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Health Maintenance and Counseling

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.


Mar 15, 2011 Issue
Health Maintenance in School-aged Children: Part I. History, Physical Examination, Screening, and Immunizations [Article]

The goals of the well-child examination in school-aged children (kindergarten through early adolescence) are promoting health, detecting disease, and counseling to prevent injury and future health problems. A complete history should address any concerns from the patient and family and screen for lif...


Mar 15, 2011 Issue
Health Maintenance in School-aged Children: Part II. Counseling Recommendations [Article]

School-aged children (kindergarten through early adolescence) are establishing patterns of behavior that may last a lifetime; therefore, it is important to counsel these patients about healthy lifestyle practices during well-child examinations. Children and families should be advised to eat a diet h...


Sep 15, 2010 Issue
Preventive Health: Time for Change [Editorials]

It is time to make a decision. Which will be our health promotion strategy—primary prevention or secondary prevention?


Jul 15, 2009 Issue
New USPSTF Resources and Tools Can Help Put Prevention into Your Practice [Editorials]


Jun 15, 2009 Issue
2008 World Health Report Emphasizes Importance of Primary Health Care [Editorials]


Dec 15, 2008 Issue
Prostate Cancer Screening: The Continuing Controversy [Article]

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with a lifetime prevalence of 17 percent. Prostate cancer symptoms generally occur in advanced stages, making early detection desirable. Digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen testing are the most commonly used screening tool...


Jul 15, 2008 Issue
Geriatric Screening and Preventive Care [Article]

Preventive health care decisions and recommendations become more complex as the population ages. The leading causes of death (i.e., heart disease, malignant neoplasms, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic lower respiratory disease) among older adults mirror the actual causes of death (i.e., tobacco ...


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