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AAFP News - Jun 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/p1259.html

Speech and Language Delay in Children - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - Speech and language delay in children is associated with increased difficulty with reading, writing, attention, and socialization. Although physicians should be alert to parental concerns and to whether children are meeting expected developmental milestones, there currently is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1183.html

Speech Delay in Children - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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 Speech Delay in Children Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1195.html

AAFP News - May 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/p1027.html

Failure to Thrive: An Update - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2011 - Failure to thrive in childhood is a state of undernutrition due to inadequate caloric intake, inadequate caloric absorption, or excessive caloric expenditure. In the United States, it is seen in 5 to 10 percent of children in primary care settings. Although failure to thrive is often ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/p829.html

Failure to Thrive: What This Means for Your Child - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2011 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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 This...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/p837.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

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

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

AAFP News - Mar 1, 2011 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2011 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p511.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Children - American Family ...

Feb 15, 2011 - Acute urinary tract infections are relatively common in children, with 8 percent of girls and 2 percent of boys having at least one episode by seven years of age. The most common pathogen is Escherichia coli, accounting for approximately 85 percent of urinary tract infections in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0215/p409.html

UTIs in Children: What to Expect - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2011 - ...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/2011/0215/p416.html

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2011 - ...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/2011/0115/p149.html

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

Sexual Behaviors in Children: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2010 - Sexual behaviors in children are common, occurring in 42 to 73 percent of children by the time they reach 13 years of age. Developmentally appropriate behavior that is common and frequently observed in children includes trying to view another person’s genitals or breasts, standing too ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1233.html

Sexual Behaviors in Children - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2010 - ...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 Sexual Behaviors in Children...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1239.html

Proteinuria in Children - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2010 - ...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 Proteinuria in Children Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p652.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2010 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - ...The physician-patient experience doesn't have to suffer when you use an electronic health record (EHR) in the exam room. Consider these things to do – and not to do: Do not complain about the EHR to the patient. Replace eye contact with voice contact when necessary. Let the patient...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0700/p36.html

Evaluation of Anemia in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2010 - Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin level of less than the 5th percentile for age. Causes vary by age. Most children with anemia are asymptomatic, and the condition is detected on screening laboratory evaluation. Screening is recommended only for high-risk children. Anemia is classified ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0615/p1462.html

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1311.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar-Apr 2010 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - ...representative or executor with rights to the deceased patient's health information under your state's laws and HIPAA. Unless the review of records was related to a medically necessary service (e.g., determining health risk to family members), this is not likely a service that is...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p46.html

Lead Poisoning in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2010 - The prevalence and severity of childhood lead poisoning have been greatly reduced since the removal of lead from paint and gasoline in the 1970s. Despite these efforts, approximately 310,000 U.S. children younger than five years have elevated blood lead levels. Health care professionals...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p751.html

Lead Poisoning in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2010 - ...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/2010/0315/p759.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

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

AAFP News - Mar 1, 2010 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2010 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p581.html

Primary Care for Children with Autism - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2010 - The earliest sign of autism in children is the delayed attainment of social skill milestones, including joint attention, social orienting, and pretend play. Language impairment is a common, but less specific, sign of autism. Repetitive behaviors and restricted interests may not be noted...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p453.html

Helping a Child with Autism - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2010 - ...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 Helping a Child with Autism...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p461.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

AAFP News - Nov 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1101/p913.html

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2009 - ...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 Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1001/p697-s1.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2009 - ...doses in 24 hours), ibuprofen every six to eight hours (maximum of three doses in 24 hours), or both drugs. Doses were calculated by the child's weight: 15 mg per kg for acetaminophen and 10 mg per kg for ibuprofen. The first dose was given in the presence of a research nurse who...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0815/p402.html

Counseling on Early Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb Sucking, Picky Eating, and ...

Jul 15, 2009 - Sleep issues, thumb sucking, coping with picky eating, and determining if a child is ready for school are common concerns of families with young children. Information and resources to help counsel on these topics include recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p139.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

Early Childhood Issues: Nighttime Waking, Thumb Sucking, Picky Eating, and School ...

Jul 15, 2009 - ...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 Early Childhood Issues:...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/p139-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

Current Strategies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood ...

Apr 15, 2009 - Symptoms of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder affect cognitive, academic, behavioral, emotional, social, and developmental functioning. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adolescents. An ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p657.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

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

Pacifiers: Benefits and Risks - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2009 - ...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 Pacifiers: Benefits and Risks...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p681-s1.html

ADHD in Children - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2009 - ...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 ADHD in Children Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/p657-s1.html

Accidental Childhood Poisonings - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2009 - ...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 Accidental Childhood...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0301/p397-s1.html

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

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

Evaluating Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents - ...

