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Postpartum Depression: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management Programs 2000 through 2010

The value and appropriateness of universal postpartum depression (PPD) screening remains controversial in the United States. To date, several PPD screening programs have been introduced and a few have been evaluated. Among those programs that have been evaluated, most report screening ...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/YawnPPDMgmntOver10Years.pdf

A Toolkit for Building and Growing a Sustainable Telehealth Program in Your Practice

Developed in partnership with Manatt Health, this toolkit provides resources for family physicians to grow sustainable telehealth programs.

Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/practice_management/telehealth/2020-AAFP-Telehealth-Toolkit.pdf

afp20080815p489.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all.pdflist.html

...Adolescent Health Care, Confidentiality (/content/aafp/about/policies/all/adolescent- confidentiality.content.pdflist.html) Adolescent Health Care, Role of the Family Physician (/content/aafp/about/policies/all/adolescent- role.content.pdflist.html) Adolescent Health Care, Sexuality...

About AAFP

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

afp20160815p295-s1.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

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

afp20190615p731a.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen

July 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

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

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

August 15, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

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

Joint letter to Congress on the Kid’s Access to Primary Care Act of 2020 - March 9, 2020

...Honorable Kathy Castor U.S. House of Representatives 2052 Rayburn Health Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representatives Schrier, Castor, and Fitzpatrick, As organizations dedicated to promoting the health of our nation, including children, pregnant women, and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/LT-Congress-KidsAccessPrimaryCareAct-030920.pdf

meet_family_medicine.pptx

...Context in care - Family Medicine includes understanding health as a result of family and community ppt/slides/slide5.xml {5C22544A-7EE6-4342-B048-85BDC9FD1C3A} Sees infants, kids? Sees a dults? Comprehensive w omen’s health procedures? Options for specialization? Highest...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/meet_family_medicine.pptx

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

Screening for Developmental Delay

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

American Family Physician

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

HPV Vaccination: Overcoming Parental and Physician Impediments

September 15, 2015 Editorials

American Family Physician

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

Care of the College Student

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

American Family Physician

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

afp20080901p597.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

afp20180515p642.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

afp20181215p738-s1.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

afp20180201p187.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

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

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

American Family Physician

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

Summary of Actions of the 2019 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents

...for Abortion Services RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) endorse the principle that women receiving health care paid by health plans funded by state or federal governments should be provided with access to the full range of reproductive options regarding...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc19-ncfmr-actions-referrals.pdf

untitled

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

American Family Physician

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

AAFP response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

AAFP regulatory comment letter sent to CMS in response to the 2017 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-MPFS2017-081916.pdf

Update on Routine Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations

September 15, 2015 Scientific

American Family Physician

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

Joint Letter Supporting the Helping MOMS Act (HR 4996) for the COVID-19 Package- July ...

...McCarthy, and Minority Leader Schumer: The undersigned organizations, committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our nation’s mothers, urge you to address our nation’s maternal health crisis by enacting legislation to extend Medicaid coverage for pregnant patients to a full...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-Congress-HelpingMOMSAct-072320.pdf

Autism: A Medical Primer -- American Family Physician

...autism. Information about ongoing studies being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is available at their Web sites (Table 3). Recognition and Screening Indications for formal developmental eval- uation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/afp20021101p1667.pdf

afp20140815od1.pdf

August 15, 2014 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815od1.pdf

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment

August 15, 2014 Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p255.pdf

56.pdf

...on children’s health. Today, settings in which identification, pre- vention, and treatment of childhood obesity are practical and rational include schools, where children spend much of their time, and primary care practices, through which they receive much of their health care....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/afp20080701p56.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

AAO-HNSF Releases Guideline on Tympanostomy Tubes in Children

...could cause school and behav- ioral problems. Assessing a child’s hearing can identify issues or concerns, possibly from OME, that may have otherwise been over- looked by prompting the physician to ask questions about the child’s daily functioning. When tympanostomy tubes are to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/afp20140501p754.pdf

Sexual Behaviors in Children: Evaluation and Management

...Evaluation and Management NANCY D. KELLOGG, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas W hen parents present to a physician’s office because of concerns about their child’s sexual behavior, several issues typically arise: parent anxiety,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1233.pdf

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

Diagnosis and Management of Physical Abuse in Children

...many as 50% of abused chil- dren are abused multiple times.4 According to one study, almost 20% of child homicide victims had contact with a health care pro- fessional within one month of their death.1 Although the devastating and some- times deadly consequences of child abuse...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/afp20131115p669.pdf

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

afp20070115p221.pdf

...or exploitation, or imminent risk of serious harm; involves a child; and is carried out by a parent or caregiver who is responsible for the child’s welfare.2 CAPTA also includes neglect within the definition; however, each state is responsi- ble for defining child abuse and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/afp20070115p221.pdf

afp20191115p628.pdf

...Specific Learning Disabilities Specific learning disabilities are a group of dis- orders that impede a child’s ability to learn and include dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and dys- lexia. The overall prevalence of specific learning disabilities for children in the general popula- tion...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/afp20191115p628.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD -- American Family Physician

