Health Maintenance and Counseling

Dec 15, 2018 Issue
The Adult Well-Male Examination [Article]

The goal of the adult well male examination is to promote optimal health and well-being, prevent premature morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, and provide appropriate cancer screening and immunizations. This article summarizes evidence-based guidelines for counseling and screening in men.

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Well-Child Visits for Infants and Young Children [Article]

Well-child visits involve comprehensive assessment of a child. Complete history, head-to-toe examination, review of immunizations, and screening for postpartum depression in mothers of infants are performed. The physician answers questions and provides age-appropriate guidance.

Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Preventive Pediatric Health Care: Updated Recommendations from the AAP [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for preventive pediatric health care (Periodicity Schedule). These recommendations are intended for children receiving appropriate care from parents and with no health problems whose growth and development are within normal ranges.

May 1, 2017 Issue
Health Maintenance in Postmenopausal Women [Article]

Get the latest recommendations on screening for cardiovascular disease; breast, colorectal, cervical, and ovarian cancers; sexually transmitted infections; depression; alcohol abuse; and intimate partner violence.

Aug 15, 2016 Issue
AAP Updates Recommendations for Routine Preventive Pediatric Health Care [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated recommendations for preventive pediatric health care services, including evidence-based screenings and assessments that should be addressed at well-child visits. The recommendations are organized by age: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.

Aug 15, 2016 Issue
Increased Alignment in Preventive Services Recommendations for Children [Editorials]

Increased alignment between preventive services recommendations from the two major physician specialty groups who care for children.

May 1, 2016 Issue
Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at a Glance [Editorials]

The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

Jul 15, 2015 Issue
Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do? [Editorials]

What can physicians do to address limited health literacy and be sure that patients understand health information? The answer is twofold: practicewide changes and individual communication changes.

Mar 15, 2015 Issue
What to Do at Well-Child Visits: The AAFP’s Perspective [Editorials]

Well-child visits provide the best opportunities to deliver evidence-based preventive services. Family physicians have limited time at these visits and therefore should prioritize preventive services that have strong evidence of net benefit.

Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Care of the College Student [Article]

There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, ...

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