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Managing Depression in Primary Care

Managing Depression in Primary Care

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?
Healthy Ways to Ring in a New Year

Healthy Ways to Ring in a New Year

Start off a healthy new year with physical activity. These fun family activities get muscles moving and provide the perfect kickoff to new habits.
First Signs of Shock

First Signs of Shock

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
Parents' Beliefs and Knowledge About Acute Otitis Media

Parents' Beliefs and Knowledge About Acute Otitis Media

Do parents have an accurate understanding of what causes acute otitis media? Do their expectations regarding treatment conflict with evidence-based recommendations?
A New Screening Instrument for Early Dementia

A New Screening Instrument for Early Dementia

A newly developed Early Dementia Questionnaire is a promising alternative to the standard assessment tool for dementia, the Mini Mental State Examination.
Directions for Homemade Neck Cooler Wraps

Directions for Homemade Neck Cooler Wraps

Neck coolers are long, narrow wraps you place around your neck. The wrap helps keep your body cool during physical exertion, gardening or anytime during the hot summer months. Making these neck coolers is a quick and inexpensive project. They make useful gifts for friends and family who enjoy spendi
Supporting Lifestyle Change in Patients With CHD

Supporting Lifestyle Change in Patients With CHD

What factors help and hinder patients with coronary heart disease to make and maintain lifestyle changes?
How to Make a Homemade Normal Saline Solution

How to Make a Homemade Normal Saline Solution

Normal saline solution, also known as simple saline solution, may be used for nasal irrigation and wound washing. Instead of spending money to purchase the solution, you can make your own supply of normal saline at home. The solution is quick to make and doesn't cost a lot of money. Because bacteria
Take a Child Outside Week

Take a Child Outside Week

During Take a Child Outside Week, help your children discover the natural world at a park, nature center, or hiking trail.
Youth Sports Profile: Water Polo Team

Youth Sports Profile: Water Polo Team

Is your child ready to show some serious power in the pool by joining a water polo team? This sport is demanding, exciting, and gaining in popularity. Check out this unique youth sport.
Health and Fitness Books for Kids

Health and Fitness Books for Kids

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.
Implementation of a Chest Pain Guideline in Primary Care

Implementation of a Chest Pain Guideline in Primary Care

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.
Is your child physically literate?

Is your child physically literate?

Physical literacy means achieving movement and sports skills, but also includes the confidence to try new things and the opportunity to be active often.
Cardiovascular Risk Assessment for First Degree Relatives

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment for First Degree Relatives

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.
Stress, Distress and Healthy Lifestyle Behavior

Stress, Distress and Healthy Lifestyle Behavior

How are external stressors and distress perceived to influence healthy lifestyle behavior, and how can clinicians best assist patients with maintaining a healthy lifestyle?
Youth Sports Profile: Competitive Dance

Youth Sports Profile: Competitive Dance

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?
How to Recognize Causes of Joint Aches and Pains and Night Sweats

How to Recognize Causes of Joint Aches and Pains and Night Sweats

Night sweats and joint pain both disrupt your sleep. Several conditions can cause this combination of symptoms. Night sweats can be the result of menopause as well as a symptom of other conditions. Joint pain is the bane of arthritics and fibromyalgics and can be chronic and unrelenting. Women who a
Underserved Patients Don't Consult Their GP for Depression

Underserved Patients Don't Consult Their GP for Depression

Depressive episodes are common in underserved populations, but help is rarely sought. Why not?
Should Your Kid Suit Up for Swim Team?

Should Your Kid Suit Up for Swim Team?

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.
How to Clean Eyelashes With Baby Shampoo

How to Clean Eyelashes With Baby Shampoo

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