...of the child’s developmental and family history, confirmation of normal hearing and vision in the child, and an assessment of family stressors and coping style (Table 2).2,11 A detailed evaluation can be a challenge for the family physician who first learns of a child’s...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/afp20010901p817.pdf

Speech and Language Delay in Children

...The physician should elicit any concerns that parents have about their child’s speech Speech and language delay in children is associated with increased difficulty with reading, writing, attention, and socialization. Although physicians should be alert to parental concerns and to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/afp20110515p1183.pdf

afp20201001p411.pdf

...1 is an algorithm to guide implementation of child safety seat rec- ommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) based on the child’s age, height, and weight.11 Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing seat for as long as the seat’s manufacturer specifies,...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/afp20201001p411.pdf

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

afp20131015p543.pdf

...vaccine is available for a child 5 to 8 years of age who has a medical condition that increases the child’s risk of influenza complications, Afluria can be used; however, health care professionals should discuss with the parents or caregivers the benefits and risks of influenza...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/afp20131015p543.pdf

Role of the Family Physician in the Care of Children with Down Syndrome

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/afp20141215p851.pdf

afp20060201p469.pdf

...children.2 Constipation often causes more distress to parents and other caregivers than to the affected child. Many caregivers worry that a child’s constipa- tion is the sign of a serious medical problem. As children age, normal physiologic changes occur in the intestines and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/afp20060201p469.pdf

afp20141015p560-s1.pdf

...if the bed- wetting is caused by a medical problem. First, your doctor will ask about your child’s daytime and nighttime bathroom habits. Then, your doctor will do an exam and test your child’s urine to check for infection or diabetes. Your doctor may ask about how things are...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/afp20141015p560-s1.pdf

afp20200201p147.pdf

...of critical life dimensions emphasizing strengths within a youth’s life experience instead of solely focusing on risks, which in isolation can provoke feelings of shame. Because adolescents are more likely to access health care and share sensitive information when con- fidentiality...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/afp20200201p147.pdf

American Family Physician

...Etiology Although there are many theories, no single etiology for ADHD has been substantiated. A number of risk factors that affect a child’s brain development and behavior may lead to ADHD symptoms. These risk factors include genetic factors, behavioral disorders, medi- cal...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0415/afp20090415p657.pdf

Obesity: Assesment and Management in Primary Care -- American Family Physician

...Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat may put a person at health risk.1-4,7-10 Excess body fat results from an imbalance of energy intake and energy expenditure (total C auses of obesity in the United States are complex and multi- factorial. Increasing evidence...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0601/afp20010601p2185.pdf

American Family Physician

...struction, for decoration, and even as a food additive. It also has been a known health risk for centuries. Hippocrates is thought to have written the first case report of lead poisoning in 600 BC. The Romans also were aware of the toxicity of lead, with Pliny, Paulus Aegineta, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/afp20100315p751.pdf

School Refusal in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

...and management of school refusal require a collaborative approach that includes the family physician, school staff, parents, and a mental health professional. Because children often present with physical symptoms, evaluation by a physician is important to rule out any underlying...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/afp20031015p1555.pdf

Opportunities to Detect and Manage Perinatal Depression in Men

Date xx, xxxx Editorials

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/afp20160515p824.pdf

Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

...individual, familial, and community risk factors, as well as promote an understanding of the severity of the problem. Parents, teachers, and health care professionals must become more adept at identifying possible victims and bullies. Physicians have important roles in identifying...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/afp20041101p1723.pdf

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/afp20110101p79.pdf

afp20141115p723.pdf

November 15, 2014 Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/afp20141115p723.pdf

Prevention of Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Five Years of Age: ...

February 1, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/afp20150201od1.pdf

afp20181115p584.pdf

...in criminal activity.3,4 Additionally, children who experience harsh discipline, have parents with a cruel or rejecting attitude,4 have poor health, and who are not brought to visit other people who have children are at a higher risk for developing conduct disorder.5 Clinical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1115/afp20181115p584.pdf

afp20081001p861.pdf

...o ppositional defiant disorder is among the most commonly diagnosed mental health condi- tions in childhood. it is defined by a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate levels of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures.1 this...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1001/afp20081001p861.pdf

Common Questions About Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Date xx, xxxx Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0401/afp20160401p586.pdf

afp20190701p24.pdf

...paint, gasoline, food, pottery, folk medicines, and herbal remedies for centuries,1,2 and its harmful effects are a clinical and pub- lic health concern because of its pervasive presence in the environment and its continued use in industry. Lead poisoning is often asymptomatic....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0701/afp20190701p24.pdf

afp20100615p1462.pdf

...SARAH K. MOERSCHEL, MD, West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia A n estimated 20 percent of American children will have anemia at some point in their childhood.1 Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin (Hgb)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0615/afp20100615p1462.pdf

Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children

...HEATHER FEAGINSFLETCHER, MD, MPH, General Preventive Medicine Resident, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences ▲ See related U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recom- mendation Statement at http://www.aafp. org/afp/2015/1215/od1. html. This PPIP quiz is...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/afp20151215p1103.pdf

afp20060101p91.pdf

...the quality of life of patients and their caregiv- ers (Table 38-14). Readily available and useful assessment instruments include the Child Health Questionnaire,10 the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale,14 and the Gross Motor Function Classification System for Cerebral Palsy.12...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0101/afp20060101p91.pdf

parent-info.pdf

...presentation that is given by volunteer health care professionals and educators. BE A TOBACCO-FREE ROLE MODEL • Don’t smoke or use tobacco and nicotine products. • Take an active interest in your child’s social life. Know your child’s friends. • Teach your children to be...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/tar_wars/parent-info.pdf

afp20191015p497.pdf

...should be higher if the history provided does not explain the child’s injury or is inconsistent among guardians, there is delay in seeking treatment, or the child has multiple injuries in dif- ferent stages of healing.4 Onycholysis is the separation of the nail from the nail bed...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/afp20191015p497.pdf

ACIP Releases 2012 Immunization Schedules

...to pertussis, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that health care professionals and pregnant women receive a single dose of the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria tox- oid, and acellular pertussis...

American Family Physician

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

Evaluating the Child for Sexual Abuse - American Family Physician

...the examination find- ings of most child victims of sexual abuse are within normal limits or are nonspecific, the child’s statements are extremely important. The child’s history as obtained by the physician may be admitted as evidence in court trials; therefore, complete...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0301/afp20010301p883.pdf

afp20180615p785.pdf

...abdominal pain (RAP) in children is defined as at least three episodes of pain that occur over at least three months and affect the child’s ability to perform normal activities. RAP is most often considered functional (nonorganic) abdominal pain, but an organic cause is found in 5%...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/afp20180615p785.pdf

afp20061101p1527.pdf

...in Toddlers RICHARD E. ALLEN, M.D., M.P.H., St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency, Salt Lake City, Utah ANYA L. MYERS, R.D., M.SC., Chinook Health, Cardston, Alberta A n important change in nutritional habits occurs during the transi- tion from infancy to toddlerhood at about one...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/afp20061101p1527.pdf

Recognition and Management of Motor Delay and Muscle Weakness in Children

...risk of a developmental dis- order) and surveillance (a flexible, longitu- dinal, continuous, and cumulative process whereby knowledgeable health care pro- fessionals identify children who may have developmental problems) of early child- hood development are key components in the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/afp20150101p38.pdf

American Family Physician

...three milestones (joint attention, social orienting, and pretend play) can be quickly evaluated during an office visit. Joint attention is a child’s inherent desire to share experiences with others. For example, if the physician points at a toy across the room and exclaims, Look!, a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/afp20100215p453.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media

...children in the United States. As such, the diagnosis and management of AOM has a significant impact on the health of children, cost of providing care, and overall use of antibacterial agents. The illness also generates a significant social burden and indirect cost due to time...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/final_aom.pdf

afp20060501p1558.pdf

...it is neces- sary to include the child’s height percentile to determine if blood pressure is normal. The revised childhood blood pressure tables include 50th, 90th, 95th, and 99th percentiles by sex, age, and height based on the 1999- 2000 National Health and Nutrition Exami- nation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/afp20060501p1558.pdf

ADHD Interventions in Children Younger Than Six Years

...disorders and ADHD symptoms, with no reported adverse effects. Parents who attend more training sessions see greater improvement in their child’s behavior. Long- term follow-up studies suggest that the ben- efits can be maintained for at least six months and for up to two years. The...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/afp20130815p266.pdf

afp20080101p96-s1.pdf

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

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/afp20080101p96-s1.pdf

afp20070101p117-s1.pdf

...Department of Health and Human Services • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1. Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB). (Minimum age: birth) At birth: • Administer monovalent HepB to all newborns prior to hospital discharge. • If mother is HBsAg-positive, administer HepB and 0.5 mL of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/afp20070101p117-s1.pdf

afp20090101p56-s1.pdf

...Department of Health and Human Servic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Department of Health and Human Servic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years are approved by the Advisory Committee on...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0101/afp20090101p56-s1.pdf

