There's a reason that it's a running joke. You know, the one that medical students go through a phase when they think they actually have every disease they study. But for those not in the profession, preoccupation with illness is reaching unhealthy levels.
Vital signs matter. And they matter most when they're collected correctly and they provide accurate data. Dismiss them, or do them incorrectly, and the erroneous information will likely result in harmful medical decisions made on your behalf.
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On Thursday, April 25th, Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn., held a conference entitled “Changing the Community: A Symposium on Childhood Obesity.” The one-day conference included presentations by three speakers, as well as two workshop sessions. The keynote speaker, Dr. William Dietz, former director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in the Center for [...] The post Fighting childhood obesity one community at a time appeared first on Health & Science Dispatch.