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Perinatal Anxiety Disorders: What is the Best Screening Tool?

There is a growing body of literature which indicates that anxiety symptoms are common during pregnancy and the postpartum period.  Anxiety during pregnancy places the woman at greater risk for postpartum depression and may also affect pregnancy outcomes. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends that clinicians screen women at least once… Read More »

Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Although I usually refrain from writing columns linked to national health observances, I believe that Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, in March, is too important to ignore. There are simply too many people who are still getting and dying from this preventable disease because they failed to get screened for it, including people without excuses like… Read More »

Cardiovascular Comorbidity Screening Should Be Conducted in COPD With Obesity

January 16, 2019 Share this content: Obesity is most prevalent in patients with COPD GOLD I and GOLD II stages. In obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular and metabolic comorbidities, particularly hypertension and diabetes, are highly prevalent, and active screening for these disorders should be a priority among healthcare professionals who treat… Read More »