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afp20180515od1.pdf

...maturity will likely expe- rience curvature progression in adulthood. Severe spinal curvature may be associated with adverse long-term health outcomes (e.g., pulmonary disorders, disability, back pain, psychological effects, cosmetic issues, and reduced quality of life).1,3...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/afp20180515od1.pdf

afp20070101p73.pdf

...to these disorders, an atypical presentation, a lack of adequate child mental health training for health care professionals, an inadequate number of child psychiatrists, and inequali- ties in mental health care insurance. Underdiagnosis and undertreatment are greater problems in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/afp20070101p73.pdf

Preventing Injuries: How Can I Keep My Child Safe? - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2013 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Preventing Injuries: How Can I...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p502-s1.html

afp20190201p159.pdf

...gastroenteritis in children can be managed at home. Oral rehydration therapy, such as providing half-strength apple juice followed by the child’s preferred liquids, is the mainstay of treatment for mild dehydration and is as effective as intravenous rehydration for preventing...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/afp20190201p159.pdf

Enuresis in Children: A Case-Based Approach

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/afp20141015p560.pdf

Gastroenteritis in Children: Part 1. Diagnosis

...with gastroenteritis should focus on assessing for the presence and degree of dehydration and determining the underlying etiology. The child’s weight during the illness versus posttreatment is often used to evaluate degree of dehydration retrospectively. The three examination signs...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1059.pdf

afp20191015p468.pdf

...It can bring a sense of accomplishment or frustration for the family, depending on the approach, its timing, the child’s readiness for training, and the caregiver’s and child’s responses to the approach. This article answers commonly asked questions regarding toilet training to help...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/afp20191015p468.pdf

Doctors Back to School Tool Kit

...which requires only a small amount of your time, could have lasting benefits for the life of a young person, our medical community, and the health of many future patients. This tool kit provides all of the essentials you will need to participate in this program. African Americans,...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/pre-med/dbts-toolkit.pdf

afp20200215p213.pdf

...ongoing therapy.17 In addition to focusing on motor skills, however, physicians should assist families in coping with development of their child’s com- munication, social, academic, and eventually professional skills as the child grows into adulthood.17 The treatment TABLE 1...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0215/afp20200215p213.pdf

afp20061201p1864.pdf

...shift in semantics from accident pre- vention to injury prevention and control was initiated in the 1970s to focus attention on preventable health outcomes.4 Injury prevention strategies generally are classified into three types: education, engineering and environmental...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/afp20061201p1864.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

QandA for Conversations with Parents/Guardians and Teen Patients

...to Help Office Staff Proactively Remind Parents/Guardians and their Teens about Immunization For 16- and 17-year-old visits, check the child’s immunization records in advance. Initiate the following conversation and talking points if a teen is not up to date on their immunizations:...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/vaccines-teens/hops19-v4t-conversations.pdf

Evaluation of Constipation -- American Family Physician

...define constipation differently. To determine the underlying cause of consti- pation, it is important to evaluate the patient’s general health, psychosocial status, med- ical illnesses, dietary fiber intake, and use of constipating medications. The differential diagnosis of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0601/afp20020601p2283.pdf

Virtual Endoscopy: A Promising New Technology -- American Family Physician

...patient. A conventional CT scan can be conceptualized as a stack of slices, whereas a helical scan is a continuous helix (similar to a child’s Slinky toy). Helical CT scanning offers several advantages. It is faster than the conventional technique and provides more information in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/afp20020701p107.pdf

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

afp20070501p1349.pdf

...If congenital hearing loss is not recog- nized and managed, a child’s speech, lan- guage, and cognitive development are often severely delayed.3 Etiology of Hearing Loss There are four types of hearing loss: conduc- tive, sensorineural, mixed, and central.2 Con- ductive losses...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0501/afp20070501p1349.pdf

afp20061215p2079.pdf

...is essential, and efforts should be made to identify children with reading disabilities and implement interven- tions at an early age.3,4 A child’s third-grade reading ability is reasonably predictive of overall long-term academic achievement.5 Seventy-five percent of children with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1215/afp20061215p2079.pdf

