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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Youth Sports Profile: Water Polo Team

Youth Sports Profile: Water Polo Team

Is your child ready to show some serious power in the pool by joining a water polo team? This sport is demanding, exciting, and gaining in popularity. Check out this unique youth sport.
How to Develop a Personal Health Plan

How to Develop a Personal Health Plan

A personal health plan helps you identify your health needs, set goals for achieving them and monitor your success in moving toward a healthier you. The exact format of the plan is up to you. Make it something that is easy for you to use and access and that will neither overwhelm nor intimidate you.
Roles of Health Professionals Involved in Insulin Initiation

Roles of Health Professionals Involved in Insulin Initiation

Utilizing an organizational theoretical framework, this study aimed to gain a better understanding of how multidisciplinary care works in the management of the diabetic patient.
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.
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.
Take a Child Outside Week

Take a Child Outside Week

During Take a Child Outside Week, help your children discover the natural world at a park, nature center, or hiking trail.
How to Make a Homemade Normal Saline Solution

How to Make a Homemade Normal Saline Solution

Normal saline solution, also known as simple saline solution, may be used for nasal irrigation and wound washing. Instead of spending money to purchase the solution, you can make your own supply of normal saline at home. The solution is quick to make and doesn't cost a lot of money. Because bacteria
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!
Supporting Lifestyle Change in Patients With CHD

Supporting Lifestyle Change in Patients With CHD

What factors help and hinder patients with coronary heart disease to make and maintain lifestyle changes?
Directions for Homemade Neck Cooler Wraps

Directions for Homemade Neck Cooler Wraps

Neck coolers are long, narrow wraps you place around your neck. The wrap helps keep your body cool during physical exertion, gardening or anytime during the hot summer months. Making these neck coolers is a quick and inexpensive project. They make useful gifts for friends and family who enjoy spendi
A New Screening Instrument for Early Dementia

A New Screening Instrument for Early Dementia

A newly developed Early Dementia Questionnaire is a promising alternative to the standard assessment tool for dementia, the Mini Mental State Examination.
Empathy and Perspective Taking in Understanding Burnout

Empathy and Perspective Taking in Understanding Burnout

Does the way in which primary care physicians relate to their patients have an impact on their risk of burnout?
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?
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
How to Treat a Smashed Nail

How to Treat a Smashed Nail

The car door slams, followed immediately by the howling wail of a child. Or you slam the hammer down enthusiastically, only to have it land smack on your thumb. Smashed nails are among the most common injuries, and most can be treated at home with basic first-aid skills.