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AAFP, Other Organizations Support

...Policy and Health Issues in the News March 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 511 AAFP, Other Organizations Support Medical Liability Reform Legislation The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and a number of other health care...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/afp20110301p511.pdf

Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression

...the prevalence of adolescent depression is high, it is significantly underdiagnosed and under- treated.7 Because of the lack of mental health care professionals, family physicians are often responsible for detecting and treating child- hood and adolescent depression.8-10 Risk...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0901/afp20120901p442.pdf

Diagnosis and Management of ADHD In Children

October 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/afp20141001p456.pdf

afp20200915p355.pdf

...Matthew C. Pflipsen, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland Karla M. Vega Colon, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Tacoma, Washington Additional content at https:// www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/ p355.html....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/afp20200915p355.pdf

"You Should See My Doctor": Cost-Effective Marketing Ideas for Your Practice -- Family ...

...Instead, it is nothing more than influencing choice by demonstrating the real value of a particular product or service - in this case, health care. Understanding patient choice To understand how marketing can help your medical practice, you first need to under- stand patient...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/fpm20020100p33.pdf

1049.pdf

...patients with excessive worry over- value, but also fear, their propensity to worry, often with concern that so much worry will harm their health. Although they intentionally indulge in worry at times, their distress about worrying prompts repetitive, unsuccessful efforts to control...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/afp20060315p1049.pdf

NEWS NOW

...AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News June 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 11 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1259 CMS Paid Out Almost $400 Million in PQRS and e-Rx Incentives in 2009 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2009 data on...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0601/afp20110601p1259.pdf

Gastroenteritis in Children: Part II. Prevention and Management

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

American Family Physician

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

afp20060815p619.pdf

...abnormalities in children with rickets, but it should not be undertaken until the biochemical derangements have resolved so that optimal healing occurs at the surgical site. C 31 Vitamin D-deficiency rickets can be treated initially with high-dose vitamin D and calcium and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/afp20060815p619.pdf

Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality -- American Family Physician

...sur- veillance system for clinical events that occur after immunization. VAERS reports are sub- mitted by manufacturers, health care profes- sionals, state health coordinators, and parents of vaccinated children.4 VAERS reports may be incomplete or inconsistent, and a reported...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/afp20021201p2113.pdf

Emotional Intelligence: Five Ways to Have Better Interactions and Improve Your Work Life

...for the Academic Affairs department of Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee. She speaks and writes about physician wellness and is the author of Well to Do: A Guide to Take Charge, Set Goals, and Improve Your Health. Author disclosure: no relevant financial affiliations disclosed....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/fpm20200900p9.pdf

Evaluation of Clumsiness in Children -- American Family Physician

...diagnosis of clumsiness in chil- dren is often missed because parents may not recognize their child’s uncoordination as a sig- nificant medical problem. When parents men- tion their child’s awkwardness to a physician, their concerns may be dismissed; physicians commonly reassure...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1015/afp20021015p1435.pdf

Bullying in Adolescents: A Challenge in Primary Care

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

American Family Physician

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

afp20200701p19.pdf

...back pain is controversial. However, the American Acad- emy of Pediatrics recommends that backpacks not exceed 10% to 20% of the child’s weight.3,21 Most cases of lumbar strain or nonspecific back pain respond to conservative management, including activities as tolerated, postural...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/afp20200701p19.pdf

AAFP Policy for Financial Conflict of Interest for Research

...The mission of the American Academy of Family Physicians (the Academy) is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of its members with professionalism and creativity. One way the Academy strives to accomplish this is through the ongoing...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/policies/financial-conflict-of-interest-policy.pdf

Joint Letter to the White House Requesting Final FDA Deeming Regulations - April 28, 2015

Joint letter to President Obama requesting the final FDA deeming regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Obama-FDADeeming-042815.pdf

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

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

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0415/afp20010415p1579.pdf

Environmental Control of Allergic Diseases -- American Family Physician

...Environmental Control of Allergic Diseases JEFFREY A. GERMAN, M.D., and MICHAEL B. HARPER, M.D. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana COVER ARTICLE O A patient informa- tion handout on envi- ronmental control of allergies, written by the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0801/afp20020801p421.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News CMS Updates Schedule for Reviewing, Disputing Open Payments Data Physicians who want to review data on payments they received from drug manufacturers before that informa- tion is made public must register soon with the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p210.pdf

Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

...159 studies pub- lished since 2000 on the effects of treatments for ASDs, classified as behavioral, medical, educational, and allied health interventions.4 The Lovaas model of applied behavior analy- sis is the only behavioral intervention to show significant improvement. First...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/afp20120501p878.pdf

Top 20 Research Studies of 2012 for Primary Care Physicians

...the Information Assessment Method. The tool addresses cognitive impact, clinical relevance, use in practice, and, if implemented, expected health benefits.4 Of the original 270 studies, the 30 that rated highest for relevance were reviewed, and any that were not based on original...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/afp20130915p380.pdf

afp20141115od1.pdf

November 15, 2014 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/afp20141115od1.pdf

Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement

February 15, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/afp20150215od1.pdf

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

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

American Family Physician

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

Lower Extremity Abnormalities in Children

August 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0815/afp20170815p226.pdf

afp20191115p609-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/2019/1115/afp20191115p609-s1.pdf

fpm20160500p20.pdf

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

Family Practice Management

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

Evaluation and Management of Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Children - American ...