Prevention of Iron Deficiency in Infants and Toddlers -- American Family Physician

...dropped,1 iron deficiency began to be seen as a significant public health problem. Because nutritional factors were the cause in the vast majority of these cases, iron deficiency ane- mia began to be referred to as nutritional ane- mia.1 It soon became standard to screen all infants...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/afp20021001p1217.pdf

High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

...BRIAN BLUHM, MD, Integrated Health Associates, Ann Arbor, Michigan H ypertension in children and ado- lescents is a growing health prob- lem. In persons three to 18 years of age, the prevalence of prehy- pertension is 3.4 percent and the prevalence of hypertension is 3.6...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/afp20120401p693.pdf

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

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Young Children -- American Family Physician

...include other sickle hemoglobinopathies, functional or anatomic asplenia and HIV infection. Atten- dance at group day care increases a child’s risk of contracting invasive pneumococcal disease by twofold to threefold and also increases the risk of developing resistance to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/afp20010515p1991.pdf

afp20060701p115.pdf

...Many rheumatic clinical entities tend to develop over weeks or months (Table 1).3 Close follow-up to determine the child’s clin- ical course therefore is recommended. Reso- lution of symptoms and continued absence of worrisome features can reassure the child and family that a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0701/afp20060701p115.pdf

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

Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

...comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults. The PC-MH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. The AAP, AAFP, ACP, and AOA, representing...

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/pcmh/initiatives/PCMHJoint.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

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

afp20181001p419.pdf

...Evidence-Based Answer Child feeding interventions are effective in the short term (i.e., less than 12 months) for increasing a child’s intake of fruits and vegetables, but only by less than 5% of the recommended daily allow- ance. Conversely, parental nutrition education and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1001/afp20181001p419.pdf

afp20190401p445.pdf

...Dustin K. Smith, DO, Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Branch Health Clinic Diego Garcia, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory Kerry P. Sadler, MD, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida Molly Benedum, MD, University of South Carolina Greenville School of Medicine,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/afp20190401p445.pdf

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children

May 15, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/afp20160515p830.pdf

Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice -- Family Practice Management

...source of a particular article that caught our eye, reliving a conversation with the family of a hospitalized patient, thinking about our child’s baseball game. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, head of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the Universi- ty of Massachusetts Medical...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/fpm20031000p57.pdf

Treating Acute Bronchiolitis Associated with RSV - American Family Physician

...to pul- monary infilrates and impending respiratory failure. The decision to hospitalize a child with RSV infection largely depends on the child’s age, the clinically assessed severity of disease, and other risk factors (Table 2). High-risk infants who should be hospitalized include...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0115/afp20040115p325.pdf

afp20071201p1669.pdf

...has released a guideline for backpack use. The guideline recommends that backpacks not exceed 10 to 20 percent of the child’s body weight.12 This is not an evidence-based recommendation, however.8 Population-based studies have used sur- veys of large populations of healthy chil-...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1201/afp20071201p1669.pdf

afp20080415p1109.pdf

...The Diagnosis of Wheezing in Children Lisa NobLe Weiss, MD, Med, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, Forum Health Family Practice Center, Youngstown, Ohio W heezing in infants and chil- dren is a common problem presented to primary care offices....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/afp20080415p1109.pdf

Evaluation of Primary Immunodeficiency Disease in Children

...children tend to outgrow their infections, with fewer infections as they get older. An immunodeficiency should be con- sidered if a child’s infections increase in frequency or become more severe as he or she gets older.3 Recurrent, serious infections with common pathogens may be...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/afp20130601p773.pdf

Counseling Patients with Unintended Pregnancy

Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/afp20150415p574.pdf

afp20210700p58.pdf

...months of age. Some experts perform antibody testing at 12 to 18 months to document clearance of maternal anti- bodies and to confirm the child’s HIV seronega- tive status.18,24 Prophylaxis with trimethoprim/sulfamethox- azole should begin at four to six weeks of age if HIV...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0700/afp20210700p58.pdf

