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Personomics: A New Series in the Green Journal

On an almost-daily basis, we are witnessing marvelous advances in biomedical science. Thanks to discoveries in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and in other fields, patients are increasingly receiving treatments designed to work precisely and personally for them. Yet it is also true that all the “omics” in the world cannot deliver the promise of medicine unless […]

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An Evidence-based Guide for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care

Primary care physicians can assist their patients with weight management by using the 5As counseling framework (Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist, and Arrange). Primary care physicians can use the 5As framework to build and coordinate a multidisciplinary team that: 1) addresses patients’ psychosocial issues and medical and psychiatric comorbidities associated with obesity treatment failure; 2) delivers […]

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Medical Blogs: The Good, the Bad, and the Dangerous

I have just spent an interesting hour perusing various medical blogs. I think they fall into three categories. The first category I would like to call “propaganda blogs”. These are trying to get patient referrals or sell some medically related product. One of them I felt was particularly dangerous–it featured a no-holds-barred endorsement and access […]

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