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USPSTF Offers Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Regimen
A new draft statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force includes a recommendation to screen women ages 30-65 for cervical cancer every three years using cytology alone or every five years using high-risk HPV testing alone. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dire Situations Can Bring Out the Best in People
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Robert Raspa, M.D., reflects on the willingness of people to help others in need. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

You Told Us How the AAFP Is Doing, and We're Listening
In the latest satisfaction survey, members told the AAFP to prioritize work on regulatory relief, affordable health care, physician payment and maintenance of certification. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CDC Evaluates Recent Study Linking Flu Vaccine, Miscarriage
Although evidence indicates that influenza vaccination is safe during pregnancy, data are limited for women in their first trimester, prompting a recent study that examined the incidence of miscarriage in women who received the vaccine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chopra: Everything We Experience Influences Health
Author Deepak Chopra, M.D., told physicians at a general session of the 2017 Family Medicine Experience that everything we experience in life can affect our health. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Loser Pays' Tort Reform Debated at AAFP Delegates' Congress'Loser Pays' Tort Reform Debated at AAFP Delegates' Congress
Proposal seeks to discourage frivolous and costly malpractice lawsuits. Some say this would unfairly limit options for plaintiffs, particularly low-income patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Family Physicians Flock to Office of the Future Exhibit
Visitors to the Office of the Future exhibit at the AAFP's 2017 Family Medicine Experience found solutions to practice problems. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Keynote Covers Top Updates in Evidence-based Medicine
Frank Domino, M.D., distilled some of the most interesting study findings of the past year in one lecture during the 2017 Family Medicine Experience in San Antonio. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Building Physician Resilience a Top Priority for AAFP President-Elect
(MedPage Today) -- Says teaching helps counteract burnout (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MedPAC Debates Expansion of Telehealth Payment
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed the effects that expanding payment for telehealth services could have on increased access and increased claims. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Family Physicians Tackle Tort Reform, Opioid Crisis, Drug Prices
The Reference Committee on Advocacy discussed several measures designed to protect family physicians and patients at the AAFP's 2017 Congress of Delegates. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Delegates Address Violence in Health Care, Homelessness
The 2017 Congress of Delegates addressed issues such as violence in health care, so-called Housing First approaches to aid homeless people and substance abuse in incarcerated populations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Groups Push for Deliberative Approach to Improving Health Law
As the Senate considers a new proposal to repeal major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the AAFP and other physician organizations are voicing their strong opposition to efforts to rush it through the legislative process without due deliberation. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

EveryONE Project Debuts at 2017 Family Medicine Experience
On Sept. 15, the AAFP's Center for Diversity and Health Equity unveiled The EveryONE Project during the 2017 Family Medicine Experience in San Antonio. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPOY Finds Joy in Treating Challenging Patients
When most physicians think of working with patients with addiction disorders, they often feel overwhelmed, frustrated and unprepared to meet their medical needs. That's not the case for Gerard Hevern, M.D., of Suncook, N.H. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physicians Get Too Much Blame for Opioid Crisis, Some Say Physicians Get Too Much Blame for Opioid Crisis, Some Say
A resolution at the AAFP delegates meeting proposes a nationwide public relations campaign, as well as more education for all factions. Some delegates were put off by the estimated price and intent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AAFP Initiative Offers New Resources for Physician Well-being
The AAFP's new Physician Health First initiative helps family physicians evaluate their well-being and offers tools to assess and address their risk of burnout. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Delegates Urge AAFP to Address Barrier to Workforce Diversity
The 2017 Congress of Delegates directed the AAFP to urge the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to study the consequences of its policy on certification exam pass rates. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New AAFP President Hears, Understands Family Physicians' Concerns
New AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., told colleagues at the 2017 Family Medicine Experience he will keep listening to their concerns to help shape AAFP policy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New AAFP President Ready to Fight'Single-Specialty Superiority '
(MedPage Today) -- Munger's priorities include payment reform, reducing regulatory burdens (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AAFP Backs Healthcare as Right,'Publicly Funded Universal Primary Care '
(MedPage Today) -- Group splinters on whether government plans should cover abortions (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FPs Focus on Payment, Practice Problems and Patient Care
AAFP members who testified before the Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement during the Academy's 2017 Congress of Delegates tackled issues such as sharing lab data and administrative simplification. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

