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Hyperlipidemia - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on hyperlipidemia and related issues, including dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, kidney disease, lipid disorders, metabolic syndrome, statins, and triglyceride levels.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=13

Kidney Disease - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=15

Skin Conditions - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on common skin conditions and related issues, including acne, dermatitis, dermatologic emergencies, generalized rash, lichen planus, nail disorders, newborn skin, office procedures, premalignant lesions, and psoriasis.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=21

Atrial Fibrillation - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on atrial fibrillation and related issues, including anticoagulation therapy, antiplatelet therapy, arrhythmias, and palpitations.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=33

Genetics - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on genetics and related issues, including family medical history, genetic testing, and specific syndromes (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fragile X syndrome, Down Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome).

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=56

Eye and Vision Disorders - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on eye and vision disorders, including amblyopia, eye examinations, glaucoma, LASIK surgery, ocular emergencies, red eye, vision loss, and vision screening.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=66

Family Physicians Delivering Emergency Medical Care - Critical Challenges and ...

Dec 13, 2017 - Read AAFP's position paper about family physicians delivering emergency medical care - critical challenges and opportunities.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/critical-challenges.html

Shared Decision-Making in Major Depressive Disorder

Dec 13, 2017 - Shared decision-making has been shown to improve patients’ engagement with major depressive disorder (MDD car), fostering a team-based approach that includes mutually agreed upon treatment goals and improves treatment outcomes.This webinar will focus on how to strengthen this ...

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/major-depressive-disorder.html

CDC: 2017-18 Flu Season in U.S. Dominated by H3N2 Viruses

Dec 13, 2017 - So far this flu season, influenza A (H3N2) viruses have been predominant in the United States, according to a newly released CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171213fluupdate.html

FPM Offers Tutorial on New Quality Payment Program Rules

Dec 13, 2017 - An article in the January/February issue of Family Practice Management lays out six key points to help family physicians succeed in the 2018 Quality Payment Program.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20171213qpptutorial.html

Make Fertility Awareness Part of Family Planning Toolbox

Dec 12, 2017 - Fertility awareness-based methods can help couples avoid or achieve pregnancy, but a misleading statistic may be impeding their use.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171212fp-familyplanning.html

John G. Walsh Award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Medicine -- General Awards

Dec 12, 2017 - Learn about the John Walsh award honoring those whose leadership as furthered the development of family medicine.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/general/walsh.html

2018 AAFP Commission Members -- Governance

Dec 12, 2017 - Access a list of all members of 2018 AAFP commissions.

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/2018-members.mem.html

Medicaid -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 12, 2017 - The AAFP advocates for fair and effective regulations impacting family physicians and patients served by this vital program that provides health care for vulnerable populations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/medicaid.html

Medical Student Debt -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 12, 2017 - The cost of medical education can impact the specialty of family medicine. The AAFP supports alternative funding strategies for family medicine students.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/workforce/debt.html

Protect Health Care in Tax Reform Bill, Coalition Cautions

Dec 12, 2017 - Physician organizations warned Congress that tax legislation being considered could reduce access to care and increase costs for patients and medical students.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171212taxreform.html

AAFP Tells FDA to Stay Vigilant on Public Health Issues

Dec 12, 2017 - The AAFP told the FDA in a recent letter that no move to modify or repeal any regulation should come at the expense of public health.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171212fdaletter.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

Past Years of NCCL (formerly NCSC) -- Member Constituency Resources

Dec 11, 2017 - Access information about past years of the National Conference of Special Constituencies.

About AAFP : Member Constituencies

https://www.aafp.org/about/constituencies/resources/past-ncsc.html

Electrocardiograms, Family Physician Interpretation (Position Paper)

Dec 11, 2017 - Learn about AAFP's Position Paper on family physician interpretation of electrocardiography.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/electrocardiograms.html

MACRA 101 - Learn the Basics -- Physician Payment

Dec 11, 2017 - Are you just getting started with MACRA? Learn the basics about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Practice Management : Payment for Physicians

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment/macra-101.html

Womens Member Recruit 2018

Dec 11, 2017 - Women's recruiting 2018

Membership : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/membership/offer/Womens_Membership_2018.html

Womens Member Recruit 2018b

Dec 11, 2017 - Women's recruiting 2018

Membership : Campaign Landing Pages

https://www.aafp.org/membership/offer/Womens_Membership_2018b.html

Guidelines Developed by External Organizations Not Endorsed by the AAFP -- Clinical ...

