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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children

Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children

CASA started Family Day to remind parents that when families share meals, kids are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.......[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]
Why Volunteering Is the Best Way to Keep Your Family Active

Why Volunteering Is the Best Way to Keep Your Family Active

Active, outdoor volunteering opportunities for families define quality time! You help others and help yourselves through togetherness and physical activity.......[Read More]
15 Ways to Add Fun and Activity to Your Thanksgiving Holiday

15 Ways to Add Fun and Activity to Your Thanksgiving Holiday

Make your Thanksgiving fun by going beyond TV football and cornucopia crafts. Burn some calories with these kid-friendly physical activities.......[Read More]
Abnormal Liver Function Tests in Primary Care

Abnormal Liver Function Tests in Primary Care

Abnormal liver function tests are a common finding in primary care, but often don't indicate any serious condition. When is it appropriate--and cost effective--to further test for chronic viral hepatitis?......[Read More]
Primary Care Practices as Digital Health Information Hubs

Primary Care Practices as Digital Health Information Hubs

The authors propose a new model of primary care in which practices become a central hub for disseminating aggregated digital health information to patients seeking medical advice and treatment.......[Read More]
Why Teen Fitness Is Such a Big Deal

Why Teen Fitness Is Such a Big Deal

Teen fitness reduces stress, improves self-esteem, boosts academic performance, and helps kids manage their weight. Help your teen get her daily dose.......[Read More]
ThermoScan Plus Directions

ThermoScan Plus Directions

The ear is an excellent place to get a temperature reading, especially if you are caring for a small child. Braun's ThermoScan Plus is designed for home use. With it, you can avoid waiting for ages while a thermometer decides what temperature it is. Using it is as simple as putting on a filter and p......[Read More]