The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft statement recommending that clinicians offer or refer adults with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral intervention programs.
A National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief issued Feb. 13 shows that nearly one in 12 U.S. adults reported being depressed during a given two-week period. Of that total, the prevalence of depression among women was almost double that seen in men.
The AAFP and four other physician organizations told the President and Congress to take concrete steps to deal with gun violence as a public health epidemic.
A U.S. Preventive Services Task Force final recommendation issued this week reaffirms that potential harms of routine screening for ovarian cancer outweigh the benefits. The AAFP has agreed in its own recommendation statement.
New data from the CDC show that from 2001 to 2016, children with asthma in the United States had fewer asthma exacerbations, missed school days and visits to the hospital.
A speaker at the National Health Policy Conference said effective health initiatives aimed at inequities must address social issues and community needs.
On Feb. 6, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis.
The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2018 adult and childhood immunization schedules.
A rural health clinic in Scappoose, Ore., and an associated federally qualified health center are successfully using an interdisciplinary model to care for patients with opioid use disorder.
The CDC has launched a website that features free fetal alcohol spectrum disorders training and tools, including resources specific to family physicians -- some of which the AAFP created.