Dec 11, 2017 - Learn more about AAFP's decision-making process for the endorsement of clinical guidelines developed by external organizations.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/non-endorsed.html

Physician Burnout: Simple Steps to Improving Well-being -- Physician Health First

Dec 8, 2017 - Author and wellness advocate Deepak Chopra, MD, shares simple tools for physicians to improve well-being and reduce burnout.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/simple-steps-to-well-being.html

Deepak Chopra - A New Perspective on Physician Stress and Burnout -- Physician Health ...

Dec 8, 2017 - Author and wellness advocate Deepak Chopra, MD, offers a new perspective on how stress and burnout affect physicians' health and well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/stress-new-perspective.html

Family Physician of the Year -- Family Physician Awards

Dec 7, 2017 - Read about the AAFP Family Physician of the Year award.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/fp/of-year.html

News Release for AAFP Commission Appointment -- Governance

Dec 7, 2017 - Download a news release to assist you in informing your community of your appointment to an AAFP commission.

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions/news-release.mem.html

Making Sense of MACRA in 2018: Six Things You Need to Know -- FPM

Dec 7, 2017 - The rules for complying with Medicare’s Quality Payment Program are getting stricter.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/online/medicare-qpp.html

New Law Requires VA to Participate in State PDMPs

Dec 7, 2017 - A law that passed with bipartisan support requires the Veterans Health Administration to use prescription drug monitoring programs as a tool to combat opioid misuse.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171207vapdmp.html

2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires Prompt Changes in MIPS Reporting

Dec 7, 2017 - CMS has announced it will ease the Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting burden on family physicians affected by certain hurricanes and wildfires in 2017.

AAFP News : MACRA Ready

https://www.aafp.org/news/macra-ready/20171207uncontrollablemips.html

Administrative Simplification -- Legal Issues

Dec 6, 2017 - Reducing the administrative burden on physicians is an important step toward reducing the cost of health care. The AAFP supports simplifying reimbursement processes.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/legal/simplification.html

Obesity Treatment -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 6, 2017 - The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/obesity.html

Prescription Drug Abuse -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 6, 2017 - The AAFP recognizes that prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and supports various federal agencies working to combat this public health concern.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/rxabuse.html

Tobacco Use -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 6, 2017 - Primary care physicians play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction, as well as influencing legislation that promotes public health.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/tobacco.html

Prepare for the ABFM Board Exam with AAFP’s FP Comprehensive -- CME

Dec 6, 2017 - Searchable content aligns with ABFM Board exam topics. Features practice exams with 1,200-plus Board-style questions and answers, as well as five years of family medicine topics compiled from FP Essentials monographs.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/fp-comprehensive.html

CDC MMWR: HIV Being Diagnosed Sooner After Infection

Dec 6, 2017 - A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and related Vital Signs said HIV is being diagnosed sooner after infection than had previously been reported. Work remains, however, to boost testing rates.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171206mmwrhiv.html

Rural or Urban FP, We Both Handle Gamut of Patient Issues

Dec 5, 2017 - A rural family physician and her inner-city counterpart find that their scope of practice and the issues their patients face are more similar than they expected.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171205fp-urbanrural.html

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

Dec 5, 2017 - The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171205ITT_VBP.html

NIH Study: Most Homes Have High Levels of Allergens

Dec 5, 2017 - Research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found that more than 90 percent of homes in the United States have three or more detectable allergens present.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171205nihallergenstudy.html

Death of a Colleague: How Do You Replace a Legend?

Dec 5, 2017 - Family physicians are trained to prepare patients for death. But what happens when a physician dies unexpectedly?

