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Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task ...

Apr 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

AAFP NRN Plays Key Role in Upgrading Health Literacy Toolkit

Apr 17, 2015 - To help physicians better communicate with their patients about health information, the AAFP National Research Network helped update the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

EBM Features and Departments -- American Family Physician

Jun 13, 2013 - View a list of the features and departments in which AFP publishes evidence-based medicine content.

American Family Physician : AFP Home

Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement - ...

Dec 15, 2016 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents 20 years or younger.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation ...

Jan 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in adults aged 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with abnormal blood glucose to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

New Tests for Cervical Cancer Screening - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2001 - The Papanicolaou (Pap) smear has been used to screen women for cervical cancer since 1940. Recently, a number of new technologies have been developed to improve the detection of cervical cancer and its precursors. However, there is substantial controversy about whether the new tests ...

American Family Physician : Article

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual -- Clinical Recommendation

...are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care. They are informed by a systematic review of evidence, and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options. CPGs should follow a sound, transparent methodology to translate best...

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding - Putting Prevention into Practice ...

May 15, 2010 - Case study: L.M. is a 19-year-old woman who is pregnant for the first time. During her first prenatal visit, you ask what she has heard about breastfeeding.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

Applying Six Sigma to Pain Management

Primary care practices would benefit from improved understanding of how to make and sustain fundamental changes in their delivery systems. An improvement collaborative project was conducted in 2005 to not only improve the quality of depression care but help participating practices adopt...

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Access to Primary Care is Not Enough: A Health Equity Road Map

...Starfield Summit II: Health Equity Summit Curriculum Toolkit Access to Primary Care is Not Enough: A Health Equity Road Map IGNITE presentation by Arlene Bierman, MD, MS Module by Karina Atwell, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Paddock, MD, and Andrea Westby, MD Appropriate Audience:...

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Comparative Effectiveness Research Through a Collaborative Electronic Reporting Consortium

This article describes the creation of an EHR research network sufficiently large to conduct CER, the CER2 Consortium. We detail the network structure, initial research focus, governance, and future vision. The consortium was created through a partnership between the American Academy of...

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Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

Mar 15, 2015 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: ...

Apr 15, 2015 - The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in persons at high risk for infection.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Mind Over Body: Hypnosis During Childbirth - Close-ups - American Family Physician

May 1, 2012 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care: Team-Based Approach for ... equity in every community Health inequalities and the social determinants of health are not a footnote to the determinants of health. They are the main issue. - Sir Michael Marmot © 2018 american academy of family physicians Addressing Social Determinants of Health...

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Screening for HIV: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - ...

Apr 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adolescents and adults 15 to 65 years of age. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk should also be screened.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Postpartum Depression in Primary Care: Translating Screening and Management (TRIPPD) --...

Feb 19, 2015 - Read about the Postpartum Depression in Primary Care study; view aims and objectives; and get links to the PPD Toolkit and presentations.

Patient Care : National Research Network

Coordinated Health Planning Project: Rhode Island

Coordinated Health planning Project: The current state of primary care in Rhode Island final results

Letter to the House on HHS Appropriations for FY2016 - June 17, 2015

On June 17, the AAFP sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS and Education to express our serious concerns about the level of investment in our nation’s primary care physician workforce, the National Health Service Corps and the Centers for Medicare and ...


Family History and Perceptions About Risk and Prevention for Chronic Diseases in ...

At baseline, healthy primary care patients reported their perceptions about coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and breast, ovarian, and colon cancers. Immediately afterward, intervention group participants used Family HealthwareTM to record family medical history; this web-based ...

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Rates of 5 Common Antidepressant Side Effects Among New Adult and Adolescent Cases of ...

Prevalence and risk of the 5 side effects varied across types of antidepressants for both adults and adolescents. Results from this study were consistent with prior clinical trials, suggesting that variation in side effect profiles exists in a more generalized managed care population.

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Managing Patient Populations in Primary Care: Points of Leverage

Common quality metrics may represent the quality of care for large populations; however, they do not adequately represent quality in individual primary care settings, especially as stand-alone indices. Using discreet threshold values to measure quality in primary care may result in ...

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Redesigning Primary Care Practice to Incorporate Health Behavior Change

...Redesigning Primary Care Practice to Incorporate Health Behavior Change Prescription for Health Round-2 Results Larry A. Green, MD, Maribel Cifuentes, RN, BSN, Russell E. Glasgow, PhD, Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD Introduction When Prescription for Health was conceived bythe Robert...

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May 1, 2012 - American Family Physician

...Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Corey D. Fogleman Photo Quiz Reddish-Violet, Reticular Discoloration on the Legs Aleksander Jankovic; Ivana Binic; Dimitrije Jankovic CME Quiz Commentary Letters...

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March 1, 2019 - American Family Physician

...Prepare Patients Better: Reimagining Advance Care Planning - Free Full Text Leah B. Rosenberg; Jeffrey L. Greenwald; Juliet C. Jacobsen Editorials: Preparing for Serious Illness: A Model for Better Conversations over the Continuum of Care - Free Full Text Joanna Paladino;...

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