Items in FPM with MESH term: Preventive Health Services

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Screening for HCV Infection: Understanding the USPSTF Recommendation - Editorials

Family Medicine and Health Care Reform - Editorials

Screening for Testicular Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

New USPSTF Resources and Tools Can Help Put Prevention into Your Practice - Editorials

Decreasing Self-Perceived Health Status Despite Rising Health Expenditures - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

ABSTRACT: Despite steady increases in U.S. health care spending, the population's self-perceived health status has been in a long-term decline. Increased support for public health, prevention, and primary care could reduce growth in spending and improve actual and perceived health.

Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - Editorials

Adolescent Guidelines: Should We Use Them? - Editorials

Preventive Care for the Elderly: Getting By in the Absence of Evidence - Editorials

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

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