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Health Maintenance and Counseling

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
Note: See separate topic collection on Nutrition.

Categories

Overview

Children and Adolescents

Adults

Editorials and Letters

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content



Overview

02/01/2014 The Impact of Personalized Risk Communication on Screening Decisions [Cochrane for Clinicians]
09/15/2012 The Spiritual Assessment
08/01/2011 Updated Dietary Guidelines from the USDA and HHS [Practice Guidelines]
02/15/2009 Realistic Approaches to Counseling in the Office Setting

Children and Adolescents

08/15/2016 AAP Updates Recommendations for Routine Preventive Pediatric Health Care [Practice Guidelines] new
05/01/2016 Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
05/01/2016 Fluoride Varnish for Preventing Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents [Cochrane for Clinicians]
11/15/2015 Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Five Years and Younger [Putting Prevention into Practice]
08/15/2015 Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Aged 5 Years or Younger: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
08/15/2015 Counseling on Early Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb-Sucking, Picky Eating, School Readiness, and Oral Health
03/01/2015 Primary Care Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Illicit Drug and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
04/01/2013 Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injury Algorithm
12/15/2012 Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling Algorithm
04/01/2012 AAP Releases Clinical Report on the Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families [Practice Guidelines]
09/01/2011 Screening for Developmental Delay
05/15/2011 Speech and Language Delay in Children Patient Education
03/15/2011 Health Maintenance in School-aged Children: Part I. History, Physical Examination, Screening, and Immunizations
03/15/2011 Health Maintenance in School-aged Children: Part II. Counseling Recommendations
08/01/2005 Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety Patient Education

Adults

05/01/2015 Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
11/01/2013 Care of the College Student Algorithm
10/01/2013 General Health Checks for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/15/2013 Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]
02/15/2014 Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
04/15/2013 Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]
04/15/2013 Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
01/01/2013 Health Maintenance in Women
05/15/2012 The Adult Well Male Examination Patient Education
09/01/2008 Health Maintenance for Postmenopausal Women Patient Education
07/15/2008 Geriatric Screening and Preventive Care
04/15/2008 Physical Activity Counseling Patient Education
01/15/2006 Nutritional Assessment and Counseling for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Patient Education
05/15/2004 Routine Screening for Depression, Alcohol Problems, and Domestic Violence [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care

Editorials and Letters

08/15/2016 Increased Alignment in Preventive Services Recommendations for Children [Editorials] new
05/01/2016 Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at a Glance [Editorials]
08/01/2015 Fluoride: The Family Physician's Role [Editorials]
03/15/2015 What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP’s Perspective [Editorials]
11/01/2014 Primary Care Physicians' Role in Counseling About Gun Safety [Editorials]
04/01/2013 New Recommendations on Motor Vehicle Safety for Child Passengers [Editorials]
01/01/2013 The Annual Pelvic Examination: Preventive Time Not Well Spent [Editorials]
05/15/2012 Do Electronic Health Records Improve Processes and Outcomes of Preventive Care? [Editorials]
03/15/2011 Improving the Delivery of Preventive Services to Children [Editorials]
01/01/2005 Personalizing Prevention: The U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative [Editorials]

Improving Practice

From Family Practice Management

AAFP's Journal of Practice Improvement

05/01/2011 Encouraging Patients to Change Unhealthy Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing
05/01/2011 An Organized Approach to Chronic Disease Care
01/01/2011 What You Need to Know About the Medicare Preventive Services Expansion
01/01/2011 Integrating a Behavioral Health Specialist Into Your Practice
01/01/2008 Preventive Medicine: Giving Patients the Hard Sell
10/01/2006 Sports Physicals: A Coding Conundrum
04/01/2006 Same-Day E/M Services: What to Do When a Health Plan Won't Pay
10/01/2004 Understanding When to Use Modifier -25
07/01/2003 Encounter Forms for Better Preventive Visits

Patient Education, Self-Care

04/01/2013 Preventing Injuries: How Can I Keep My Child Safe? Patient Education
01/01/2013 Staying Healthy: Recommendations for Women Patient Education
05/15/2012 What Men Should Know About Staying Healthy Patient Education
05/15/2011 Speech Delay in Children Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Education Resource

Prevention & Wellness

Other AFP Content

11/15/2007 Behavioral Change Counseling in the Medical Home [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers]
01/01/2006 Physicians Who Do Not Follow Screening Guidelines [Curbside Consultation]
06/01/2004 Counseling Patients on Mass Media and Health [Medicine and Society]
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Collection
Putting Prevention Into Practice Collection

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