...ing, became limp, or turned blue, but then quickly recovered. In 1986, participants in the National Institutes of Health Con- sensus Development Conference on Infan- tile Apnea and Home Monitoring defined this event as an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE).1 The underlying...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0615/afp20050615p2301.pdf

AAFP News: AFP Edition

...AAFP News: AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News AAFP Responds to Senator’s Call to Take Lead on Opioid Epidemic The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently responded to a senator who asked the Academy and other members of the medical community to work on...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0701/afp20160701p11.pdf

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

October 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

American Family Physician

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

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children - American Family Physician

...Sleep-disordered breathing in children is a timely public health concern, given the increas- ing rates of obesity and hyperactivity in this Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing is common in children. From 3 percent to 12 percent of chil- dren snore, while obstructive sleep...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/afp20040301p1147.pdf

361.pdf

...Amblyopia is a major public health prob- lem with an estimated prevalence of 1 to 4 percent in the United States.1 It is the most common cause of monocular vision loss in children and young adults.2 Early recognition and prompt referral are crucial, especially during infancy and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/afp20070201p361.pdf

Coding and Documentation

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

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0500/fpm20210500p34.pdf

AAP Reports on the Use of Antipyretics for Fever in Children

...It is estimated that one-third of all children’s visits to a health care professional can be attributed to fever. Fever in children often leads to unscheduled physician visits, tele- phone calls from parents to physicians for consultation, and the treatment of fever with...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0301/afp20120301p518.pdf

Evaluation and Management of Toe Fractures - American Family Physician

...Patients also may require referral because of delayed com- plications such as osteomyelitis from open fractures, persistent pain after healing, and malunion. FRACTURES OF THE FIRST TOE Because of the first toe’s role in weight bear- ing, balance, and pedal motion, fractures of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/afp20031215p2413.pdf

Sexual Behaviors in Chidren

...When should I be worried about these behaviors? Sexual behavior that is not appropriate for your child’s age, or that causes emotional problems or physical pain, is not normal. These behaviors may be associated with or caused by other problems, such as abuse or neglect, family...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/afp20101115p1239.pdf

How to Prescribe Fewer

...Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Antibiotic-resistant infections account for an estimated 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths annually in the United States.1 Anti- biotic use is a major driver of resistance,1 and most antibiotics...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0801/afp20160801p200.pdf

fpm20080400p37.pdf

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

Family Practice Management

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

fpm20080500p31.pdf

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

Family Practice Management

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

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

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

American Family Physician

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

ACIP Updates Guideline on Influenza Vaccination for 2012-2013 Season

...To ensure full production of protective antibody levels before inf luenza activity begins, health care professionals should pro- vide vaccination as soon as the vaccine is available. Annual vaccination is recom- mended for all persons six months and older. Table 1 lists the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/afp20121001p686.pdf

afp20210315p371.pdf

...Symone M. Baker, MD, Preventive Medicine Resident, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences See related U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement at https:// www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0215/od1.html. This PPIP quiz is based on the recommendations of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0315/afp20210315p371.pdf

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

The Changing Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum Disorders

...of concomitant changes in the prevalence of other childhood develop- mental disabilities and health conditions would help us gain a broader understanding of the changing landscape of health and development.16,17 The fact that some increases in the prevalence of autism spectrum...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/afp20110301p515.pdf

Vision Screening for Children One to Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement

...from the Recommendation State- ments released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). These statements address pre- ventive health services for use in primary care clinical settings, including screen- ing tests, counseling, and preventive medications. The complete...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0715/afp20110715p221.pdf

High Blood Pressure in Children

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

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0401/afp20120401p704.pdf

A Comprehensive Newborn Examination: Part II. Skin, Trunk, Extremities, Neurologic

August 1, 2014 Scientific

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/afp20140901p297.pdf

Primary Interventions to Support Breastfeeding

April 15, 2017: Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

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

afp20180815p227-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/2018/0815/afp20180815p227-s1.pdf

afp20140815p229-s1.pdf

...What can I expect? Impetigo usually heals without scarring. Although it normally goes away on its own in a few weeks, treatment is still recommended because it often gets worse before it gets better. Sometimes it can turn into a much more serious skin condition. Call your doctor if...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p229-s1.pdf

Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Five Years and Younger

November 15, 2015 Putting Prevention into Practice

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/afp20151115p923.pdf

POEMs

...Director of Information Sciences University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Va. Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective Clinical Question Should children and adolescents be screened for body mass index (BMI) and be given brief counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p194a.pdf

POEMs

...Director of Information Sciences University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Va. Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective Clinical Question Should children and adolescents be screened for body mass index (BMI) and be given brief counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p196.pdf

POEMs

...Director of Information Sciences University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Va. Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective Clinical Question Should children and adolescents be screened for body mass index (BMI) and be given brief counseling...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/afp20170201p194.pdf

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

afp20190715p110.pdf

...The USPSTF deemed the evidence inadequate because of a lack of studies on accurate methods to predict a child’s individual risk of maltreatment and the limited and incon- sistent report of outcomes from studies of preventive inter- ventions for maltreatment. HARMS OF...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0715/afp20190715p110.pdf

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

Common Sleep Disorders in Children

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

American Family Physician

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

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

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

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

Identifying and Managing Preparatory Grief ad Depression at the End of Life -- American...

...and mourn for missed oppor- tunities. Looking to the future, they may grieve the loss of much-anticipated experi- ences such as a child’s graduation or the birth of a grandchild.8 In the present, the person who is dying usually experiences a radical change in self-image. Previously...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0301/afp20020301p883.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

Vision Screening in Children Aged 6 Months to 5 Years: Recommendation Statement

December 15, 2017: USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1215/afp20171215od1.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

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...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

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

Management of Gallstones - American Family Physician

...The majority of asymp- tomatic patients with gallstones will remain asymptomatic for many years. According to a 1992 National Institutes of Health consen- sus conference on gallstones,5 10 percent of patients with gallstones will develop symp- toms in the first five years after...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0815/afp20050815p637.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

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