011 - Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, is responsible for 800,000 deaths in the United States -- or one in three people -- and an estimated $444 billion in overall costs each year. That's according to a recent article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, or MMWR. To combat this public ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20111012millionhearts.html

AAFP Washington Update - November 7

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly Update - November 7, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-Nov-7.pdf

AAFP, ACP: Lower Older Adultsand#8217; SBP to Below 150 mm Hg

Jan 18, 2017 - The AAFP and the American College of Physicians published a joint guideline on appropriate systolic blood pressure targets for patients 60 and older who have hypertension.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170118htnguideline.html

AAFP, Health Groups Demand 'R' Rating for Movies With Smoking

Aug 30, 2017 - The AAFP recently joined 16 other health organizations to demand that movie producers, distributors and exhibitors apply an R rating to all films that include depictions of smoking or tobacco.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170830moviesmokingltr.html

AAFP's LearningLink Adds Series on Thromboprophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation

Jul 20, 2011 - The AAFP's online classroom, LearningLink, has been updated with a new two-part CME series about thromboprophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. The series reviews and applies evidence-based guidelines for thrombotic risk stratification and prevention of stroke in patients with...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110720thrombolearnlink.html

AAN Releases Guideline on Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Diagnosing Acute Ischemic ...

Feb 15, 2011 - Computed tomography (CT) is the diagnostic standard for acute stroke even though its accuracy has not been formally established. Its sensitivity for diagnosing ischemic stroke in the initial hours is limited; therefore, improved accuracy is needed to develop and provide optimal stroke ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p483.html

AAN Releases Recommendations for the Diagnostic Evaluation of the Child with Status ...

May 15, 2007 - The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Child Neurology Society have created recommendations for evaluation and diagnostic laboratory testing of children with status epilepticus.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0515/p1569.html

AAN Releases Recommendations on Treatment of Parkinson's Disease - Practice Guidelines ...

Mar 15, 2007 - Recommendations from the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) discuss aspects and treatment of Parkinson's disease. This condition is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by bradykinesia; tremor at rest; rigidity; and...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0315/p922.html

AAO-HNS Releases Guideline on Sudden Hearing Loss

...MELAS (mitochondrial encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) syndrome Periods of confusion, elevated serum lactic acid levels around times of attacks, stroke- like spells, magnetic resonance imaging white matter signal changes, migraine-like headaches,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p377.pdf

AAO-HNS Releases Guideline on Sudden Hearing Loss - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Mar 1, 2013 - This guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) focuses on sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which affects 5 to 20 per 100,000 persons in the United States. Early diagnosis is essential for effective management.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p377.html

AAP Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in ...

Apr 15, 2014 - Approximately 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms have acute sinusitis. This practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which updates the 2001 guideline, discusses diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children one to 18 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p676.html

AAP Releases Practice Guideline on Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of ...

Apr 15, 2015 - This guideline on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis in children one to 23 months of age from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates a previous guideline published in 2006.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p578.html

AAP Updates Recommendations for Routine Preventive Pediatric Health Care - Practice ...

Aug 15, 2016 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated recommendations for preventive pediatric health care services, including evidence-based screenings and assessments that should be addressed at well-child visits. The recommendations are organized by age: infancy, early childhood, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p324.html

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p538.pdf

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2015 - Abdominal aortic aneurysm refers to abdominal aortic dilation of 3.0 cm or greater. The main risk factors are age older than 65 years, male sex, and smoking history. Other risk factors include a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, hypertension, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p538.html

ABFM’s Performance Improvement (former part IV)- NEW and Helpful Practical Time-Saving ...

...Recognition Programs (PRPs) • Approved PRPs include: Diabetes, Heart Disease/Stroke, and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) • Individual-level certificates of recognition in Diabetes, Heart Disease/Stroke, or PCMH can be submitted for Performance Improvement credit •...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-278-279.pdf

About - familydoctor.org

Familydoctor.org is the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, featuring physician-reviewed patient education materials.

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/about/

Abstract of a Study Funded by the Joint Grant Awards Program in 2013: Implementation of...

...Fortunately, adequate treatment can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, end-stage renal failure and peripheral arterial disease. Clinical practice guidelines such as the Seventh Report of The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/what-were-doing/awards-grants/joint-grant/2013Mills.pdf

Academy Endorses Guideline on Identifying, Treating Adult Obesity

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140819obesityendorse.html

Academy Takes Aim at Rural Health Challenges

Jul 23, 2019 - Rural Americans tend to be older, poorer and sicker than their urban counterparts. In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at the issues the Academy's new rural health initiative aims to address.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190723itt-rural.html

ACC and AHA Update on Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines - Practice Guidelines - American...

Mar 1, 2010 - In 2009, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published a focused update of the ACC/AHA 2005 Guideline Update for the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p654.html

ACC/AHA Guidelines on the Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2000 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have updated guidelines for the management of myocardial infarction. The guidelines cover a wide scope, from management in the field, emergency department and hospital to predischarge evaluation, cardiac ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1901.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

ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term...

Nov 15, 2004 - Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), with a focus on hospital and long-term management, are available from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1115/p2011.html

ACC/AHA Release Updated Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce ASCVD...

