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Family Practice News is a medical tabloid for family physicians. It is published 24 times a year by the International Medical News Group. It has been in publication since 1971. Family Practice News subjects include medicine and surgery. Kathryn DeMott is the managing editor. Mary Jo Dales and Denise Fulton are contributing editors.Set up an RSS feed
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Herpes zoster vaccine effective in real practice.(NEWS)
February 15, 2011... The herpes zoster vaccine reduced the incidence of the disease by 55% in real-world clinical practice, according to a report in the Jan. 12 issue of the journal. This finding, from a retrospective cohort study involving more than 303,000 healthy, community-dwelling adults aged 60 and older...
CDC issues guidelines on antiviral use for flu.(NEWS)
February 15, 2011... Children younger than 1 year of age may be given oseltamivir for influenza treatment and prophylaxis despite the expiration of the Food and Drug Administration's emergency authorization allowing use of the drug in that age group, according to new guidelines issued last month by the Centers for...
Hypertension, cholesterol uncontrolled in many U.S. adults.(NEWS)
February 15, 2011... Approximately 68 million American adults have high blood pressure and 71 million have high cholesterol, and the conditions are uncontrolled in 37 million and 48 million, respectively, according to a Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 1. ...
Parental history looms as key MI risk factor.(NEWS)(Clinical report)
February 15, 2011... Having a parent with a history of myocardial infarction nearly doubled a person's own risk of future MI, even after accounting for other risk factors, according to an analysis of a large case-control study. The findings are consistent in all regions of the world, added the authors of the...
NCQA rolls out new medical home standards.(NEWS)
February 15, 2011... The National Committee for Quality Assurance last month released new standards for practices seeking recognition as a medical home. The standards now require practices to demonstrate continuity of care by allowing patients to select a personal physician, offering after-hour access to...