Commentary

Keep an eye out for depression

Keep an eye out for depression

Females are more likely to have suicide attempts; males are more likely to have completed suicides.

Softening the blow of a diabetes diagnosis

Softening the blow of a diabetes diagnosis

Help patients direct their energy into positive behaviors to manage their diabetes.

Put on your own oxygen mask first

Put on your own oxygen mask first


Clinicians should carve out self-reflection time, even if it starts with just 5 minutes a day of pure silence.

Help children keep asthma at bay

Help children keep asthma at bay

Begin to impart asthma information to young patients and/or their caregivers as early as possible.

End-of-life talks in primary care

End-of-life talks in primary care

Health practitioners need to be prepared, and help prepare patients for end-of-life discussions.

Distorted body image not just a girl problem

Distorted body image not just a girl problem

Clinicians are seeing more boys with eating disorders and/or complications related to inappropriate diets, supplement use and steroid use.

My patient, myself? Not always!

My patient, myself? Not always!

How should you answer when a patient asks, "What would you do if you were me?"

Obesity: A preventable risk factor for cancer?

Obesity: A preventable risk factor for cancer?

Obesity is a well known risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases but also for many types of cancer.

Managing speech-delayed patients

Managing speech-delayed patients

Screening for speech deficiencies at each visit can identify potential delays and target interventions to achieve milestones.

Why dietary-protein intake matters

Why dietary-protein intake matters

Ensure your patients' dietary protein intake meets recommended levels of 10% to 35% of caloric intake.