Navigation Links
Screen All Adults for Obesity: U.S. Panel
Date:6/26/2012

The current guidelines only address obese adults. The task force has previously issued guidelines for obese children that are available on its website, according to Grossman.

The second set of guidelines issued by the task force was designed for people who have a normal or low risk of cardiovascular disease. Grossman said these were previously separate guidelines that addressed healthy eating and physical activity, but that the task force combined them into one recommendation on healthy lifestyle counseling.

But, the task force advised doctors that such counseling isn't appropriate for all patients. It said that doctors should consider patients' risk factors, as well as their readiness to make changes. Doctors should also consider how much social and community support an individual has, the guidelines say.

"For healthy people without a high risk of disease, moderate to intensive counseling nets a small return," Copperman said. "And, lifestyle changes can be a touchy subject. Doctors want patients to come back. They want to engage them, not alienate them."

More information

Learn more about programs for improving your health from the Guide to Community Preventive Services.

SOURCES: David Grossman, M.D., member, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and medical director of preventive care, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle; Nancy Copperman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., director of public health initiatives, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Great Neck, N.Y.; June 26, 2012, Annals of Internal Medicine online


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. SingleSource Background Screening Company Calls On Adults To Take Proactive Approach To Stop Child Sexual Abuse
2. Better Health Screening Urged for Female College Athletes
3. Task force recommends new lung cancer screening guidelines
4. Study: Willingness to be screened for dementia varies by age but not by sex, race or income
5. Repelling the rays: New American Chemical Society video on sunscreens
6. Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder
7. Echocardiogram screenings are effective in preventing rheumatic heart disease
8. New prostate cancer screening guidelines face a tough sell, study suggests
9. Few U.S. Hispanics Screened for Skin Cancer
10. Psychological Science explains uproar over prostate-cancer screenings
11. Screening for Lung Cancer Might Benefit Those at Highest Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Screen All Adults for Obesity: U.S. Panel
(Date:5/27/2015)... Dr. Omar Ibrahimi, Dermatologist and Director ... has been selected as part of a controlled launch ... the only physician in Connecticut) to offer the new ... removal of submental fat (double chin). The procedure is ... surgery and minimal risks. Dr. Ibrahimi is an invited ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Black Book Rankings, well known internationally ... multiple services and software industries, conducted a sweeping ... Electronic Health and Medical Record software systems for ... on implemented EHR users, Black Book reveals industry ... highest scores in client experience among small and ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 The Case Management Society ... to provide CMSA's Career and Knowledge Pathways educational ... to strengthen the case/care management workforce by offering ... The mutually beneficial agreement provides Medix, a workforce ... talent in the healthcare, scientific and IT industries, ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Difass USA, a modern ... U.S. with its first three flagship products, Dormiva™, Relaxiva™ ... nationwide through http://www.difassusa.com . , A restful ... productivity, but some people struggle with getting the full ... a sleep aid designed to help you fall asleep ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... On June 5, Plan B [the ... with LifeSource to host Donate Your Break, a public ... a LifeSource donor coach outside of 116 W. Illinois ... Demand for whole blood units is highest for LifeSource, ... months. LifeSource requires approximately 1,000 donations per day to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Connecticut Skin Institute First in Connecticut to Offer New Surgery-Free “Double Chin” Fat Reduction Treatment 2Health News:Connecticut Skin Institute First in Connecticut to Offer New Surgery-Free “Double Chin” Fat Reduction Treatment 3Health News:Cloud-Based Electronic Health Record firms sweep top physician satisfaction rankings for Small and Solo Practices, reveals 2015 Black Book survey 2Health News:Cloud-Based Electronic Health Record firms sweep top physician satisfaction rankings for Small and Solo Practices, reveals 2015 Black Book survey 3Health News:Cloud-Based Electronic Health Record firms sweep top physician satisfaction rankings for Small and Solo Practices, reveals 2015 Black Book survey 4Health News:Case Management Society of America Partners with Medix to Offer Career and Knowledge Pathways 2Health News:Case Management Society of America Partners with Medix to Offer Career and Knowledge Pathways 3Health News:Supplement Brand Difass USA Launches in the U.S. with Three Flagship Products Designed to Bring Balance Back to Your Life 2Health News:Donate Your Break and Save Lives at the River North Blood Drive 2
... Children dependent on electrically powered medical devices for life ... of power and their parents are ill-prepared to ... Oct. 16, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) ... special health care needs are medically complex and often ...
... 15 (HealthDay News) -- Head injuries are a major cause ... finds. Researchers examined data on 52 children younger than ... trauma center between 2003 and 2011. The 34 boys and ... most common cause of injury was hitting a tree (63.5 ...
... percent of children hospitalized following a sledding injury suffered ... had a permanent disability. The research, presented Saturday, Oct. ... Conference and Exhibition (NCE) in Boston, supports the need ... traumatic sledding injuries. Researchers reviewed data on children ...
... , FRIDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- ... don,t see the immediate consequences of their actions and ... be traced back to them, according to one expert. ... online, she doesn,t have to witness the target,s hurt ...
... Mich. It,s difficult for doctors to tell whether ... requires surgery, or inflammation, which can be treated with ... easier, according to a U-M-led study. Ultrasound elasticity ... the distinction between inflammation and fibrosis, allowing patients to ...
... women who experience new onset breast tenderness after starting ... breast cancer compared to women who don,t experience breast ... Cancer Center has shown. One reason for this may ... The new onset tenderness was much more pronounced after ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children dependent on life support vulnerable to loss of electrical power 2Health News:Helping Teens Fend Off Attacks by Cyberbullies 2Health News:Imaging technology might help doctors determine best treatment for Crohn's disease patients 2Health News:Breast tenderness in women getting combo hormone therapy associated with increase in breast density 2Health News:Breast tenderness in women getting combo hormone therapy associated with increase in breast density 3
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Research and ... the  "North America Portable X Ray Devices Market ...  report to their offering.       (Logo: ... market for Portable X-Ray Devices is ... 2014 to 2020 X-Ray is a ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015 ... segments the concerned market with analysis and forecast of ... by 2019 and is estimated to grow at a ... Browse through the TOC of the global vitreoretinal ... the in-depth analysis provided. This report also provides a ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... senior marketing associate with the animal health division of Eli Lilly and ... setting in Bangkok, Thailand , will be among the ... respect and dignity is the guiding star for me and my fellow ... LillyPad blog . Donatelli and Lilly colleagues from ... , France , Ukraine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North America Portable X Ray Devices Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends And Forecasts 2014-2019 2Vitreoretinal Surgery Devices Market is Expected to Reach $1,017.8 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 8.9 % From 2014 to 2019 2Vitreoretinal Surgery Devices Market is Expected to Reach $1,017.8 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 8.9 % From 2014 to 2019 3Lilly Sends Employees to Serve in Vulnerable Communities around the World 2Lilly Sends Employees to Serve in Vulnerable Communities around the World 3
The ImagingPlanet 55 mm Surgical Microscope Adapter. Superior optical quality and precise engineering make this 55mm focal length adapter an excellent decision for use with your Zeiss surgical micro...
... Capture Archive Manage ... Images. ,Introducing Optronics DVMR- office, ... system designed for the physician's ... from a variety of high-resolution ...
... Optronics QuantiFIRE represents the latest innovation ... scientific grade CCD imaging for microscopy. ... Monochrome CCD camera developed exclusively for ... fluoresence or NIR imaging applications where ...
... This system is the most ... world. Developed in the USA after ... safety, and complete precision with maximum ... exfoliation. It is superior to traditional ...
Medicine Products: