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Take the “Breath Test”—A Pediatric Respiratory Photo Essay

A 6-month-old boy presented with a dry cough and intermittent wheezing. The chest radiograph, slightly rotated as evidenced by the clavicles, shows a normal heart contour with an upper border merging with thymic tissue, a right middle lobe infiltrate, and peribronchial cuffing. What’s your diagnosis?

Obesity

Take a quick look at recent primary care happenings that could influence how you practice.

New study findings are grim, suggesting that fewer than 1% of the obese who work at weight loss will have sustained success.

Newer anti-obesity drugs aren't your mother's Fen-Phen, but they also don't come without their own potential downsides.

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Questions you were afraid to ask about weight-loss modalities in the context of obesity and type 2 diabetes are answered here.

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Nonalcoholic steatosis is the most common cause of liver disease in the USA. Try your hand at our half dozen questions on the hepatic cousins NAFL and NASH.

A new study estimates that 67.6 million Americans age >25 years are obese and an additional 65.2 million are overweight.

In these half-dozen slides, we look at this dangerous combination and the particular challenges it poses to diagnosis and disease management.

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