Nov 1, 2008 - Obesity continues to be a growing public health problem. According to the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 17 percent of persons two to 19 years of age are overweight. The number of obese children and adolescents has tripled in the past 20 years. Obesity in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/p1052.html

Toilet Training - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2008 - Toilet training is a developmental task that impacts families with small children. All healthy children are eventually toilet trained, and most complete the task without medical intervention. Most research on toilet training is descriptive, although some is evidence based. In the United...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/p1059.html

Oppositional Defiant Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2008 - Oppositional defiant disorder is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., as a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate, negativistic, defiant, and disobedient behavior toward authority figures. This behavior often appears in the preschool...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/p861.html

Oppositional Defiant Disorder - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2008 - ...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 Oppositional Defiant Disorder...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/p867.html

Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2008 - Children and adolescents whose heights and growth velocities deviate from the normal percentiles on standard growth charts present a special challenge to physicians. Height that is less than the 3rd percentile or greater than the 97th percentile is deemed short or tall stature, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0901/p597.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Enuresis - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2008 - Enuresis is defined as repeated, spontaneous voiding of urine during sleep in a child five years or older. It affects 5 to 7 million children in the United States. Primary nocturnal enuresis is caused by a disparity between bladder capacity and nocturnal urine production and failure of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0815/p489.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2008 - ...by the American Academy of Pediatrics or the American College of Chest Physicians for use in this age group. Honey is cited by the World Health Organization as being potentially effective in controlling cough in children. It also is used in many cultures worldwide to treat URI...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/p388.html

Childhood Obesity: Highlights of AMA Expert Committee Recommendations - American Family...

Jul 1, 2008 - Childhood obesity is an increasingly serious problem; 13.9 percent of children two to five years of age, 18.8 percent of children six to 11 years of age, and 17.4 percent of adolescents 12 to 19 years of age in America are obese. Practical strategies that primary care physicians can use...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p56.html

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

Helping Your Child Reach or Stay at a Healthy Weight - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2008 - ...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 Helping Your Child Reach or...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p65.html

Food Allergies: Detection and Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - Family physicians play a central role in the suspicion and diagnosis of immunoglobulin E-mediated food allergies, but they are also critical in redirecting the evaluation for symptoms that patients are falsely attributing to allergies. Although any food is a potential allergen, more ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1678.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

Vaccines for Your Child - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2008 - ...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 Vaccines for Your Child Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0601/p1571.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

The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Thinking about how you make clinical decisions is the first step toward making better ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p31.html

Stuttering: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - ...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 Stuttering: What You Should...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1278.html

The Diagnosis of Wheezing in Children - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - Wheezing in children is a common problem encountered by family physicians. Approximately 25 to 30 percent of infants will have at least one wheezing episode, and nearly one half of children have a history of wheezing by six years of age. The most common causes of wheezing in children ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1109.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

What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Understanding your legal protections and ethical obligations can make it easier to respond when duty calls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p37.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

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

AAFP News - Feb 15, 2008 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p423.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

Practice Pearls - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...is a free Web site with formulary information for hundreds of health plans including Medicare Part D programs. The site allows you to look up medications by generic or trade name and specify a health plan, and it tells you which tier the drug is in and whether there are restrictions...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p41.html

Evaluation of Back Pain in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2007 - Back pain is fairly prevalent in healthy children and adolescents. When children or adolescents seek medical care for back pain, it is highly likely that underlying pathology will be identified. Common causes of back pain include nonspecific pain or muscle strain, herniated disk, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1669.html

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

Ear Infections in Children: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2007 - ...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 Ear Infections in Children:...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/p1659.html

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

Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Throat - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2007 - Foreign bodies in the ear, nose, and throat are occasionally seen in family medicine, usually in children. The most common foreign bodies are food, plastic toys, and small household items. Diagnosis is often delayed because the causative event is usually unobserved, the symptoms are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/p1185.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

Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2007 - ...Whole-person orientation: the personal physician is responsible for providing for all of the patient's health care needs or taking responsibility for appropriately arranging care with other qualified professionals. This includes care for all stages of life, acute care, chronic care,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0915/p774.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

Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - ...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 Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: What...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p665.html

CDC Publishes Statement on Cough and Cold Medications in Children - Practice Guidelines...

