Health Maintenance and Counseling

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.

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.

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