7 steps patients should follow to reduce, manage chronic disease
Conditions such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes are not inevitable. Learn about “life’s simple seven” steps patients should take to prevent chronic disease.
5 changes your patients can make to improve BP control
High blood pressure can lead to more serious health conditions. Here are five changes your patients can make to improve their blood pressure.
Help patients monitor cholesterol to lower heart disease risk
High cholesterol strongly contributes to heart disease risk. Find out how you can help your patients monitor and lower their cholesterol levels.
6 lifestyle changes patients with obesity, prediabetes should make
Lifestyle changes can help patients with obesity and prediabetes. Here are some changes patients can make to reverse prediabetes.
How anti-obesity bias hinders patients' lifestyle change efforts
Weight bias and stigma can worsen health outcomes in patients with obesity. Here is what physicians should know.
Members Move Medicine: Targeting “obesogenic” environment in U.S.
This country makes it harder for people to avoid obesity. AMA member and third-year medical student Damani Mcintosh-Clarke is working to change that.
What it’s like to specialize in obesity medicine: Shadowing Dr. Stanford
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, feels that there is nothing more gratifying than to see patients have an improved outlook on life when they achieve a healthier weight.
Cat videos, Coke and other habits you should advise your patients against
People are watching less TV spending more time on the computer or mobile phone, while kids don’t drink enough water. Advise your patients about these and other unhealthy habits.
Why added-sugar nutrition labeling could save lives, money
Revised labels calling out a food product’s added sugar content should create huge benefits to the nation’s health and economy—if consumers understand and use the information.