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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/afp20170201p194.pdf

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

Clinical Briefs - Apr 1, 2001 - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2001 - ...with tacrolimus include temporary stinging or burning sensations where the ointment is applied, although this may lessen if the diseased skin heals. The adverse effects of ultraviolet light on the skin may be intensified. Therefore, patients should avoid exposure to sunlight and...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0401/p1433.html

Clinical Briefs - Sep 15, 2000 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2000 - ...Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a policy statement on the role of the physician in childhood bereavement. The AAP policy statement appears in the February 2000 issue of Pediatrics. According to the AAP committee, the death of an important person in a...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0915/p1439.html

Influenza Activity in the United States - Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2004 - ...The child had fever, cough, and nasal discharge in late November, was hospitalized for two days, and fully recovered. The source of this child’s H9N2 infection is unknown. Between January and March 2004, 34 confirmed human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection were...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1001/p1401.html

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

What to Do If Your Child Swallows Something - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2005 - ...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 What to Do If Your Child...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p292.html

Lead Poisoning in Children - American Family Physician

Mar 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 Lead Poisoning in Children...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/p759.html

AAP Releases Clinical Report on Head Lice - Practice Guidelines - American Family ...

Mar 15, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement clarifying issues of diagnosis and treatment of head lice and making recommendations for dealing with it in the school setting.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1391.html

Clinical Briefs - Jul 1, 2000 - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2000 - ...were also included in the national health objectives for 2000 initiative. Except for hepatitis B vaccine, the 90 percent coverage goals were achieved and maintained through implementation of the CII by public-and private-sector organizations and health care professionals at the...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p241.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

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

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

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

A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Otitis Media - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2004 - ...of signs and symptoms of middle ear inflammation. [Recommendation] The degree of diagnostic certainty, which should be discussed with the child's caregiver, is important because of its impact on management strategies. The management of AOM should include an assessment of pain. If...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2537.html

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

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

Clinical Briefs - Oct 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2003 - ...meningitis in persons with cochlear implants. Findings of a recent investigation by the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Adminisration, and state health departments support this recommendation. Children younger than six years with a cochlear implant have a substantially greater risk for...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1001/p1437.html

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

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

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

Fever in Returning Travelers: A Case-Based Approach

...from Wilson ME. Post-travel evaluation: fever in returned travelers. In: Brunett GW, ed., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health Information for International Travel 2012: The Yellow Book. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2012. http:/...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/afp20131015p524.pdf

afp20181001p419.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

afp20190401p445.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

Acute Abdominal Pain in Children

May 15, 2016 Scientific

American Family Physician

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

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

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