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Evaluation of Primary Immunodeficiency Disease in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2013 - One in 2,000 children younger than 18 years is thought to have a primary immunodeficiency disease. Antibody, combined B-cell and T-cell, phagocytic, and complement disorders are the most common types. Children with these diseases tend to have bacterial or fungal infections with unusual ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/p773.html

Evaluation of Short and Tall Stature in Children

...Health Organization (WHO) growth charts for children younger than two years and the CDC growth charts for children older than two years.5 The CDC growth charts are a population-based reference that include data from bottle-fed and breastfed infants. Because the WHO growth charts are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/afp20150701p43.pdf

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

Jul 1, 2015 - Short stature is defined as a height more than two standard deviations below the mean for age (less than the 3rd percentile). Tall stature is defined as a height more than two standard deviations above the mean for age (greater than the 97th percentile). The initial evaluation of short ...

American Family Physician : Article

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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

Failure to Thriv<FEFF>e: A Practical Guide

...of cognitive skills and appropriate immune function can be impaired, resulting in fail- ure to achieve developmental milestones and normal health.2,5,6 Diagnosis The term FTT should be used as a clinical finding and not as a diagnosis.4,7 Recognition depends on reliable and valid...

American Family Physician

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

Failure to Thrive - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - Failure to thrive is a condition commonly seen by primary care physicians. Prompt diagnosis and intervention are important for preventing malnutrition and developmental sequelae. Medical and social factors often contribute to failure to thrive. Either extreme of parental attention ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p879.html

Failure to Thrive - American Family Physician

...a standard growth chart. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) recently released improved growth charts that can be found at www.cdc.gov. While defini- tions of FTT have varied, most practitioners diagnose FTT when a child’s weight for age falls below the fifth percentile...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/afp20030901p879.pdf

Failure to Thrive: A Practical Guide - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2016 - Children with very low weight for age or height and those who do not maintain an appropriate growth pattern may have failure to thrive (FTT), also known as weight faltering. If confirmed by repeated valid measurements, FTT should prompt a search for causes of undernutrition, including ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

Failure to Thrive: An Update

...used anthropo- metric criteria for diagnosing FTT.4,5 Most of these criteria involve plotting a child’s growth on a standardized growth chart over multiple visits. In 2006, the World Health Organiza- tion released updated growth charts that incorporate data from six countries and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/afp20110401p829.pdf

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: Parental Neglect or Well-Meaning Ignorance? - Curbside Consultation ...

May 1, 2001 - A case scenario describing a six-month-old infant's weight loss. The physician commentary outlines the careful analysis required to reach an accurate diagnosis.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1867.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

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

Failure to Thrive: Why Is My Child Underweight? - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2003 - ...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: Why Is My...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p886.html

Family Medicine: A Natural Home for Office-based Addiction Care

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., shares her experiences with office-based addiction treatment and explains why it’s a perfect fit for the practicing family physician.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20220113fp-obat.html

Family Mission Statements -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - This article will offer one family physician's perspective on how developing an annual family mission statement can help doctors balance the demands of their personal and professional lives.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p60.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

Family Physicians as Role Models for Underrepresented Students

Read the AAFP's strategies for addressing the underrepresentation of students in medicine.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/family-physicians-role-models.html

Family Practice International - Dec 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...the organism to guide intensive antibiotic therapy. All patients at risk for CAP should be counseled about smoking cessation and general health and should receive influenza and pneumococcal immunization. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (Great Britain—The Practitioner, July 2000, p....

American Family Physician : Family Practice International

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2688.html

Family Practice Management • Feature article manuscript

...a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This notice describes how health information about you (as a patient of this practice) may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to your individually identifiable health...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/fpm20030200p29-rt1.docx

Febrile Seizures: Risks, Evaluation, and Prognosis - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2019 - A febrile seizure is a seizure occurring in a child six months to five years of age that is accompanied by a fever (100.4°F or greater) without central nervous system infection. Febrile seizures are classified as simple or complex. A complex seizure lasts 15 minutes or more, is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p445.html

Febrile Seizures: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 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 Febrile Seizures: What You...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1765.html

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

October 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/afp20171015p515.pdf

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2017 - Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) result from intrauterine exposure to alcohol and are the most common nonheritable causes of intellectual disability. The percentage of women who drink or binge drink during pregnancy has increased since 2012. FAS ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p515.html

Fever in Returning Travelers: A Case-Based Approach

...from Wilson ME. Post-travel evaluation: fever in returned travelers. In: Brunett GW, ed., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health Information for International Travel 2012: The Yellow Book. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2012. http:/...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/afp20131015p524.pdf

Fever in Returning Travelers: A Case-Based Approach - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2013 - Overall, 3% to 19% of travelers to the developing world will return to the United States with fever or will develop fever within weeks of their return. When evaluating the returning traveler with fever, it is important to know which pretravel immunizations the patient received; which ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/p524.html

Fever Without Source in Infants and Young Children--A Hot Potato? - Editorials - ...

