Health Maintenance and Counseling

Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Health Maintenance in School-Aged Children: Part I. History, Physical Examination, Screening, and Immunizations [Article]

The goals of the health maintenance visit in school-aged children (five to 12 years) are promoting health, detecting disease, and counseling to prevent injury and future health problems. The visit should include a history (e.g., hospital care since the last visit, living situation, lifestyle habits, school performance, social determinants of health), physical examination, and appropriate screening and immunizations.

Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Health Maintenance in School-Aged Children: Part II. Counseling Recommendations [Article]

Because school-aged children (five to 12 years) are establishing patterns of behavior that may last a lifetime, it is important for physicians to counsel families on healthy lifestyle practices. Topics include a healthy diet, physical activity, screen time, sleep requirements, dental health, injury prevention, and high-risk behaviors such as tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. Sexually active adolescents should be counseled about the risk of sexually transmitted infections, with screening as indicated.

Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Interpregnancy Care: Guidelines from ACOG and SMFM [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have published guidelines focusing on interpregnancy care to improve outcomes of future pregnancies and the overall health of women, regardless of their future pregnancy plans.

Jul 1, 2019 Issue
Physical Activity: Updated Recommendations from HHS [Practice Guidelines]

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published updated recommendations on physical activity based on a systematic review of the effect of physical activity on health. The committee addressed 38 questions and 104 subquestions and graded the evidence based on consistency and quality of the research.

May 15, 2019 Issue
What Evidence Do We Need Before Recommending Routine Screening for Social Determinants of Health? [Editorials]

Social determinants have a large effect on patients' health and well-being. Primary care clinicians need more evidence about their role in addressing social determinants of health, and community resources and public health support are needed to help patients with unmet social needs.

Jan 1, 2019 Issue
Deprescribing Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists for Insomnia in Adults [Practice Guidelines]

A multidisciplinary group of clinicians as part of the Deprescribing Guidelines in the Elderly project has developed evidence-based guidelines focused on deprescribing long-term Benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs) in patients taking them for insomnia, with the goal of helping physicians and patients make appropriate decisions about BZRA use.

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.

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