Your Doctor’s Lifestyle May Influence His Advice

Doctor-patient counseling averages less than 5 minutes per visit. Factors that increase a doctor's likelihood of counseling patients include being trained in counseling, being overweight, and having a personal exercise regiment. Diet is the subject that medical residents, fellows and attending physicians find least comfortable.PositiveTips:  Ask your physician about their lifestyle habits at your next visit if…

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Group Counseling Helps Chronic Low-back Pain

Do you, or someone you know, suffer from chronic lower-back pain? Frustrated with your care options? A British study has found that patients (without "red flags" for other serious disease) who received 3-6 cognitive behavioral interventions that focused on participation and attitudes toward physical activity did significantly better than those who who only received 15 minutes…

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