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The Frailty Index vs the Groningen Frailty Indicator

The Frailty Index vs the Groningen Frailty Indicator

This study compared two commonly used assessments for frailty to see whether they would identify the same older people as frail.
Revealing Hidden Depression in Older People

Revealing Hidden Depression in Older People

Depression in older people is common, but often under-recognized. What actions can be taken to help improve communication, detection, and outcomes in the depressed elderly?
NSAIDs for Pain and Immobility-associated Osteoarthritis

NSAIDs for Pain and Immobility-associated Osteoarthritis

The authors present an evidence-based consensus statement and algorithm to provide specific guidance for treatment of osteoarthritis in primary care.
GP's Management of Mental Disorders: A Rewarding Practice

GP's Management of Mental Disorders: A Rewarding Practice

Primary care physicians are frequently the initial point of contact for mentally ill patients. Are they being adequately diagnosed and treated? How can primary mental healthcare be improved?
Family Fitness During the Holiday Season

Family Fitness During the Holiday Season

As we squeeze extra entertaining, errands, and parties into our already busy schedules, can we fit in some family holiday fitness too?
Factors Associated With Grade 1 Hypertension

Factors Associated With Grade 1 Hypertension

This study explored demographic and modifiable lifestyle factors such as diet, smoking, and alcohol use to determine their association with grade 1 hypertension.
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?
Causes of Bloating

Causes of Bloating

Bloating is an uncomfortable feeling in the abdomen area that causes the stomach to swell or protrude. The reasons for bloating are different for everyone and can be monitored if the reason is obvious. However, sometimes the reason is not so obvious and the irritating and painful bloating continues.
Places to Obtain a Medical Alert Bracelet

Places to Obtain a Medical Alert Bracelet

Medical alert bracelets were designed to help people with medical conditions or people on certain medications to communicate these needs in an emergency situation. If you are ever diagnosed with a severe medical condition or require certain medications, such as blood thinners, steroids or anti-coagu
Puberty, Boys, and Fitness

Puberty, Boys, and Fitness

During puberty, boys may become more athletic thanks to added muscle and height. Even overweight boys may be inspired to exercise more.
Deciding When to Prescribe Opioids in Primary Care

Deciding When to Prescribe Opioids in Primary Care

How do primary care physicians approach the challenges of prescribing opioids in the context of chronic noncancer pain management?
Experiences and Perceptions of Benzodiazepine Prescribing

Experiences and Perceptions of Benzodiazepine Prescribing

This review aimed to explore clinicians' experiences and perceptions of benzodiazepine prescribing in primary care. Are guidelines being followed?
Get Kids Active - with Toys You Probably Already Have

Get Kids Active - with Toys You Probably Already Have

Don't overlook simple toys for encouraging active play. Fancy toys and formal programs get kids moving, but so do basic toys and household items.
How to Use Back Braces for Bad Posture

How to Use Back Braces for Bad Posture

Bad posture is usually a precursor to other health problems. Once the back falls out of alignment, other areas of the body start to deteriorate. Fortunately, it is a condition that can be fixed over time. Purchase a back brace and stretch and exercise to correct poor posture, and back health can be
Weak Eye Muscle Symptoms (with Pictures)

Weak Eye Muscle Symptoms (with Pictures)

When a muscle in the eye is weak, it can make it difficult to move the eye smoothly. Eye muscle problems can be the result of several factors including Graves’ disease, which is a thyroid condition that weakens the eye muscles. Graves’ disease can result in vertical diplopia, where you s
July Family Fitness Events

July Family Fitness Events

In July, enjoy summer vacation, camp, picnics, and holidays. Seize these opportunities for active family fun!
Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

Definition of the word "carbohydrates" as it relates to family fitness, physical health and safety for kids and adults.
Foods That Trigger Vertigo (with Pictures)

Foods That Trigger Vertigo (with Pictures)

Vertigo can be a confusing, overwhelming, and difficult medical condition to deal with. Vertigo occurs when there is a problem with the balance- and position-sensing brain signals. Vision, sensory nerves, skin pressure, and especially the inner ear play a part in causing vertigo. Vertigo symptoms in
What Is Tanning Accelerator?

What Is Tanning Accelerator?

You're headed to a tropical location for a short amount of time, but you want to come back looking like a bronze god. What's a pasty person to do? Before you make that trip, be sure to purchase a tanning accelerator or tan promoter to get a jump-start on your tan. Tanning accelerators tan your skin
Cardiovascular Risk Management Supported by Self-Monitoring

Cardiovascular Risk Management Supported by Self-Monitoring

This study compared the impact on cardiovascular risk of standard treatment both with and without support by self-monitoring, conducted by practice nurses. Did self-monitoring make a difference?