Recommendations By Topic: Infants, Children, and Adolescents

  • ADHD in Children and Adolescents

    Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

  • Acute Otitis Externa

    Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on acute otitis externa.

  • Alcohol Misuse

    Access the AAFP clinical preventive service recommendations on screening and behavioral counseling for alcohol misuse among adults and adolescents.

  • Antibiotics for Otitis Media

    View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescription of antibiotics for otitis media in children with non-severe symptoms.

  • Autism Spectrum: Children (Aged 18 to 30 Months)

    Clinical preventive service recommendation on autism for children, ages 18 to 30 months.

  • Bronchiolitis

    Access the American Academy of Family Physician's endorsement of guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis.

  • Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment

    View the AAFP preventive service recommendation on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment.

  • Congenital Hypothyroidism

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for congenital hypothyroidism in newborns.

  • Dental Caries

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on fluoride supplementation to prevent dental caries.

  • Depression

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for depression in adults, adolescents, and children.

  • Diabetes

    View AAFP-endorsed guidelines for management of diabetes in children and adolescents and for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

  • Dysplasia

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants.

  • Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for genital herpes simplex infection.

  • Gonococcal Infection

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on ocular topical medication for gonococcal infection in neonates.

  • Group B Strep

    View clinical practice guideline for prevention of group B streptococcal disease in newborns (AAFP Affirmation of Value).

  • Hearing

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for hearing loss.

  • Hemoglobinopathies

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation for screening for hemoglobinopathies.

  • Hepatitis

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for hepatitis.

  • Hip Dysplasia (Infants)

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation for hip dysplasia screening in infants.

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

    Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

  • Hyperbilirubinemia, Infants

    Access the AAFP clinical recommendations on hyperbilirubinemia screening in infants.

  • Hypertension

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for high blood pressure (hypertension).

  • Illicit Drug Use

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for illicit drug use.

  • Immunizations

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on immunizations.

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for iron deficiency anemia.

  • Lead Poisoning

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lead poisoning.

  • Lipid Disorders

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lipid disorders.

  • Obesity

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for obesity.

  • Otitis Media

    Access evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing acute otitis media, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the AAFP.

  • Phenylketonuria

    Access the AAFP preventive services recommendation on screening for Phenylketonuria in neonates.

  • Scoliosis

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for scoliosis.

  • Scoliosis in Adolescents

    View the AAFP Choosing Wisely® recommendation on screening adolescents for scoliosis.

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for sickle cell disease.

  • Skin Cancer

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for and the use of counseling to prevent skin cancer.

  • Speech and Language Delay

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for speech and language delay.

  • Suicide

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for suicide risk.

  • Testicular Cancer

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on screening for testicular cancer.

  • Thyroid

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for thyroid problems.

  • Tobacco Use

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for and use of behavioral counseling to prevent tobacco use.

  • Tonsillectomy

    Access the AAFP's endorsement of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Tonsillectomy in Children.

  • Visual Difficulties and Impairment

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for visual difficulties and impairment.

  • Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) for First Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children

    Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Do not perform voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) routinely in first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in children aged 2-24 months.