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Proper Use of Child Safety Seats - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - 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 ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2085.html

Virtual Endoscopy: A Promising New Technology - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - Growing evidence shows that early detection of cancer can substantially reduce mortality, necessitating screening programs that encourage patient compliance. Radiology is already established as a screening tool, as in mammography for breast cancer and ultrasonography for congenital ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p107.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - ...About 40 percent of children who are infected develop recurrent wheeze; therefore, RSV results in significant medical costs and reduces health-related quality of life. Known risk factors for RSV include prematurity, young age, male sex, heart and lung disease, Down syndrome, no or...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p650.html

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - American Family Physician

May 1, 1998 - Slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs during the adolescent growth spurt and is most frequent in obese children. Up to 40 percent of cases are bilateral. Recent classification methods emphasize epiphyseal stability rather than symptom duration. Most cases of slipped capital femoral ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2135.html

SIDS: Counseling Parents to Reduce the Risk - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - Although the cause or causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remain unknown, the incidence of SIDS is on the decline in the United States and other countries. This decline has been accomplished largely through public education campaigns informing parents about several important ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1566.html

Stuttering: A Brief Review - American Family Physician

May 1, 1998 - The etiology of stuttering is controversial. The prevailing theories point to measurable neurophysical dysfunctions that disrupt the precise timing required to produce speech. Stuttering is a common disorder that usually resolves by adulthood. Almost 80 percent of children who stutter ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2175.html

AAP Reports on the Use of Antipyretics for Fever in Children - Practice Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2012 - In this report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviews the effectiveness of antipyretics for the treatment of fever in children. Fever in children often leads to unscheduled physician visits, telephone calls from parents to physicians for consultation, and the treatment of ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/p518.html

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - Gastroesophageal reflux is a common, self-limited process in infants that usually resolves by six to 12 months of age. Effective, conservative management involves thickened feedings, positional treatment, and parental reassurance. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a less common,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1853.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Childhood Obesity - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has risen dramatically in the past several decades. Although 25 to 30 percent of children are affected, this condition is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Hormonal and genetic factors are rarely the cause of childhood obesity; ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p861.html

New Recommendations on Motor Vehicle Safety for Child Passengers - Editorials - ...

Apr 1, 2013 - ...horizontally oriented spinal facet joints, and excessive ligamentous laxity. Facing the rear of the vehicle provides more support to a young child's torso, neck, and head. Children in forward-facing safety seats were more likely to be seriously injured in all crash types when...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p472.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Growth and Development - American Family Physician

...The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly created the updated version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The updated guidelines are based on two main concepts: focusing on balancing caloric intake over...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2341&page=1

Headaches in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2002 - Headaches are common during childhood and become more common and increase in frequency during adolescence. The rational, cost-effective evaluation of children with headache begins with a careful history. The first step is to identify the temporal pattern of the headache--acute, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/p625.html

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Management - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood and often persists into adulthood. ADHD is a neurophysiologic disorder defined in behavioral terms and associated with significant morbidity in the realms of social and academic success,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1355.html

Commonly Missed Orthopedic Problems - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1998 - When not diagnosed early and managed appropriately, common musculoskeletal injuries may result in long-term disabling conditions. Anterior cruciate ligament tears are some of the most common knee ligament injuries. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis may present with little or no hip ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0115/p267.html

Childhood Discipline: Challenges for Clinicians and Parents - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - Although childhood discipline is an important issue for parents, this topic is seldom emphasized by family physicians during well-child examinations. Behavior problems are relatively common but frequently under-recognized by physicians. Opportunities to counsel parents about safe, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1447.html

AACAP Updates Recommendations on Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive ...