AAFP News : As We See It: Voices From the AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/news/opinion/20171205guesteddeath.html

FPs Continue Move to New Payment Models, AAFP Survey Finds

Dec 5, 2017 - A growing number of family physicians are making the transition to value-based payment models despite some skepticism and obstacles, according to a recent survey.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20171205valuebasedpayment.html

Are you getting paid for non-face-to-face prolonged care? -- FPM

Dec 4, 2017 - CMS in January created a set of CPT codes that allows physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to bill for non-face-to-face prolonged care of patients.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/are_you_getting_paid_for_non-face-to-face_prolonged.html

Primary Care Benefit Could Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs

Dec 4, 2017 - The U.S. health care system focuses too much attention on caring for the sick rather than on preventing illness in the first place. Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes that case in this Leader Voices Blog post.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171204lv-sickcare.html

Robert Graham Family Physician Executive Award -- Family Physician Awards

Dec 4, 2017 - Read about the Robert Graham award honoring a family physician in his or her role as a physician executive.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/fp/graham.html

ACLF Reistration and Travel Information

Dec 4, 2017 - Registration and travel information for the AAFP's Annual Leadership Forum for chapter leaders.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/registration-travel.html

FMX Posters: Latest Research in Family Medicine

Dec 4, 2017 - Review the latest research in family medicine and gain resources for patient education with the poster presentations on display at the 2018 AAFP FMX meeting in New Orleans.

Events : Family Medicine Experience (FMX)

https://www.aafp.org/events/fmx/cme/opportunities/posters.html

AAFP to Senate Committee: Primary Care Key to Public Health

Dec 4, 2017 - The AAFP recently outlined its major priorities for improving public health in a detailed statement to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171204senatestatement.html

Naloxone Safely Reverses Opioid Overdoses in the Field

Dec 4, 2017 - A systematic evidence review published online Nov. 28 in Annals of Internal Medicine examined use of naloxone to treat opioid overdoses in the field.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171204naloxonestudy.html

ACLF Transportation

Dec 4, 2017 - View transportation options for attending the Annual Leadership Forum (ALF) in Kansas City.

Events : AAFP Leadership Conference

https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl/aclf/registration-travel/transportation.html

Advocacy and Family Medicine: Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP -- Physician Health First

Dec 4, 2017 - Read about why Sarah Sams, MD, FAAFP, advocacy efforts on behalf of family medicine support her well-being.

Membership : Member Benefits

https://www.aafp.org/membership/benefits/physician-health-first/phf/advocacy-series-sams.mem.html

University of Southern California program wins 2017 FPM Award for Practice Improvement ...

Dec 1, 2017 - The University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine has won this year’s FPM Award for Practice Improvement.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/USC_program_wins_2017_FPM_Award_Practice_Improvement.html

AAFP Award for Distinguished and Meritorious Service to Family Medicine -- Family ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Learn about the AAFP Award for Distinguished and Meritorious Service to Family Medicine for long-time dedication to advancing or contributing to the specialty of family medicine and supporting the organization and family medicine.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/fp/service.html

Poster Presentation Awards at the AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) -- Student, ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Read about the AAFP poster presentation awards presented at the AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX).

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/posters.html

Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award -- Family Physician Awards

Dec 1, 2017 - Learn about the Nikitas Zervanos Outstanding Program Director Award given for leadership and advancement of the specialty.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/teachers/zervanos.html

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- Medical Advocacy

Dec 1, 2017 - The AAFP provides information for family physicians as health care reform established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca.html

Don't Sacrifice Health Care to Tax Cuts, AAFP Warns Congress

Dec 1, 2017 - No tax changes should come at the expense of patient care, but legislation under consideration could bring 4 percent cuts in Medicare payments and reduce access.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171201taxbill.html

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on alcohol abuse and dependence and related issues, including alcoholism, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and detoxification.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=1

Hepatitis (and Other Liver Diseases) - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on hepatitis and other liver disease, including cirrhosis, chronic liver failure, hemochromatosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, jaundice, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=38

Pain: Chronic - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on chronic pain and related issues, including end-of-life care, NSAIDs, and opioid therapy.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=61

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=7

Arthritis and Joint Pain - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on arthritis and joint pain, including arthritis, gout, knee osteoarthritis, monoarthritis, osteoarthritis, polyarticular joint pain, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, and shoulder osteoarthritis.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=77

Gastroenteritis and Diarrhea in Children - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - This collection features AFP content on gastroenteritis and diarrhea in children and related issues, including dehydration, foodborne illnesses, probiotics, and rotavirus vaccination.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=9

