This study compared two commonly used assessments for frailty to see whether they would identify the same older people as frail.
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?
The authors present an evidence-based consensus statement and algorithm to provide specific guidance for treatment of osteoarthritis in primary care.
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?
As we squeeze extra entertaining, errands, and parties into our already busy schedules, can we fit in some family holiday fitness too?
This study explored demographic and modifiable lifestyle factors such as diet, smoking, and alcohol use to determine their association with grade 1 hypertension.
Guidelines recommend avoiding routine antibiotic prescribing for patients with acute cough/acute bronchitis. So why are physicians continuing the practice?
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.
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
During puberty, boys may become more athletic thanks to added muscle and height. Even overweight boys may be inspired to exercise more.
How do primary care physicians approach the challenges of prescribing opioids in the context of chronic noncancer pain management?
This review aimed to explore clinicians' experiences and perceptions of benzodiazepine prescribing in primary care. Are guidelines being followed?
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.
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
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
In July, enjoy summer vacation, camp, picnics, and holidays. Seize these opportunities for active family fun!
Definition of the word "carbohydrates" as it relates to family fitness, physical health and safety for kids and adults.
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
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
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?