Items in FPM with MESH term: Child Health Services

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Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role - Feature

Responding to an Unfavorable Quality Assurance Audit - Improving Patient Care

Medical Needs of Foster Children - Editorials

AAP Releases Policy Statement on Eye Examinations - Practice Guidelines

The Ecology of Medical Care for Children in the United States: A New Application of an Old Model Reveals Inequities That Can Be Corrected - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

The Importance of Having Health Insurance and a Usual Source of Care - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

Clinical Briefs - Clinical Briefs

Interventions to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents - Article

ABSTRACT: Certain modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease have their beginnings in childhood. Cigarette smoking, hypertension, physical inactivity, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia, homocysteinemia and poor nutrition in childhood and adolescence may all contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Identifying at-risk children and adolescents is the first step in modifying or preventing these risk factors. Intervention is most effectively accomplished with an integrated family-oriented approach. Involving the entire family in counseling about interventions to reduce the risk factors for coronary artery disease is important. The family should complete a questionnaire about the family's history and risk of cardiovascular disease. The child, along with other family members, should be given advice on dietary changes to reduce fat intake. Incorporating a cardiovascular health schedule into routine office visits is useful for monitoring the risk of cardiovascular disease and for reinforcing the need to maintain healthy habits.

Heart Disease Prevention Begins in Childhood - Editorials

AAP Report Discusses Success Factors for Pediatric Call Centers - Special Medical Reports

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