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

...5 percent of the population.1 This disor- der can affect a child’s education, develop- ment, peer functioning and self-esteem. Treating patients with ADHD can be rewarding, with long-term benefits for the patient, the family and the physician-fam- ily relationship. Family physicians...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/afp20011015p1355.pdf

Autism: A Medical Primer - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - Autistic disorder, a pervasive developmental disorder resulting in social, language, or sensorimotor deficits, occurs in approximately seven of 10,000 persons. Early detection and intervention significantly improve outcome, with about one third of autistic persons achieving some degree ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1667.html

Back Pain in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Back pain is a relatively common presenting symptom in children and adolescents. Typical causes include muscle strain or spasm, spinal deformities (e.g., Scheuermann kyphosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis), spondylolysis, bulging or herniated intervertebral disks, apophysitis of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p19.html

Bed-wetting: Tips to Help Your Child - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2014 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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 Bed-wetting: Tips to Help Your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p560-s1.html

Beyond Charity: FP Empowers Communities, Sparks Change

From caring for people experiencing homelessness to feeding the hungry, Evelyn Figueroa, M.D., is helping Chicagoans beyond her clinic and hospital.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200817fdf-figueroa.html

Bike Safety Tips - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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 Bike Safety Tips Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2651.html

Blackwelder: FPs, Go Out and Make the Case for Family Medicine

Plenary speaker Reid Blackwelder, M.D., told family physicians they can support their specialty by helping payers, policymakers and legislators understand its scope and breadth.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180427nccl-plenary.html

Blisters Over the Buttocks - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - A 7-year-old girl with a history of pain in her lower abdomen and buttocks developed multiple bullous lesions in the perirectal area involving the gluteal cleft and both buttocks.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p323.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

Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - ...or behavior at one age may have a very different significance from the same behavior at another age. Similarly, physicians know that a child's environment often has a powerful impact on him or her, making the child more vulnerable to or more protected against the risk of developing...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p1159.html

Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...review of the scientific and philosophic foundations of family medicine. His perspectives on doctor and patient, science and practice, and health and disease, are both familiar and refreshing. Students will understand the principles of family medicine: competence, comprehensive...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1910.html

Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees

Read AAFP's position on breastfeeding and lactation for medical trainees.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-lactation-medical-trainees.html

Breastfeeding Basics

...Mother’s milk programs the child’s immune system so there are fewer chronic immune diseases in later life. Unlike bottles, which can deform the inside of the baby’s mouth, breastfeeding promotes the normal development of the mouth and jaws, causing less need for orthodontics. 9...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-basics.pptx

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-position-paper.html

Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective - POEMs - American ...

Feb 1, 2017 - Calculating the BMI of children and adolescents in primary care practices and counseling those who are overweight is ineffective to reduce BMI in children over several years of follow-up.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p194a.html

Bronchiolitis and Your Child - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...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. Patient Information Collections Information from Your Family...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p767.html

Bullying - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - ...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 Bullying Am Fam Physician....

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1729.html

Bullying Among Adolescents: A Challenge in Primary Care - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2013 - Patients of primary care physicians should undergo psychosocial screening as part of routine wellness visits and when seeking care for mental health or somatic problems, or behavioral concerns. Physicians should be alert to any indications of bullying and identify relevant sequelae in a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p87.html

Bullying in Adolescents: A Challenge in Primary Care

...of primary care physicians should undergo psychosocial screening as part of routine wellness visits and when seeking care for mental health or somatic problems, or behavioral concerns.1 Physicians should be alert to any indications of bullying and identify rel- evant sequelae in a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/afp20130715p87.pdf

Car Safety for Your Child - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - ...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 Car Safety for Your Child Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p479.html

Caring for Infants with Congenital Heart Disease and Their Families - American Family ...