Cochrane for Clinicians: Oral Rehydration Solutions for the Treatment of Acute Watery ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Oral rehydration solutions are distinguished by high or low osmolarity and by whether they are made with complex (i.e., polymer) or simple (i.e., glucose) carbohydrates. When oral rehydration solutions with high osmolarity (310 mOsm per L or greater) are compared, polymer-based ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p700.html

FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Screening Tools for Unhealthy Alcohol Use - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2017 - A single-question alcohol use screen and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test–Consumption (AUDIT-C) can be used to detect unhealthy alcohol use and alcohol use disorder. Their performance is similar between sexes and across races.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/od2.html

Mildly Elevated Liver Transaminase Levels: Causes and Evaluation - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Mild, asymptomatic elevations (less than five times the upper limit of normal) of alanine transaminase and aspartate transaminase levels are common in primary care. It is estimated that approximately 10% of the U.S. population has elevated transaminase levels. An approach based on the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p709.html

Hoarseness in Adults - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - Hoarseness is a common presentation in primary care practices. Combined with other voice-related changes, it falls under the umbrella diagnosis of dysphonia. Hoarseness has a number of causes, ranging from simple inflammatory processes to less common psychiatric disorders to more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p720.html

Practice Guidelines: Acute Gout: ACP Provides Guideline on Diagnosis - American Family ...

Dec 1, 2017 - The diagnostic standard for acute gout is joint aspiration with synovial fluid analysis for monosodium urate crystals; however, many patients are seen in a primary care or emergency medicine situation where synovial fluid analysis is rarely performed. The American College of Physicians ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p746.html

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a life-threatening emergency manifested by marked elevation of blood glucose and hyperosmolarity with little or no ketosis. Although there are multiple precipitating causes, underlying infections are the most common. Other causes include certain ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p729.html

Opting Out of Medicare: How to Get Out and Stay Out -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Physicians can cut ties with Medicare and privately contract with Medicare beneficiaries, but doing it incorrectly can be costly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p17.html

Getting Paid for Screening and Assessment Services -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - If you're not coding and billing for these services, you might be leaving money on the table.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p25.html

Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Getting more patients immunized against the flu does not require complicated strategies.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.html

How to Lead Up in Your Organization -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Leading up is about setting an example and building influence so you can be more effective. It starts with these seven skills.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p6.html

FPIN's Help Desk Answers: Local Anesthesia for IUD Insertion or Endometrial Biopsy - ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Topical application of lidocaine/prilocaine cream to the cervix reduces mean pain scores during IUD insertion. Intrauterine instillation of liquid anesthesia reduces median pain scores during endometrial biopsy.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Help Desk Answers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/od3.html

AAFP News - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p696.html

Editorials: USPSTF Recommendations: New and Updated in 2016 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - In 2016, the USPSTF updated 14 previous recommendation statements and added a new recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorder. Several updated recommendations are notable for having significant changes.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p697.html

POEMs: Transdermal Estrogen and Progestogen Most Effective to Reduce Menopausal ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Transdermal estrogen plus progestogen, or oral estrogen plus progestogen, is the treatment most likely to effectively reduce the frequency of vasomotor symptoms among menopausal women. Isoflavones and black cohosh were found to be better than placebo.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p744.html

Photo Quiz: Concurrent Painless Weeping Nodule and Targetoid Lesion on the Hand - ...

Dec 1, 2017 - A man presented with skin lesions his hand and finger a few weeks after sustaining a minor laceration while skinning slaughtered sheep.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p739.html

Change Is Hard: What Really Happens When You Try to Implement a New Care Model -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Even with a laudable goal, such as reducing physicians’ administrative burdens, it can be difficult to implement change. These real-world lessons can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p10.html

Making Sense of MACRA: Aligning Transitional Care Management With the Quality Payment ...

Dec 1, 2017 - Learn how coordinated care benefits patients, QPP performance, and your bottom line.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p21.html

You Can and Should Be a Leader – Even if You Aren't a Natural -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - With a few basic skills, you can expand your influence and make your organization a better place to work.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p5.html

How to Make Friends With Urgent Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Most of our patients will eventually seek urgent care, so we need to get along.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p40.html

Washington Update - December 1, 2017 -- Washington Update

Dec 1, 2017 - AAFP Washington Update - December 1, 2017

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/update/2017/dec-1-2017.html

Washington Update - December 8, 2017 -- Washington Update

Dec 1, 2017 - AAFP Washington Update - December 8, 2017

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/update/2017/dec-8-2017.html

Medicine by the Numbers: Topical Capsaicin for Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain in...

