A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Pain has found that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain, which may have implications for the way family physicians treat patients with this condition.
A physician who treated some of the recent cases of severe bleeding linked to contaminated synthetic cannabinoids says the outbreak highlighted the advantages of taking a family medicine approach to a public health crisis.
With the June 4 deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship fast approaching, last year's fellows described their experience with the program.
On May 8, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted its new final recommendation statement and three final evidence reviews on screening for prostate cancer, advising individual screening for men ages 55-69 and no screening for those who are older.
The CDC's April 27 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examined three rotavirus outbreaks in California in 2017 and found mostly mild to moderate illness among vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults.
The CDC says the United States needs to be better prepared for the public health threat of widespread, difficult-to-control vector-borne diseases with additional tracking capacity, prevention strategies and pest control.
In an effort to re-examine what can be done to help treat intimate partner violence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation on screening for domestic violence, elder abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults.
Opioid prescriptions in the United States decreased 22 percent between 2013-2017, according to a new study from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.
Early research findings about how to help small- and medium-sized primary care practices with cardiovascular disease prevention are available in an Annals of Family Medicine supplement.
On April 17, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted two final recommendation statements and evidence summaries on the prevention of falls and fractures in older adults.