Influenza Vaccine Update 2015: Just in Time for Back to SchoolSeptember 9th 2015
With the start of the new school year, children are not the only ones learning a new routine: practitioners are familiarizing themselves with updated guidelines for influenza vaccination.
Combined Diet and Physical Activity Program Effective Against DiabetesAugust 18th 2015
According to the World Health Organization, almost 90% of people with diabetes around the world have type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is commonly the result of excess of body weight and lack of physical activity.
Counseling Points to Drive Down ObesityJuly 29th 2015
Obesity is a common issue in the United States. According to the Food Research and Action Center, 68.5% of adults are clinically "overweight" and 34.9% are "obese". This obesity statistic is an increase from 27.1% in 2013 and 25.5% in 2008, and the trend is continuing upward. Other health conditions can be exacerbated by obesity and so it is important to educate patients on how losing weight can not only increase their health and survival, but also contribute to a better overall quality of life.