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Prescribing of Antidepressants for Non-psychiatric Conditions

Prescribing of Antidepressants for Non-psychiatric Conditions

Antidepressants are frequently prescribed for health conditions other than psychiatric ones, but assessing when they are appropriate can be a challenge for primary care physicians.......[Read More]
Training GPs in Anticipatory Palliative Care Planning

Training GPs in Anticipatory Palliative Care Planning

The authors present a training program for primary care physicians to help identify patients who could benefit from palliative care, and to assist in communicating end-of-life issues with the patient.......[Read More]
Evaluating Patient Engagement in Chronic Illness Care

Evaluating Patient Engagement in Chronic Illness Care

This study examined whether a rehabilitation self-management approach that focused on physical functioning could improve the process and outcome of care for patients with chronic conditions.......[Read More]
What Happens at Your Kid's Sports Physical

What Happens at Your Kid's Sports Physical

Sports physicals are required prior to participation in athletics in many states. Here's what usually happens at these appointments.......[Read More]
Identifying At-Risk Alcohol Consumption in the GP Setting

Identifying At-Risk Alcohol Consumption in the GP Setting

Primary care physicians are an important source of information regarding alcohol use, and can effectively provide screening for at-risk patients. But are they making the most of the opportunity?......[Read More]
How to Bust Out of a Fitness Backslide

How to Bust Out of a Fitness Backslide

Don't feel bad about backsliding on your fitness routine. Do something about it! Try these 6 ways to relaunch your workout habit.......[Read More]
Self-management Experiences in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Self-management Experiences in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Is there a difference in the way men and women approach the challenges of diabetes self-management?......[Read More]
Just Dance 2 for Nintendo Wii

Just Dance 2 for Nintendo Wii

Just Dance 2 gets everyone in your family up and dancing, with songs and dance steps that will appeal to a wide range of tastes. Slip in a workout with Just Sweat mode or while competing in a Dance Crew Face-Off! While Just Dance 2 doesn't include a lot of the fitness components you'd expe......[Read More]
Infectious Disease Management in Primary Care

Infectious Disease Management in Primary Care

Infectious disease management in primary care is complex and time-consuming. This study looks at the approach primary care physicians take to antibiotic prescribing.......[Read More]
Prescribing Diuretics for Mild to Moderate Hypertension

Prescribing Diuretics for Mild to Moderate Hypertension

Thiazide diuretics are the cheapest option for the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension, but physicians often opt for newer, more expensive drugs. On what are they basing their decision?......[Read More]
Fun Pedometer Activities for Kids

Fun Pedometer Activities for Kids

Ready, set, walk - and much more, with these fun pedometer activities. Motivate both kids and adults to add extra steps to their daily routine.......[Read More]
How to Help Your Kid Find a Sport They'll Love

How to Help Your Kid Find a Sport They'll Love

Some kids find a sport or fitness activity they love on their own. Others need help to connect with their passion. Here's how you can offer guidance.......[Read More]
Prescribed Therapy for Asthma

Prescribed Therapy for Asthma

Are inhaled corticosteroids being adequately prescribed for asthma patients? This study used ICS-to-total-asthma-medication ratios to detect patients at risk of asthma exacerbation.......[Read More]
The Sports Problem Many Parents Miss

The Sports Problem Many Parents Miss

Vision problems can affect your child's physical development, participation in sports, and even her ability to learn and succeed at school.......[Read More]
What Causes Double Yolks?

What Causes Double Yolks?

When a hen releases two eggs, which often occurs in heavily bred hens and in young pullets, this results in a double yolk, which is like having fraternal twins that are produced by two eggs. Each hen has an ovary and an oviduct. The ovary contains all the undeveloped eggs that hen will have for a li......[Read More]
What You Can Do NOW to Prevent Childhood Obesity

What You Can Do NOW to Prevent Childhood Obesity

To be most successful, efforts aimed at preventing childhood obesity must start when children are babies.......[Read More]
Should You Let Your Child Win - Or Learn How to Lose?

Should You Let Your Child Win - Or Learn How to Lose?

When playing games with kids, what's more important: building self-esteem by letting her win? Or teaching her how to be a good sport by letting her lose?......[Read More]
February Family Fitness Events

February Family Fitness Events

Celebrate fitness and sports throughout the month of February with these special events. Plan a family activity that encourages active play.......[Read More]
Win a Pro Playdate with QB Andrew Luck

Win a Pro Playdate with QB Andrew Luck

Share your family's unique, active game and be eligible to win a day of play with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, courtesy of Quaker Oats.......[Read More]
Are 'Part-Time' General Practitioners Workforce Idlers?

Are 'Part-Time' General Practitioners Workforce Idlers?

Increasing numbers of primary care physicians are choosing to work part-time. Does this reflect a lack of commitment--and does it compromise patient care?......[Read More]