Runny Nose and Your Child's Cold - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2000 - ...of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Runny Nose and Your Child's Cold Am Fam Physician. 2000 Dec 15;62(12):2698. What causes my child's runny nose? A runny nose usually starts when your child's...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1215/p2698.html

None

...How is it diagnosed? Your doctor can usually diagnose an RSV infection based on your child’s symptoms and a physical exam during RSV season (November through April). There is also a nasal swab test for RSV, but it’s not usually needed. How is it treated? Treatment is mainly aimed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/afp20110115p149.pdf

Primary Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

December 15, 2016

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1215/afp20161215p972.pdf

AAP Issues Guidelines for Selecting and Using the Most Appropriate Car Safety Seats - ...

Aug 1, 2002 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations on selecting and installing safety seats and how to place a child in the seat. Factors that parents should consider before buying a car safety seat for infants and children are included.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/p509.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

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

Lower Extremity Abnormalities in Children - American Family Physician

...depart- ments develop articles for Problem-Oriented Diagnosis. This is one in a series from the Department of Family Practice at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine. Guest coor- dinator of the series is Miriam Vincent, M.D. I L L U S T R A T I O N B Y S T E...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/afp20030801p461.pdf

afp20070601p1679.pdf

...I n caring for patients of all ages and providing routine health maintenance and urgent care, family physicians should be prepared to encounter a range of emergencies, from stroke in older patients to meningitis in infants. Adult patients may misinterpret the urgency of their...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/afp20070601p1679.pdf

afp20080615p1678.pdf

...they ingest will appear in their breast milk), the breast- feeding mother should avoid eggs, milk, tree nuts, pea- nuts, and seafood. In the child’s diet, nuts, shellfish, and fish are delayed until three to four years of age. Although there is some evidence of a decrease in food...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/afp20080615p1678.pdf

Umbilical Cord Blood

...How is it donated and stored? You may donate your child’s umbilical cord blood to be used by any patient in need. Another option is to pay to have it stored for your own use. You may store it for free through the Related Cord Blood Donor Program if your baby has a sibling with a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/afp20110915p667.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Heart Murmurs in Children

...in an age-appropriate fashion. Parents of infants should be asked about their child’s ability to play and the duration and vigor of feeding; parents of older children should compare their child’s ability to participate in team sports with that of peers.4 Chest pain is rarely a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/afp20111001p793.pdf

Treatment of the Common Cold in Children and Adults

...Fluids. Caregivers are often advised to increase a child’s fluid intake. However, in two case series and a prevalence study, some children with respiratory infec- tions but no signs of dehydration developed hyponatre- mia with increased fluids.15 Therefore, extra fluid intake is not...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/afp20120715p153.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis C

June 15, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0615/afp20150615p835.pdf

Does Screening for Tuberculosis in Children Decrease Morbidity or Mortality? - FPIN's ...

Mar 15, 2004 - Routine screening of low-risk children for tuberculosis infection before entering kindergarten is not necessary.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0315/p1479.html

Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine

...Physician parents are more likely to experience work-life imbal- ance because of our workloads,2 and this can potentially affect a child’s formative years. To achieve balance, physicians must develop and refine personalized practices. We have personally found the following...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/fpm20210900p40.pdf

afp20081101p1059.pdf

...visit. The physician’s role in toilet training is multifaceted. Necessary components include understanding family dynamics, assessing the child’s readiness, providing education and support, and developing short-term and follow-up goals. Because each child and family are unique,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/afp20081101p1059.pdf

afp20110201p318-s1.pdf

...Department of Health and Human Services • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years are approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (http://www. cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip), the American...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/afp20110201p318-s1.pdf

afp20110401p837.pdf

...examine your child. He or she may ask about how you feed your child. It may help to show the doctor how you breastfeed or how you make your child’s bottles. If your child is older, your doctor may ask you for a list of everything your child eats or drinks each day (called a food...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0401/afp20110401p837.pdf

