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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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Microphotographs of autopsy sections from the brain are shown. (A) Thrombosed blood vessels in the middle cerebral artery were permeated with fungal hyphae (Luxol fast blue stain/hematoxylin and eosin, 40×). (B) The fungal hyphae found in the middle cerebral artery were nonseptate and branched at right angles (Luxol fast blue stain/hematoxylin and eosin, 400×). (C) A sample from the middle cerebral artery showed fungal hyphae with similar characteristics as above. (Grocott's methenamine silver stain, 400×). (D) A granuloma with giant cells, polymorphonuclear cells, and fungal hyphae was found in the white matter (Luxol fast blue stain/hematoxylin and eosin, 400×).

A Cryptic Case: Isolated Cerebral Mucormycosis

A Cryptic Case: Isolated Cerebral Mucormycosis Presentation A rare infection raging within the brain of a 50-year-old African-American man was impossible to diagnose until after his death. He presented to the emergency department after the acute onset of garbled speech, confusion, right-arm weakness, and right facial droop. His medical history was significant for poorly controlled […]

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Holiday Blues: Recognizing & Treating Depression

In the US, the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is filled with parties, family, good food, gifts, and togetherness. It’s a time when love, forgiveness, and good cheer are in the air. Or, at least, that is how the holidays are depicted by the media. For many, the holidays are a time […]

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48% of US Population Will Have Chronic Disease by 2020

  Chronic disease accounts for 7 of every 10 deaths in the United States and more than 75% of total health care costs. Among people 65 years old and older, over 92% suffer from one or more chronic diseases. By 2020, it is estimated that 48% of the total population will have chronic disease. In […]

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CME: Advances in the Management of Obesity

The American Journal of Medicine is offering a new continuing medical education course: Advances in the Management of Patients with Obesity. The course is based upon highlights from the 2013 Obesity Society Annual Meeting. Program Overview ObesityWeek 2013 was held on November 11–16, in Atlanta, GA and presented important data for the successful management of […]

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Less Exercise, Not More Calories, Responsible for Expanding Waistlines

Less Exercise, Not More Calories, Responsible for Expanding Waistlines Lack of Leisure-Time Physical Activity Linked to Increased Obesity, Particularly in Young Women, Reports The American Journal of Medicine Philadelphia, PA, July 7, 2014 – Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis […]

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