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afp20120101p25.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

afp20180915p347.pdf

...for physicians to screen for med- ical problems (including psychosocial concerns), to provide anticipatory guidance, and to promote good health. The vis- its also allow the family physician to establish a relationship with the parents or caregivers. This article reviews the U.S....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0915/afp20180915p347.pdf

afp20060901p793.pdf

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

American Family Physician

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

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children - American Family Physician

...on the patient’s history and physical examination, supplemented by judicious use of chest radio- graphs and laboratory tests as needed. The child’s age is important in making the diagnosis. Pneumonia in neonates younger than three weeks of age most often is caused by an infec- tion...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/afp20040901p899.pdf

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

Protecting American Families from Injury - Editorials - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Editorials

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

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

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

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

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

AAP Issues Screening Recommendations to Identify Hearing Loss in Children - Practice ...

Jun 1, 2003 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released screening recommendations for assessing hearing loss in children of all ages. Failure to detect children with congenital or acquired hearing loss may result in lifelong deficits in speech and language acquisition, poor academic ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2409.html

AFP Over 20 Years - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2004 - ...an appreciation for the humanity of healing as a profession. One of my high-school writing projects included exploration of my brother’s anatomy class cadaver, and that’s when I first chanced to write about medicine. So influenced as a child it’s little wonder my path led to the...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2251.html

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

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

AAFP Supports New Bill That Would Make

...AFP Edition Policy and Health Issues in the News May 1, 2011 ◆ Volume 83, Number 9 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 1027 AAFP Supports New Bill That Would Make Medicare Payment Process More Accurate The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently supported a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0501/afp20110501p1027.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 Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Recommendation Statement

December 15, 2015 USPSTF

American Family Physician

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

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

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

afp20180501p575-s1.pdf

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

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0501/afp20180501p575-s1.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

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

afp20191001p443.pdf

...of abuse or neglect, and can result in adverse effects to the brain development of infants that can determine lifetime physical and mental health. Infants who grow up with a mother experiencing significant depression are at risk of toxic stress and subsequent problems with social...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/afp20191001p443.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

Clinical Briefs - Apr 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - ...health benefits to women with gestational diabetes. A physically active woman with a history of, or risk for, preterm labor or fetal growth restriction should be advised to reduce her activity in the second and third trimesters. Botulinum Toxin-A for Neuromuscular Pain The Health...

American Family Physician : Clinical Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0415/p1690.html

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

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

American Family Physician

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

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

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