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

A Vietnamese Child with a Rash on the Back

January 15, 2016 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/afp20160115p131.pdf

afp20090715p139.pdf

...Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb Sucking, Picky Eating, and School Readiness ANN G. TSENG, MD, and FRANCES E. BIAGIOLI, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon T here are many issues during the early childhood and toddler years that parents ask about...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/afp20090715p139.pdf

afp20201115p592.pdf

...Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a multidimensional chronic neurodevelopmental condition that affects 8.4% of U.S. children between two and 17 years of age and may pose long-term morbidity...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1115/afp20201115p592.pdf

Fluoride: The Family Physician’s Role

Date xx, xxxx Editorials

American Family Physician

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

afp20181215p738.pdf

...are associated with lifelong negative academic, social, and health sequelae,1,2 yet often go unnoticed and unaddressed by schools and government orga- nizations.3 School absenteeism has been called a public health issue and a hidden educational crisis.4,5 It is a complex and varied...

American Family Physician

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

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

Joint Letter to the FDA on Policy for Certain Deemed Products - April 30, 2019

...to address a public health crisis of this magnitude. As explained in detail below, on balance we believe the Draft Guidance to constitute an insufficient response to the current crisis of youth e-cigarette use, as well as to the continuing adverse public health consequences of...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-FDA-PublicHealthGroupsFDADraftGuidance-043019.pdf

2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

...Opposing Requirements that Health Care Providers Offer Medically Inaccurate Information about Medication Abortion RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians reaffirm as current policy that medical decisions are to be made between patients and providers, and not by...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/2015NCCLSummaryofActions.docx

2017 Agenda for the Reference Committee on Advocacy

...12. Resolution No. 1012 Maternity and Reproductive Health Care are Essential Health Benefits 13. Resolution No. 1013 Support Telemedicine Medication Abortion 14. Resolution No. 1014 Oppose the Trump Administration Executive Order to Withhold Federal Funding to Sanctuary Cities...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/business/AdvocacyAgenda2017.pdf

wwami-overall-2021.pdf

...during a global pandemic; building communal skills we will continue to utilize after the pandemic is over; deeply committing ourselves to health equity. Regional Longstanding Goals: As a whole, the WWAMI FMIG strives to provide exposure to the field of family medicine, promoting...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/poe_awards/2021/wwami-overall-2021.pdf

Surveying the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Public Confidence in Vaccines and ...

...Background In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) named vaccine hesitancy as one of the top ten threats to global health.1 Vaccines save millions of lives per year.1,2 The decrease in vaccine acceptance, which is seen as a result of an increasingly active anti-vaccine...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/immunizations/vaccine-survey-pandemic.pdf

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

The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Three Key Forms -- Family Practice Management

...HIPAA requires, among other things, that you safeguard patients’ individu- ally identifiable information (also referred to as protected health information or PHI) by restricting access to it and seeking patient permission to disclose it in certain circum- stances. Some (but not all)...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0200/fpm20030200p29.pdf

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

Prevention and Treatment of Overweight in Children and Adolescents - American Family ...

...the 1960s (Figure 1).1,2 The most recent National Health and Nutrition Examina- tion Survey (NHANES)2 estimates that 20.6 percent of children two to five years of age, 30.3 percent of children six to 11 years of age, and 30.4 percent of adolescents and young adults 12 to 19 years of age...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/afp20040601p2591.pdf

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

afp20051215p2491.pdf

...An Approach to the Postpartum Office Visit CAROL E. BLENNING, M.D., and HEATHER PALADINE, M.D. Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, Oregon T he postpartum period is an excit-ing, dynamic time in a woman’s life, and the family physician plays an...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/afp20051215p2491.pdf

afp20081101p1052.pdf

...six- to 17-year- olds have increased threefold over the past 20 years, reaching $127 million per year.2 Data from the 2003-2004 national Health and nutrition examination survey (nHanes) indicated that 17.1 percent of persons two to 19 years of age are overweight,3 up from 12 percent...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/afp20081101p1052.pdf

afp20120101p25.pdf

...or an absorptive occlusive dressing to help reduce pain, promote healing, and prevent wound desiccation. Topical silver sulfadiazine is the stan- dard treatment; however, newer occlusive dressings can provide faster healing and are often more cost-effective. Physicians must...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/afp20120101p25.pdf

afp20060901p793.pdf

...GARDINER, M.D., Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts LANA DVORKIN, PHARM.D., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts P hysicians and their colleagues have considerable difficulty in under- standing and managing poor...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0901/afp20060901p793.pdf

Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients

...Risk Stratification: A Two-Step Process for Identifying Your Sickest Patients Assessing the health risk of your patients can yield improvements in efficiency and use of resources. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Dom Dera is a family physician in private practice in Fairlawn, Ohio. Author...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p21.pdf

Protecting Family Well-Being Through Social Connectivity and Time Management

...Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and the Department of Medical Education at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is the author of A Doctor’s Dozen: 12 Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness and has been...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/fpm20200500p13.pdf

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

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