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Hypercholesterolemia in Children - Editorials


Making Wellness Medicine Work - Feature


Health Maintenance in School-aged Children: Part II. Counseling Recommendations - Article

ABSTRACT: School-aged children (kindergarten through early adolescence) are establishing patterns of behavior that may last a lifetime; therefore, it is important to counsel these patients about healthy lifestyle practices during well-child examinations. Children and families should be advised to eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or nonfat dairy products, beans, fish, and lean meats, while limiting sugar, fast food, and highly processed foods. Children should engage in at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity, and screen time (e.g., television, computer, video games) should be limited to no more than one to two hours of quality programming daily. Most school-aged children require 11 hours of sleep per night. Decreased sleep is associated with behavioral issues, decreased concentration at school, and obesity. Children should brush their teeth twice per day with a toothpaste containing fluoride. Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in this age group in the United States, and families should be counseled on traffic, water, sports, and firearm safety. Because high-risk behaviors may start in early adolescence, many experts recommend screening for tobacco, alcohol, and drug use beginning at 11 years of age. Sexually active adolescents should be counseled on protecting against sexually transmitted infections, and should be screened for these infections if indicated.


What You Need to Know About the Medicare Preventive Services Expansion - Feature


Preventing Dementia: Is There Hope for Progress? - Editorials


Four Strategies for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Your Practice - Feature


Answers to Your Questions About Medicare Annual Wellness Visits - Feature


Updated Dietary Guidelines from the USDA and HHS - Practice Guidelines


Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Made Easier - Feature


Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity - Cochrane for Clinicians


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