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AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Managing Acute, Recurrent Gout

June 16, 2017, 12:45 pm by American Academy of Family Physicians

The AAFP recently endorsed the American College of Physicians' evidence-based guideline on managing acute and recurrent gout.


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Evidence Insufficient on Specific CVD-related Screening
American Academy of Family Physicians : January 22, 2018, 12:14 pm
On Jan. 16, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released two draft recommendation statements and accompanying draft evidence reviews related to screening for cardiovascular disease, finding a paucity of evidence to recommend for or against either practice.

AAFP Working to Improve Continuing Board Certification
American Academy of Family Physicians : January 22, 2018, 11:10 am
Family physicians are weary of the cost and expense of continuing board certification. Aaron Saguil, M.D., M.P.H., offers an update on how the AAFP is addressing the issue.

MedPAC Recommends Replacing MIPS With New Proposal
American Academy of Family Physicians : January 22, 2018, 7:10 am
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recently proposed a replacement for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System that it contends would be less burdensome and more effective.

CDC Offers Refresher on Safe-sleep Practices for Infants
American Academy of Family Physicians : January 22, 2018, 2:05 am
The CDC released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Vital Signs report highlighting the need to remind patients about safe sleeping practices for babies.

Fighting for Family Medicine Is More Important Than Ever
American Academy of Family Physicians : January 19, 2018, 11:31 am
As we enter 2018, family physicians face a remarkable and unpredictable time for their profession, patients and country. AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., shares some of the critical work the Academy is focusing on in the new year.