Jun 1, 2012 - Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is common in children, with a prevalence of approximately 1 to 2 percent in the United States, and causes significant disability. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) recently published updated recommendations on the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1107.html

Lead Poisoning in Children - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2019 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Lead Poisoning in Children...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/p24-s1.html

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Young Children - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - Streptococcus pneumoniae causes approximately 3,300 cases of meningitis, 100,000 to 135,000 cases of pneumonia requiring hospitalization and 6 million cases of otitis media annually in the United States. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, approved in 2000 for use in the United States, was ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p1991.html

Environmental Control of Allergic Diseases - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2002 - Allergic disease affects millions of persons in the United States. Environmental control measures are essential for persons who are sensitive to dust mite and cat allergens and may be important in persons who are sensitive to cockroaches and fungus. The bedroom is the most important ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p421.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1335.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Nutrition - American Family Physician

...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,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2399&page=1

AFP Documents with Keyword: Physical Abuse - American Family Physician

...will solve her problems, and she wants to continue the ovulation induction therapy. The physician should consider the effects on the unborn child's future, as well as the future of the mother and, therefore, should withhold this therapy. Jul 15, 2002 Issue A Pregnant Woman...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2422&page=1

Failure to Thrive: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2016 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Failure to Thrive: What You...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/p295-s1.html

AFP Documents with Keyword: Childhood Behavioral Problems - American Family Physician

...Frequent school absenteeism has immediate and long-term negative effects on academic performance, social functioning, health, and life expectancy. However, frequent absences often go unaddressed. Find out what role family physicians have in identifying patients with frequent...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2270

AFP Documents with Keyword: Childhood Behavioral Problems - American Family Physician

...Frequent school absenteeism has immediate and long-term negative effects on academic performance, social functioning, health, and life expectancy. However, frequent absences often go unaddressed. Find out what role family physicians have in identifying patients with frequent...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDocumentsByKeyword.htm?keywordId=2270&page=0

December 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Sexual Orientation and Associated Health Care Risks Using Ultrasound to Clarify a Nondiagnostic V/Q Scan Amiodarone for Atrial Fibrillation Oral Famciclovir and Topical Steroids for Herpes Labialis Recurrence Following Loop Excision of CIN Valid Ultrasound...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/

January 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

...Anticipatory Guidance in Infant Oral Health: Rationale and Recommendations Olga M. Sanchez; Noel K. Childers Contemporary Management of Angina: Part II. Medical Management of Chronic Stable Angina Diane R. Zanger; Allen J. Solomon; Bernard J. Gersh The Older Adult Driver...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/

Comforting a Grieving Parent - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2011 - The death of a child is the most devastating loss any parent can face. If physicians can help even a little, we will have done something of lasting value. Most of the things we can do may seem small to us, but are appreciated by the parents.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p79.html

AAFP News - Jul 1, 2016 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2016 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/p11.html

Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children: The Case of the Shifting End ...

Jan 15, 2012 - A discussion of why the conclusion of a high-profile study, which suggests that antibiotics are beneficial in children six to 23 months of age with acute otitis media, is incorrect.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p104.html

ICSI Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children - Practice ...

Mar 15, 2011 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition marked by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) has released guideline on diagnosis and management of ADHD in children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/p762.html

Preventing Accidental Injuries in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2020 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Preventing Accidental Injuries...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/p411-s1.html

UTIs in Children: What to Expect - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2020 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor UTIs in Children: What to...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0901/p278-s1.html

The Changing Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum Disorders - Editorials - American Family...

Mar 1, 2011 - We know that the number of persons receiving services for autism spectrum disorders has increased substantially since the early 1990s, but are there really more children today with the cluster of behaviors that make up the autism spectrum disorders than there were in the past?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p515.html

A Practical Approach to Uncomplicated Seizures in Children - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - Uncomplicated seizures and epilepsy are common in infants and children. Family physicians should be aware of certain epilepsy syndromes that occur in children, such as febrile seizures, benign focal epilepsy of childhood, complex partial epilepsy, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and video ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1109.html

Evaluation and Management of Infants and Young Children with Fever - American Family ...

Oct 1, 2001 - A practice guideline for the management of febrile infants and children younger than three years of age sparked controversy when it was published in 1993. Surveys indicate that many office-based physicians do not agree with recommendations for venipuncture and bladder catheterization in...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1219.html

Vision Screening for Children One to Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement - U.S....

Jul 15, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends vision screening for all children at least once between the ages of three and five years to detect the presence of amblyopia or its risk factors.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/p221.html

Identifying and Managing Preparatory Grief and Depression at the End of Life - American...

Mar 1, 2002 - Grief and depression present similarly in patients who are dying. Conventional symptoms (e.g., frequent crying, weight loss, thoughts of death) used to assess for depression in these patients may be imprecise because these symptoms are also present in preparatory grief and as a part of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/p883.html

AFP's Top Articles

View the top 20 articles published in American Family Physician each year based on web views.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/content/top-articles.html

EBM Toolkit

Get information about developing evidence-based articles, including an EBM glossary, AFP's rating system, and links to additional resources.

