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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?
How to Treat the Furniture From Body Lice

How to Treat the Furniture From Body Lice

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
How Many Hypertensive Patients Can Be Controlled in Reality

How Many Hypertensive Patients Can Be Controlled in Reality

Can a multifaceted improvement strategy, including extensive use of home BP monitoring, increase patient adherence and improve control of hypertension?
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?
10 Hoppin' Jump Rope Games for Kids

10 Hoppin' Jump Rope Games for Kids

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

Save Money on Youth Sports

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.
Could the Patient Have Been Seen by a Nurse?

Could the Patient Have Been Seen by a Nurse?

As revealed in this study, patients do not necessarily hold the same views as physicians when it comes to doctor-nurse substitution.
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.
A Focus Group on Psychotropic Prescribing in Primary Care

A Focus Group on Psychotropic Prescribing in Primary Care

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.
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.
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?
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
Tea Tree Oil Bedding Uses

Tea Tree Oil Bedding Uses

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
Diagnostic Approach to Chest Pain Out-of-Hours

Diagnostic Approach to Chest Pain Out-of-Hours

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?
Couch-to-5K App Review: Ease Into 5K

Couch-to-5K App Review: Ease Into 5K

If you're ready to move from walking to running, but want a coach you can take along with you from couch to 5K, the Ease Into 5Kapp is a good bet.