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Growth and Development

Apr 1, 2011 Issue
Failure to Thrive: An Update [Article]

Failure to thrive in childhood is a state of undernutrition due to inadequate caloric intake, inadequate caloric absorption, or excessive caloric expenditure. In the United States, it is seen in 5 to 10 percent of children in primary care settings. Although failure to thrive is often defined as a we...


Nov 15, 2010 Issue
Sexual Behaviors in Children: Evaluation and Management [Article]

Sexual behaviors in children are common, occurring in 42 to 73 percent of children by the time they reach 13 years of age. Developmentally appropriate behavior that is common and frequently observed in children includes trying to view another person’s genitals or breasts, standing too close to other...


Sep 1, 2008 Issue
Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children [Article]

Children and adolescents whose heights and growth velocities deviate from the normal percentiles on standard growth charts present a special challenge to physicians. Height that is less than the 3rd percentile or greater than the 97th percentile is deemed short or tall stature, respectively. A growt...


Dec 15, 2006 Issue
Evaluation of Children with Reading Difficulties [Article]

Reading difficulties are common and are associated with poor long-term academic achievement. Evaluation of a child's developmental, educational, and family histories in conjunction with standardized screening tests (e.g., Ages and Stages Questionnaires, Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status, S...


Jun 15, 2006 Issue
Medical Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [Article]

Persons with mental retardation are living longer and integrating into their communities. Primary medical care of persons with mental retardation should involve continuity of care, maintenance of comprehensive treatment documentation, routine periodic health screening, and an understanding of the un...


May 1, 2005 Issue
"My Rings Won't Fit Anymore" [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Sep 1, 2003 Issue
Failure to Thrive [Article]

Failure to thrive is a condition commonly seen by primary care physicians. Prompt diagnosis and intervention are important for preventing malnutrition and developmental sequelae. Medical and social factors often contribute to failure to thrive. Either extreme of parental attention (neglect or hyperv...


May 1, 2003 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Positional Head Deformity [Article]

In children with positional head deformity (posterior plagiocephaly), the occiput is flattened with corresponding facial asymmetry. The incidence of positional head deformity increased dramatically between 1992 and 1999, and now occurs in one of every 60 live births. One proposed cause of the increa...


Oct 15, 2002 Issue
Evaluation of Clumsiness in Children [Article]

Parents and physicians often dismiss seemingly minor motor difficulties in children. Approximately 6 percent of school-aged children have coordination problems serious enough to interfere with academic performance and social integration. These problems often arise during the early school years and m...


May 1, 2002 Issue
Revised Growth Charts for Children [Practice Guidelines]

In May, 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published revised growth charts for children. For the first time, the charts include body mass index (BMI) for children two to 20 years of age.


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