Apr 1, 1999 - Congenital heart defects are classified into two broad categories: acyanotic and cyanotic lesions. The most common acyanotic lesions are ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, atrioventricular canal, pulmonary stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus, aortic stenosis and coarctation...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1857.html

Caring for Latino Patients - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2013 - Latinos comprise nearly 16 percent of the U.S. population, and this proportion is anticipated to increase to 30 percent by 2050. Latinos are a diverse ethnic group that includes many different cultures, races, and nationalities. Barriers to care have resulted in striking disparities in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html

Caring for School-Aged Patients

Help school-aged patients stay healthy and safe. Take the opportunity to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth during their formative years.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/caring-for-school-aged-patients.html

CDC Launches Vaccinating Children Video Series

On Jan. 15, the CDC launched an educational video series for parents explaining how vaccines for their children work.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190123vaccinevideo.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

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

CDC Releases Guidelines on Indentifying and Referring Persons with Fetal Alcohol ...

Mar 1, 2006 - Prenatal exposure to alcohol can damage the developing fetus and is a leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities, such as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued consensus guidelines to help identify ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p916.html

CDC Releases Recommendations for State Newborn Screening Programs for Cystic Fibrosis -...

Apr 15, 2005 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations on the screening of newborns for cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the second most common life-shortening, childhood-onset inherited disorder in the United States, behind sickle cell disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1605.html

CDC Updates Guidelines for Influenza Vaccination for 2010-2011 Season

...including children six months to 18 years of age and adults 50 years and older. These persons, their household and close contacts, and all health care professionals should be a focus of vaccination efforts. The capacity now exists to produce suf- ficient influenza vaccine to meet...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1001/afp20101001p838.pdf

Cerebral Palsy in Children: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Jan 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 Cerebral Palsy in Children:...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/p101.html

Cerebral Palsy: An Overview - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 15, 2020 - Cerebral palsy, which occurs in two to three out of 1,000 live births, has multiple etiologies resulting in brain injury that affects movement, posture, and balance. The movement disorders associated with cerebral palsy are categorized as spasticity, dyskinesia, ataxia, or mixed/other. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/p213.html

Cerebral Palsy: An Overview - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2006 - The presentation of cerebral palsy can be global mental and physical dysfunction or isolated disturbances in gait, cognition, growth, or sensation. It is the most common childhood physical disability and affects 2 to 2.5 children per 1,000 born in the United States. The differential ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/p91.html

Child Abuse

Read AAFP's policy on issues and education relating to child abuse.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/child-abuse.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

Child Abuse: The Physician's Role in Alleviating a Growing Problem - Editorials - ...

May 15, 2000 - ...refer to the intentional assault of a child by a caretaker. This definition has been expanded to cover any action that undermines a child's development potential and is a significant expansion of the definition associated with the battered-child syndrome.2,3 Although the classic...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p2977.html

Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - The number one cause of death for children younger than 14 years is vehicular injury. Child safety seats and automobile safety belts protect children in a crash if they are used correctly, but if a child does not fit in the restraint correctly, it can lead to injury. A child safety seat...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p473.html

Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety - American Family Physician

...Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety FRANCES BIAGIOLI, M.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon Until a child fits correctly in the safety belt, a child safety seat should be used. Downloaded from the American Family Physician Web site at...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/afp20050801p473.pdf

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

Childhood Asthma: Treatment Update - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - The prevalence of childhood asthma has risen significantly over the past four decades. A family history of atopic disease is associated with an increased likelihood of developing asthma, and environmental triggers such as tobacco smoke significantly increase the severity of daily asthma...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1959.html

Childhood Asthma: Treatment Update - American Family Physician

...Childhood Asthma: Treatment Update A. URSULLA COURTNEY, M.D., DANIEL F. MCCARTER, M.D., and SUSAN M. POLLART, M.D. University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia May 15, 2005 ◆ Volume 71, Number 10 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1959 Downloaded from...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/afp20050515p1959.pdf

Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Childhood bullying is common and can lead to serious adverse physical and mental health effects for both the victim and the bully. In teenagers, risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying include being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; having a disability or medical condition ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p187.html

Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - Childhood bullying has potentially serious implications for bullies and their targets. Bullying involves a pattern of repeated aggression, a deliberate intent to harm or disturb a victim despite the victim's apparent distress, and a real or perceived imbalance of power. Bullying can ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1723.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

