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AAFP Statement on Medicaid the EandC and Health Subcommittee - January 31, 2017

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

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-House-Medicaid-013117.pdf

AAFP Statement to EandC Committee on THCGME, NHSC, and Title VII Reauthorization

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

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-ECHealthSub-WorkforceSFR-091417.pdf

AAFP Statement to the EandC Committee’s Hearing on Investing in America’s Health Care -...

...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. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-EC-InvestingAmericanHealthCare-060419.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on Health Care Access and Underserved ...

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

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-SFRHELP-AccessUnderservedHearing-012919.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on its Healthy Communities Hearing - ...

...all causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of elderly, urban, and minority; education; income;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-SenateHELP-HealthyCommunitiesHearing-111517.pdf

AAFP Statement: New Warning Labels Help Show the Real Dangers of Smoking

Jun 21, 2011 - The AAFP commends the Food and Drug Administration in developing strong new graphic warnings for cigarette packaging and advertisements that more fully depict the negative health consequences of smoking. These warnings mark the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2011/fda-tobacco-warning-labels.html

AAFP Statement: Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Proposal a Move in the Right ...

Sep 16, 2009 - Meaningful health care reform will succeed when Americans have access to affordable care and the nation has a solid foundation of primary care physicians to whom Americans can turn for their first-contact care, preventive services and chronic health care needs.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2009/senatefinancecommittee-healthreformproposal.html

AAFP Summary of the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - 110916

...• Suspected stroke • Altered mental status • Lung cancer • Cervical or neck pain CMS proposed three exceptions to the AUC consultation and reporting requirements for an: • Applicable imaging service ordered for an individual with an emergency medical condition, • Applicable...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-ES-PhysicianFee2017-111016.pdf

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

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