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Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Recommendation Statement - U.S....

Dec 15, 2015 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in children ages 6 to 24 months.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/od1.html

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

Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary hypertension in asymptomatic children and adolescents to prevent subsequent cardiovascular disease in childhood or ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/od1.html

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

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

Aug 15, 2015 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delay and disorders in children aged 5 years or younger.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/od1.html

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

Nov 15, 2015 - A two-year-old girl presents to your office for a routine well-child visit. She has had one ear infection in the past year but is otherwise healthy. Her mother has no specific concerns about her speech and language development. There is no family history of congenital disorders or ...

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p923.html

Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children - Putting Prevention into...

Oct 15, 2006 - Case study: R.F. brings her three-year-old daughter in for a routine well-child examination. R.F. says that she is not concerned about her daughter’s development, but that her friend’s preschooler is being evaluated for a possible speech delay.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1373.html

Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children: Recommendation Statement...

May 1, 2006 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for speech and language delay in preschool children and the supporting scientific evidence.

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0501/p1605.html

Screening for Visual Impairment in Children Younger Than Five Years: Recommendation ...

Jan 15, 2005 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for visual impairment in children younger than five years and the supporting evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, ...

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0115/p333.html

Screening Recommendations Are Not Always One Size Fits All - Letters to the Editor - ...

Mar 1, 2011 - ...My practice remains the same, despite Medicaid laws and the CDC's recommendations. I ask the child's parents or guardians about sources of exposure. If there are no likely sources, I explain to the caretakers that I'm supposed to recommend these tests, but that the chances are...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p507.html

Separation of Families

Learn more about the AAFP policy on Separation of Families.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/separation-families.html

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

Sexual Behaviors in Children - American Family Physician

Nov 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 Sexual Behaviors in Children...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1239.html

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

Sexual Behaviors in Children: Evaluation and Management - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2010 - Sexual behaviors in children are common, occurring in 42 to 73 percent of children by the time they reach 13 years of age. Developmentally appropriate behavior that is common and frequently observed in children includes trying to view another person’s genitals or breasts, standing too ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1115/p1233.html

Should All Children Be Screened for Autism Spectrum Disorders?

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

American Family Physician

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

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/should_we_reject_unvaccinated_patients.html

Sickle Cell Disease - American Family Physician

Sep 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 Sickle Cell Disease Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1027.html

Sickle Cell Disease in Childhood: Part I. Laboratory Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and ...

Sep 1, 2000 - Over the past 25 years, morbidity and mortality have decreased significantly in children with sickle cell disease, and screening tests are now available to diagnose the disease in newborns. The incidence of sepsis caused by pneumococcal and Haemophilus influenzae infections has declined...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0901/p1013.html

SIDS: Counseling Parents to Reduce the Risk - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1998 - Although the cause or causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remain unknown, the incidence of SIDS is on the decline in the United States and other countries. This decline has been accomplished largely through public education campaigns informing parents about several important ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1566.html

Sleep Apnea in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2004 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Sleep Apnea in Children Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0301/p1159.html

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - American Family Physician

May 1, 1998 - Slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs during the adolescent growth spurt and is most frequent in obese children. Up to 40 percent of cases are bilateral. Recent classification methods emphasize epiphyseal stability rather than symptom duration. Most cases of slipped capital femoral ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2135.html

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis - American Family Physician

May 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 Slipped Capital Femoral...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2148.html

Social Media Use and Mood Disorders: When Is It Time to Unplug?

September 1, 2017: Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/afp20171015p537.pdf

Social Media Use and Mood Disorders: When Is It Time to Unplug? - Curbside Consultation...

Oct 15, 2017 - Americans spend more time on Facebook, the world's largest online social network, than any other website. On the surface, social media networks provide an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. However, rather than enhancing well-being by ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1015/p537.html

Specific Learning Disabilities: The Family Physician's Role - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2019 - Academic underachievement, such as failing a class and the threat of being held back because of academic issues, is common. Family physicians can provide support and guidance for families as they approach their child’s unique academic challenges. Specific learning disabilities are a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1115/p628.html

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

Speech and Language Delay in Children - American Family Physician

May 15, 2011 - 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 whether children are meeting expected developmental milestones, there currently is ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1183.html

Speech and Language Delay: What Does This Mean for My Child? - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 1999 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Speech and Language Delay:...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0601/p3135.html

Speech and Language Problems in International Adoptees - Letters to the Editor - ...

