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Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preconception-care.html

Preparing for Value-Based Payment: Five Essential Skills for Success -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - As physician payment increasingly becomes tied to value, these five habits can help you succeed.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p25.html

Preventing Accidental Injuries in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2020 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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 Accidental Injuries...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/p411-s1.html

Preventing and Treating Lead Poisoning in Children - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2000 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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 and Treating Lead...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0801/p559.html

Preventing Diabetes in Youth: Lessons from Smoking-Cessation Efforts - Editorials - ...

Sep 1, 2007 - ...Prevention and appropriate management are critical to minimize morbidity and mortality related to youth-onset diabetes and to prevent health disparities later in life. In this issue of American Family Physician, Peterson and colleagues provide a National Diabetes Education Program...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p634.html

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Apr 1, 2013 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date.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

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

Jun 1, 2004 - Overweight in childhood and adolescence is an important public health issue because of its rapidly increasing prevalence and associated adverse medical and social consequences. Recent studies have estimated that 15 percent of children in the United States are at risk for overweight, and...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2591.html

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

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

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

Feb 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation starting at six months of age for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/od1.html

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

Oct 1, 2002 - The prevalence of nutritional iron deficiency anemia in infants and toddlers has declined dramatically since 1960. However, satisfaction with this achievement must be tempered because iron deficiency anemia in infants and toddlers is associated with long-lasting diminished mental, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1001/p1217.html

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

Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injuries - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Prevention of Unintentional Childhood Injury - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - Unintentional injury accounts for one-third of deaths in children and adolescents each year, primarily from motor vehicle crashes. Children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the back seat, and infants and toddlers should remain rear-facing until at least two years of age. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1001/p411.html

Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women

March 1, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/afp20170301p314.pdf

Preventive Health Care for Women Who Have Sex with Women - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2017 - Despite recent shifts in societal attitudes toward same-sex relationships, women who have sex with women face a variety of barriers to optimal health, including a history of negatively perceived interactions in clinical settings that lead them to delay or avoid health care. Women who ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0301/p314.html

Preventive Pediatric Health Care: Updated Recommendations from the AAP

December 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/afp20171215p814.pdf

Preventive Pediatric Health Care: Updated Recommendations from the AAP - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2017 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for preventive pediatric health care (Periodicity Schedule). These recommendations are intended for children receiving appropriate care from parents and with no health problems whose growth and development are ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/p814.html

Primary Care for Children with Autism - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

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

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment - Putting Prevention into ...

Aug 15, 2014 - A young couple comes to your clinic with their adopted four-year-old daughter for her annual well-child visit. On physical examination, the patient appears to be well developed and well nourished, and measures in the 75th percentile for her height and weight.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p255.html

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Recommendation Statement - ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment. This recommendation applies to children who do not have signs or symptoms of ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/od1.html

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents - Putting...

Nov 15, 2014 - A 14-year-old male high school student presents for a preparticipation physical examination. He just started the 9th grade and is trying out for his school's football team. He is a nonsmoker and has never used illicit drugs. However, his parents are longtime smokers, and some of his ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/p723.html

Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: ...

Nov 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/od1.html

Primary Care of Infants and Young Children with Down Syndrome - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Down syndrome is caused by triplicate material of chromosome 21. The syndrome has a variable physical expression, but congenital cardiac defects, transient myelodysplasia of the newborn and duodenal atresia are highly specific for this chromosomal disorder. Routine health maintenance is...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p381.html

Primary Care of International Adoptees - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - International adoptees are presenting to family physicians with increasing frequency. U.S. citizens have adopted over 100,000 international children since 1979. Prospective parents may seek advice from their physician during the adoptive process. If available at all, medical information...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1201/p2025.html

Primary Interventions to Support Breastfeeding

April 15, 2017: Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0415/afp20170415p517.pdf

Primary Interventions to Support Breastfeeding - Putting Prevention into Practice - ...