Dec 1, 2017 - << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2017 Issue Medicine by the Numbers A Collaboration of TheNNT.com and AFP Topical Capsaicin for Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain in Adults PAUL CRAWFORD, MD, and YOU XU, MD Am Fam Physician. 2017 Dec 1;96(11):online. Enlarge Print...

American Family Physician : Medicine by the Numbers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/od1.html

Elevated Liver Enzymes - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2017 - << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2017 Issue Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics,...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p709-s1.html

Letters to the Editor: Potential Benefits of L-Carnitine as Dietary Supplement - ...

Dec 1, 2017 - << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2017 Issue Letters to the Editor Potential Benefits of L-Carnitine as Dietary Supplement Am Fam Physician. 2017 Dec 1;96(11):online. Original Article: Complementary/Integrative Therapies That Work: A Review of the Evidence Issue Date:...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/ol1.html

Close-ups: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Often Silent and Delayed Diagnosis - ...

Dec 1, 2017 - << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2017 Issue Close-ups A Patient's Perspective Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: An Often Silent Disorder with Delayed Diagnosis Am Fam Physician. 2017 Dec 1;96(11):738. It's my senior year of high school. I have been the leading scorer for my...

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1201/p738.html

Practice Pearls -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - << Coding & Documentation Previous article You Can and Should Be ... Next article >> Nov-Dec 2017 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Nov-Dec;24(6):35. Break the rules for better patient care Avoid portal overload Don't fear conflict within your team Break the rules for...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p35.html

Coding & Documentation -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - << How to Make Friends Wi ... Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Nov-Dec 2017 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC, CFPC Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Nov-Dec;24(6):34. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. This content conforms to AAFP...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p34.html

Health Insurance Marketplaces and CO-OPs -- Medical Advocacy

Nov 30, 2017 - The AAFP supports the increase to primary care access through health care marketplaces and consumer operated and oriented plans as presented in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/coverage/aca/marketplace.html

Safety and Violence -- Medical Advocacy

Nov 30, 2017 - Primary care providers play a crucial role in responding to safety and violence concerns. The AAFP shares policies relevant to the care of these situations.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/safety.html

Women's Health -- Medical Advocacy

Nov 30, 2017 - The AAFP advocates for affordable access to important wellness and preventive health care for women, and call upon the insurance industry to support this standard of care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/women.html

AAFP Renews Fight for Women's Preventive Health Coverage

Nov 30, 2017 - The AAFP recently urged CMS to withdraw two interim final rules that would inhibit women's access to preventive health services, including contraception.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171130womenspreventive.html

Commissions -- Governance

Nov 29, 2017 - Commissions, AAFP commissions

About AAFP : Governance

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/commissions.html

ALSO Instructor Course in New Orleans, LA -- CME

Nov 29, 2017 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in New Orleans, LA, October 8, 2018. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/new-orleans.html

ALSO Provider Course in New Orleans, LA -- CME

Nov 29, 2017 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2018.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/new-orleans.html

Study Details Growing Acceptance of Value-based Payments Among Family Physicians, but ...

Nov 29, 2017 - Study Details Growing Acceptance of Value-based Payments Among Family Physicians, but Barriers Still Exist

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2017/study-details-growing-acceptance-of-value-based-payments-among-family-physicians-but-barriers-still-exist.html

New CMS Initiatives Tackle Two AAFP Hot Button Issues

Nov 29, 2017 - CMS' Meaningful Measures and Patients Over Paperwork initiatives address the ineffective quality measures and overwhelming paperwork that the AAFP has long battled.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171129meaningfulmeasures.html

CMS Health Benefits Proposal Raises Red Flags for AAFP

Nov 29, 2017 - The AAFP recently voiced concerns about CMS' proposed rule on payment and benefit parameters for marketplace plans beginning in 2019.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20171129marketplaceltr.html

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