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A Changing Climate Threatens Our Health

Jun 1, 2017 - The health threats posed by climate change are alarming. Given the scope of the problem, everyone could potentially be affected -- and likely, many of us will be.

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

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

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

Oct 16, 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 Commission Chair

...Tia Johnson, Recording Secretary Subcommittee State Governmental Advocacy Shelby King, Staff Executive • Health Care Coverage for All (HCCA) • Monitoring the status and implementation of Health Care Payment and Practice Policy Programs • Health System Reform •...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/commissions/restricted/CommissionChair.pdf

AAFP Commission Chair

...Tia Johnson, Recording Secretary Subcommittee State Governmental Advocacy Shelby King, Staff Executive • Health Care Coverage for All (HCCA) • Monitoring the status and implementation of Health Care Payment and Practice Policy Programs • Health System Reform •...

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/commissions/restricted/CommissionChair.pdf

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

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