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More Americans visit doctor, drug prescriptions up

Friday, August 27, 2004 Posted: 9:47 AM EDT (1347 GMT)

ATLANTA, Georgia (Reuters) -- Americans made an estimated 890 million visits to the doctor in 2002, a 1 percent increase from the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

High blood pressure, colds, sore throats, diabetes and arthritis were the most frequently diagnosed conditions, according to doctors who participated in the CDC's annual tracking of office-based medical care.

Article from CNN Health