Health promotion

May-Jun 2009 Issue
The Problem With Diet and Exercise Plans [Opinion]

Patients don't need more knowledge; they need a number to shoot for.

May 2006 Issue
An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement [Feature]

Physicians' reimbursement options for tobacco cessation counseling include Medicare's recently broadened coverage, other insurance plans, and employee flexible spending accounts.

May 2004 Issue
How to Make the Media Your Public Health Partner [Feature]

This article discusses opportunities in the media for physicians to address health care topics to a wide audience. It explains how to prepare for interviews and how to impart clear, relevant medical information to the public in a short amount of time or space.

May 2002 Issue
Does Health Habit Advice Affect Patient Satisfaction? [Improving Patient Care]

The article will explore how patients feel about and respond to health habit counseling provided by their family physician, relying on data from the Direct Observation of Primary Care study.

Jan 2000 Issue
The Value of Brief, Targeted Smoking-Cessation Advice [Improving Patient Care]

The article, part of a series based on research from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, will show how a few minutes of smoking cessation advice from a family physician can be successful in helping patients break their addictions.

Apr 1999 Issue
Making Wellness Medicine Work [Feature]

This article describes how the author is using health risk appraisals and computer-generated patient education to make annual physical exams an opportunity to practice wellness medicine more effectively.

Nov-Dec 1998 Issue
Do-It-Yourself Disease Management [Feature]

This article will describe how FPs in small practices can join together to collect and use data to support disease management.

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