Oct 1, 2001 - ...Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, Ohio Am Fam Physician. 2001 Oct 1;64(7):1148-1154. Related Article Although fever is common in infants and young children three to 36 months of age, its management remains challenging and controversial. In this...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/p1148.html

Finding Guidance Amid Uncertainty of ADHD Diagnosis - Editorials - American Family ...

May 1, 2001 - ...The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a statement at the end of a Consensus Development conference in November 1998, stating that ADHD has remained controversial in many public and private sectors. The panel recognized that we do not have an independent valid test for ADHD,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1694.html

Fluoride: The Family Physician's Role - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2015 - Fluoride is an important aspect of good oral care. With 181 million Americans not visiting the dentist annually, family physicians have an essential role in oral health care.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/p174.html

Fluoride: The Family Physician’s Role

Date xx, xxxx Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0801/afp20150801p174.pdf

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

Food Intolerance - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - 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/1999/0801/p593.html

For FP Moms, This Mother's Day Is About Impact on Community

Amid a pandemic, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., and Kimberly Becher, M.D., reflect in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on a Mother's Day like no other for physician moms.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200508fp-mothersday.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

Four Tools for Reducing Burnout by Finding Work-Life Balance -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - If your career feels like an 800-pound gorilla that’s been crowding out the rest of your life, it’s time to find some balance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p28.html

FP Steps in With Compassion for Child Sex Abuse Victims

Samuel "Le" Church, M.D., M.P.H., literally rebuilt his practice so he could help childhood victims of sexual assault.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181015fdf-church.html

fpm20061000p39-rt1.pdf

...physicals should not replace the annual well-child exam. The annual well-child exam allows us to discuss any health problems your child may have, including acne or chronic health conditions. It is also our opportunity to discuss with your child impor- tant topics such as peer...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/fpm20061000p39-rt1.pdf

fpm20061000p39.pdf

...a couple of options. Each requires proactive effort to determine what the patient’s health plan covers and how best to report the services: Perform a full preventive service and bill the health plan. Most payers reimburse one preventive exam annually or provide fixed-dol- lar...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/fpm20061000p39.pdf

fpm20080400p37.pdf

...of ordinary negligence and gross negligence. Ordinary negli- gence means that the individual providing aid did not act as a reasonable health care provider would under similar circumstances. Contrast that with gross negligence, which generally means not only that the individual did...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/fpm20080400p37.pdf

fpm20080500p31.pdf

...the problem and in developing a treatment plan. We must con- sider our patients’ life circumstances, including their socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, work schedule, support structure, and religious and cultural preferences, and ask ourselves how likely the patient is...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/fpm20080500p31.pdf

fpm20110500p37.pdf

...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...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/fpm20110500p37.pdf

fpm20140700p21.pdf

...Health problems of the mouth can affect the whole patient, making primary care physicians a natural ally. HUGH SILK, MD, MPH, AND MARK DEUTCHMAN, MD Evidence that poor oral health is connected to poor systemic health has grown over the last decade. Children with dental caries...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/fpm20140700p21.pdf

fpm20150300p11.pdf

...Letting minors view their health records online means finding a compromise between patient privacy and parental rights. Electronic Access to Adolescents’ Health Records: LEGAL, POLICY, AND PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS Neil Calman, MD, Helen R. Pfister, JD, Ruth Lesnewski, MD, Diane...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/fpm20150300p11.pdf

fpm20160100p28.pdf

...With your life calendar in hand, if some- one at work asks, Can you cover a few extra hours on Thursday? or if someone at your child’s school asks, Can you come to the book fair meeting next week? you can pull out your cell phone and say, Let me check my calendar. If you are already...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/fpm20160100p28.pdf

fpm20160300p26.pdf

...besides all the health benefits, says Brull: I exercise before work so I feel accomplished. Instead of spending all day dreading it, she gets a psychological win for the day. Other potential frogs might be a difficult phone call you need to make, an electronic health record...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/fpm20160300p26.pdf

fpm20160500p20.pdf

...How do we as family physicians benefit not only the health outcomes of the children we serve but also their broader development? How can we help position our young patients to succeed as they enter and go through school? And how can we do these things while providing essential...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0500/fpm20160500p20.pdf

fpm20170500p25.pdf

...shifting the risk of providing health care from payers to physicians and other health care providers by tying reimbursement to value. This shift is part of an effort to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, reducing health care costs, and improving the patient care...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/fpm20170500p25.pdf

fpm20190500p10-rt2.xls

...Note: The following macros are offered as examples, which users can adapt for their own electronic health record systems. The "quick key" and "macro text" can be edited as needed. QUICK KEY MACRO TEXT 5210 Each day I recommend you eat 5 servings of colored foods (fruits and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p10-rt2.xls

