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AAFP News - Sep 1, 2002 - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2002 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

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Management of ADHD in Preschool-Age Children

...MD; and BACHIR TAZKARJI, MD, University of Toronto Family Medicine Residency Program, Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario BETH AUTEN, MSLIS, MA, AHIP, University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries, Gainesville, Florida FPIN’s Clinical Inquiries Downloaded...

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Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement

February 15, 2015 USPSTF

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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

Lower Extremity Abnormalities in Children

August 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

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...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...

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

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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...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

October 15, 2017:Date xx, xxxx

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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...

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...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...

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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...

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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...

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Clinical Briefs - Apr 15, 2002 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2002 - 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...

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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...

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...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 This information provides a general overview and may not apply to everyone. Talk to your...

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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...

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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...

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...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...

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...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...

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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...

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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...

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...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...

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

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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...

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