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Improving Blood Pressure Control With Strategic Workflows -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Setting a goal, identifying the right patients, and implementing team care can help bring hypertension under control.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p23.html

Does High Patient Satisfaction Mean High Quality of Care ? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - Are they even related?

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/p4.html

MACRA Is Coming; the AAFP Has Resources to Help

May 10, 2016 - The AAFP recently launched a campaign to help family physicians prepare for the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some key resources that will help you start the process ...

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/macra_is_coming_the_aafp.html

FPs Can Be Trusted Guides When the Dying Don't Specify Wishes

May 3, 2016 - FPs Can Be Trusted Guides When the Dying Don't Specify Wishes

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

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

Top 20 Research Studies of 2015 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

May 1, 2016 - In 2015, a group of primary care clinicians with expertise in evidence-based practice performed monthly surveillance of more than 110 English-language clinical research journals. They identified 251 studies that addressed a primary care question and had the potential to change practice ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p756.html

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.html

Top POEMs of 2016: Hypertension -- American Family Physician

May 1, 2016 - These are the top POEMs from 2016 on hypertension.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2016/hypertension.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2016 -- American Family Physician

May 1, 2016 - View a directory of the top 20 POEMs of 2016.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2016.html

Top POEMs of 2016: Miscellaneous -- American Family Physician

Apr 27, 2016 - These are the top POEMs from 2016 that did not fit into another category.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2016/misc.html

Top POEMs of 2016: Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity -- American Family Physician

Apr 27, 2016 - These are the top POEMs from 2016 on diabetes mellitus and obesity.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2016/diabetes-mellitus.html

Evidence Backs Low-dose Aspirin for Ages 50-59, Say USPSTF, AAFP

Apr 13, 2016 - On April 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued its final recommendation statement on the use of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160413uspstfaspirin.html

Top POEMs of 2015: Cardiovascular Disease -- American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - These are the top POEMs from 2015 on cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2015/cardiovascular-disease.html

Top POEMs of 2015 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign: ...

Apr 1, 2016 - These are the top POEMs from 2015 screening and prevention.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-cw-2015/anticoagulant-therapy.html

Top POEMs of 2015 Consistent with the Principles of the Choosing Wisely Campaign: ...

Apr 1, 2016 - These are the top POEMs from 2015 on cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-cw-2015/cardiovascular-disease.html

Nonpharmaceutical Treatment of Anxiety in Institutionalized Older Adults - FPIN's Help ...

Apr 1, 2016 - Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or relaxation training, alone or in combination, can be used to treat anxiety in older adults. Music therapy can also be used to reduce anxiety in older adults. Appropriate training of institutional caregivers is also helpful in reducing anxiety in older...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p592.html

Top 20 POEMs of 2015 -- American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - View a directory of the top 20 POEMs of 2015.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2015.html

Top POEMs of 2015: Diabetes Mellitus -- American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - These are the top POEMs from 2015 on diabetes mellitus.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit/resources/poems-2015/diabetes-mellitus.html

April is National Minority Health Month

Apr 1, 2016 - As family physicians and leaders in your communities, you are uniquely positioned to engage patients and populations about the stress of being a victim of racism and discrimination.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/cultural-proficiency/minority-health.html

Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Mar 15, 2016 - A 55-year-old black man presents for a blood pressure evaluation. He is trying to be more physically active and health conscious but has not seen a physician for five years. He takes no medications, has no concerns, and his physical examination findings are unremarkable. According to ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p511.html

Systolic BP of 120 Instead of 140 in High-Risk Older Patients Without Diabetes Leads to...

Mar 15, 2016 - In this group of older patients (mean age = 68 years) who do not have diabetes but are at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a more aggressive systolic BP target of 120 mm Hg instead of 140 mm Hg led to benefits (lower all-cause mortality, lower cardiovascular mortality, less heart ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p520a.html

MedPAC Explores Expansion of Payment for Telemedicine

Mar 11, 2016 - The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed how telemedicine might deliver on its promise of expanded access and reduced costs at a recent meeting.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20160311telemedicine.html

Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2016 - Aortic stenosis affects 3% of persons older than 65 years. Although survival in asymptomatic patients is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, it decreases rapidly after symptoms appear. During the asymptomatic latent period, left ventricular hypertrophy and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p371.html

In Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and CV Disease, Empagliflozin Reduces CV and All-Cause...

Mar 1, 2016 - In patients with established CV disease and type 2 diabetes, the addition of empagliflozin to standard therapy reduces all-cause mortality and CV mortality. This is notable because empagliflozin is the only drug other than metformin to demonstrate a mortality benefit, albeit for a ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p410.html

Influenza Vaccination for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - Cochrane for ...

Mar 1, 2016 - Influenza vaccination may reduce cardiovascular mortality in patients with established cardiovascular disease. The effect of vaccination is unclear among patients in the general population without known cardiovascular disease.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0301/p357.html

Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive...

Feb 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 years or older.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p300.html

Conjugated Estrogens/Bazedoxifene (Duavee) for Menopausal Symptoms - STEPS - American ...

Feb 15, 2016 - Conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene is effective for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and may be better tolerated than conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone. It will maintain bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and hip, but its effect on fractures is not known. Cardiovascular ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p307.html

Diagnostic Tool for Gout Without Need for Joint Fluid Aspiration - Letters to the ...