Apr 15, 2017 - A.R., a 26-year-old woman, presents for a routine prenatal visit at 28 weeks' gestation. Her medical history is significant for poorly controlled asthma, and her family history is significant for breast cancer diagnosed in her mother. Her physical examination is unremarkable.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0415/p517.html

Primary Prevention of Child Abuse - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - In 1993, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect declared a child protection emergency. Between 1985 and 1993, there was a 50 percent increase in reported cases of child abuse. Three million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States each year. Treatment of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0315/p1577.html

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

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

Promoting Medication Adherence in Children - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Proper Use of Child Safety Seats - American Family Physician

May 15, 2002 - Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in children one to 14 years of age. Used correctly, child safety seats significantly reduce child morbidity and mortality. Although many parents know child safety seats are important, more than 80 percent of seats are ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/p2085.html

Proper Use of Child Safety Seats -- American Family Physician

...three elements must be present: (1) the child’s legs should bend over the edge of the auto seat with the buttocks against the seat back; (2) the shoulder portion of the belt should be over the midclavicle and center of the chest; and (3) the lap belt should be tight over the upper...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0515/afp20020515p2085.pdf

Protecting Adolescent Patient Privacy: Four Key Questions

...compliance and health care reimbursement. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed. HIPAA’s confidentiality rules are challenging enough to apply in a typical patient scenario, with an adult patient making his or her own health care decisions. When third...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/fpm20190100p7.pdf

Protecting Adolescent Patient Privacy: Four Key Questions -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - When an adolescent patient requests confidential services, here’s what you need to know about their rights and your responsibilities.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p7.html

Protecting American Families from Injury - Editorials - American Family Physician

May 15, 2004 - ...anniversary. The vision of the Injury Center, which was founded in 1992 in response to an Institute of Medicine report, is to apply public health methods toward prevention and control of injuries. The anniversary provides an opportunity to review some of the accomplishments in this...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0515/p2313.html

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

Protecting Family Well-Being Through Social Connectivity and Time Management -- FPM

Jun 1, 2020 - Families are a physician’s core source of support. Making time to nurture family connections is crucial to keeping that support system strong.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0500/p13.html

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

Proteinuria in Children

...When a child’s UPr/Cr is greater than 0.2 (greater than 0.5 for children six to 24 months of age) or urinalysis results are abnormal, further investigation with history, physical examination, and blood work is recommended to rule out significant renal disease. C 2 Referral to...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/afp20100915p645.pdf

Proteinuria in Children - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2010 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Proteinuria in Children Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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

Proteinuria in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Proteinuria in Children Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1158.html

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

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2006 - ...mental health, according to a report in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The study authors analyzed data on more than 7,650 adults who were represented in a British household survey beginning in 1991. They discovered that despite outside factors such as marital status, health...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0401/p1145.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1998 - ...upsetting, according to The Nation's Health, is that less than 2 percent cited poverty and less than 1 percent cited health care; even more upsetting, only 29 percent of parents surveyed had heard about a new government program to provide health insurance for children without...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0415/p1755.html

Quantum Sufficit - Apr 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2005 - ...mental disorders in children, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which evaluated the mental health of three generations of families, found that 59 percent of children (average age 12) who have a parent and a grandparent with depression...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1476.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 01, 1998 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 1998 - ...Americans made more than 90 million trips to the emergency room in 1996—and who is paying the bills? According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 78 percent of ER visits are paid for by some form of private (38 percent) or governmental (Medicaid: 22 percent)...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p325.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - ...child's play, but it may result in a cleaner bill of health. The authors of a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that working mothers tend to be healthier than their stay-at-home counterparts. Researchers chronicled the self-reported health...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p371.html

Quantum Sufficit - Aug 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2001 - ...While fruit juice is good for your health in small amounts, a case report in The Lancet shows that too much of a good thing can be bad. In this case, a patient was admitted to a hospital twice in a few weeks with hyperkalemia. Although he had mild renal failure and was being treated...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0815/p557.html

Quantum Sufficit - Dec 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2002 - ...Fashion could be harmful to your health. Some modern style trends may be causing health problems, according to American Medical News. Potentially unhealthy styles include thong underwear, which has been associated with reports of vaginal and urinary tract infections; body piercing...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2199.html

