Health Maintenance and Counseling

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.

Oct 15, 2005 Issue
AHRQ Releases Updated Guide to Clinical Preventive Services [Practice Guidelines]

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published an updated version of evidence-based clinical guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Aug 1, 2005 Issue
Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety [Article]

The number one cause of death for children younger than 14 years is vehicular injury. Child safety seats and automobile safety belts protect children in a crash if they are used correctly, but if a child does not fit in the restraint correctly, it can lead to injury. A child safety seat should be us...

Aug 1, 2002 Issue
AAP Issues Guidelines for Selecting and Using the Most Appropriate Car Safety Seats [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations on selecting and installing safety seats and how to place a child in the seat. Factors that parents should consider before buying a car safety seat for infants and children are included.

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 ...

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