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...struction, for decoration, and even as a food additive. It also has been a known health risk for centuries. Hippocrates is thought to have written the first case report of lead poisoning in 600 BC. The Romans also were aware of the toxicity of lead, with Pliny, Paulus Aegineta, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0315/afp20100315p751.pdf

American Family Physician

...three milestones (joint attention, social orienting, and pretend play) can be quickly evaluated during an office visit. Joint attention is a child’s inherent desire to share experiences with others. For example, if the physician points at a toy across the room and exclaims, Look!, a...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/afp20100215p453.pdf

An Approach to the Postpartum Office Visit - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2005 - The postpartum period (typically the first six weeks after delivery) may underscore physical and emotional health issues in new mothers. A structured approach to the postpartum office visit ensures that relevant conditions and concerns are discussed and appropriately addressed. Common ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/p2491.html

Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Sep 15, 2020 - Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening systemic reaction, normally occurring within one to two hours of exposure to an allergen. The incidence of anaphylaxis in the United States is 2.1 per 1,000 person-years. Most anaphylactic reactions occur outside the hospital setting. Urticaria, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0915/p355.html

Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children: The Case of the Shifting End Points

...those who did not. This end point is what we are most concerned with-when does the child finally stop crying or fussing, or when does the child’s fever go away? The second outcome (sustained resolution of symptoms) documents a slightly greater likelihood of two consecutive days of...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/afp20120115p104.pdf

Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Young Children: The Case of the Shifting End ...

Jan 15, 2012 - A discussion of why the conclusion of a high-profile study, which suggests that antibiotics are beneficial in children six to 23 months of age with acute otitis media, is incorrect.

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0115/p104.html

Anticipatory Guidance in Infant Oral Health: Rationale and Recommendations - American ...

Jan 1, 2000 - If appropriate measures are applied early enough, it may be possible to totally prevent oral disease. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that infants be scheduled for an initial oral evaluation within six months of the eruption of the first primary tooth but by no ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p115.html

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for URIs in Children: Part II. Cough, Pharyngitis and ...

Oct 15, 1998 - This article summarizes the principles of judicious antimicrobial therapy for three of the five conditions--cough, pharyngitis, the common cold--that account for most of the outpatient use of these drugs in the United States. The principles governing the other two conditions, otitis ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1335.html

Assessment of Abnormal Growth Curves - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1998 - An important part of well-child care is the assessment of a child's growth. While growth in the vast majority of children falls within normal percentile ranges on standard growth curves, an occasional child demonstrates worrisome deviations in weight, height or head size. A single ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0701/p153.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

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Management - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2001 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric disorder of childhood and often persists into adulthood. ADHD is a neurophysiologic disorder defined in behavioral terms and associated with significant morbidity in the realms of social and academic success,...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/1015/p1355.html

Autism: A Medical Primer - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2002 - Autistic disorder, a pervasive developmental disorder resulting in social, language, or sensorimotor deficits, occurs in approximately seven of 10,000 persons. Early detection and intervention significantly improve outcome, with about one third of autistic persons achieving some degree ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/p1667.html

Autism: A Medical Primer -- American Family Physician

...autism. Information about ongoing studies being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is available at their Web sites (Table 3). Recognition and Screening Indications for formal developmental eval- uation...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1101/afp20021101p1667.pdf

Back Pain in Children and Adolescents - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Jul 1, 2020 - Back pain is a relatively common presenting symptom in children and adolescents. Typical causes include muscle strain or spasm, spinal deformities (e.g., Scheuermann kyphosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis), spondylolysis, bulging or herniated intervertebral disks, apophysitis of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0701/p19.html

Bed-wetting: Tips to Help Your Child - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2014 - ...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 Bed-wetting: Tips to Help Your...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p560-s1.html

Bike Safety Tips - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - ...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 Bike Safety Tips Am Fam...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2651.html

Blisters Over the Buttocks - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2015 - A 7-year-old girl with a history of pain in her lower abdomen and buttocks developed multiple bullous lesions in the perirectal area involving the gluteal cleft and both buttocks.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p323.html

BMI Monitoring in the Management of Obesity in Toddlers - Editorials - American Family ...

Nov 1, 2006 - ...history of obesity), parental modeling of proper nutrition and physical activity is likely to have the greatest influence on weight and health maintenance. A recent guideline from the American Heart Association provides dietary strategies for children and adolescents to improve...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1101/p1483.html

Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1998 - ...or behavior at one age may have a very different significance from the same behavior at another age. Similarly, physicians know that a child's environment often has a powerful impact on him or her, making the child more vulnerable to or more protected against the risk of developing...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0301/p1159.html

Book Reviews - Physician's Bookshelf - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 1998 - ...review of the scientific and philosophic foundations of family medicine. His perspectives on doctor and patient, science and practice, and health and disease, are both familiar and refreshing. Students will understand the principles of family medicine: competence, comprehensive...

American Family Physician : Physician's Bookshelf

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1115/p1910.html

Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective - POEMs - American ...

Feb 1, 2017 - Calculating the BMI of children and adolescents in primary care practices and counseling those who are overweight is ineffective to reduce BMI in children over several years of follow-up.

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p194a.html

Bronchiolitis and Your Child - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2001 - ...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. Patient Information Collections Information from Your Family...

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0215/p767.html

Bullying - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2004 - ...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 Bullying Am Fam Physician....

American Family Physician : Patient Handout

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1101/p1729.html

Bullying Among Adolescents: A Challenge in Primary Care - Editorials - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2013 - Patients 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. Physicians should be alert to any indications of bullying and identify relevant sequelae in a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p87.html

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

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