PM: Preventive Medicine

When most of us hear PM, we think evening, afternoon, work is almost over or fun some just starting, or bedtime. When my husband (a maintenance man) hears PM, he think Preventive Maintenance – keep things oiled, lubed, and running well, fix problems before they occur. In the health care system we now have PMs too – Preventive Medicine.

Recently the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a statement on screening for and management of obesity in adults. This statement supports much of what the bariatric community has been saying for years: It is time to starting addressing obesity sooner rather than later.

To read more of this post, visit New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery’s blog.

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