Sunburn, mosquito bites, and fireworks all present dangerous hazards during the summer months.
Physician assistants routinely provide health care, including physical examinations, to members of their family.
Each child a family has increases the risk for viral infection.
Nearly one-quarter of patients aged 6 to 19 years reported they did not drink water at all.
Vegetarian mothers were reported to have lower birth weight babies in five studies, while two studies reported higher birth weights.
Evidence of immune system changes were only found in first three years of disease.
A statistically significant increase in death rates from hypothermia occurred between 2003 and 2013.
Children whose families participated in family meal time were less likely to be overweight or obese.
Among patients diagnosed with PCR-confirmed influenza, more receive antibiotic prescriptions than antivirals.
A new study suggests organically grown produce and grains contain less cadmium and more antioxidants.
Siblings of the same gender showed stronger patterns than between siblings of different genders.
Greater impact of daily stressors, behavioral problems and worry about the future associated with more difficulty adapting.
Research finds a 1.54-fold increase in obesity and general overweight in children with divorced parents.
An embarrassed teenager obscures the truth until a healthcare provider identifies the source of pain upon exam.
The amount of time parents spend watching television was the strongest predictor of the amount of screen time their children log.
Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, discussed the benefits of several Health Resources and Services Administration programs at NAPNAP 2013.
In general, the more people involved in treatment, the better the patient's outcome. But is this feasible in primary care?
Eating meals together as a family leads to significantly higher consumption of fruits and vegetables for children.
Exposure to stress hormones in infancy can lead to permanent structural brain changes that contribute to chronic physical and mental health conditions.
When should mothers stop accompanying their daughters to gynecology visits?
Children who underwent adenoidectomy to manage recurrent upper-respiratory-tract infections continued to have a comparable infection rate to youngsters who went the watchful-waiting route.
Antibiotics have become an essential aspect patient treatment, but many clinicians have trouble deciding when these medications are appropriate to prescribe.
A family nurse practitioner blogs about her commitment to the profession.
Secondhand smoke exposure among 12 to 19 year olds was associated with increased risk for hearing loss, data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate.
Resistance has compromised the effectiveness of all ophthalmic antibiotics, but new topical treatment options are available.
Constipation, an easy-to-identify condition, may be a marker for cardiovascular risk factors and increased cardiovascular risk in older women, data from a large analysis indicate
The use of anticholinergic medications and the adoption of certain dietary patterns have both been implicated as a factor in cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease (AD) in recent research.
A new Endocrine Society guideline for treating vitamin D deficiency calls for screening of persons at high risk for deficiency, but does not endorse such testing for others.
Intrauterine devices were once unpopular in the United States, but are now gaining favor as a safe, reliable cost-effective form of birth control.
Taking high does of the antifungal fluconazole (Diflucan, Pfizer) during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause birth defects, the FDA warns.