Depression is often encountered in primary care, but can be complex to diagnose and difficult to treat. What do PCPs perceive as the challenges in diagnosis and management of this common condition?
Most people are familiar with head lice that rapidly move through a child’s classroom. Body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis) are of the same parasite family, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, body lice can spread disease. Body lice lay eggs and live on clothing, but they move
Can a multifaceted improvement strategy, including extensive use of home BP monitoring, increase patient adherence and improve control of hypertension?
When someone is in a serious accident, they can suffer from shock. Shock is a prolonged, depressed state of the body's organs and functions. Shock can be fatal if not treated immediately, even if the primary injuries suffered are not fatal. In addition to accidents, shock can also be caused by illne
Do parents have an accurate understanding of what causes acute otitis media? Do their expectations regarding treatment conflict with evidence-based recommendations?
Hop, skip, and jump to it: These jump rope games offer lots of ways to use this simple piece of equipment. Good for solos, pairs, and groups!
Save money on youth sports by buying used gear, registering early, looking for travel deals, and more. Find out how to cut costs on pricy kids' sports.
As revealed in this study, patients do not necessarily hold the same views as physicians when it comes to doctor-nurse substitution.
Reading a book doesn't have to mean sitting still. These health and fitness books for kids inspire active play and movement, and teach kids about how to live healthfully.
The authors present proposed guidelines with an emphasis on the history and physical signs to aid diagnosis in patients presenting with chest pain in primary care.
Physical literacy means achieving movement and sports skills, but also includes the confidence to try new things and the opportunity to be active often.
What factors affect the prescribing of psychotropic medications in primary care? This study utilized a focus group of general practitioners, GP interns, and heads of primary care units to find out.
A simple intervention promoting cardiovascular risk assessment to children, brothers and sisters of patients with early ischemic heart disease can be a valuable tool for primary prevention.
You may be familiar with competitive dance from TV shows like "Dance Moms" and "So You Think You Can Dance." But what does it really mean when your child dances competitively?
Depressive episodes are common in underserved populations, but help is rarely sought. Why not?
Swimming is a great workout, and swim team offers both individual and team experiences. Get all the background you need to dive in to this youth sport.
You may have a bacterial infection which has caused your eyelids to become inflamed. Or dandruff of the scalp or acne rosacea may have caused your eyelashes to have dandruff-like scales on them. Either way, the inflammation is called blepharitis. According to the American Optometric Association blep
Use steam distillation on the evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree and you produce tea tree oil. Treat nail infections, athlete's foot, acne and minor burns with the oil. Any problem involving bacteria or fungi and tea tree oil becomes a remedy. With the resurgence of bed b
Acute chest pain presents a considerable diagnostic challenge outside of hospitals. What factors most influence the primary care physician's diagnostic and management of acute chest pain?