Oct 1, 1999 - ...or treatment of speech and language challenges in these children. For most adoptive parents, gaining access to speech evaluation in the child's native language is difficult, but if available, identification and treatment of language challenges may occur earlier. Many adoptive...

American Family Physician : Letter

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1322.html

Speech Delay in Children - American Family Physician

May 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 Speech Delay in Children Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0515/p1195.html

Sports Physicals: A Coding Conundrum -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Here’s how to make sure you get paid for this common and valuable service.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p39.html

Strabismus (Cross-Eyes) - American Family Physician

Sep 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 Strabismus (Cross-Eyes) Am...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0901/p703.html

Study Examines Fallout of California Vaccine Exemption Law

Study results show that although immunization rates for children entering kindergarten in California are near record levels, the number of medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations has increased substantially since a 2015 law banned nonmedical exemptions.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181127califvaccstudy.html

Study: One in Six U.S. Children Has a Mental Illness

Survey results indicate that as many as one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190318childmentalillness.html

Stuttering: A Brief Review - American Family Physician

May 1, 1998 - The etiology of stuttering is controversial. The prevailing theories point to measurable neurophysical dysfunctions that disrupt the precise timing required to produce speech. Stuttering is a common disorder that usually resolves by adulthood. Almost 80 percent of children who stutter ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0501/p2175.html

Stuttering: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

May 1, 2008 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Stuttering: What You Should...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0501/p1278.html

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

Sunshine Rules for Children - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - ...a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Sunshine Rules for Children Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jun 1;69(11):2654. What are safe-sun rules? Safe-sun rules are ways to protect your child's skin...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2654.html

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

Taking Care of Your Child's Teeth - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2000 - ...of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Taking Care of Your Child's Teeth Am Fam Physician. 2000 Jan 1;61(1):123-124. See related article on infant oral health. Taking good care of your child's...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p123.html

Task Force Recommends Fluoride for Oral Health in Children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting comments on a draft recommendation statement on screening and interventions to prevent dental caries in children younger than 5 years.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20210601uspstfcaries.html

Task Force Recommends Fluoride to Prevent Dental Caries

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride, and apply fluoride varnish at primary tooth eruption.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20211216uspstfcaries.html

Teen Suicide Prevention

teen suicide, suicide, suicidal, suicide attempt, teenage suicide

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/teen-suicide.html

The Art and Science of Clinical Decision Making -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Thinking about how you make clinical decisions is the first step toward making better ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p31.html

The Changing Prevalence of the Autism Spectrum Disorders - Editorials - American Family...

Mar 1, 2011 - We know that the number of persons receiving services for autism spectrum disorders has increased substantially since the early 1990s, but are there really more children today with the cluster of behaviors that make up the autism spectrum disorders than there were in the past?

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0301/p515.html

The Child With ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of two guidelines to provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1803.html

The Diagnosis of Wheezing in Children - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2008 - Wheezing in children is a common problem encountered by family physicians. Approximately 25 to 30 percent of infants will have at least one wheezing episode, and nearly one half of children have a history of wheezing by six years of age. The most common causes of wheezing in children ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0415/p1109.html

The Family Physician and International Adoption - Editorials - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - ...Few experiences in medicine can be more professionally and personally rewarding than a child's first visit to your office. For some parents, however, the route to your practice may not be a traditional or typical one. Last year, over 13,000 children1 arrived in their physician's...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1201/p1958.html

The Female Athlete Triad - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2000 - The female athlete triad is defined as the combination of disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis. This disorder often goes unrecognized. The consequences of lost bone mineral density can be devastating for the female athlete. Premature osteoporotic fractures can occur, and lost ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0601/p3357.html

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

The Patient with Excessive Worry - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - Worry is a normal response to uncertainty. Education, empathetic support, reassurance, and passage of time usually ameliorate ordinary worries. However, these common-sense strategies for dealing with transient worries often prove ineffective for patients with excessive worry, many of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1049.html

Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Implementing AHRQ Effective ...

May 1, 2012 - What are the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of therapies used to address core and associated symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children two to 12 years of age?

