Evaluation of an electronic health record-supported obesity management protocol implemented in a community health center: a cautionary note

Conclusion Results suggest that an obesity intake protocol and EHR-based weight management form may facilitate clinician weight-loss counseling among those exposed to the form. Significant implementation barriers can limit exposure, however, and need to be addressed.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Research and Applications Source Type: research

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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open bowel flora carbohydrates carbs Inflammation NAFLD nash triglycerides undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
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Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe childhood obesity epidemic is widely considered to have reached pandemic proportions. Across the world, children with obesity are facing numerous psychological and physiological issues that follow them into adulthood, frequently leading to chronic illness and early death. In an effort to combat the compounding effects of childhood overweight, researchers are attempting to identify biological and environmental contributors to child weight. Parenting styles are one recognized influence on child diet and body mass index (BMI). This review is a comprehensive examination of the literature on the inf...
Source: Current Nutrition Reports - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Obesity is a public health epidemic in the United States, with implications for patients across many organ systems. Despite improvements in understanding the pathophysiology and increasing number of therapies for obesity, its prevalence continues to rise. The purpose of this review is to provide the interventional radiologist with an understanding of (1) the epidemiology of obesity; (2) the impact of obesity on patients and the healthcare system; (3) the causes of obesity; (4) conservative management of obesity; and (5) pharmacologic management of obesity.
Source: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Childhood Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
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Source: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Pediatric obesity has reached an epidemic status. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in patients and how often and how accurately a diagnosis was coded. The population for this study included children aged 3 –18 years. This cohort presented to retail health clinics in a large urban health system for school or sports physicals from June 1, 2017, to November 30, 2017.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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