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Osteopathy and Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Problems

Osteopathy and Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Problems

Can a primary care office effectively incorporate alternative therapies such as acupuncture and osteopathy for back pain and other musculoskeletal problems?
Youth Sports Profile: Youth Rugby

Youth Sports Profile: Youth Rugby

Youth rugby isn't just about those famous shirts, or the hard-nosed tackling you might see in a professional rugby game. Youth rugby is co-ed and non-contact. It really gets kids running and every player gets the chance to play hard.
Kids' Active Games

Kids' Active Games

Looking for activities that get your child up and moving? Try these kids' active games that incorporate both fun and fitness.
Chronic Conditions Among Multimorbid Patients in Primary Care

Chronic Conditions Among Multimorbid Patients in Primary Care

Many older people have multiple chronic conditions. To what extent is there agreement between self-reported and physician-reported chronic conditions among multimorbid patients?
GPs' Recognition of Death in the Foreseeable Future

GPs' Recognition of Death in the Foreseeable Future

How early in the stage of a patient's illness does their primary care physician recognize that it will be terminal? On what information is this determination based?
Try These Fun Kids' Games at Your Next Holiday Party

Try These Fun Kids' Games at Your Next Holiday Party

Keep kids busy, active, and entertained with holiday party games and kids' activities. They can be adapted to work with all kinds of parties and guests.
Preschool, Daycare and Physical Activity

Preschool, Daycare and Physical Activity

Choosing a preschool, daycare or other care setting means evaluating a lot of criteria. One of them should be: Does the child care center or school have a physical activity plan for its young children?
Frailty Prevalence and Slow Walking Speed in Older Persons

Frailty Prevalence and Slow Walking Speed in Older Persons

The ability to easily detect frailty in a primary care visit could help improve care of the elderly. Can walking speed be used as an indicator that could facilitate early diagnosis?
How to Hunt for Treasures by Letterboxing and Geocaching

How to Hunt for Treasures by Letterboxing and Geocaching

Letterboxing and geocaching are ideal ways to inspire kids to walk and explore outdoors. Play treasure hunter in your hometown or anywhere you visit.
Care Goals for Older Adults With Multi-Morbidities

Care Goals for Older Adults With Multi-Morbidities

How do patient goals of care differ from the perspectives of older adults with multiple chronic illnesses, their caregivers, and their physician?
How to Keep From Being Sore & Stiff While Sleeping

How to Keep From Being Sore & Stiff While Sleeping

Getting a good night's sleep is important for your health and general well being, so it can be very frustrating if you wake up in the morning feeling sore and stiff and generally not well rested. The position, mattress, pillow and environment in which you sleep can all contribute to waking up with a
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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?
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
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?
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?