Quantum Sufficit - Dec 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

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

Quantum Sufficit - Feb 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...the American College of Nutrition shows that mothers-to-be who consume adequate amounts of choline during their pregnancy may increase their child's memory capabilities. Found in eggs and milk, choline may affect the development of the memory center in the fetal brain. Are...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p609.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 1999 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - ...to Newsweek. A district's school buses can be outfitted with a system called BusCall. When the system is in place, the phone in the child's house will ring when the bus is five minutes away. The inventors believe this will help when kids have to wait in freezing weather and for...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p17.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2001 - ...disease may be affected by biochemical changes that occur in depressed people; the other is that depressed people tend to neglect their health and don't take their medications or watch their diet, and are therefore more vulnerable to disease. One shot may be all your family needs to...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/p28.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jan 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2003 - ...A child's best friend. Your children may be protected from allergies to dust mites, ragweed, and other allergens because you have household pets, according to a study published in JAMA. The prospective birth cohort study of 474 children found that allergic sensitivity was less...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p25.html

Quantum Sufficit - Jul 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2006 - ...study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Even though Americans spend almost twice as much per capita on health care as Canada, Canadians have fewer unmet health needs, better access to medical care, and enjoy better health overall. The study reviewed results of a...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0715/p223.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 1, 1998 - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - ...Pediatrics reports that a mother's age at delivery seems to affect her kid's chances of being successful in the future. As compared to children of mothers who were over 25 at delivery, children of younger mothers (especially teen mothers) were more likely to become teenage mothers...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p921.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2000 - ...80,000 young persons between 1979 and 1997 in the United States, reports USA Today. Statistics recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics rated 1994 as the most tragic year, with 5,793 young people dying of gunfire-related injuries. The lowest number of recorded...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0315/p1609.html

Quantum Sufficit - Mar 15, 2001 - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2001 - ...night. Researchers set out to see if the symptoms experienced by women in menopause are caused by hormonal changes. As reported in Women's Health in Primary Care, sleep problems increased gradually between early and late perimenopause, suggesting that these problems were not...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0315/p1019.html

Quantum Sufficit - May 1, 2005 - American Family Physician

May 1, 2005 - ...years). Results remained the same even after consideration of factors that could potentially influence the data, such as age, education, and health. Although the study included only women, the researchers anticipate that the results would most likely be similar in men. Stressed? Try...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0501/p1643.html

Quantum Sufficit - Nov 15, 1998 - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...Here's a new hands-on approach to improving your child's health: massage. A study by the University of Miami School of Medicine suggests that parents can improve their child's asthma, insomnia, diabetes or dermatitis by giving daily 15- to 20-minute massages. The massage helps to...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1733.html

Quantum Sufficit - Oct 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2000 - ...a good way for parents to be sure the kids are eating properly, right? Actually, that concept is supported in a recent Nutrition and Health News Alert published by the National Dairy Council. The newsletter cited a new study of the nutritional quality of the diets of 16,000...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1001/p1491.html

Quantum Sufficit - Sep 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2005 - ...movement into daily activities, people can boost their caloric burn rates, thereby decreasing the risk of obesity and other weight-related health issues. Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? According to a review published in the May 2005 issue of the Journal of...

American Family Physician : Quantum Sufficit

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p990.html

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

Recognition and Management of Motor Delay and Muscle Weakness in Children - American ...

Jan 1, 2015 - Diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders in young children is often delayed for years after symptoms emerge, resulting in missed opportunities for therapy and genetic counseling. Identification of the weak child begins with careful attention to caregiver concerns and developmental ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/p38.html

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule United States, January -June...

...is recommended for children and adolescents in selected states and regions and for certain high-risk groups; consult your local public health authority. Children and adolescents in these states, regions, and high-risk groups who have not been immunized against hepatitis A can begin...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0101/afp20040101p206-s1.pdf

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003 and ...

Jan 1, 2003 - The 2003 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule is now available, and includes a harmonized catch-up schedule for children who are behind in immunizations. The catch-up schedule offers specific guidance regarding the minimum time between doses as well as the number ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0101/p188.html

Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2018 - Recurrent 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 ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0615/p785.html

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

Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2003 - Developing a strong inner world helps us gain a new enthusiasm for our work, which in turn makes us better physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1000/p57.html

Reducing Complications in Type 2 Diabetes - Letters to the Editor - American Family ...

Mar 15, 1998 - ...purse. Inside the purse we found a self-propelling epinephrine injector (Epi E-Z Pen), which we assumed had triggered an injection into the child's hand. Local infiltration was performed with phentolamine (Regitine) in a dosage of 1 mg per kg. Return of color and restoration of...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0315/p1238.html

Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children ...

