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Tips for Making Sweet and Salty Snacks That Are Healthy

Tips for Making Sweet and Salty Snacks That Are Healthy

When your child craves a sweet or salty treat, try these healthy snack ideas that satisfy and nourish.......[Read More]
Influenza Vaccination of Physicians and Their Patients

Influenza Vaccination of Physicians and Their Patients

Are physicians who are themselves vaccinated against influenza more likely to recommend influenza vaccine to their elderly patients?......[Read More]
Towards a Useful Diagnosis of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Towards a Useful Diagnosis of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

This study explores the clinical usefulness of a proposed new diagnostic category for mild-to-moderate conditions of medically unexplained symptoms which the authors term 'multiple symptoms'.......[Read More]
9 Things to Do with Kids at the Farmers' Market

9 Things to Do with Kids at the Farmers' Market

Farmers market activities help the whole family enjoy shopping the market, plus teach important nutrition lessons.......[Read More]
GPs' Recognition of Death in the Foreseeable Future

GPs' Recognition of Death in the Foreseeable Future

How early in the stage of a patient's illness does their primary care physician recognize that it will be terminal? On what information is this determination based?......[Read More]
Youth Sports Participation: 10 Things You May Not Know

Youth Sports Participation: 10 Things You May Not Know

Youth sports participation brings lots of benefits for kids, but some surprises too. Did you know about these 10 important kids' sports issues?......[Read More]
Exercises for Full-Term Pregnant Women

Exercises for Full-Term Pregnant Women

Toward the end of your pregnancy, you might begin worrying about losing baby weight and whether you'll ever have time for exercise again. But starting a vigorous exercise routine late in pregnancy can be a risky strategy, according to pediatric neurologist Lise Eliot. If you're already physically fi......[Read More]
How to Remove Stitches

How to Remove Stitches

Scared to remove stitches after a surgery? You can remove your own stitches at the appropriate time in a reasonably painless way. The following steps will guide you through the process of removing stitches once the wound is healed.

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Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Older Adults

Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Older Adults

This study examined the variation between GPs in the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing for older adults. What implications do the results have for health policy?......[Read More]
Fun and Active Indoor Party Games for Kids

Fun and Active Indoor Party Games for Kids

Indoor party games that get kids moving are a boon for guests and hosts. These require little to no equipment, just some space and enthusiasm.......[Read More]
How to Make Exercise Fun for Kids

How to Make Exercise Fun for Kids

Mix and match these easy exercises to help kids enjoy active play that builds strength and fitness. Kick them off with a fun warm-up, like dancing.......[Read More]
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in Patients With Hypertension

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring in Patients With Hypertension

Home blood pressure monitoring is becoming an integral part of hypertension management. But are patients receiving adequate guidance in proper use and interpretation?......[Read More]
Arbor Day

Arbor Day

On Arbor Day, you can participate in a community tree-planting or park cleanup event or plant your own tree at home. Gardening is great exercise and it's easy for kids of all ages to make a real contribution.......[Read More]
Pattern of Service Utilisation, Following a Destructive Disaster

Pattern of Service Utilisation, Following a Destructive Disaster

Did gender and age appear to be disaster-related risk factors?......[Read More]
Health Care Needs of Cancer Survivors in General Practice

Health Care Needs of Cancer Survivors in General Practice

Are the expanded needs of cancer survivors being met by their primary care physicians?......[Read More]
Effect of Lifestyle Intervention for People With Diabetes

Effect of Lifestyle Intervention for People With Diabetes

Despite considerable efforts to promote and support evidence-based guidelines, adherence is often suboptimal. What are the perceived barriers to guideline adherence among primary care physicians?......[Read More]
Medical Assistant Health Coaching for Low-Income Patients

Medical Assistant Health Coaching for Low-Income Patients

Can medical assistants be effectively trained as health coaches to improve clinical outcomes in patients with chronic disease?......[Read More]
Patient Information Leaflets: Informing or Frightening?

Patient Information Leaflets: Informing or Frightening?

While patient information inserts are designed to convey important information in easy-to-understand terms, they may generate anxiety and fear in patients, impacting adherence. Can they be improved?......[Read More]
Stroke Risk Factors Among Primary Care Patients With Previous Stroke or TIA

Stroke Risk Factors Among Primary Care Patients With Previous Stroke or TIA

How well-informed are stroke patients about the variety of risk factors for a subsequent stroke or TIA?......[Read More]
Medication Documentation in a Primary Care Network

Medication Documentation in a Primary Care Network

Inaccurate medication records are a serious issue, compromising patient safety. How widespread is the problem of incorrect or incomplete records in outpatient, primary care settings?......[Read More]