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

...those who did not. This end point is what we are most concerned with-when does the child finally stop crying or fussing, or when does the child’s fever go away? The second outcome (sustained resolution of symptoms) documents a slightly greater likelihood of two consecutive days of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/afp20120115p104.pdf

afp20141015p574.pdf

Date xx, xxxx Clinical Inquiries

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/afp20141015p574.pdf

Proteinuria in Children

...How do I know if my child has it? Your doctor may test your child’s urine to measure how much protein is in it. He or she may also do blood tests. If there is only a little protein in the urine, your child probably has a harmless kind of proteinuria. A lot of protein may be a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/afp20100915p652.pdf

afp20130201p204-s1.pdf

...or by telephone (800-822-7967). Suspected cases of vaccine-preventable diseases should be reported to the state or local health department. Additional information, including precautions and contraindications for vaccination, is available from CDC online (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/afp20130201p204-s1.pdf

Practice Guidelines

...or by telephone (800-822-7967). Suspected cases of vaccine-preventable diseases should be reported to the state or local health department. Additional information, including precautions and contraindications for vaccination, is available from CDC online (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/afp20130201p204.pdf

afp20131215p818.pdf

...This subanalysis of 3,781 patients (93% of the original cohort) evalu- ates whether the early introduction of specific foods affects a child’s risk of developing asthma or other atopic conditions. The study included the following foods: cow’s milk; roots (potatoes, carrots, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1215/afp20131215p818.pdf

ACIP Releases Updated<FEFF> Recommendations on Influenza Vaccination to Include the ...

October 15, 2014 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/afp20141015p584.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1101/afp20151101p807.pdf

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

SAMPLE PATIENT HANDOUT ON SPORTS PHYSICALS

...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 important topics such as peer...

Family Practice Management

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

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

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

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

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

...This article is one in a series coor- dinated by the Depart- ment of Family Medi- cine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md. Guest editors of the series are Francis G. O’Connor, LTC, MC, USA, and Jeannette E....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1001/afp20011001p1219.pdf

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

...timing of onset, character, severity, duration, and radia- tion of pain are all important points but must be viewed in the context of the child’s age. Recent Trauma. A history of recent trauma may indicate the cause of pain. Precipitating or Relieving Factors. Parietal pain is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/afp20030601p2321.pdf

afp20071015p1185.pdf

...unable to cooper- ate, positive pressure ventilation can be delivered through the patient’s mouth. In this technique, the parent covers the child’s mouth with his or her mouth, plugs the unobstructed nostril with a finger, and gives a rapid, soft puff of air.8,9 Although the child...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1015/afp20071015p1185.pdf

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

None

...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/2011/0215/afp20110215p416.pdf

Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders?

...The Centers for Disease Control and Pre- vention has declared that autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are an urgent public health concern, with recent estimates that one in 110 children has an ASD.1 Before routine screening was recommended, the median age of diag- nosis was 5.7...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/afp20110815p361.pdf

AAO-HNS Guidelines for Tonsillectomy in Children and Adolescents

...health in children with sleep-disordered breathing and comorbid conditions Recommendation for diagnostic testing in children with suspected sleep respiratory disorders NA Polysomnography Recommendation to counsel caregivers about tonsillectomy as a means to improve health...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/afp20110901p566.pdf

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

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part I. General, Head and Neck, Cardiopulmonary

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p289.pdf

ACIP Updates Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2016-2017

October 15, 2016: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1015/afp20161015p668.pdf

afp20170115p94-s1.pdf

...How does it spread? RSV can be spread by contact with body fluids like saliva and mucus from a sick child’s nose or mouth, or by objects that the child has touched. Having your child wash his or her hands or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers may lower the risk of spreading the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/afp20170115p94-s1.pdf

afp20170615p786-s1.pdf

...to do the following when your child is ill. These steps could save your child’s life. • Visit your doctor. • Tell the medical staff your child has not received all of his or her vaccines. • Keep your child’s vaccination record with you. • Learn the early signs and symptoms of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/afp20170615p786-s1.pdf

afp20171115od3.pdf

...group assignment interviewed the child’s primary caregiver one, four, eight, and 12 months after enrollment to ascertain exacer- bations, unscheduled medical care, medica- tion use, and quality of life. Additionally, the researchers vacuumed the child’s bedroom floor at baseline and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od3.pdf

