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CDC Warns of Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infection

Jun 27, 2016 - The CDC and FDA have joined forces with various state and local health departments and health care facilities to investigate a multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160627bcepacia.html

CDC Warns of Recent Jump in Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks

Jun 6, 2017 - In response to a national uptick in recreational water-associated disease outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium, the CDC is sharing healthy swimming resources that clinicians can pass along to patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170606mmwr-crypto.html

CDC Warns of Viral Illness Tied to Severe Birth Defects

Jan 18, 2016 - After a surge of severe birth defects among infants born to women in Brazil who were infected with Zika virus during pregnancy, CDC officials have issued a travel alert.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160118zikavirus.html

CDC, AAFP Release 2017 Immunization Schedules

Feb 6, 2017 - The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other groups, have released the 2017 adult and childhood immunization schedules.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170206immunskeds.html

CDC: 2016-2017 Flu Vaccine Nearly 50 Percent Effective

Feb 21, 2017 - Interim estimates for the 2016-2017 influenza season show this year's vaccine has been 48 percent effective in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza A and B viral infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170221fluvacceffect.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

CDC: Coordinated Approach Needed to Stop Explosion of Drug Resistance

Aug 14, 2015 - A new CDC Vital Signs report projects a national increase in drug-resistant infections and illness caused by Clostridium difficile absent an immediate coordinated effort between health care facilities and health departments.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150814infectionvitalsigns.html

CDC: HPV Infection Rates Remain High in Both Men, Women

Apr 18, 2017 - Among adults ages 18-59 in 2013-2014, about 45 percent of men and 40 percent of women had genital HPV infection, according to a recent CDC data brief.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170418hpvrates.html

CDC: Rural Americans More Likely to Die by Suicide

Oct 23, 2017 - According to CDC data released Oct. 6 in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, rural counties had higher suicide rates than medium/small or large metropolitan counties from 2001 to 2015.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171023mmwrsuicide.html

CDC: Stronger Effort Needed to Fight Tuberculosis

Mar 28, 2017 - Preliminary tuberculosis (TB) surveillance data for 2016 indicate that despite slight declines in TB case numbers and rates in the United States since 2015, more needs to be done to eliminate the disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170328mmwrtb.html

CDC: Use of Syringe Services Programs Up, but HIV Still a Threat

Dec 16, 2016 - A recent CDC study found that use of syringe services programs has increased substantially during the past decade, but injection drug users still aren't always using sterile needles.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20161216cdchivreport.html

Change Obesity Narrative, Policy, Say Panelists

May 13, 2015 - Individuals who have weight problems are contributing to rising medical costs, a problem that physicians and major insurers such as Medicare are struggling to address directly.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150513obesitypanel.html

Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High, Say Speakers

Nov 14, 2017 - Awareness campaigns, scientific advances and documentation help keep childhood vaccination rates high, said speakers at the 2017 AAFP State Legislative Conference.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171114statevaccs.html

Chlamydia Screens Dropped After Cervical Cancer Screening Change

Aug 10, 2015 - In a study published in Annals of Family Medicine, researchers found a significant decrease in chlamydia screening after the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a guideline in 2009 that recommended beginning cervical cancer screening at age 21.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150810chlamydiastudy.html

Choosing Wisely: Five Years of Focusing on 'the Right Care'

Oct 27, 2017 - Five years after the launch of the Choosing Wisely campaign, physicians and other experts recently discussed reductions in the use of unnecessary medical services.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171027choosingwisely.html

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Renamed and Redefined

Mar 2, 2015 - The Institute of Medicine released a Feb. 10 report proposing new diagnostic criteria for the condition commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as renaming it systemic exertion intolerance disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150302newchronicfatigue.html

Cigarettes Linked to More Deaths Than Previously Thought

Feb 25, 2015 - A study published online Feb. 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that about 17 percent of excess deaths in smokers were caused by diseases not previously linked to smoking cigarettes.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150225smokinglink.html

CMS Announces Participants in Million Hearts CVD Risk Reduction Model

Jul 26, 2016 - On July 21, CMS announced the names of 516 practices -- including scores of family medicine offices -- that will participate in its Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160726millionheartscvdmodel.html

CMS Proposes Covering Pap Smear/HPV Testing For Cervical Cancer

Apr 29, 2015 - CMS recently proposed covering cervical cancer screening that would combine HPV testing with a Pap smear once every five years for certain Medicare beneficiaries.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150429cervicalcancer.html

CMS to Consider Covering HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer

Dec 19, 2014 - CMS has accepted the AAFP's request to begin a national coverage analysis on expanding coverage for cervical cancer screening in women ages 30-65 to include HPV testing along with Pap smear every five years.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141219hpv-cervca.html

Community Care of North Carolina Finds Success With Transitional Care

Apr 22, 2015 - Community Care of North Carolina's transitional care initiative supports its Medicaid patients and prevents one readmission in the coming year for every six patients in the program.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150422hip-ncprofile.html

Conference Offers Platform to Share Immunization Successes

Jun 23, 2015 - During the AAFP Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project Conference, participants discussed successes and challenges involved in trying to improve adolescent immunization rates during the three-year initiative.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150623adolimmconf.html

Confluence of Factors Contribute to California's Worsening Pertussis Outbreak

Dec 31, 2014 - Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 26, nearly 10,000 pertussis cases were reported to the California Department of Public Health. Inappropriate vaccination of pregnant women and waning immunity may be largely to blame.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20141231califpertussis.html

Consumer Wellness Devices Spark FDA Draft Guidance

Jan 23, 2015 - The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is seeking public comment on draft guidance it released earlier this week regarding certain devices consumers use to monitor and/or promote general health and wellness.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150123wellnessguidance.html

Counsel Young Fair-skinned Patients About Skin Cancer

Oct 12, 2017 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on Oct. 10 that address behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20171012uspstfskinca.html

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