American Family Physician : American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/journals/afp/authors/ebm-toolkit.html

Witnessing Domestic Violence: the Effect on Children - Medicine and Society - American ...

Dec 1, 2002 - ...power and control over another person.1 Although awareness about the rate of domestic violence in our society is increasing, the public health ramifications have only recently been recognized in the medical community. The majority of the medical literature to date has focused on the...

American Family Physician : Medicine and Society

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p2052.html

BMI Monitoring in the Management of Obesity in Toddlers - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2006 - ...history of obesity), parental modeling of proper nutrition and physical activity is likely to have the greatest influence on weight and health maintenance. A recent guideline from the American Heart Association provides dietary strategies for children and adolescents to improve...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1483.html

Screening Recommendations Are Not Always One Size Fits All - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2011 - ...My practice remains the same, despite Medicaid laws and the CDC's recommendations. I ask the child's parents or guardians about sources of exposure. If there are no likely sources, I explain to the caretakers that I'm supposed to recommend these tests, but that the chances are...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p507.html

Depression in Children and Teens - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Depression in Children and...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p609-s1.html

Toilet Training - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Toilet Training Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p468-s1.html

Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Children: Balancing Safety and Effectiveness - ...

Mar 1, 2010 - ...BENEDETTO VITIELLO, MD, National Institute of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Bethesda, Maryland Am Fam Physician. 2010 Mar 1;81(5):585-589. Related Article The authors of Adverse Effects of Antipsychotic Medications in this issue...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p585.html

afp20080815p489.pdf

...Evaluation and Treatment of Enuresis KALYANAKRISHNAN RAMAKRISHNAN, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma E nuresis is defined as repeated, spon- taneous voiding of urine during sleep in a child five years or older.1 Enure- sis may be classified...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0815/afp20080815p489.pdf

Understanding and Treating Childhood-Onset Stuttering - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Understanding and Treating...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1101/p556-s1.html

AAFP News - Aug 15, 2014 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2014 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p210.html

Children, Physical Activity, and Public Health: Another Call to Action - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2002 - ...Children, Physical Activity, and Public Health: Another Call to Action MARK STEPHENS, LCDR, MC, USN Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland Am Fam Physician. 2002 Mar 15;65(6):1033-1035. Children living in the United States are less active and more...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1033.html

AAP Clinical Report on Lipid Screening in Children - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Apr 15, 2009 - 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 lifetime risk of...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p703.html

Addition of Long-Acting Beta Agonists for Asthma in Children - Cochrane for Clinicians ...

Mar 1, 2010 - In children with persistent asthma who are already taking inhaled corticosteroids, the addition of a LABA does not lower the rate of exacerbations requiring oral steroids, rescue medication, or hospitalizations, but it improves measurable lung function.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p598.html

Croup: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2018 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Croup: What You Should Know...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/p575-s1.html

Multimodal Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children - ...

Apr 15, 2009 - ...for children with ADHD and their families to learn about the medical basis of the condition, associated risks (e.g., comorbid mental health conditions, poor self-esteem, increased injuries and accidents), and the best management strategies. This education should be an ongoing...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p640.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - ...Are Parents' Perceptions of Their Child's Weight Accurate? Am Fam Physician. 2008 Jun 15;77(12):1746. Background: Excessive body weight in childhood is associated with several potentially serious short- and long-term health consequences, including type 2 diabetes, hyperlip-idemia,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1746.html

Generalized Brownish Macules in Infancy - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2009 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p987.html

Giving Your Toddler the Best Nutrition - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2018 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Giving Your Toddler the Best...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0815/p227-s1.html

afp20160815p295-s1.pdf

...This handout is provided to you by your family doctor and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Other health-related information is available from the AAFP online at http://familydoctor.org. This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/afp20160815p295-s1.pdf

AAP Releases Guidelines on Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - ...

