U.S. Preventive Services Task Force update on obesity screening recommendation

June 29, 2017

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is charged with making recommendations for clinical preventive services. The USPSTF recently reviewed the evidence related to obesity in children and adolescents and weight management interventions to update the 2010 screening guidelines. The statement, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), recommends that “clinicians screen […]

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Electronic health records lag in obesity-related functions

September 24, 2015

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied the use of obesity-related electronic health record (EHR) functions and the characteristics of health care providers and practices who reported using EHRs with weight management functions. The study, “Electronic health records to support obesity-related patient-care: Results from a survey of United States physicians,” was […]

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