Medical Grand Rounds
Is the rise in chronic diseases due to loss of microbial diversity?
Treatments can offer enhanced quality of life.
From the Editor
The impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiome may be implicated in the rise in obesity and diabetes.
Shared medical appointments allow multiple patients to be managed together by a multidisciplinary team.
An energy deficit from increased exercise, decreased intake, or both can suppress the menstrual cycle and lead to bone loss.
It is important to diagnose and treat the female athlete triad to maintain optimal bone health.
Consider using chronic weight-loss medications as adjunctive therapy if lifestyle and behavioral strategies are ineffective.
Current Drug Therapy
Weight-loss drugs are not magic pills, but they can help when used along with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.
Information from a previsit questionnaire lays the foundation for effective and reimbursable counseling and interventions.
Not all cancers are treated the same, and not all patients with diabetes are treated the same. The same should go for patients with obesity.