During a routine well-infant visit the mother of a smiling, chubby 9-month-old expresses concern about his noisy breathing. She states that her son has had noisy breathing since birth; in fact, the nurses in the well-baby nursery thought that he was very "mucousy." The mother calls the noisy breathing a "rattling in his chest" but denies that her son has had a chronic cough or wheezing.
Pregnancy-prevention programs that succeed--and many don't--have certain characteristics in common. This review will help you evaluate the adolescent health services available to your patients and may suggest some new ways of looking at the counseling you offer during office visits.
The best asthma treatment plans fail when families don't cooperate. Learn how to tailor regimens most families will accept and what to do when lack of adherence threatens children's well-being.
For most young people, adolescence is a time of growth and development, not of illness. When illness occurs, it is often related to the increased risk-taking behavior that is part of the normal adolescent process of exploration.
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