In the United States, depression affects about 9% of patients and accounts for more than $43 billion in medical care costs. The United States Preventive Health Task Force recommends screening for depression in adolescents and adults. The PHQ-2 (Patient Health Questionnaire 2) and PHQ-9 are the most common screening tools used for depression. So, how … Continue reading Your Health Are You Depressed?
Obesity is adults, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater, refers to excess body fat that increases an individual’s risk for adverse health outcomes. Adults who have a BMI of 40 kg/m2 or greater have a reduced life expectancy and higher rates of a number of conditions, including heart disease; … Continue reading The newest pharmacologic options for weight loss