American Family Physician : Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0501/p878.html

Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine

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

Family Practice Management

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

Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Medicine -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2021 - With limits and support, it can be done.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0900/p40.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - ...About 40 percent of children who are infected develop recurrent wheeze; therefore, RSV results in significant medical costs and reduces health-related quality of life. Known risk factors for RSV include prematurity, young age, male sex, heart and lung disease, Down syndrome, no or...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p650.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2008 - ...Are Parents' Perceptions of Their Child's Weight Accurate? Am Fam Physician. 2008 Jun 15;77(12):1746. Background: Excessive body weight in childhood is associated with several potentially serious short- and long-term health consequences, including type 2 diabetes, hyperlip-idemia,...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0615/p1746.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2009 - ...doses in 24 hours), ibuprofen every six to eight hours (maximum of three doses in 24 hours), or both drugs. Doses were calculated by the child's weight: 15 mg per kg for acetaminophen and 10 mg per kg for ibuprofen. The first dose was given in the presence of a research nurse who...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0815/p402.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2008 - ...by the American Academy of Pediatrics or the American College of Chest Physicians for use in this age group. Honey is cited by the World Health Organization as being potentially effective in controlling cough in children. It also is used in many cultures worldwide to treat URI...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0801/p388.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2005 - ...parents during their child’s visit may be beneficial because many young adults, particularly in the under-served population, do not have health insurance. Little is known, however, about the attitudes of parents who smoke toward receiving medication from their child’s physician; nor...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2106.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2006 - ...were from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. This was a national survey of noninstitutionalized children, two months and older and living in households. The participants completed an extensive interview and were examined at a mobile health center. Data...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0815/p661.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - ...whose parents planned to use the pediatricians of a large health maintenance organization in Tucson, Ariz. Parents were asked to complete questionnaires about their child's history of respiratory conditions and general health at two, three, six, eight, 11 and 13 years of age. The...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1843.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2006 - ...asthma. Recent studies have shown that maternal smoking is associated with increased risk of new-onset asthma in children. The Children’s Health Study (CHS) showed that in utero exposure to maternal smoking was independently associated with increased asthma risk in children....

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0215/p706a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - ...disadvantaged. Women typically begin and continue smoking during their childbearing years, and this has a substantial effect on the health of their children. Studies have shown that many low-income women understand the negative consequences of their smoking for themselves and their...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1658.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 1998 - ...is a discrete biobehavioral entity that can be managed by the pediatrician or family physician. Unless the child's clinical presentation is unusual, referral for a mental health evaluation is not necessary. Read the full article. Get immediate access, anytime, anywhere. Choose a...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1101/p1667.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2003 - ...influences on children's health and preventive recommendations. The intervention group also received information on methods to reduce mite exposure in the child's room, such as special dust mite–impermeable mattress covers, removal of carpeting in the child's bedroom, weekly...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0201/p633.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2001 - ...and assumes that the physician has knowledge of the athlete's health, level of competition, maturity, and use of protective equipment, the availability of rapid treatment if an injury should occur, and the child's and parent/guardian's understanding of the risks. In some cases...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1201/p1896.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2004 - ...Healthy children were recruited through a physicians’ network and at health care clinics and naturopathic offices. Children were enrolled for a four-month period and randomized to treatment with echinacea syrup or placebo syrup. Parents were asked to immediately contact a study...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0701/p175.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2002 - ...strategy. Strategies include altering the child's activities and home environment based on his or her particular sensitivities, adjusting the child's medications as determined by his or her physiologic state, and communicating with the child's physician to tailor the treatment...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0701/p158.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2002 - ...0.2% to 7.0%, depending on health care system and setting Dutch (and English) general practitioner referral system will select children with a higher risk to present to accident and emergency departments. Can an unremarkable physical examination and history reliably exclude...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1447.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2000 - ...the time of triage, albuterol was noted to be one of the child's prescribed medications. Caregivers were first asked 20 questions about demographics, medical history and access to care followed by 12 questions about their child's use of albuterol. After the interview, caregivers...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0115/p517.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2000 - ...to the problem of sleeping accidents involving infants and small children. In 1994, the American Academy of Pediatrics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joined forces for a Back to Sleep campaign. This campaign...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0301/p1452.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...Exposure to cigarette smoke in utero and in infancy has been linked to numerous adverse health outcomes, including prematurity, growth restriction, asthma and sudden infant death syndrome. Exposure through breast feeding has recently been scrutinized because studies have shown that...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1843.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1999 - ...Studies selected for the meta-analysis contained at least 100 mother-child pairs. Required data included mode of delivery, the child's infection status and absence of breast-feeding. All were English-language studies. The four categories of delivery included: non-instrumental...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/1001/p1551a.html

Tips From Other Journals - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2001 - ...the fatality rate for serogroup C meningococcal disease in this population was 14 percent. The highest incidence of disease is during a child's first year of life, but it increases again in 15- to 24-year-olds. The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases...