afp20171115od4.pdf

...group assignment interviewed the child’s primary caregiver one, four, eight, and 12 months after enrollment to ascertain exacer- bations, unscheduled medical care, medica- tion use, and quality of life. Additionally, the researchers vacuumed the child’s bedroom floor at baseline and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od4.pdf

afp20171115od5.pdf

...group assignment interviewed the child’s primary caregiver one, four, eight, and 12 months after enrollment to ascertain exacer- bations, unscheduled medical care, medica- tion use, and quality of life. Additionally, the researchers vacuumed the child’s bedroom floor at baseline and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od5.pdf

afp20171115od6.pdf

...group assignment interviewed the child’s primary caregiver one, four, eight, and 12 months after enrollment to ascertain exacer- bations, unscheduled medical care, medica- tion use, and quality of life. Additionally, the researchers vacuumed the child’s bedroom floor at baseline and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od6.pdf

afp20180515p642-s1.pdf

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

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/afp20180515p642-s1.pdf

afp20191015p468-s1.pdf

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

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/afp20191015p468-s1.pdf

afp20210401p437.pdf

...Acute Neck Swelling in a Child Nandhini Veeraraghavan, MD, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Phillipsburg, New Jersey Hussein Bharwani, MD, St. Luke’s Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania Hadra Habib, MD, Geisinger Family Medicine Residency Program, Scranton,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0401/afp20210401p437.pdf

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

Double-Ligature: A Treatment for Pedunculated Umbilical Granulomas in Children -- ...

...involves placing a deeper and more precise ligature at the base of the lesion (Figure 3). Before positioning this final ligature, ask the child’s mother or father to hold up the first ligature; this gives them a feeling of active participation in the thera- peutic process and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/afp20020515p2067.pdf

Speech Delay 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/2011/0515/afp20110515p1195.pdf

Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders?

...tests detect ASDs compared with an astute clinician who asks a few key questions about, and acts on, parental concerns regard- ing a child’s communication and interactions? • What are the potential harms of testing? (Potential harms are not even considered in the report.) •...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/afp20110815p377.pdf

afp20120201p281-s4.pdf

...or by telephone (800-822-7967). Suspected cases of vaccine-preventable diseases should be reported to the state or local health department. Additional information, including precautions and contraindications for vaccination, is available from CDC online (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/afp20120201p281-s4.pdf

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

...with these conditions, medi- cal considerations outweigh other concerns (except suicidality) and must be stabilized to permit mental health interventions. Some self-injury disorders (e.g., trichotillomania, compulsive nail biting, skin picking) share some features of OCD, but also...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0601/afp20120601p1107.pdf

Treating the Common Cold 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/2012/0715/afp20120715p153-s2.pdf

Revised AAP Guideline on Urinary Tract Infections in Febrile Infants and Young Children

...Parental Education and Follow-up Action Statement 7: After confirmation of UTI, the clinician should instruct the child’s caregivers to seek prompt (ideally within 48 hours) medical evaluation for future febrile illnesses to ensure that recurrent infection can be quickly detected...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1115/afp20121115p940.pdf

New Recommendations on Child Passenger Safety

...oriented spinal facet joints, and excessive ligamentous laxity. Facing the rear of the vehicle provides more sup- port to a young child’s torso, neck, and head. Children in forward-facing safety seats were more likely to be seri- ously injured in all crash types when compared with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/afp20130401p472.pdf

afp20130401p502-s1.pdf

...• Use the correct size mattress for your child’s crib. Use sheets that fit tightly. • Remove objects from beds and play areas that could strangle or trap your child, like cords and strings. • Parent resource: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission crib guidelines (http://...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/afp20130401p502-s1.pdf

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

...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/2014/1215/afp20141215p843-s1.pdf

Blisters Over the Buttocks

March 15, 2015 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/afp20150301p323.pdf

ACIP Releases Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination, 2015-2016

October 15, 2015 Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1015/afp20151015p732.pdf

Croup

September 15, 2016: Clinical Evidence Handbook

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/afp20160915p476.pdf

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