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The Child With ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of two guidelines to provide ...

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Pediatric Vision Screening for the Family Physician - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 1998 - ...10 ft (3 m) away, although this may be impractical in a small examining room. An interesting object such as a small toy usually holds the child's attention. The examiner covers one eye with a hand-held occluder or cupped hand, while watching the other eye for any movement of...

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Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: ...

Nov 15, 2014 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians provide interventions, including education or brief counseling, to prevent initiation of tobacco use in school-aged children and adolescents.

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Practice Guidelines - Dec 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2005 - The Committee on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on lead exposure in children.

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ACIP Updates Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2016-2017 - Practice Guidelines ...

Oct 15, 2016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its annual recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2016–2017 season.

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Up and Away Offers Tips to Keep Kids Safe From Medications

The Up and Away and Out of Sight campaign and other groups are reminding physicians and patients about safely storing medications to protect children from accidental exposures.

Good News: Asthma Attacks Down Among U.S. Children

A U.S. Preventive Services Task Force final recommendation issued this week reaffirms that potential harms of routine screening for ovarian cancer outweigh the benefits. The AAFP has agreed in its own recommendation statement.

Management of ADHD in Preschool-Aged Children - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American ...

Sep 15, 2013 - Behavior therapy interventions, such as parent training, are first-line treatment for ADHD in preschool-aged children (three to five years of age). Medication is an option for children with moderate to severe ADHD if behavior therapy has not been effective and if the benefits outweigh ...

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CDC Publishes Statement on Cough and Cold Medications in Children - Practice Guidelines...

Jul 15, 2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a statement on the risks of cough and cold medications in children younger than two years. Health care professionals also should be aware of the risks of serious illness or fatal overdose.

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New Research Shows Fewer Family Physicians Seeing Children

New longitudinal research conducted in Vermont shows that fewer family physicians are taking care of children. Rather, the researchers verified previous findings that showed a temporal trend of child visits moving from family medicine to pediatric practices.

Child Safety Seat Counseling: Three Keys to Safety - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - The number one cause of death for children younger than 14 years is vehicular injury. Child safety seats and automobile safety belts protect children in a crash if they are used correctly, but if a child does not fit in the restraint correctly, it can lead to injury. A child safety seat...

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Primary Care of International Adoptees - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 1998 - International adoptees are presenting to family physicians with increasing frequency. U.S. citizens have adopted over 100,000 international children since 1979. Prospective parents may seek advice from their physician during the adoptive process. If available at all, medical information...

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Primary Prevention of Child Abuse - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 1999 - In 1993, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect declared a child protection emergency. Between 1985 and 1993, there was a 50 percent increase in reported cases of child abuse. Three million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States each year. Treatment of the ...

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Understanding Anger in Parents of Dying Children - Curbside Consultation - American ...

Oct 1, 1998 - While this parent may have been difficult under any circumstances, it is likely that this particular situation played a substantial role in the parent's anger and hostility. Health care professionals, especially if they have never been a patient or a parent themselves, may not be ...

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Coding & Documentation - May-Jun 2011 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - ...range of motion testing (95831) as part of your driving assessment, you can bill Medicare for it separately. However, vision screening, health risk assessment and preventive medicine counseling are not separately payable services under Medicare Part B. If the patient is eligible for...

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Chronic Abdominal Pain in Childhood: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 1999 - More than one third of children complain of abdominal pain lasting two weeks or longer. The diagnostic approach to abdominal pain in children relies heavily on the history provided by the parent and child to direct a step-wise approach to investigation. If the history and physical ...

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Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family ...

Oct 15, 2014 - There are no studies directly comparing the various screening tools. The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is the tool most commonly used by physicians, followed by the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT). All other tools account for about 3% of usage.

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Retinoblastoma - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - Retinoblastoma, a neuroblastic tumor, is the most common primary intraocular malignancy of childhood. Patients usually present with leukokoria (white reflex or white pupil), detected in primary care. The mean age at diagnosis is 12 months for bilateral tumors and 24 months for ...

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Evaluation of Physical Abuse in Children - American Family Physician

May 15, 2000 - Family physicians who are involved in the care of children are likely to encounter child abuse and should be able to recognize its common presentations. A history that is inconsistent with the patient's injuries is the hallmark of physical abuse. A pattern of physical findings, ...

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OTC Benzocaine Teething Products Not Safe for Young Children

The FDA recently warned that OTC teething products containing benzocaine should not be used to treat infants and children younger than age 2, and that adults and older children should use benzocaine oral drug products only if they contain specific warnings on the drug label.

More Research Needed To Prevent Child Maltreatment

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment.

Looking for Tips on Talking With Parents About Vaccines?

An article recently published in Canadian Family Physician offers family physicians guidance on addressing vaccine hesitancy with parents. Specifically, the authors offer practical, evidence-based tips for discussing the importance of childhood vaccines with parents who may be on the ...

AAFP, Other Medical Groups Update Sports Physical Guidance

The AAFP has joined with five other medical organizations to update the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Monograph, which provides guidance to physicians and other clinicians on properly administering the PPE, also known as the sports physical.

Gallup Survey: Support for Childhood Vaccination Declining

Results of a recent Gallup survey indicate that overall support for childhood vaccinations has dropped 10% in the past two decades. The survey found that 84% of adults surveyed in 2019 said it was extremely or very important that parents vaccinate their children, down from 94% in 2001.

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