ROBERT RADER, LARRY MCCAULEY, ERIN C. CALLEN
The diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder relies on information about the child's behavior from family members, as well as teachers and other school professionals. A combination of pharmacologic treatment and behavioral intervention is recommended.
ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY
To understand what new research findings mean for their own practice, physicians need simple methods for assessing the relevance, validity, and clinical importance of the research. Using these criteria can drastically reduce the number of articles physicians need to read.
Treatment goals for polycystic ovary syndrome must be individualized to specific manifestations, including hirsutism, infertility, insulin resistance, and menstrual irregularities. Although few drugs are approved specifically for treating this condition, many have been proven...
SUMI SEXTON, RUBY NATALE
Although there are mixed opinions about pacifier use, it appears to be especially beneficial in the first six months of life. However, the risks begin to outweigh the benefits around six to 10 months of age. Adverse dental effects may be evident after two years of age, but...
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BARBARA T. FELT, JULIE LUMENG, JENNIFER CHRISTNER
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain-based, chronic condition that is often inherited.1,2 Primary care physicians should feel comfortable guiding families in an ongoing, multimodal treatment approach for ADHD, as discussed in an article by Rader and...
DEREK WRIGHT, SARAH SAFRANEK
Acute otitis media with tympanic membrane perforation in children should be treated with an oral antibiotic.
What are the effects of interventions in hazardous or harmful drinkers in the primary care and emergency department settings?
KENNETH W. LIN, MARCIA B. LoBRANO
Case study: E.R., a 23-year-old Mexican-American woman, presents for her first prenatal visit after a positive home pregnancy test. Her last menstrual cycle was 12 weeks ago.
ANUSH S. PILLAI
Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a clinical report in July 2008 that recommends lipid screening in children and adolescents with a fasting lipid profile, and focuses on improving childhood and adolescent lipid and lipoprotein concentrations to lower the...
ADHD can cause three main behavioral problems: hyperactivity, impulsivity, or inattention. It's unclear what causes ADHD, but it may result from problems in the brain.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition usually related to an imbalance of hormones in your body. Some women with PCOS get small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) on their ovaries. Women with PCOS can also have higher than normal levels of androgens (one type of hormone).
Sucking is a natural instinct in babies. A pacifier can fulfill this desire. In older children, pacifiers may be a form of security or comfort.
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