Aug 15, 2014 - The Blood Cholesterol Expert Panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) issued an updated evidence-based guideline in 2013 that addresses the use of fixed doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) to reduce the risk of ASCVD in ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p260.html

Access Denied: A Look at America's Medically Disenfranchised

...of and mortality from cervical cancer17 and colorectal cancer,18 fewer cases of infant mortality and low birth weight,19 and reduced stroke and post-neonatal mortality.20 People who live in states or counties where there is a higher concentration of primary care physicians are more...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/publications-reports/monographs-books/Access%20Denied.pdf

ACCF/AHA Update Peripheral Artery Disease Management Guideline

...Treatment with antiplatelet medications is recommended to reduce the risk of myocar- dial infarction, stroke, and vascular death in symptomatic persons with atherosclerotic lower extremity PAD. This includes patients with intermittent claudication or critical limb ischemia, and a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p1000.pdf

ACCF/AHA Update Peripheral Artery Disease Management Guideline - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 15, 2012 - The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) have updated their 2005 guideline on the management of peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on new data, with particular focus on lower extremity and abdominal aortic disease. Recommendations for ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0515/p1000.html

ACE Inhibitors Decrease Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Diabetes, ARBs Do Not - ...

Sep 1, 2014 - In patients with diabetes, ACE inhibitors decrease cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. ARBs do not. Both drug classes decrease heart failure incidence. Although both drug classes have been available for almost 15 years, there is only one study of 250 patients that directly ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p326.html

Achieving Population-Based Health and Social Well-Being

...Cancer! Heart Disease and Stroke! Type 2 Diabetes! Lung Disease! of deaths ! in San Diego! 5 ECONOMIC IMPACT IN 2007: $4.6 BILLION IN SAN DIEGO COST IMPACT WHAT TO DO? OUR FRAMEWORK 8 COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TOP 10 LIVE WELL SAN DIEGO...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/rgc/documents/press-events/primary-care-forum/Achieving%20Population-Based%20Health%20and%20Social%20Well-Being.pdf

ACOG Releases Guidelines on Hormonal Contraceptives in Women with Coexisting Medical ...

Apr 15, 2007 - Guidelines on the use of hormonal contraceptives in women with underlying medical conditions are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In some women, drugs taken for certain chronic conditions may alter the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1252.html

ACOG Releases Practice Bulletin on Osteoporosis - Practice Guidelines - American Family...

Aug 15, 2013 - This practice bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reviews diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment options for women with osteoporosis.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p269.html

ACP and AAFP Release Guideline for Treatment of Hypertension in Adults 60 Years Old and...

Jan 17, 2017 - ACP and AAFP Release Guideline for Treatment of Hypertension in Adults 60 Years Old and Older

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/ACP-AAFP-hypertension-guidelines.html

ACP Calls for Moderate Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Mar 9, 2018 - On March 6, the American College of Physicians published new evidence-based guidance statements in Annals of Internal Medicine that focused on loosening glycemic control targets.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180309acpdiabetes.html

ACP Recommendations for VTE Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients - Practice Guidelines ...

Jun 15, 2012 - Most hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE), such as pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released guidelines on VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized, nonsurgical patients, including those ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0615/p1204.html

ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Colorectal Cancer Screening - Practice Guidelines ...

Dec 15, 2012 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently reviewed guidelines on colorectal cancer screening available from the American Cancer Society/U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer/American College of Radiology, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, U.S. Preventive ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1153.html

ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Colorectal Cancer Screening<FEFF>

...expectancy of less than 10 years (e.g., those with significant comorbid conditions such as diabetes mellitus, cardiopulmonary diseases, or stroke); harms of screening seem to outweigh the benefits in most of these patients 10 years is usually regarded as a safe interval for...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1153.pdf

ACP Releases Guideline on Intensive Insulin Therapy in Hospitalized Patients - Practice...

Nov 1, 2011 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical guideline on the use of intensive insulin therapy in hospitalized patients with or without diabetes mellitus to achieve glycemic control and improve health outcomes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p1058.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Intensive Insulin Therapy in Hospitalized Patients in ...

...Studies found in the literature review used a vari- ety of intensive insulin therapy regimens in patients with myocardial infarction, stroke, or acute brain injury, or in patients under perioperative care. Harms were more likely to occur at lower target levels; therefore, target...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p1058.pdf

ACP Releases Guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1 to 3 Chronic ...

July 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p121.pdf

ACP Releases Guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Stage 1 to 3 Chronic ...

Jul 15, 2014 - Based on a systematic evidence review, this guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) presents recommendations on screening, monitoring, and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease in adults.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p121.html

ACP Releases Guideline on Treatment of Low Bone Mineral Density or Osteoporosis to ...

May 1, 2009 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released guidelines on treatment of low bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis to prevent fractures describes the available evidence on pharmacologic treatment in men and women.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p808.html

ACS Releases Guideline on Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose Computed Tomography -...

Jan 1, 2014 - In late 2010, results from the National Lung Screening Trial showed that lung cancer mortality was significantly reduced in high-risk adults who received annual screenings using low-dose computed tomography (CT). After these results were announced, the American Cancer Society (ACS) ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p56.html

ACS/ADA/AHA Issue Core Recommendations for Preventing Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, ...

Feb 15, 2005 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have issued core recommendations for the prevention and early detection of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p806.html

Acupuncture Is Ineffective for Treatment of Low Back Pain - Letters to the Editor - ...

Dec 15, 2017 - ...4. Zhao XF, Du Y, Liu PG, Wang S. Acupuncture for stroke: evidence of effectiveness, safety, and cost from systematic reviews. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2012;19(3):226–233. 5. Bergqvist D. Vascular injuries caused by acupuncture. A systematic review. Int Angiol. 2013;32(1):1–8. Read the...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/ol2.html

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - Acute abdominal pain in children presents a diagnostic dilemma. Although many cases of acute abdominal pain are benign, some require rapid diagnosis and treatment to minimize morbidity. Numerous disorders can cause abdominal pain. The most common medical cause is gastroenteritis, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2321.html

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