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A newly-adopted AMA policy supports excise taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks, the use of warning labels to inform consumers about the potential health consequences of consumption, and plain packaging.
Shoppers using SNAP benefits tend to buy more sugar-sweetened beverages, more red and processed meats, and fewer fruits and vegetables than shoppers using other methods to pay for their groceries.
Daily coffee breaks, buddy systems, and organizational awareness of burnout risks may be feasible strategies to improve well-being.
The AMA is offering a 3-hour online course to help physicians counsel patients about nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Benefits of improved diet quality on weight management were pronounced in individuals at high genetic risk for obesity.
Fitness trackers may not be not as effective at inducing positive shifts in diet and exercise habits as traditional methods.
Researchers should disclose conflicts of interest that present bias toward a specific organization, industry, or dietary behavior.
An overall diet quality score was constructed based on the estimated intake of fruits, vegetables and legumes, whole grains, added sugars, and red/processed meats.
The cardiopulmonary benefits of walking are attenuated when walking in a traffic polluted area.
Coffee consumption was found to be generally safe and more likely to benefit health than harm.
The school-based food cooperative program channels mostly donated produce to low-income communities and provides nutrition education, increasing the demand for fruits and vegetables.
Each 5 g day increase in fiber intake was associated with 18% lower CRC-specific mortality and 14% lower all-cause mortality for patients who increased their fiber consumption after diagnosis.
Reducing burnout among emergency medicine residents requires interventions at the individual level and among residency training programs.
Patients who are at risk for nutrition-related chronic disease should receive nutrition counseling.
Fragmented QRS complex may predict risk of exercise-related sudden cardiac death.
At PAINWeek 2017, Dr Heather Tick presented evidence linking nutrition, microbial diversity, and pain.
A large portion of adults who binge watch television believe it leads to poor sleep, and new research backs this up.
The interns working the traditional schedule with extended work shifts every other day had made a greater number of serious medical errors compared with those working a reduced schedule.
These are a few simple things every physician can keep in mind when trying to improve their fitness goals.
As physicians, we spend a lot of time talking with our patients about making healthy food choices, but some of us fail to listen to our own advice.