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How do you help patients deal with the temptations of the holidays?
Provide special holiday-themed support groups.
 
Offer healthy recipe options.
 
Recommend online support forums and communities.
 
Extend office hours to accommodate patient schedules.
 
Send out support newsletters to patients.
 
All of the above.
 
Some of the above.
 
None of the above.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in...