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

...Rules should be few but clear and, to im- prove compliance, they should be appropri- ate for the child’s age.5 Punishment should be a logical or natural consequence of the misbehavior.6 For example, if a child marks on the wall with a crayon, an appropriate punishment would be to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/afp20021015p1447.pdf

Childhood Eye Examination - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2013 - Vision screening in children is an ongoing process, with components that should occur at each well-child visit. The purpose is to detect risk factors and visual abnormalities that necessitate treatment and to identify those patients who require referral to an ophthalmologist skilled in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p241.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

Children and Adolescents

It is anticipated that a vaccine will be authorized for children aged 5-11 very soon. In preparation, the AAFP is working with the White House, HHS, and the CDC to provide information and resources to assist family physicians and their patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/current-hot-topics/recent-outbreaks/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/children-and-adolescents.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

Cholesterol: Tips for Children with High Cholesterol - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2004 - ...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 Cholesterol: Tips for Children...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0215/p937.html

Choosing Wisely: Avoid administering nebulized medications by blow by, or placing the ...

Avoid administering nebulized medications by blow by, or placing the mask or nebulizer tubing near the child’s nose and mouth rather than securing the mask properly to the face. A T-piece with mouthpiece or face mask should be used instead.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=445

Choosing Wisely: CT scans are not necessary in the evaluation of minor head injuries. -...

CT scans are not necessary in the evaluation of minor head injuries.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=40

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations - American Family Physician

Choosing Wisely: More Good Clinical Recommendations to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/search.htm

choosing-wisely-table.pdf

...Interventions to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Harm: Consolidated Items Relevant to Primary Care from the Choosing Wisely Campaign This table is organized alphabetically by primary discipline. The sponsoring organizations are listed below each reccommendation. This...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/choosing-wisely-table.pdf

Chronic Abdominal Pain in Childhood: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - More than one third of children complain of abdominal pain lasting two weeks or longer. The diagnostic approach to abdominal pain in children relies heavily on the history provided by the parent and child to direct a step-wise approach to investigation. If the history and physical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0401/p1823.html

Chronic Constipation in Your Child - American Family Physician

Feb 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 Chronic Constipation in Your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p479.html

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Children: Part I. Initial Evaluation - American Family ...

Jul 1, 2006 - Musculoskeletal pain can be difficult for children to characterize. Primary care physicians must determine whether the pain may be caused by a systemic disease. Change in activity, constitutional symptoms such as fevers and fatigue, or abnormal examination findings without obvious ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/p115.html

Clinical Briefs - Apr 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - ...with tacrolimus include temporary stinging or burning sensations where the ointment is applied, although this may lessen if the diseased skin heals. The adverse effects of ultraviolet light on the skin may be intensified. Therefore, patients should avoid exposure to sunlight and...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1433.html

Clinical Briefs - Apr 15, 1999 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1999 - ...are sick but have not been told why. When considering disclosure of the HIV diagnosis, parents and physicians need to take into account the child's cognitive ability, developmental state, clinical status and social circumstances. Younger children (those who are not yet school-aged)...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0415/p2367.html

Clinical Briefs - Apr 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - ...any critically ill child. This includes the reasonable medical certainty that life-sustaining medical treatment will fail to maintain the child's life or the disproportionate burden of treatment in the face of irremediable and severe brain or other injury. Physicians who care for a...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/p1639.html

Clinical Briefs - Apr 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - ...health benefits to women with gestational diabetes. A physically active woman with a history of, or risk for, preterm labor or fetal growth restriction should be advised to reduce her activity in the second and third trimesters. Botulinum Toxin-A for Neuromuscular Pain The Health...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1690.html

Clinical Briefs - Aug 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - ...To obtain a copy of the survey, contact the Office on Smoking and Health at 770-488-5705 (press 2 for publications), or write Office on Smoking and Health, CDC, Mailstop K-50, 4770 Buford Hwy., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30341. The study is also available on the CDC Web site...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p575.html

Clinical Briefs - Aug 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2000 - ...American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has published a consensus statement from their scientific roundtable titled The Physiological and Health Effects of Oral Creatine Supplementation. The statement appears in the March 2000 issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise....

