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Youth Sports Profile: Bowling

Youth Sports Profile: Bowling

Looking for a team sport that doesn't require a ton of time and money? Consider youth bowling. The whole family can participate and your child will learn a lifelong sport.......[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]
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?......[Read More]
Earth Day

Earth Day

Your family can observe Earth Day with activities ranging from political rallies to park cleanups--or enjoy nature on your own.......[Read More]
Treatment of Hip/knee Osteoarthritis in General Practice

Treatment of Hip/knee Osteoarthritis in General Practice

This Dutch study examined the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis in primary care as well as by physical therapists. Are current guidelines being followed?......[Read More]
What Are the Dangers of Living Near a Wastewater Treatment Facility?

What Are the Dangers of Living Near a Wastewater Treatment Facility?

Cornell University’s “Health Hazard Manual: Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewer Workers” by Nellie J. Brown outlines the dangers faced by workers at treatment plants; in conditions that are ideal for the pathogen or organism, some of these dangers can be extended to the communitie......[Read More]
Patients' Expectations of Acute Low Back Pain Management

Patients' Expectations of Acute Low Back Pain Management

Diagnosis and treatment of acute low back pain often does not adhere to evidence-based clinical guidelines. Are patient's expectations influencing their physician's approach?......[Read More]
Youth Sports Profile: Basketball

Youth Sports Profile: Basketball

Youth basketball can be played indoors or out, same-sex or coed, pick-up at the park or high-stakes in the gym. It can be fun, and a good workout for kids of all ages and abilities, no matter their height!......[Read More]
Board Games for Kids, with a Healthy Twist

Board Games for Kids, with a Healthy Twist

For your next family game night, try one of these board games for kids (and parents). Many of them will get you up and moving, and others teach important lessons about health, fitness, and nutrition. Some do both--and all are fun to play! Read a list of suggested board games for kids.......[Read More]
National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week

During National School Lunch Week, school cafeterias highlight their efforts to bring tastier, healthier meals to your child's tray.......[Read More]
Living Alone With Cancer in Older Age

Living Alone With Cancer in Older Age

This study compared the experiences and future preferences for care between two groups of older people with cancer in their last year of life; those who live alone, and those who live with caregivers.......[Read More]
Biking with Kids: Raise Kids Who Love to Ride

Biking with Kids: Raise Kids Who Love to Ride

Biking with kids helps them learn to love this fun family activity. If you like it, they will too. Here's how to get them started.......[Read More]
Dealing With Workplace Violence in Emergency Primary Care

Dealing With Workplace Violence in Emergency Primary Care

Emergency health care is associated with a high risk of violence from patients and visitors. How do personnel deal with the threat, and how can the risk be minimized?......[Read More]
Growth Curve Data in Adolescents With Eating Disorders

Growth Curve Data in Adolescents With Eating Disorders

Growth curves provide critical information regarding normal and expected trajectories of growth. How can they be utilized in adolescents referred for an eating disorder assessment?......[Read More]
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.......[Read More]
How to Have a Tough Conversation with Your Kid's Coach

How to Have a Tough Conversation with Your Kid's Coach

Is your child facing problems on the playing field? Talk to the coach to resolve them and help your child succeed in youth sports.......[Read More]
Help! Overwhelmed by Kids' Sports Activities

Help! Overwhelmed by Kids' Sports Activities

Sports activities for kids can take a lot out of a parent! Here's how to survive the schedule, the costs, and other headaches.......[Read More]
Modifiable Risk Factors Associated With Prediabetes

Modifiable Risk Factors Associated With Prediabetes

What are the modifiable risk factors associated with the presence of prediabetes in men and women? Do they differ by gender?......[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]
How to Know When It's Quitting Time for Kid Activities

How to Know When It's Quitting Time for Kid Activities

Sometimes "I just don't want to" is enough of a reason to let a kid quit an activity or sport, plus 5 more times you should throw in the towel.......[Read More]