Commentary

Discuss advanced care planning with patients

Discuss advanced care planning with patients

Primary care providers and physicians should address advanced care planning with their patients.

Psychotropic medication use in children

Psychotropic medication use in children

Whether to prescribe psychotropic medications in children with anxiety and sleep disorders is a common ethical dilemma faced by primary care providers.

Communicating vaccine safety to parents

Communicating vaccine safety to parents

Clinicians should inform parents about the safety of vaccines to encourage them to vaccinate their children.

Providing health care as a parent

Providing health care as a parent

Becoming a parent can provide a new perspective for health care providers working in pediatrics.

Reducing ethnic disparities in cancer care

Reducing ethnic disparities in cancer care

Addressing and overcoming barriers would increase the use of preventive health services and decrease mortality rates for the African American community.

Tips for reducing needlestick pain in children

Tips for reducing needlestick pain in children

Primary-care providers should try to ease pediatric patients' anxiety about needles by preparing them for what to expect.

January and you still have head lice!

January and you still have head lice!

Head lice cases peak in September and January in schools, and treatment can be difficult.

Don't fumble the patient hand-off

Don't fumble the patient hand-off

Although technology might have weakened the idea that verbal patient hand-offs are important, such exchanges remain key to patient care.

Try these five tips for avoiding burnout

Try these five tips for avoiding burnout

Prevention of burnout is the key to avoiding its harmful consequences.

A different look at lipids

A different look at lipids

The first step in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease is for health-care professionals to get a full understanding of a patient's risk.