Dec 1, 2008 - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on identification of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). ASDs represent three of the pervasive developmental disorders defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM-IV): ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1301.html

Honey as a Treatment for Cough in Children - AFP Journal Club - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2009 - Is honey an effective treatment for cough in children? Although this study failed to provide convincing evidence of effectiveness, honey may be a safe alternative to soothe cough in children older than one year.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p120.html

afp20190615p731a.pdf

...behavioral risk factors. The impact of maternal health on the health of chil- dren is well understood, so these interventions fit naturally into the context of well-child care because these risks affect the child’s health and the health of future pregnancies.1 Based on this...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/afp20190615p731a.pdf

General Parenting Tips - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor General Parenting Tips Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p642-s2.html

Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen

July 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0701/afp20170701p36.pdf

A Parent's Guide to Using Time Out - American Family Physician

May 15, 2018 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor A Parent's Guide to Using...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/p642-s1.html

Early Interventions May Prevent Adolescent, Adult Obesity - Letters to the Editor - ...

Jul 1, 2009 - ...guideline that children younger than two years should not view any television.3 In the 2007 review, television viewing and a television in a child's room were associated with childhood obesity and overweight, respectively, among children one to five years of age.2 Interventions...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p16.html

Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Aged 5 Years or ...

August 15, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/afp20150815od1.pdf

Screening for Developmental Delay

...subtle disabilities such as lan- guage impairment, mild intellectual disabil- ities, and learning disabilities are associated with poorer health status and higher rates of school failure, in-grade retention, and spe- cial education, early intervention is gener- ally thought to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/afp20110901p544.pdf

Do I Get to Decide Who Should Have a Baby? - Curbside Consultation - American Family ...

Mar 1, 2003 - In this case scenario, the patient believes that having her boyfriend's child will solve her problems, and she wants to continue the ovulation induction therapy. The physician should consider the effects on the unborn child's future, as well as the future of the mother and, therefore, ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p1139.html

HPV Vaccination: Overcoming Parental and Physician Impediments

September 15, 2015 Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/afp20150915p449.pdf

AHA Releases Recommendations on Preparticipation Screening in Student Athletes - ...

Nov 15, 2007 - The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued recommendations that address preparticipation screening in high school and college athletes, which may identify cardiovascular disease (CVD) that could progress or cause sudden death.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1568.html

Medical Needs of Foster Children - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...Accounting Office3(p6) found that …12 percent of the (foster) children received no routine health care; 34 percent received no immunizations; 32 percent continued to have at least one unmet health need after placement; and 78 percent of the children were at high risk for HIV, but...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p474.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - ...child's play, but it may result in a cleaner bill of health. The authors of a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that working mothers tend to be healthier than their stay-at-home counterparts. Researchers chronicled the self-reported health...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p371.html

Infant with Red, Peeling Rashes - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p1015.html

Care of the College Student

...JEFFREY GOODIE, CDR, USPHS; BRIAN V. REAMY, COL (RET.), USAF, MC; and JEFFREY QUINLAN, CAPT, MC, USN, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland T here are approximately 20 million full- and part-time students enrolled in American colleges and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/afp20131101p596.pdf

Counseling Parents About Vaccine Safety - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2008 - ...vaccines could lead to higher cumulative mercury doses. Therefore, in 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Public Health Service recommended that childhood immunizations be manufactured without the preservative. The last thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1201/p1248.html

Dietary Supplement Use in Children: Concerns of Efficacy and Safety - Editorials - ...

Mar 15, 2005 - ...National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements Free patient handouts available http://ods.od.nih.gov Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Subscription service with evidence-based monographs http://www.naturaldatabase.com Natural...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1068.html

afp20080901p597.pdf

...Growth Pattern a newborn’s size is determined by the intra- uterine environment, which is influenced by maternal size, nutrition, general health, and social habits (e.g., smoking status). The average weight of a newborn is 7 lb, 3 oz (3.25 kg), and the average length is 50 cm (19.7...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/afp20080901p597.pdf

afp20180515p642.pdf

...office setting and assist parents by providing effective monitoring tools for behavior problems. Effec- tive strategies for influencing a child’s behavior include positive reinforcement to increase appropriate behavior, extinction (planned ignoring) for most low-level problematic...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/afp20180515p642.pdf

AAP statement on sports participation in children and adolescents. - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a position statement on medical conditions that affect sports participation in children and adolescents. According to the AAP, children and adolescents with medical conditions present special issues in athletic participation.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1464.html

AAP Guidelines on Evaluating Suspected Child Physical Abuse - Practice Guidelines - ...

