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Health Maintenance and Counseling

May 15, 2002 Issue
Proper Use of Child Safety Seats [Article]

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in children one to 14 years of age. Used correctly, child safety seats significantly reduce child morbidity and mortality. Although many parents know child safety seats are important, more than 80 percent of seats are misused. Increased...


Apr 1, 2002 Issue
Introduction to AAFP Summary of Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has updated the Summary of Policy Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations. The recommendations include the examinations that should be offered, those that should not be done, those considered an option, and those with insufficient evidence to recommend for or against.


Aug 15, 2001 Issue
Commonly Missed Diagnoses in the Childhood Eye Examination [Article]

Early and accurate detection of eye disorders in children can present a challenge for family physicians. Visual acuity screening, preferably performed before four years of age, is essential for diagnosing amblyopia. Cover testing may disclose small-angle or intermittent strabismus. Leukocoria, which...


May 1, 2000 Issue
The Preparticipation Athletic Evaluation [Article]

A comprehensive medical history that includes questions about a personal and family history of cardiovascular disease is the most important initial component of the preparticipation athletic evaluation. Additional questions should focus on any history of neurologic or musculoskeletal problems. A lim...


Apr 15, 1999 Issue
Interventions to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents [Article]

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 ...


Apr 1, 1999 Issue
Health Screening in Older Women [Article]

Health screening is an important aspect of health promotion and disease prevention in women over 65 years of age. Screening efforts should address conditions that cause significant morbidity and mortality in this age group. In addition to screening for cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease...


Sep 1, 1998 Issue
Pediatric Vision Screening for the Family Physician [Article]


Aug 01, 1998 Issue
Prostate Cancer Screening: More Harm Than Good? [Article]

The American Cancer Society and other national medical organizations emphasize the need for routine screening for prostate cancer in men over the age of 50. The serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay is the test most commonly recommended for the purpose of screening. However, when PSA screening...


Jun 1, 1998 Issue
Sudden Death in Young Athletes: Screening for the Needle in a Haystack [Article]

Nontraumatic sudden death in young athletes is always disturbing, as apparently invincible athletes, become, without warning, victims of silent heart disease. Despite public perception to the contrary, sudden death in young athletes is exceedingly rare. It most commonly occurs in male athletes, who ...


May 1, 1998 Issue
Implementing the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services [Article]

The Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS) include recommendations developed and promoted by the American Medical Association's Department of Adolescent Health and are intended to organize, restructure and redefine health care delivery for 11- to 21-year-old patients. Data show that he...


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