January 1st, 2011
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A long-time patient, who is a 56-year-old male, arrives for his annual exam complaining of excessive thirst, frequent urination, unplanned weight gain, and fatigue. His blood pressure, which was borderline hypertensive last year, is now 160/95. He reports no change in diet, job responsibilities, or family life. This year, you have added another screening to the standard vital signs.