May 15, 2008 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on evaluating suspected child physical abuse. The role of the physician includes preventing child abuse and detecting and treating victims of child physical abuse when it occurs.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0515/p1461.html

Quantum Sufficit - Nov 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...Here's a new hands-on approach to improving your child's health: massage. A study by the University of Miami School of Medicine suggests that parents can improve their child's asthma, insomnia, diabetes or dermatitis by giving daily 15- to 20-minute massages. The massage helps to...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1733.html

Vaccinations - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2017 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Vaccinations Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p786-s1.html

afp20181215p738-s1.pdf

...This handout is provided to you by your family doctor and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Other health-related information is available from the AAFP online at https://familydoctor.org. This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/afp20181215p738-s1.pdf

Family Physicians and the Childhood Obesity Epidemic - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2008 - ...WENDELIN SLUSSER, MD, MS, UCLA FIT for Health, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA and Venice Family Clinic Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, Los Angeles, California Am Fam Physician. 2008 Jul 1;78(1):34-37. Related Article Most primary care physicians know that the rates of...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p34.html

CDC Recommendations on Prevention and Management of High Blood Lead Levels in Children ...

Apr 15, 2008 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released recommendations on prevention and management of high blood lead levels in children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1175.html

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Respiratory Syncytial Virus...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p94-s1.html

Preventing Diabetes in Youth: Lessons from Smoking-Cessation Efforts - Editorials - ...

Sep 1, 2007 - ...Prevention and appropriate management are critical to minimize morbidity and mortality related to youth-onset diabetes and to prevent health disparities later in life. In this issue of American Family Physician, Peterson and colleagues provide a National Diabetes Education Program...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p634.html

It Sounds Like Child Abuse--But Is It? - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2002 - Physicians face a daunting task when they have to report allegations of child abuse.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0115/p330.html

afp20180201p187.pdf

...Mary M. Stephens, MD, MPH; Hazel T. Cook-Fasano, LCSW; and Katherine Sibbaluca, LCSW Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Delaware CME This clinical content conforms to AAFP criteria for continuing medical education (CME). See CME Quiz on page 167. Author disclosure: No...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/afp20180201p187.pdf

Initial Counseling of Children with Eating Disorders and Their Families - Curbside ...

Feb 15, 2008 - It can be challenging to work with adolescents and their parents when eating disorders are involved.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p532.html

Clinical Briefs - Oct 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...The Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued guidelines on health care for young children in foster care. The recommendations appear in the March 2002 issue of Pediatrics. In the past decade, the number of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1565.html

The Child with ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline -- American Family ...

...health conditions affecting school-aged chil- dren. This article provides a summary of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Clin- ical Practice Guideline on the Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.1 The guide- line was developed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/afp20010501p1803.pdf

AAP, AAFP, AAO-HNS Release Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Otitis Media with ...

Jun 15, 2004 - Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of otitis media with effusion (OME) have been released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2929.html

AAP Recommendations on Munchausen by Proxy - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2008 - Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a form of child abuse involving both physical abuse and medical neglect. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has identified factors that may help physicians recognize this form of child abuse and has provided recommendations on when to report a case ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p97.html

Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children: Recommendation Statement...

May 1, 2006 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for speech and language delay in preschool children and the supporting scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1605.html

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...worldview (i.e., basic assumptions about reality) is closely linked with his or her cultural and religious background and has profound health care implications. For example, persons with chronic diseases who believe in fatalism (i.e., predetermined fate) often do not adhere to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/afp20051201p2267.pdf

Update on Routine Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations

September 15, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/afp20150915p460.pdf

Obesity in Children - Clinical Evidence Handbook - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2007 - What are the effects of lifestyle interventions for the treatment of childhood obesity?

American Family Physician : Clinical Evidence Handbook

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1701.html

AHRQ Data on Antibiotic Use in Children with Otitis Media - Practice Guidelines - ...

Jun 15, 2005 - As part of its Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) examined the use of antibiotics to treat otitis media in children.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/p2382.html

AAP Releases Guidelines on Treatment of Anaphylaxis - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Oct 15, 2007 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on the treatment of anaphylaxis. Epinephrine is an effective treatment option for anaphylaxis if it is injected into the lateral leg immediately.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1230.html

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