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afp20080901p597.pdf

...Growth Pattern a newborn’s size is determined by the intra- uterine environment, which is influenced by maternal size, nutrition, general health, and social habits (e.g., smoking status). The average weight of a newborn is 7 lb, 3 oz (3.25 kg), and the average length is 50 cm (19.7...

American Family Physician

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afp20081001p861.pdf

...o ppositional defiant disorder is among the most commonly diagnosed mental health condi- tions in childhood. it is defined by a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate levels of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures.1 this...

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afp20081101p1052.pdf

...six- to 17-year- olds have increased threefold over the past 20 years, reaching $127 million per year.2 Data from the 2003-2004 national Health and nutrition examination survey (nHanes) indicated that 17.1 percent of persons two to 19 years of age are overweight,3 up from 12 percent...

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afp20081101p1059.pdf

...visit. The physician’s role in toilet training is multifaceted. Necessary components include understanding family dynamics, assessing the child’s readiness, providing education and support, and developing short-term and follow-up goals. Because each child and family are unique,...

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afp20090101p56-s1.pdf

...Department of Health and Human Servic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Department of Health and Human Servic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years are approved by the Advisory Committee on...

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afp20090715p139.pdf

...Childhood Concerns: Sleep Issues, Thumb Sucking, Picky Eating, and School Readiness ANN G. TSENG, MD, and FRANCES E. BIAGIOLI, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon T here are many issues during the early childhood and toddler years that parents ask about...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0715/afp20090715p139.pdf

afp20100615p1462.pdf

...SARAH K. MOERSCHEL, MD, West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia A n estimated 20 percent of American children will have anemia at some point in their childhood.1 Anemia is defined as a hemoglobin (Hgb)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0615/afp20100615p1462.pdf

afp20110201p318-s1.pdf

...Department of Health and Human Services • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years are approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (http://www. cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip), the American...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/afp20110201p318-s1.pdf

afp20110401p837.pdf

...examine your child. He or she may ask about how you feed your child. It may help to show the doctor how you breastfeed or how you make your child’s bottles. If your child is older, your doctor may ask you for a list of everything your child eats or drinks each day (called a food...

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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...

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

afp20120201p281-s4.pdf

...or by telephone (800-822-7967). Suspected cases of vaccine-preventable diseases should be reported to the state or local health department. Additional information, including precautions and contraindications for vaccination, is available from CDC online (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines)...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0201/afp20120201p281-s4.pdf

afp20130201p204-s1.pdf

...or by telephone (800-822-7967). Suspected cases of vaccine-preventable diseases should be reported to the state or local health department. Additional information, including precautions and contraindications for vaccination, is available from CDC online (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines)...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0201/afp20130201p204-s1.pdf

afp20131015p543.pdf

...vaccine is available for a child 5 to 8 years of age who has a medical condition that increases the child’s risk of influenza complications, Afluria can be used; however, health care professionals should discuss with the parents or caregivers the benefits and risks of influenza...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/afp20131015p543.pdf

afp20131215p818.pdf

...This subanalysis of 3,781 patients (93% of the original cohort) evalu- ates whether the early introduction of specific foods affects a child’s risk of developing asthma or other atopic conditions. The study included the following foods: cow’s milk; roots (potatoes, carrots, and...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1215/afp20131215p818.pdf

afp20140815od1.pdf

August 15, 2014 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815od1.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...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/afp20140815p229-s1.pdf

afp20141015p560-s1.pdf

...if the bed- wetting is caused by a medical problem. First, your doctor will ask about your child’s daytime and nighttime bathroom habits. Then, your doctor will do an exam and test your child’s urine to check for infection or diabetes. Your doctor may ask about how things are...

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/afp20141015p560-s1.pdf

afp20141115od1.pdf

November 15, 2014 USPSTF

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/afp20141115od1.pdf

afp20141115p723.pdf

November 15, 2014 Putting Prevention into Practice

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https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/afp20141115p723.pdf

afp20160815p295-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...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0815/afp20160815p295-s1.pdf

afp20170115p94-s1.pdf

...How does it spread? RSV can be spread by contact with body fluids like saliva and mucus from a sick child’s nose or mouth, or by objects that the child has touched. Having your child wash his or her hands or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers may lower the risk of spreading the...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/afp20170115p94-s1.pdf

afp20171115od3.pdf

...group assignment interviewed the child’s primary caregiver one, four, eight, and 12 months after enrollment to ascertain exacer- bations, unscheduled medical care, medica- tion use, and quality of life. Additionally, the researchers vacuumed the child’s bedroom floor at baseline and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od3.pdf

afp20171115od4.pdf

...group assignment interviewed the child’s primary caregiver one, four, eight, and 12 months after enrollment to ascertain exacer- bations, unscheduled medical care, medica- tion use, and quality of life. Additionally, the researchers vacuumed the child’s bedroom floor at baseline and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od4.pdf

afp20171115od5.pdf

...group assignment interviewed the child’s primary caregiver one, four, eight, and 12 months after enrollment to ascertain exacer- bations, unscheduled medical care, medica- tion use, and quality of life. Additionally, the researchers vacuumed the child’s bedroom floor at baseline and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od5.pdf

afp20171115od6.pdf

...group assignment interviewed the child’s primary caregiver one, four, eight, and 12 months after enrollment to ascertain exacer- bations, unscheduled medical care, medica- tion use, and quality of life. Additionally, the researchers vacuumed the child’s bedroom floor at baseline and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/1115/afp20171115od6.pdf

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