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Mar 1, 2019 Issue
Hemorrhoids, Tremor, C. difficile Infection, Migraine, Vitamin D Screening [AFP Clinical Answers]
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Child feeding interventions are effective in the short term (i.e., less than 12 months) for increasing a child's intake of fruits and vegetables, but only by less than 5% of the recommended daily allowance. Conversely, parental nutrition education and multicomponent interventions, such as combining ...
During toddlerhood, children acquire the motor skills needed to feed themselves and develop preferences that affect their food selections. Parents and caregivers are important models for healthy eating and activity and should provide healthy food options for toddlers to choose from. Find out what the recommendations are for healthy eating in toddlers.
Physicians can improve the health of patients who experience food insecurity by following the SEARCH (screen, educate, adjust, recognize, connect, help) mnemonic and by using the resources outlined in this article.
A man who lived a hermit lifestyle presented with an open eschar over the left medial malleolus.
Patients and physicians often have difficulty staying abreast of diet trends, many of which focus primarily on weight loss rather than nutrition and health. Find out which dietary approaches have proven benefits for cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and obesity.
What is the effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cardiovascular outcomes?
A combination of three probiotic species slightly improves symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder. Lactobacillus casei alone does not affect depressive symptoms in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, but it does improve anxiety.
Measuring vitamin D levels and prescribing oral vitamin D supplementation is common in clinical practice, although the health benefits have not been established. Clinical trials have not found vitamin D to be beneficial for chronic nonskeletal conditions, and screening and supplementation are not recommended in asymptomatic individuals.
Evidence for vitamin D screening and supplementation in adults shows that these commonplace practices have virtually no established health benefits.