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Academy Delivers New Opioid Toolkit, CME to Equip Members

Jun 13, 2016 - The AAFP offers members its latest opioid resources including a new chronic pain management toolkit and a free CME webcast focused on chronic opioid therapy.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160613opioidtoolkit.html

Despite Strides Made, Mental Health Care Needs More Support

Jun 13, 2016 - Changes in the treatment of behavioral health have included stumbling blocks as well as successes, said panelists at a recent forum hosted by Health Affairs.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160613mentalhealth.html

AAN Offers Free Webinar on Zika Virus, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Jun 8, 2016 - The American Academy of Neurology is collaborating with the CDC to offer a free webinar for physicians on Guillain-Barré syndrome and its possible relationship to Zika virus infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160608aanzikawebinar.html

USPSTF, AAFP: Screen At-risk Adults, Teens for Syphilis

Jun 8, 2016 - On June 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published its final statement recommending that nonpregnant adults and adolescents at increased risk for syphilis be screened for the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160608syphilisrec.html

Study Highlights Success of Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Jun 7, 2016 - A recent study examined use of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation in primary care practices and found it increased rates of tobacco cessation treatment delivery.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160607ottawastudy.html

What Physicians, Women Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer Screening

Jun 3, 2016 - American Family Physician has published an open-access set of articles and editorials that examine findings from a recent international trial of ovarian cancer screening.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160603afp-ovarianca.html

New CDC Interim Guidance Parses Zika Testing Recommendations

Jun 1, 2016 - New CDC guidance warns that a negative molecular test result for Zika virus does not rule out infection and should be followed by serologic testing for Zika and other flaviviruses.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160601zikainterimguidance.html

Primary Care, Public Health Need Unity on Population Health

Jun 1, 2016 - Panelists at a recent event said community health outcomes can be improved when physicians and public health officials work together in clearly defined roles.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160601populationhealth.html

Surveillance Systems Offer Early Numbers on Zika in Pregnant Women

May 26, 2016 - On May 20, the CDC released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that provided data from newly established Zika virus surveillance systems for the United States and its territories.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160526zikasurveillance.html

CDC Report Points to Missed Opportunity in ADHD Care

May 25, 2016 - A new CDC report shows young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to receive drugs than behavioral therapy for their condition -- despite recommendations to the contrary.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160525vitalsigns-adhd.html

Most Patients Overestimate Survival After Prostate Cancer Treatment

May 23, 2016 - To better understand overtreatment of localized prostate cancer (LPC), a study in Annals of Family Medicine examined survival expectations of patients who had LPC with and without their chosen treatment.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160523annals-prostateca.html

USPSTF Reiterates Call for Folic Acid Supplements for Pregnancy

May 20, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that women of childbearing age take a daily supplement containing 400 to 800 µg of folic acid to prevent neural tube defects.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160520folicacidrec.html

AAFP's Upcoming Zika Webinar Aims to Help You Prepare

May 18, 2016 - On May 24, the AAFP will host a members-only webinar on Zika virus disease that will review epidemiology, transmission patterns, clinical manifestations, complications and reporting.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160518zikawebinar.html

Physicians Are on Front Line to Aid Domestic Violence Victims

May 16, 2016 - Panelists at a May 10 event on Capitol Hill discussed the prevalence of domestic violence and abuse and suggested ways physicians can help victims.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160516domesticviolence.html

AAFP Immunization Resources Aim to Keep FPs Up to Speed

May 16, 2016 - The AAFP recently mailed a hefty packet of immunization resources and information to all active and resident members.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160516vacc_skeds.html

FPs, Patients Score Big Win as FDA Finalizes Tobacco Rule

May 6, 2016 - The AAFP is applauding the FDA's release of its long-awaited tobacco deeming final rule, which includes many key points the Academy has advocated for years.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160506finaldeemingrule.html

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking to Support Screening for Celiac Disease

May 5, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its first-ever draft recommendation statement on May 3 on screening asymptomatic patients for celiac disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160505uspstfceliac.html

Winners of 2016 Tar Wars FMIG Challenge Spark Enthusiasm

May 4, 2016 - The Academy recently recognized three family medicine interest groups (FMIGs) as part of the 2016 Tar Wars Challenge for FMIGs.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160504tarwars.html

USPSTF: Evidence Shows Interventions Encourage Breastfeeding

Apr 29, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its draft recommendation statement April 26 on primary care interventions to support breastfeeding.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160429uspstfbreastfeeding.html

AAFP Gives CDC's Opioid Guideline 'Affirmation of Value'

Apr 27, 2016 - The AAFP has reviewed the final version of the CDC's guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain and given it a designation of affirmation of value.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160427opioidguideline.html

Vaccine Science Fellows Offer FAQ on Meningococcal B Vaccines

Apr 26, 2016 - The 2015-2016 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellows created a frequently asked questions resource for family physicians about the two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160426menbfaq.html

CDC Finds Causal Relationship Between Zika Virus, Birth Defects

Apr 20, 2016 - On April 13, the CDC published a special report that found a causal relationship between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160420zikacausal.html

Prescriber Restrictions Hurt Hepatitis C Patients, AAFP Argues

Apr 20, 2016 - The AAFP is pressing CMS to help end restrictions that prevent primary care physicians from exercising their clinical expertise with hepatitis C.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160420hepcaccess.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

AAFP Presses Congress for Urgent Funding to Fight Zika Virus

Apr 12, 2016 - The AAFP and several dozen other health care organizations signed letters urging Congress to immediately provide new funding to fight the Zika virus.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160412zikafunding.html

White House, HHS Expand Fight Against Opioid, Heroin Abuse

Apr 6, 2016 - On March 29, President Obama announced additional public and private sector actions to escalate the fight against the prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160406hhsopioids.html

USPSTF, AAFP Recommend Against COPD Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

Apr 6, 2016 - On April 5, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published its final recommendation statement on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160406uspstfcopd.html

Sales Decline for Cigarettes, Increase for Smokeless Tobacco

Mar 30, 2016 - The Federal Trade Commission's Cigarette Report for 2013 shows the number of cigarettes sold declined from 267.7 billion in 2012 to 256.7 billion in 2013.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160330tobaccoreport.html

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