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Health Maintenance and Counseling

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, ...


Aug 15, 2013 Issue
Childhood Eye Examination [Article]

Vision screening in children is an ongoing process, with components that should occur at each well-child visit. The purpose is to detect risk factors and visual abnormalities that necessitate treatment and to identify those patients who require referral to an ophthalmologist skilled in examining chi...


Apr 1, 2013 Issue
Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injury [Article]

Unintentional injury accounts for 40 percent of childhood deaths annually, most commonly from motor vehicle crashes. The proper use of child restraints is the most effective strategy to prevent injury or death. Motor vehicle restraint guidelines have recently been revised to an age-based system that...


Jan 1, 2013 Issue
Health Maintenance in Women [Article]

The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for tobacco use, alcohol misuse, intimate partner violence, and depression. Premenopausal women should receive preconception counseling and contracep...


Dec 15, 2012 Issue
Adolescent Health Screening and Counseling [Article]

Serious health problems, risky behavior, and poor health habits persist among adolescents despite access to medical care. Most adolescents do not seek advice about preventing leading causes of morbidity and mortality in their age group, and physicians often do not find ways to provide it. Although h...


May 15, 2012 Issue
The Adult Well Male Examination [Article]

The adult well male examination should incorporate evidence-based guidance toward the promotion of optimal health and well-being, including screening tests shown to improve health outcomes. Nearly one-third of men report not having a primary care physician. The medical history should include substan...


Aug 1, 2011 Issue
Updated Dietary Guidelines from the USDA and HHS [Practice Guidelines]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly created the updated version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The updated guidelines are based on two main concepts: focusing on balancing caloric intake over time to reach and m...


Jun 1, 2011 Issue
IOM Releases Report on Dietary Refernce Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D [Practice Guidelines]

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) assessed current information on potential health outcomes associated with calcium and vitamin D.


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