Data on Kaiser 'Exercise as a Vital Sign' Still Preliminary

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Physicians hope that by talking to patients about their physical activity levels they can get information about barriers, and advocate for changes in the community


February 7, 2013 – Despite numerous correlations between exercise and long-term health, doctors don't necessarily ask patients how often they work out and what they do – unless the patient is being seen for a sports injury, heart problem or other issue directly related to exercise.

Kaiser Physicians Incorporate Exercise into Every Visit

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The effort is part of a multi-organizational push to make exercise a vital sign

October 31, 2012 – Physicians working for Kaiser in Oregon and California are now treating exercise as a vital sign. That is, patients are asked how much exercise they get per week, for both routine checkups and acute care visits – regardless of the nature of the visit.

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