Category Archives: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Obesity Treatment in Primary Care — Are We There Yet?


Image via Wikipedia The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians arrange for their obese patients to receive intensive, multicomponent behavioral weight-loss counseling.1 However, less than 50% of primary care physicians (PCPs) report that they consistently provide diet and weight-control … Continue reading

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Azithromycin for Prevention of COPD Exacerbations


Azithromycin for Prevention of COPD Exacerbations by Daniela Lamas Summer’s coming to a close and the patient sitting in your office is worried.  A bad cough and wheeze sent him to the hospital for three days last winter, and he feels like … Continue reading

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