Full-scope Family Medicine Flourishes in Southwestern Kansas

Family physician Drew Miller, M.D., is one of seven FPs providing high-quality, full-scope health care -- including delivering babies -- in the small town of Lakin, Kan., home to some 2,200 souls.

AAFP News : Practice and Career

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190708rural-miller.html

Gallup Survey: Support for Childhood Vaccination Declining

Results of a recent Gallup survey indicate that overall support for childhood vaccinations has dropped 10% in the past two decades. The survey found that 84% of adults surveyed in 2019 said it was extremely or very important that parents vaccinate their children, down from 94% in 2001.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200318gallupvax.html

Gastroenteritis in Children - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2019 - Acute gastroenteritis is defined as a diarrheal disease of rapid onset, with or without nausea, vomiting, fever, or abdominal pain. In the United States, acute gastroenteritis accounts for 1.5 million office visits, 200,000 hospitalizations, and 300 deaths in children each year. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p159.html

Gastroenteritis in Children:

...Your child should breastfeed, bottle-feed, or eat normal foods after taking an ORS. Don’t limit your child’s foods to only the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast), and don’t mix extra water into formula. How much ORS should be given? Using a syringe or spoon, you can...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1066-s1.pdf

Gastroenteritis in Children: Part II. Prevention and Management

...drink adequate fluids. Many stud- ies have shown that a child’s regular diet reduces the duration of diarrhea.1,2 The BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) is too restrictive, unless the foods are part of the child’s regular diet, and is not recommended by the American...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1066.pdf

Gastroenteritis in Children: Part II. Prevention and Management - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2012 - The treatment of gastroenteritis in children focuses on preventing dehydration. A child with minimal or no dehydration should be encouraged to continue his or her usual diet plus drink adequate fluids. Many studies have shown that a child’s regular diet reduces the duration of diarrhea....

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1066.html

Gastroenteritis in Children: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family ...

Nov 15, 1998 - Gastroenteritis in children is a common reason for visits to family physicians. Most cases of gastroenteritis have a viral etiology and are self-limited. However, more severe or prolonged cases of gastroenteritis can result in dehydration with significant morbidity and mortality. This ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1769.html

Gastroenteritis in Children: Treating Dehydration - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2012 - ...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 Gastroenteritis in Children:...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/p1066-s1.html

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children

...reflux? Most reflux does not need to be treated. It usually goes away by 12 months of age. There are some things you can try to help your child’s reflux: • Change your infant’s body positioning after feeding (discuss this with your doctor first) • Try smaller and more frequent...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/afp20151015p705-s1.pdf

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2015 - ...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 Gastroesophageal Reflux in...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/p705-s1.html

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children -- American Family Physician

...be excluded before considering GERD as the main cause of an infant’s or child’s symptoms of silent or visible regurgitation or vomiting (Table 3). Additional upper GI disorders that require diagnostic consideration include pyloric stenosis, hiatal hernia, pyloric and antral webs,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/afp20011201p1853.pdf

General Parenting Strategies: Practical Suggestions for Common Child Behavior Issues - ...

May 15, 2018 - Parents often seek guidance from physicians on child behavior problems. Questions may range from general parenting strategies to managing specific child behaviors. Physicians and their staff can identify problematic parent-child interactions or behaviors within the office setting and ...

American Family Physician : Article

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

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

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

Getting Your Child to Take Medicine - American Family Physician

Sep 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 Getting Your Child to Take...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/p800.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

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

Good News: Asthma Attacks Down Among U.S. Children

A U.S. Preventive Services Task Force final recommendation issued this week reaffirms that potential harms of routine screening for ovarian cancer outweigh the benefits. The AAFP has agreed in its own recommendation statement.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180213mmwrasthma.html

Guidelines for Proper Use of Child Safety Seats - Letters to the Editor - American ...