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0815/p885.html

Clinical Briefs - Dec 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2003 - ...Insufficient nutrition because of the child's inability to feed properly (e.g., severe neurologic dysfunction, gastroesophageal reflux, cleft palate). Nutrition is adequate but inadequately absorbed (e.g., malabsorption syndromes). The disease process creates added metabolic...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1201/p2277.html

Clinical Briefs - Dec 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...with the families and health care professionals involved in the management and follow-up of adolescents who are at risk or have attempted suicide. Physicians should become familiar with resources that are concerned with youth suicide, such as mental health agencies, family and...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2704.html

Clinical Briefs - Feb 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - ...The Committee on Native American Child Health and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have issued a policy statement on the immunization of Native American children. The AAP policy statement appears in the September 1999 issue of...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1200.html

Clinical Briefs - Jan 15, 2004 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2004 - ...the overall health and welfare of the woman and her fetus more than does vaginal birth, then he or she is ethically justified in performing a cesarean delivery. Similarly, if the physician believes that performing a cesarean delivery would be detrimental to the overall health and...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p440.html

Clinical Briefs - Jul 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1998 - ...Cancer Center suggesting that suncreens do not protect against melanoma. The AAD says in a statement that it is concerned about the health consequences of public confusion about the safety and efficacy of sunscreens. The Academy (AAD) challenges the findings in the report in an...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0701/p267.html

Clinical Briefs - Jul 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - ...were also included in the national health objectives for 2000 initiative. Except for hepatitis B vaccine, the 90 percent coverage goals were achieved and maintained through implementation of the CII by public-and private-sector organizations and health care professionals at the...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p241.html

Clinical Briefs - Jun 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - ...The Committee on Adolescent Health Care of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed an educational bulletin on the benefits and safety of oral contraceptive (OC) use in adolescents. The bulletin (ACOG Educational Bulletin No. 256) replaces ACOG...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3469.html

Clinical Briefs - Mar 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - ...The update uses two sets of age-adjusted mortality rates for cardiovascular disease, following the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Age-adjusted mortality rates and prevalence are based on the 2000 and 1940 standards. For nearly 60 years, the...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1910.html

Clinical Briefs - May 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2003 - ...on diagnosing and treating patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and on preventing transmission of SARS in the health care setting. The guidelines and recommendations are available atwww.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars, and are evolving as more is learned about the syndrome...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0501/p2018.html

Clinical Briefs - May 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - ...The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a hazard controls document (HC 29) on the control of nitrous oxide gas during cryosurgery. Studies have shown that airborne concentrations of nitrous...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3171.html

Clinical Briefs - Nov 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2000 - ...long and/or compete on an elite level. Intense training can lead to short- and long-term health consequences. Physicians who recognize the risks involved can play a key role in monitoring the health of these athletes and help reduce risks associated with high-level sports...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1101/p2152.html

Clinical Briefs - Nov 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2002 - ...trial data that showed the risks of hormone therapy, the USPSTF recommends against taking estrogen and progestin to prevent long-term health problems (a D recommendation), and found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against the use of estrogen alone in women who have had a...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1115/p2000.html

Clinical Briefs - Oct 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - ...meningitis in persons with cochlear implants. Findings of a recent investigation by the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Adminisration, and state health departments support this recommendation. Children younger than six years with a cochlear implant have a substantially greater risk for...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1437.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

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Clinical Briefs - Sep 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2000 - ...According to the ADA statement, an individualized diabetes care plan should be developed by the parent/guardian, the child's diabetes care team and school personnel or the day care provider. The plan should address the specific needs of the child and provide specific instructions...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

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Clinical Briefs - Sep 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - ...Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a policy statement on the role of the physician in childhood bereavement. The AAP policy statement appears in the February 2000 issue of Pediatrics. According to the AAP committee, the death of an important person in a...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1439.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar 2004 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - ...How should I code for a visit in which a pregnant patient interviews me to decide whether she wants me to be her unborn child’s physician and I spend 20 minutes discussing her concerns and my education, philosophy of care, etc.? I tried submitting 99212 (based on 20 minutes of...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p28.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

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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

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Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2011 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - ...range of motion testing (95831) as part of your driving assessment, you can bill Medicare for it separately. However, vision screening, health risk assessment and preventive medicine counseling are not separately payable services under Medicare Part B. If the patient is eligible for...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

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Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2021 -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Jun 1, 2021 - Home health or hospice care supervision | Advance care planning via telehealth | Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring | Counseling patients about foreign travel | Catching up on children's vaccines

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Coding and Documentation

...HOME HEALTH OR HOSPICE CARE SUPERVISION Q What date of service should I report for home health or hospice care supervision codes G0181 and G0182? A Verify your Medicare Admin-istrative Contractor’s policy, but typically you would report the first and last dates care planning...

