Chronic Disease Prevention

Obesity Guidelines and Resources

Clinical Guidelines Patient Handouts/Tools Presentations CME Resources Clinical Guidelines From the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for obesity in adults: recommendations and rationale. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Patient Handouts and Materials Do You Know the Health Risks of Being Overweight? (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)) Overweight and […]

Childhood Overweight and Obesity

The prevalence of overweight and obesity and its significant co-morbidities in pediatric populations has rapidly increased and reached epidemic proportions. In 2000, 17 percent of children and adolescents less than 19 years of age were overweight or obese, and this rate continues to rise at an alarming rate. The prevention of overweight is critical. Overweight […]

Youth Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco use is a serious pediatric health issue, as dependence begins during childhood or adolescence in the majority of tobacco users. In short, nicotine dependence is a pediatric disease that manifests most of its symptoms later in life. More than 3 million adolescents in the United States smoke; 6,000 adolescents start smoking every day. Studies […]

Tobacco Cessation Guidelines and Resources

Clinical Guidelines Patient Handouts/Tools Presentations Resources Clinical Guidelines Smoking Cessation Guidelines (U.S. Public Health Service) In May 2008, the U.S. Public Health Service released revised clinical practice guidelines for treating tobacco addiction.The update, the first since 2000, encourages doctors to make tobacco cessation a priority for every patient who smokes, using medication and counseling. Among […]

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