On the lighter side, listen to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins on The Colbert Report talking about obesity and his own weight loss story.
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Dr. Danielle Ofri offers "An Endless Quest for Weight Loss Pills" on the New York Times Well Blog from among her doctor-patient encounters. Her story begins, "right after residency, I took a summer job in a family practice in a beach town...One day, a woman in her early 40s came for an appointment. She asked me to prescribe..."
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Let's start conversation here too. Here are my questions: How much nutrition did you learn in medical school and/or during residency training? How much time do you (or by referral) spend talking with patients about diet and exercise. Do you track their progress? Is there follow-up?