American Family Physician : Tip

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/p158.html

Tips on Bike Safety - American Family Physician

May 15, 2001 - ...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 Tips on Bike Safety Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0515/p2017.html

Toilet Training - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2008 - Toilet training is a developmental task that impacts families with small children. All healthy children are eventually toilet trained, and most complete the task without medical intervention. Most research on toilet training is descriptive, although some is evidence based. In the United...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/1101/p1059.html

Toilet Training - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - ...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 Toilet Training Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p468-s1.html

Toilet Training: Common Questions and Answers - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - Toilet training is a significant developmental milestone in early childhood. Most U.S. children achieve the physiologic, cognitive, and emotional development necessary for toilet training by 18 to 30 months of age. Markers of readiness for toilet training include being able to walk, put...

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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

Top 20 Research Studies of 2012 for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2013 - This is the second annual summary of top research studies in primary care. In 2012, through regular surveillance of more than 100 English-language clinical research journals, seven clinicians identified 270 studies with the potential to change primary care practice, called POEMs, or ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p380.html

Treating Acute Bronchiolitis Associated with RSV - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2004 - Treatment for infants with bronchiolitis caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) includes supplemental oxygen, nasal suctioning, fluids to prevent dehydration, and other supportive therapies. High-risk children who should be hospitalized include those younger than three months and ...

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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

Treating My Child's Asthma - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - ...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 Treating My Child’s Asthma Am Fam Physician. 2005 May 15;71(10):1969. See related...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1969.html

Treating the Common Cold in Children

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

American Family Physician

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Treating the Common Cold in Children - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2012 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Treating the Common Cold in...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Treatment Guidelines for Primary Nonretentive Encopresis and Stool Toileting Refusal - ...

Apr 15, 1999 - Nonretentive encopresis refers to inappropriate soiling without evidence of fecal constipation and retention. This form of encopresis accounts for up to 20 percent of all cases. Characteristics include soiling accompanied by daily bowel movements that are normal in size and consistency....

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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

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Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2012 - Major depressive disorder in children and adolescents is a common condition that affects physical, emotional, and social development. Risk factors include a family history of depression, parental conflict, poor peer relationships, deficits in coping skills, and negative thinking. ...

American Family Physician : Article

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Treatment of the Common Cold in Children and Adults - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2012 - The common cold, or upper respiratory tract infection, is one of the leading reasons for physician visits. Generally caused by viruses, the common cold is treated symptomatically. Antibiotics are not effective in children or adults. In children, there is a potential for harm and no ...

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Twent Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

...in more than 80 percent of outpatient visits for acute sinusitis. Sinusitis accounts for 16 million office visits and $5.8 billion in annual health care costs. Don’t use dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) screening for osteoporosis in women younger than 65 or men younger...

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Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: What You Should Know - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2007 - ...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 Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: What...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p665.html

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

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Umbilical Cord Blood - American Family Physician

Sep 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 Umbilical Cord Blood Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Umbilical Cord Blood: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians

...Rather than using a public bank, parents may pay to store their child’s cord blood in a private bank for their exclusive potential use. Table 1. Comparison of Public vs. Private Umbilical Cord Blood Banks Considerations Public banks Private banks Cost to donor family None...

American Family Physician

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Umbilical Cord Blood: A Guide for Primary Care Physicians - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2011 - Umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants are used to treat a variety of oncologic, genetic, hematologic, and immunodeficiency disorders. Physicians have an important role in educating, counseling, and offering umbilical cord blood donation and storage options to patients. Parents may ...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0915/p661.html

Unconventional career advice: a physician reflects on her dad

With Father’s Day approaching, one family physician looks back on her father’s words of wisdom that inspired her quest to become a doctor.

Family Practice Management : FPM

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/fathers_day_advice.html

Understanding and Treating Childhood-Onset Stuttering - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2019 - ...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 Understanding and Treating...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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Understanding Anger in Parents of Dying Children - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Oct 1, 1998 - While this parent may have been difficult under any circumstances, it is likely that this particular situation played a substantial role in the parent's anger and hostility. Health care professionals, especially if they have never been a patient or a parent themselves, may not be ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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Understanding Tics and Tourette's Syndrome - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 1999 - ...information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor.org, the AAFP patient education website. Information from Your Family Doctor Understanding Tics and...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

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