DACA Gets Strong Support Among AAFP Delegates DACA Gets Strong Support Among AAFP Delegates
Although many speakers spoke of the need to keep the DACA protections in place, some delegates were less convinced, with one calling the discussion'political theater. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

PAC Contribution Checkoff Proves Controversial at AAFP
(MedPage Today) -- But many resolutions sail through with little debate (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Delegates Address Patient Voice, Support for Employed Physicians
Delegates to the 2017 Congress of Delegates addressed issues such as investigating how to ensure the patient's voice is clearly heard by the AAFP Board of Directors. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Delegates Choose New AAFP Leaders
The AAFP Congress of Delegates elected its leadership for the coming year, including John Cullen, M.D., of Valdez, Alaska, as the Academy's president-elect. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP's New President Brings Experience, Empathy, Passion
AAFP News sat down with new AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., to ask about his plans for the next year. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Candidates for AAFP Presidency State Their Cases
(MedPage Today) -- See burnout, regulatory burden and family physicians'value as key issues (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Proposals Address'Housing First' Care, Workplace Violence AAFP Proposals Address'Housing First' Care, Workplace Violence
Speakers at the Congress of Delegates argued in favor of housing-first healthcare, noting the approach can lower costs and improve patient outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Free Webinar Aims to Boost Flu Vaccinations in Older Adults
A free AAFP webinar scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon CDT on Sept. 26 will focus on helping family doctors increase their influenza vaccination rates, especially among patients ages 65 and older. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Review Updated Flu Prevention Guidance for 2017-2018
The CDC has issued its annual recommendations for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza, which include guidance on the use of two newly licensed vaccines, as well as information on one vaccine's expanded age indication. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Debates Medical Aid-in-Dying Laws
(MedPage Today) -- Single-payer and healthcare as a'right'also spark debate (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AAFP Delegates Debate Universal Care, Healthcare as a Right AAFP Delegates Debate Universal Care, Healthcare as a Right
Proponents say healthcare as a right should become policy. Critics say policy would bring unintended consequences when people are deprived of a'right'and when labor demands are open-ended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Meigs Urges Family Physicians: Be'Disruptive Innovators '
(MedPage Today) -- Congressional battles mark AAFP president's term (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cancer patients receive less support to quit smoking than patients with heart disease
(American Academy of Family Physicians) This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine
(American Academy of Family Physicians) This is a summary of articles published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Affordable Care Act expands health coverage to more patients, although differences remain
(American Academy of Family Physicians) This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trustworthiness and public investment in clinical practice guidelines
(American Academy of Family Physicians) This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blame often attributed to others in patient safety incident reports
(American Academy of Family Physicians) This research is published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adults with intellectual disabilities are at high risk of preventable emergency admissions
(American Academy of Family Physicians) This research was published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Individuals with developmental disabilities experience health care disparities
(American Academy of Family Physicians) This research was published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agriculture and health sectors collaborate to address population health
(American Academy of Family Physicians) In at least 18 states around the United States, academic health science centers are partnering with cooperative extension systems to better address population health. This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Innovations in Primary Care: Interdisciplinary opioid treatment and a massive open online course to prevent falls
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Innovations in Primary Care are brief one-page articles that describe novel innovations from health care's front lines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Primary care practices use 4 complementary methods to identify high-risk patients
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Risk stratified care management -- assigning a patient to a risk category on which care is based -- is increasingly viewed as a way to improve care and reduce costs. This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAFP, Other Groups Step Up Pressure to Extend CHIP Funding
The AAFP and more than 130 other organizations are pressing Congress to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program before it expires on Sept. 30. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2017 Congress of Delegates American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2017 Congress of Delegates
Read clinically focused coverage of key developments from AAFP 2017.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Academy Officers Cover Critical Topics at Town Hall Meeting
AAFP officers fielded questions on a multitude of topics -- including maintenance of certification and advocacy in Washington -- before the opening of the Congress of Delegates. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Call for HHS to Act on Information Blocking
The AAFP signed on to a letter asking for clarity in a proposed rule to stop information blocking in health IT systems. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Free AAFP Webinar Prepares FPs for Quality Payment Program
Register now for a free AAFP webinar on Sept. 28 to prepare for Medicare's Quality Payment Program and avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2019. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lawmakers Ask How to Cut Medicare Red Tape; AAFP Answers
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health recently solicited input on ways to reduce some of the unnecessary legislative and regulatory demands that physicians face. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news