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Study: Obesity at Young Age Increases Cancer Risk Later

Aug 31, 2018 - Recently published research suggests that young individuals who are obese run a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer later in life.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180831obesitycancer.html

Counseling Helps Prevent Perinatal Depression in High-risk Women

Aug 31, 2018 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression to counseling interventions.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180831uspstfperidep.html

CDC: 2017 HPV Vaccination Rate Up 5.2 Points Over 2016

Aug 29, 2018 - A new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says more U.S. adolescents are now up to date on HPV vaccination. Other research indicates that HPV vaccination does not lead to risky adolescent sexual behaviors.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180829mmwrhpv.html

Women's Health Council Asks for FP Survey Participants

Aug 27, 2018 - The Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care is asking family physicians to complete its quick survey to inform new resources for its patient safety bundles.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180827womenshealth.html

USPSTF Updates Cervical Cancer Screening Regimen

Aug 24, 2018 - A final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force includes a screening option that says women ages 30-65 may undergo high-risk HPV testing combined with cytology every five years.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180824cervcancer.html

Short-term Inactivity May Trigger Diabetes Symptoms

Aug 22, 2018 - Results of a recently published small study suggest that a sudden, short-term drop in physical activity may produce diabetes symptoms in older adults at risk for the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180822inactivediabetes.html

Number of Women With OUD in Labor/Delivery Quadruples

Aug 21, 2018 - The number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder who presented at hospital labor/delivery departments quadrupled between 1999 and 2014.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180821oudlabor-delivery.html

Children Exposed to Zika in Utero Need Long-term Monitoring

Aug 17, 2018 - About one in seven children 1 year of age or older who were born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy have one or more health problems possibly caused by in utero exposure to the virus.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180817mmwr-zika.html

AAFP Adds Five New 'Choosing Wisely' Recommendations

Aug 15, 2018 - The AAFP has added five new recommendations to its Choosing Wisely list, which highlights medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be medically unnecessary and should be discussed with patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180815choosingwisely.html

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening for AFib With ECG

Aug 15, 2018 - On Aug. 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography to prevent stroke.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180815uspstf-afib.html

New Study Ties Obesity to Increased Risk of Flu Transmission

Aug 13, 2018 - New research suggests that obesity in patients who contract influenza may prolong viral shedding time and increase the risk of spreading the virus to others.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180813flu-obesity.html

Rise of 'JUULing' Among Youth Sparks Sharp Response

Aug 6, 2018 - JUUL, a popular brand of e-cigarette, is the focus of an FDA crackdown, multiple lawsuits and, most recently, an ongoing investigation by one state's attorney general. The AAFP has created resources to help educate family physicians and their patients about the device.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180806juul.html

Try These Techniques to Boost Adolescent Immunizations

Aug 3, 2018 - Residency programs that won AAFP Foundation Adolescent Immunization Awards share techniques that helped them boost vaccination rates for the following vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza; tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; HPV infection; and meningitis.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180803fdtnimmunawards.html

Study Shows Antibiotic Prescribing Lowest in Medical Offices

Aug 2, 2018 - Research recently published online in JAMA Internal Medicine found that clinicians in medical offices wrote the fewest antibiotic prescriptions per total number of visits compared with those in other clinical settings.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180802antibxprescribe.html

Study Examines Role of Various Factors in Hearing Aid Use

Aug 1, 2018 - A new study examines the socioeconomic factors that determine whether a person with hearing loss owns or uses hearing aids, while recent legislation aims to make it easier for people to afford these types of devices.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180801hearingaids.html

ENDS Not Effective as Tobacco Cessation Method, Says Study

Jul 31, 2018 - According to a study recently published in PLOS ONE, users of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) who also smoke cigarettes are no more likely to quit smoking than are smokers who don't use ENDS.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180731endsstudy.html

The EveryONE Project Introduces Neighborhood Navigator

Jul 25, 2018 - The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has launched another user-friendly tool to help family physicians address social determinants of health at the point of care: The Neighborhood Navigator.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180725neighbornav.html

FDA Issues Recall Alert for Some Drugs Containing Valsartan

Jul 25, 2018 - The FDA recently issued multiple safety alerts announcing voluntary recalls of drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan from a specific supply source.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180725valsartan.html

AAFP Updates Its PSA Screening Recommendation

Jul 20, 2018 - The AAFP has issued an updated clinical preventive service recommendation on prostate-specific antigen-based screening that differs from that of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in its level of specificity.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180720aafppsarec.html

FPs Share Best Practices at Adolescent Immunization Summit

Jul 18, 2018 - Family physicians and other participants at the AAFP's Adolescent Immunization Best Practices Summit held July 14-15 shared stories of specific changes that helped practices improve immunization rates for adolescents ages 11-18.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180718immsummit.html

FDA Updates Safety Warnings for Fluoroquinolones

Jul 17, 2018 - The FDA has announced changes to the safety labeling of fluoroquinolones, including stronger warnings about mental health side effects and blood sugar disturbances.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180712fluoroquinolones.html

Study Examines Physicians' Views on Routine SMBG

Jul 17, 2018 - An Annals of Family Medicine study sought to determine why many physicians continue to recommend self-monitoring of blood glucose for some diabetic patients despite its cost and a lack of evidence that it is effective in improving patient outcomes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180717annalssmbg.html

New Diabetes Diagnosis Could Benefit Household

Jul 13, 2018 - A study published in the July/August issue of Annals of Family Medicine found that partners of patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes are more likely to improve their health behaviors than are partners of patients without the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180713diabetespartners.html

Insufficient Evidence on CVD-related Screening, Risk Assessment

Jul 11, 2018 - On July 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released two final recommendation statements and accompanying final evidence reviews related to screening for cardiovascular disease using the ankle-brachial index and other nontraditional risk factors.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/0180711uspstfcvdscreen.html

Authors See Crucial Role for Primary Care in Opioid Epidemic

Jul 10, 2018 - Three new articles in The New England Journal of Medicine advocate for a greater role for primary care physicians in treating opioid use disorder.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180710fpsopioids.html

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