Health Maintenance and Counseling

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 ...

Apr 1, 2007 Issue
The Athlete Preparticipation Evaluation: Cardiovascular Assessment [Article]

Thousands of young athletes receive preparticipation evaluations each year in the United States. One objective of these evaluations is to detect underlying cardiovascular abnormalities that may predispose an athlete to sudden death. The leading cardiovascular causes of sudden death in young athletes...

Dec 1, 2006 Issue
Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injuries [Article]

Injuries are the leading cause of death in children and teenagers in the United States. The leading causes of unintentional injury vary by age and include drowning, poisoning, suffocation, fires, burns, falls, and motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian-related crashes. Most injuries are preventable ...

Oct 1, 2006 Issue
CDC Supports Vigorous Promotion of Child Safety Restraints [Practice Guidelines]

The CDC supports vigorous promotion and enforcement of appropriate child motor vehicle restraints to further reduce child fatalities from motor vehicle crashes.

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