News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

Interventional Treatments for Acute and Chronic Pain: Systematic Review

Vertebroplasty is probably more effective than sham or usual care for vertebral compression fractures for reducing pain and improving function in older (Medicare-eligible) populations, but benefits are small. Benefits are smaller in sham compared with usual care controlled trials and larger in trials of patients with more acute symptoms.

NIH HEAL Initiative: Research Meets the Moment to Address the Opioid Public Health Crisis

NIH leadership highlight the results and progress of number strategies to find scientific solutions to address the nation’s opioid crisis.

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Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. The Task Force recommends screening people ages 35 to 70 with overweight or obesity for prediabetes and diabetesTo view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians. The final recommendation…

A Call for Action to Achieve Health Equity

The urgent need to ensure equity in the American healthcare system is the subject of a new AHRQ Views blog authored by members of AHRQ’s National Advisory Council. The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly illustrated healthcare’s existing racial and ethnic disparities. With that in mind, the blog post’s authors—Edmondo J. Robinson, M.D., M.B.A., Peter J. Embí, M.D., M.S., Ramanathan Raju, M.D., M.B.A.,…

Coming Soon: PCD Collection on Health Disparities and Position Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As part of its ongoing efforts to acknowledge, examine, and report on less-explored factors such as social determinants of health, including forms of racism that have resulted in the generational injustices, on August 12...

News and Updates for the Patient and Family

Updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans Toolkit Now Available!

ODPHP has launched our updated toolkit for health professionals, with consumer-friendly fact sheets based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025.

AAKP Patient Impact Statement: FDA APPROVAL OF THIRD VACCINE DOSE FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Kidney transplant patients, based on the lifetime immunosuppressive medications they must take to stay alive, remain at severe risk of catastrophic illness and death due to COVID-19. The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) thanks the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for incorporating the unique insights of America's kidney transplant recipients and the medical professionals who care for them in their authorization of a third vaccine dose...

Around the World, Living Longer and Healthier Depends Largely on Gender and Countries' Income

People are living longer today than they did in past generations but now the question is: Are those extra years lived in good health? As life expectancy at age 60 (LE60) has become increasingly longer in recent decades, measuring how healthy these extra years are has become even more crucial.

Plan to Stay Safe, Mobile, and Independent

Do you or your friends and family have a plan to stay safe, mobile, and independent as you age? Many people make financial plans for retirement, but don’t consider how to plan for potential mobility changes.

Lower Your Risk for the Number 1 Killer of Women

The term heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions, including coronary artery disease and heart attack.