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Evaluating Proteinuria in Children - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 1998 - Proteinuria is a common laboratory finding in children. It can be identified as either a transient or a persistent finding and can represent a benign condition or a serious disease. A rapid but qualitative assessment of proteinuria can be made using dipstick or sulfosalicylic acid ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1001/p1145.html

Choosing Wisely: CT scans are not necessary in the evaluation of minor head injuries. -...

CT scans are not necessary in the evaluation of minor head injuries.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=40

Protecting Adolescent Patient Privacy: Four Key Questions

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

Family Practice Management

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

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

Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 1999 - Atopic dermatitis is a common, potentially debilitating condition that can compromise quality of life. Its most frequent symptom is pruritus. Attempts to relieve the itch by scratching simply worsen the rash, creating a vicious circle. Treatment should be directed at limiting itching, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0915/p1191.html

Evaluation and Treatment of Childhood Obesity - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 1999 - The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has risen dramatically in the past several decades. Although 25 to 30 percent of children are affected, this condition is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Hormonal and genetic factors are rarely the cause of childhood obesity; ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0215/p861.html

New Recommendations on Motor Vehicle Safety for Child Passengers - Editorials - ...

Apr 1, 2013 - ...horizontally oriented spinal facet joints, and excessive ligamentous laxity. Facing the rear of the vehicle provides more support to a young child's torso, neck, and head. Children in forward-facing safety seats were more likely to be seriously injured in all crash types when...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/p472.html

Putting Prevention into Practice Department Collection - American Family Physician

This department offers a series of short reports and quizzes based on guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

See also the collection of selected editorial content related to the...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=6

Putting Prevention into Practice Department Collection - American Family Physician

This department offers a series of short reports and quizzes based on guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

See also the collection of selected editorial content related to the...

American Family Physician : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/afp/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=6&page=0

Proper Use of Child Safety Seats - American Family Physician

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

American Family Physician : Article

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

Paging Dr. Mom: Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Physician

Paging Dr. Mom: Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Physician

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/paging_dr_mom_how_becoming.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

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

Curbing Childhood Obesity Requires Moving Beyond the Exam Room

Curbing Childhood Obesity Requires Moving Beyond the Exam Room

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/curbing_childhood_obesity_requires_moving.html

Dire Situations Can Bring Out the Best in People

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Robert Raspa, M.D., reflects on the willingness of people to help others in need.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170921lv-irma.html

Child Abuse

Read AAFP's policy on issues and education relating to child abuse.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/child-abuse.html

Residential Pool Safety

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

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

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

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

A Perfect Time to Talk About Breastfeeding

A Perfect Time to Talk About Breastfeeding

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/a_perfect_time_to_talk.html

Beyond Charity: FP Empowers Communities, Sparks Change

From caring for people experiencing homelessness to feeding the hungry, Evelyn Figueroa, M.D., is helping Chicagoans beyond her clinic and hospital.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20200817fdf-figueroa.html

Blackwelder: FPs, Go Out and Make the Case for Family Medicine

Plenary speaker Reid Blackwelder, M.D., told family physicians they can support their specialty by helping payers, policymakers and legislators understand its scope and breadth.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180427nccl-plenary.html

Violence in the Media and Entertainment (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on violence in the media and its effect on American children.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/violence-media-entertainment.html

JUUL

Advice from family physicians is critical in getting patients to avoid using JUUL and other e-cigarettes, as well as traditional tobacco products. The AAFP’s Quit Smoking Guide offers steps, techniques, and medicines you can use to help patients quit smoking.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/tobacco-and-nicotine/juul.html

Antibiotics for Otitis Media

View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescription of antibiotics for otitis media in children with non-severe symptoms.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/cw-otitis-media.html

My Rx Is Simple: Do Less

Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free time is undervalued in our society and that it's OK to say "no" to things that might overwhelm our schedules.

AAFP News : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191113fp-doless.html

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