AAFP News Now

  • The AAFP will launch a national public service announcement campaign on May 1 to help prepare patients for important conversations.

  • 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. Exercise and selective multifactorial interventions are recommended for adults ages 65 and older who live at home and are at increased risk of falls.

  • A recent policy brief published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine examines how the trend toward more employed physicians impacts scope of practice in family medicine, noting that a broader scope benefits both patients and physicians.

  • On April 10, the AAFP wrote a letter to the FDA in response to the agency's request for comments on the use of nicotine for tobacco product cessation.

  • A group of public health organizations has filed suit against the FDA regarding extensive delays in the regulation of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Current Issue - Fall 2017