Nancy Y. Yang

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Review the operational definitions of health and wellness coaching as published in the peer-reviewed medical literature. BACKGROUND As global rates of preventable chronic diseases have reached epidemic proportions, there has been an increased focus on strategies to improve health behaviors and associated outcomes. One such strategy,(More)
Health coaching is an emerging behavioral intervention to improve outcomes in chronic disease management and prevention; however, no studies have investigated its utility in postpartum women who have gained excess weight during pregnancy. A 32-year-old primigravida woman who was overweight at conception and gained 23 lbs more than Institute of Medicine(More)
UNLABELLED In this age of personalized medicine, genetic and genomic testing is expected to become instrumental in health care delivery, but little is known about its actual implementation in clinical practice. METHODS We surveyed Duke faculty and healthcare providers to examine the extent of genetic and genomic testing adoption. We assessed providers'(More)
Purpose The prevalence of obesity in the U.S. has become a serious health threat in the last two decades. Despite increased use of integrative medicine (IM) for chronic disease, research on the utilization and effectiveness of IM for management of obesity is limited. The purpose of this study was to: (1) examine how patient reasons for seeking IM care,(More)
Objectives: To identify current practices and care gaps for elderly patients admitted following a hip fracture, and to characterize patients' patterns of functional recovery over 1-year. Relevance Increased awareness of existing gaps and improving our understanding of patients' recovery can help optimize patients' outcomes. Methods: Forty community-dwelling(More)
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