Pediatrics

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for prevention of child maltreatment

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence on the benefits and harms of primary care interventions for preventing child maltreatment is currently inadequate. These findings ...

Health

New care model increases preventive behaviour in patients

In order to give Albertans the best possible health care, patients need to be empowered to improve their health and one way to do this is through the BETTER program, says a University of Alberta family physician.

Cardiology

Knowledge on primary prevention ICD use found lacking

(HealthDay)—Referring physicians have limited knowledge regarding indications for primary prevention implantable defibrillator (ICD) use, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

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