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Drugs Prescribed According to Age, Gender and Socioeconomics

Drugs Prescribed According to Age, Gender and Socioeconomics

This study examined the prescribing patterns of drugs by primary care providers. Do they differ according to age, gender, income or education of the patient?
Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Cough in Primary Care

Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Cough in Primary Care

Guidelines recommend avoiding routine antibiotic prescribing for patients with acute cough/acute bronchitis. So why are physicians continuing the practice?
The Best Sports That Girls Enjoy

The Best Sports That Girls Enjoy

All sports are for girls -- but here's how to zero in on the ones that will work best for YOUR girl, and benefit her the most.
10 Things You Can Do to Fix Youth Sports

10 Things You Can Do to Fix Youth Sports

The best way to fix youth sports is to speak up. Talk to your child, your child's coach, and other parents about keeping sports fun for kids.
Understand the Risks of Sports Concussions

Understand the Risks of Sports Concussions

Sports concussions are a risk for any athlete, including kids. There's no way to prevent all injuries, but you can take precautions to reduce risk.
Am I Fat? How to Respond to a Worried Teen

Am I Fat? How to Respond to a Worried Teen

It's not unusual for adolescents to wonder, "Am I fat?" Try these confidence-boosting tips to help build your tween or tween's body image.
Say This, Not That in the Post-Game Chat

Say This, Not That in the Post-Game Chat

During the post-game period, proceed with caution. What you say can build up your young athlete, or bring him down (way down).
Practice Guidelines in the Context of Primary Care

Practice Guidelines in the Context of Primary Care

How do primary care physicians approach, learn from and use practice guidelines in their day-to-day decision-making process?
Health Care Needs of Cancer Survivors in General Practice

Health Care Needs of Cancer Survivors in General Practice

Are the expanded needs of cancer survivors being met by their primary care physicians?
15 Fun Winter Activities for Families

15 Fun Winter Activities for Families

Don't let ice and snow keep you inside -- enjoy outdoor winter activities with your family. Keep moving and dress right and you'll stay warm!
I Signed Up to Be Team Mom - Now What?

I Signed Up to Be Team Mom - Now What?

Get ready for a fun ride! As a team mom (or dad), you'll support the coach, spend time with your child, and get to know all the players and their families.
What's Your Family Fitness Environment?

What's Your Family Fitness Environment?

Do you live in the city, the country, or someplace in between? Each one offers a unique fitness environment. Find out how to make it work for your family.
Patient Safety Skills in Primary Care: A National Survey

Patient Safety Skills in Primary Care: A National Survey

Patient safety has traditionally focused on the hospital setting, but it is equally important for the outpatient. What are the qualities and attributes of a safe primary care physician?
Why Is My Hair Oily?

Why Is My Hair Oily?

Oily hair can be very frustrating, especially when it's unmanageable and you only washed it an hour ago. There are many reasons hair is oily. There are also many suggestions on how to get rid of it, including hundreds of hair products on the market that promise to fix the problem. But understanding
What Kids Learn From Sports

What Kids Learn From Sports

Sportsmanship is a given, and so is teamwork. But what else do kids learn from sports? Time management, persistence, and so much more.
Consensus on Gut Feelings in General Practice

Consensus on Gut Feelings in General Practice

Research on the value of gut feelings will require precise definitions of the term. Here are proposed definitions for two types of gut feelings.
The Impact of Primary Care Model Type on Specialist Referrals

The Impact of Primary Care Model Type on Specialist Referrals

This study examined the examined the impact of three different primary care models on specialist referrals. Are there significant differences?
Diagnosing Dementia: No Easy Job

Diagnosing Dementia: No Easy Job

Diagnosing dementia is far more complicated than just performing a few tests and deciding whether a patient has dementia or not. So how should it be systematically approached?
Winter Walk Day

Winter Walk Day

On Winter Walk Day, families across Canada commit to walking to school or at school to promote health, safety, and community.
Timeliness in CKD and Albuminuria Identification

Timeliness in CKD and Albuminuria Identification

Are patients with chronic kidney disease being identified in a timely manner? This study indicates that appropriate testing is not always being adequately conducted in the primary care setting.