Jul 15, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a statement on the risks of cough and cold medications in children younger than two years. Health care professionals also should be aware of the risks of serious illness or fatal overdose.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0715/p298.html

Evaluation of Apparent Life-threatening Events in Infants - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries -...

Jul 1, 2007 - A comprehensive, detailed history and physical examination with pulse oximetry and nondilated funduscopy (to look for traumatic retinal hemorrhage) helps to determine the underlying etiology of an ALTE in 70 percent of infants.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p124.html

Medical Emergency Preparedness in Office Practice - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2007 - Most primary care physicians report at least one emergency presenting to their office per year. Asthma, anaphylaxis, shock, seizures, and cardiac arrest are among the most common adult and childhood emergencies in the office setting. Most offices are not fully prepared for these medical...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1679.html

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening - American Family Physician

May 1, 2007 - Congenital hearing loss is estimated to affect one in every 1,000 newborns. Causes of hearing loss can be conductive, sensorineural, mixed, or central. Known risk factors for congenital hearing loss include cytomegalovirus infection and premature birth necessitating a stay in the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1349.html

Coding & Documentation - May 2007 -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - ...If you spend more than half of your face-to-face time counseling the child or the child's caregiver regarding obesity-related health concerns and risk-factor reduction, you may choose a level of service based on time rather than the history, exam and medical decision making...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p16.html

AAFP News - May 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2007 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/p1293.html

Amblyopia - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2007 - Amblyopia, a decrease in visual acuity, is a major public health problem with a prevalence of 1 to 4 percent in the United States. It is thought to develop early in life during the critical period of visual development. Early recognition of amblyogenic risk factors such as strabismus, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p361.html

Amblyopia ("Lazy Eye") in Your Child - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2007 - ...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 Amblyopia ( Lazy Eye ) in Your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p368.html

Child Abuse: Approach and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2007 - Child abuse is a common diagnosis in the United States and should be considered any time neglect or emotional, physical, or sexual abuse is a possibility. Although home visitation programs have been effective in preventing child maltreatment, much of the approach to and management of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p221.html

Childhood and Adolescent Depression - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - Major depression affects 3 to 5 percent of children and adolescents. Depression negatively impacts growth and development, school performance, and peer or family relationships and may lead to suicide. Biomedical and psychosocial risk factors include a family history of depression, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p73.html

Depression in Children and Teens - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - ...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/2007/0101/p83.html

Quantum Sufficit - Dec 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2006 - ...You may have a few uninvited guests in your room the next time you stay in a hotel, says a news release from Reuters Health. Researchers from the University of Virginia asked 15 patients with colds who tested positive for rhinovirus to stay in a hotel for one night. The volunteers...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/p2015.html

Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injuries - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - Injuries are the leading cause of death in children and teenagers in the United States. The leading causes of unintentional injury vary by age and include drowning, poisoning, suffocation, fires, burns, falls, and motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian-related crashes. Most injuries are...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1864.html

Nutrition in Toddlers - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - Toddlers make a transition from dependent milk-fed infancy to independent feeding and a typical omnivorous diet. This stage is an important time for physicians to monitor growth using growth charts and body mass index and to make recommendations for healthy eating. Fat and cholesterol ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1527.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

Giving Your Child the Best Nutrition - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2006 - ...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 Child the Best...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1533.html

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - Developmental dysplasia of the hip refers to a continuum of abnormalities in the immature hip that can range from subtle dysplasia to dislocation. The identification of risk factors, including breech presentation and family history, should heighten a physician's suspicion of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1310.html

Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children - Putting Prevention into...

Oct 15, 2006 - Case study: R.F. brings her three-year-old daughter in for a routine well-child examination. R.F. says that she is not concerned about her daughter’s development, but that her friend’s preschooler is being evaluated for a possible speech delay.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1373.html

AAP Examines Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Lifestyle Changes - Practice ...

Oct 15, 2006 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, Active Healthy Living: Prevention of Childhood Obesity Through Increased Physical Activity, addresses how physicians can encourage physical activity in children and adolescents who are currently or are at risk of becoming ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1434.html

Hirschsprung's Disease: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2006 - ...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 Hirschsprung’s Disease: What...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1327.html

Sports Physicals: A Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Here’s how to make sure you get paid for this common and valuable service.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p39.html

Kawasaki Disease: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - ...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 Kawasaki Disease: What You...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1149.html

Promoting Medication Adherence in Children - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2006 - The problem of getting children to follow a treatment regimen is widespread and is frustrating for physicians. The extent to which any patient adheres to a medical regimen is an essential determinant of clinical success. Strategies to improve adherence in children include using ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p793.html

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