Shelley S. Selph, Marian S. McDonagh
The prevalence of major unipolar depression in children and adolescents is increasing in the United States. Children older than 12 years should be screened for depression annually using a validated instrument, such as the Patient Health Questionnaire-9: Modified for Teens....
Cindy L. Parker, Caroline E. Wellbery, Matthew Mueller
Health impacts from climate change may include increased morbidity and mortality from worsening cardiopulmonary health, worsening allergies, and greater risk of infectious disease and mental illness after extreme weather events. Family physicians should advise patients to...
Michelle J. Curtin, Deanna R. Willis, Brett Enneking
Academic underachievement, such as failing a class and the threat of grade retention, is common in school-aged children. Family physicians can provide support and guidance for families as they pursue information on and options for their child's unique academic challenges....
Caroline E. Wellbery
Why is climate change a matter of such importance to us as health care professionals, and why must we act?
The sounds of alarm increasingly manifested across multiple sectors around the globe are warranted, and the science shows why.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.
Howard Tracer, Wilnise Jasmin
This PPIP quiz is based on the recommendations of the USPSTF.
Merima Bucaj, Henna Parmar, Philippe Bierny
A 42-year-old man presented after a seizure that lasted approximately four or five minutes. The patient said he had a “weird feeling” before the seizure and a headache afterward. He had not traveled recently and did not have fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, confusion, neck...
Sandy Robertson, John Franko
Hydrogen peroxide 40% topical solution is not particularly effective for removing seborrheic keratosis lesions, and skin reactions are common.
Allen F. Shaughnessy
Mark H. Ebell
David C. Slawson
Nita Shrikant Kulkarni
Globally, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the main causes of maternal death. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a practice bulletin to outline diagnosis and treatment recommendations for these conditions.
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with effective antiretroviral therapy to persons who are at high risk of HIV acquisition.
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for HIV infection in adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk of infection should also be screened.
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Michael Baca-Atlas, Anne Mounsey, Adam O. Goldstein
Taylor A. Wright
Depression is an illness that can make your child feel sad or hopeless. Children with depression may seem less confident or lose interest in things they used to enjoy. They may have trouble focusing or seem grouchy, angry, or worried. They may not want to go to school. Their...
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