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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]
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]
Youth Sports Profile: Youth Ultimate

Youth Sports Profile: Youth Ultimate

Youth Ultimate (also known as ultimate Frisbee) can be a great entry into team sports for a kid or teen who enjoys team play, but not a lot of team pressure. The spirit of the game is as important to Ultimate players as the final score.......[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]
An Exploration of General Practitioners' Reassuring Strategies

An Exploration of General Practitioners' Reassuring Strategies

What approaches do physicians use to reassure patients that their symptoms are not due to serious disease?......[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]
Bed Sheet Soccer Goal

Bed Sheet Soccer Goal

Use recyclables and household items to make your own kids fitness equipment. These low- to no-cost active toys are simple to create and fun to play with.......[Read More]
Indoor Toys and Games for Active Play

Indoor Toys and Games for Active Play

These indoor toys and games, for ages 3 to 8, get children up and moving. They include games, play mats, and even video games.......[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]
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]