Feb 1, 2003 - ...child restraint. While the child's feet may touch the vehicle seatback, this is not a problem unless it causes excessive discomfort for the child. For parents concerned about the potential risk of leg injury, an appropriate response is that broken legs heal more easily than broken...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p466.html

Head Lice - American Family Physician

Jan 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 Head Lice Am Fam Physician....

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/p349.html

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

Headaches in Children and Adolescents -- American Family Physician

...Do you have any other health problems? Does anyone else in your family get headaches? What do you think might be causing your headaches? Adapted with permission from Rothner AD. The evaluation of headaches in chil- dren and adolescents. Semin Pediatr Neurol 1995;2:109-18....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0215/afp20020215p625.pdf

Health Aspects of International Adoption - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - ...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 Health Aspects of International Adoption Am Fam Physician. 1998 Dec...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1201/p2039.html

Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do?

Date xx, xxxx Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/afp20150715p84.pdf

Health Literacy: What Do You Need to Do? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2015 - What can physicians do to address limited health literacy and be sure that patients understand health information? The answer is twofold: practicewide changes and individual communication changes.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0715/p84.html

Heart Murmurs in Children-What Parents Should Know - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - ...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 Heart Murmurs in Children—What...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0801/p565.html

Heart Murmurs in Pediatric Patients: When Do You Refer? - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1999 - Many normal children have heart murmurs, but most children do not have heart disease. An appropriate history and a properly conducted physical examination can identify children at increased risk for significant heart disease. Pathologic causes of systolic murmurs include atrial and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0801/p558.html

Help for Your Child's Constipation - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2006 - ...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 Help for Your Child’s Constipation Am Fam Physician. 2006 Feb 1;73(3):481-482. See related...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p481.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

Helping Your Child Lose Weight - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - ...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 Lose Weight...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p873.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

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

HHS, CDC Address Ongoing Measles Outbreaks

As the number of confirmed measles cases continues to rise, the CDC is pulling out all the stops to emphasize the importance of childhood vaccination and prevent more people from becoming infected.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190501latestmeasles.html

High Blood Pressure in Children

...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/2012/0401/afp20120401p704.pdf

High Blood Pressure in Children - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - ...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 High Blood Pressure in...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p704.html

High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2012 - High blood pressure in children and adolescents is a growing health problem that is often overlooked by physicians. Normal blood pressure values for children and adolescents are based on age, sex, and height, and are available in standardized tables. Prehypertension is defined as a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/p693.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

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

How Do I Deal With a Racist Patient?

With racism a frequent topic in the news recently, we asked our new physician bloggers how racism has affected them in health care settings.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170821fp-race.html

How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care

...of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) in Madison, Wis., where she directs the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Advocates Program and her department’s Office of Community Health. Dr. Quiogue is an...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/fpm20190700p29.pdf

How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Taking steps to recognize and correct unconscious assumptions toward groups can promote health equity.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p29.html

How to Prescribe Fewer Unnecessary Antibiotics: Talking Points That Work with Patients ...

Aug 1, 2016 - Appropriate antibiotic prescribing is a quality-of-care issue; all clinicians have the responsibility to provide the right treatments to their patients while minimizing harm. Effective communication, public commitments, and delayed antibiotic prescriptions are evidence-based tools ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0801/p200.html

How to Prevent Iron Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Toddlers - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2002 - ...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 How to Prevent Iron Deficiency...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1227.html

How to Start Your Workday -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Could a better morning routine lead to a better workday? Here are seven tips to try in your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p26.html

How to Teach Good Behavior: Tips for Parents - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2002 - ...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 How to Teach Good Behavior:...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/p1463.html

HPV Vaccination: Overcoming Parental and Physician Impediments

September 15, 2015 Editorials

American Family Physician

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

HPV Vaccination: Overcoming Parental and Physician Impediments - Editorials - American ...

Sep 15, 2015 - Family physicians have an opportunity to significantly reduce rates of cervical and oropharyngeal cancers with a safe and effective HPV vaccine. We should listen and address parental concerns, but also strongly recommend all childhood immunizations and use every opportunity to ...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p449.html

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About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/AAFP_AllPoliciesApril2019.pdf

Hypertension in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

May 1, 2006 - The development of a national database on normative blood pressure levels throughout childhood has contributed to the recognition of elevated blood pressure in children and adolescents. The epidemic of childhood obesity, the risk of developing left ventricular hypertrophy, and evidence ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1558.html

ICSI Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children

...Diagnosis and Evaluation The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that approximately 8.7 percent of children eight to 15 years of age meet criteria for ADHD. The condition is classified into three subtypes, depending on the prevalence of specific behaviors:...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0315/afp20110315p762.pdf

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

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