Mar 1, 2005 - The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents has issued its Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p1014.html

Residential Pool Safety

Read AAFP's policy on safety measures required for residential pool safety including CPR training, telephone access and swimming lessons.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/residential-poolsafety.html

Respiratory Infections During Pregnancy - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Respiratory Infections During...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0515/p3073.html

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Respiratory Syncytial Virus...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p94-s1.html

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2011 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Respiratory Syncytial Virus...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0115/p149.html

Retinoblastoma - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - Retinoblastoma, a neuroblastic tumor, is the most common primary intraocular malignancy of childhood. Patients usually present with leukokoria (white reflex or white pupil), detected in primary care. The mean age at diagnosis is 12 months for bilateral tumors and 24 months for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1039.html

Rickets: Not a Disease of the Past - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2006 - Rickets develops when growing bones fail to mineralize. In most cases, the diagnosis is established with a thorough history and physical examination and confirmed by laboratory evaluation. Nutritional rickets can be caused by inadequate intake of nutrients (vitamin D in particular); ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p619.html

Rickets: What It Is and How It's Treated - American Family Physician

Aug 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 Rickets: What It Is and How...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p629.html

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

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

Jun 1, 2019 - Assessing the health risk of your patients can yield improvements in efficiency and use of resources.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p21.html

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

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American Family Physician

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Role of the Family Physician in the Care of Children with Down Syndrome - American ...

Dec 15, 2014 - Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality, occurring in one in 691 live births in the United States each year. Prenatally, the sequential contingent test for aneuploidy screening is highly sensitive for Down syndrome and has a low false-positive rate. The diagnosis should...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1215/p851.html

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

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

School Absences: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Dec 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 School Absences: What You...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/p738-s1.html

School Absenteeism in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2018 - Frequent school absenteeism has immediate and long-term negative effects on academic performance, social functioning, high school and college graduation rates, adult income, health, and life expectancy. Previous research focused on distinguishing between truancy and anxiety-driven ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1215/p738.html

School Problems and the Family Physician - American Family Physician

May 15, 1999 - Children with school problems pose a challenge for the family physician. A multidisciplinary team of professionals can most appropriately assess and manage complex learning problems, which are often the cause of poor school performance. The family physician's primary role in this ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0515/p2816.html

School Refusal in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - School refusal is a problem that is stressful for children, families, and school personnel. Failing to attend school has significant short- and long-term effects on children's social, emotional, and educational development. School refusal often is associated with comorbid psychiatric ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1555.html

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

School-Based Mental Health Services - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - ...School-Based Mental Health Services The Committee on School Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new policy statement entitled, School-Based Mental Health Services. The statement appears in the June 2004 issue of Pediatrics and is available online...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1594.html

Screening and Counseling Adolescents and Young Adults: A Framework for Comprehensive ... Restricted content. Login required.

Feb 1, 2020 - Healthy development is likely to occur when an adolescent’s risk factors are limited and when protective factors are fostered. Healthy development is further encouraged when youth feel valued, empowered, and form healthy social connections. Threats to the well-being of adolescents ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0201/p147.html

Screening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Recommendation Statement - U.S. ...

May 15, 2018 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0515/od1.html

Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2014 - There are no studies directly comparing the various screening tools. The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is the tool most commonly used by physicians, followed by the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT). All other tools account for about 3% of usage.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p574.html

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

Screening for Developmental Delay - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2011 - According to the literature, 12 to 16 percent of children in the United States have at least one developmental delay, yet as many as one-half of affected children will not be identified by the time they enter kindergarten. If developmental delays are detected too late, opportunities for...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p544.html

Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents - Putting Prevention into... Restricted content. Login required.

Mar 15, 2021 - A 10-year-old boy with obesity and a family history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia presents to your clinic for a well-child examination. The parents are concerned about their child 's risk for hypertension and ask whether they should be monitoring his blood pressure.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/p371.html

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

Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children - Putting Prevention into ...

Dec 15, 2015 - C.C., a 32-year-old white woman, presents to your office with her nine-month-old son for a routine well-child visit. She is preparing to switch him from breast milk to formula and had noted that most formulas contain iron. She wonders if her son should be screened for iron deficiency ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1103.html

Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Recommendation Statement

December 15, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/afp20151215od1.pdf

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