Family Practice Management

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Combination Vaccines for Childhood Immunization - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - An increasing number of new and improved vaccines to prevent childhood diseases are being introduced. Combination vaccines represent one solution to the problem of increased numbers of injections during single clinic visits. This statement provides general guidance on the use of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2565.html

Comforting a Grieving Parent

...iar with the grieving process in bereaved parents.1,2 Healing varies from person to person, but the average time to fully adapt to the death of a child is three to four years.3 This may be considerably longer if the child’s death was unexpected or violent. Parents may feel pressured...

American Family Physician

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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

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Common Questions About Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders

...engages in behavioral exercises between therapy sessions (e.g., in vivo exposures, pleasant activities), can change the child’s environment to promote more effective behaviors, and can help the child target changes in mal- adaptive thoughts. In general, CBT for children focuses more...

American Family Physician

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Common Questions About Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders - American ...

Nov 1, 2015 - Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a time-limited, goal-oriented psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and has benefits in a number of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Common Questions About Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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American Family Physician

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Common Questions About Oppositional Defiant Disorder - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2016 - Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a disruptive behavior disorder characterized by a pattern of angry or irritable mood, argumentative or defiant behavior, or vindictiveness lasting for at least six months. Children and adolescents with ODD may have trouble controlling their temper ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/p586.html

Common Sleep Disorders in Children

...CHRISTINE F. LETTIERI, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland S leep is one of the most commonly discussed topics during well-child visits.1 It is important for primary care physicians to be familiar with normal childhood sleep patterns...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/afp20140301p368.pdf

Common Sleep Disorders in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2014 - Up to 50% of children will experience a sleep problem. Early identification of sleep problems may prevent negative consequences, such as daytime sleepiness, irritability, behavioral problems, learning difficulties, motor vehicle crashes in teenagers, and poor academic performance. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p368.html

Commonly Missed Diagnoses in the Childhood Eye Examination -- American Family Physician

...4. How vision is tested. In: Simon JW, Calhoun JH, eds. A child’s eyes: a guide to pediatric primary care. Gainesville, Fla.: Triad Publications, 1998:35-42. 5. Eye exam and vision screening in infants, children, and young adults. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/afp20010815p623.pdf

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

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Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2004 - Community-acquired pneumonia is one of the most common serious infections in children, with an annual incidence of 34 to 40 cases per 1,000 children in Europe and North America. When diagnosing community-acquired pneumonia, physicians should rely mainly on the patient's history and ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

...on the patient’s history and physical examination, supplemented by judicious use of chest radio- graphs and laboratory tests as needed. The child’s age is important in making the diagnosis. Pneumonia in neonates younger than three weeks of age most often is caused by an infec- tion...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/afp20040901p899.pdf

Concussion in Sports - Editorials - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2001 - ...Evidence-based medicine offers the promise of improved health outcomes for our patients. The problem is that the evidence is often difficult to find, conflicting or insufficient to guide our practice. Sometimes, it is just impossible to keep up with the latest changes. For...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0915/p938.html

Conduct Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment In Primary Care - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2001 - Conduct disorder is a common childhood psychiatric problem that has an increased incidence in adolescence. The primary diagnostic features of conduct disorder include aggression, theft, vandalism, violations of rules and/or lying. For a diagnosis, these behaviors must occur for at least...

American Family Physician : Article

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Conduct Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care -- American Family Physician

...icians to refer patients to appropriate subspe- cialists. Third, conduct disorder increases the risk of several public health problems, includ- ing violence, weapon use, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse and dropping out of school.3-5 Thus, it is important to identify conduct...

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