Feb 15, 2016 - ...following conditions: angina pectoris, cerebrovascular accident, heart failure, myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, transient ischemic attack 1.5 Serum uric acid level > 5.88 mg per dL (350 μmol per L) 3.5 Total ____ (out of 13 possible points) note:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p256.html

Tips From Former Smokers -- Tobacco and Nicotine

Feb 2, 2016 - Access information and resources from the AAFP and the CDC in support of the CDC's Tips from Former Smokers campaign.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/tools/cdc-tips.html

Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA ...

Feb 1, 2016 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) joined together to release statements on preventing CVD in persons with diabetes.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p232.html

Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family...

Feb 1, 2016 - Electronic cigarettes with nicotine increase smoking cessation rates compared with placebo, with effectiveness similar to that of nicotine patches. In addition, more patients using electronic cigarettes with nicotine were able to halve their use of cigarettes than those using placebo ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0201/p178.html

'Physician Compare' Gives Patients Access to Your Quality Data

Jan 22, 2016 - CMS is hosting free webinars to help physicians understand quality reporting and the Physician Compare website.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20160122physiciancompare.html

Doctor or Patient? Who Owns Medical Records?

Jan 18, 2016 - Doctor or Patient? Who Owns Medical Records?

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/doctor_or_patient_who_owns.html

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2016 - Elevated blood pressure in pregnancy may represent chronic hypertension (occurring before 20 weeks’ gestation or persisting longer than 12 weeks after delivery), gestational hypertension (occurring after 20 weeks’ gestation), preeclampsia, or preeclampsia superimposed on chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p121.html

Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation Unhelpful for Invasive Procedures - POEMs - ...

Jan 15, 2016 - Bridging anticoagulation worsens outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo an elective invasive procedure, resulting in more episodes of major bleeding and no difference in the rate of stroke or venous thromboembolism.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p130.html

HHS, USDA Release Final 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

Jan 13, 2016 - HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture jointly released the agencies' final 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Jan. 7.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160113dietguidelines.html

War on Opioids, Other Public Health News Dominate Headlines

Jan 5, 2016 - Family physicians and the AAFP were heavily involved in 2015's top medical stories, including a unified national effort to combat the opioid abuse epidemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160105hops-yir.html

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

USPSTF: Certain At-risk Patients Can Benefit From Statin Use

Dec 23, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted draft recommendation statements on statin use to prevent cardiovascular disease events and on screening for lipid disorders in children and teens.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151223uspstfcvd-lipids.html

Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Recommendations from the 2014 Expert Panel Report - ...

Dec 15, 2015 - Family physicians are the primary and sometimes only health care resource for families affected by sickle cell disease. Recently published guidelines provide important recommendations for health maintenance, acute care, and monitoring of disease-modifying therapy in persons with this ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1069.html

Some Benefit to Treating Mild Hypertension to Prevent Stroke, CV Deaths, and Overall ...

Dec 1, 2015 - Treating mild hypertension over five years decreases the risk of stroke, cardiovascular (CV) death, and overall mortality in a small proportion of patients.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1020.html

Chlorthalidone vs. Hydrochlorothiazide for Treatment of Hypertension - FPIN's Help Desk...

Dec 1, 2015 - Chlorthalidone produces slightly greater reductions in blood pressure compared with hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), but it is associated with greater declines in serum potassium levels. Chlorthalidone lowers the risk of cardiovascular events about 18% more than HCTZ at the same achieved ...

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1015.html

Petechiae in a Newborn - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2015 - Five hours after birth, scattered petechiae developed over the trunk and extremities of a newborn.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1017.html

AHA/ACC/ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD - Practice ...

Dec 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and American Society of Hypertension (ASH) have released a guideline on the management of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It updates a previous AHA guideline to reflect newer data.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1023.html

Adding Sitagliptin Does Not Reduce or Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Outcomes - ...

Dec 1, 2015 - The glass half full is that sitagliptin does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes. The glass half empty is that it does not reduce the risk, either. And that is the important message: In patients with a mean glycated hemoglobin level of 7.2%, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1201/p1020a.html

USPSTF: Screen Overweight, Obese Adults for Abnormal Blood Glucose

Nov 2, 2015 - On Oct. 27, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its final recommendation statement calling for physicians to screen adults 40-70 who are overweight or obese for abnormal blood glucose.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151102uspstf-diabetes.html

Unprovoked First Seizures in Adults: Management Recommendations from the AAN - Practice...

Nov 1, 2015 - This guideline from the Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides information on prognosis and management options for unprovoked first seizures in adults.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/p835.html

USPSTF, AAFP Finalize Hypertension Screening Recommendations for Adults

Oct 15, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its final recommendation on screening adults for hypertension, finding that screening those 18 and older for high blood pressure is beneficial.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20151015htnprevrec.html

Advanced Search -- American Family Physician

Oct 8, 2015 - Advanced search for American Family Physician; including search in title, search by author, search by topic, or search by department.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/explore/advanced-search.html

Pharmacogenetics: Using Genetic Information to Guide Drug Therapy - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2015 - Clinical pharmacogenetics, the use of genetic data to guide drug therapy decisions, is beginning to be used for medications commonly prescribed by family physicians. However, clinicians are largely unfamiliar with principles supporting clinical use of this type of data. For example, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p588.html

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

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