News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

New PCD Essay on COVID-19 and Chronic Disease From CDC Experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the fundamental importance of chronic disease prevention and care — especially because many chronic conditions increase the severity of COVID-19 outcomes.

Getting the Wrong Drug is Dangerous, So is Getting the Wrong Dose


Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Hepatitis B in Adolescents and Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults.

ECRI Guidelines Trust Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary

Over the past two years, we have made tremendous progress in growing our network and disseminating current, evidence-based guidelines to users around the world.

New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management

Updates to six key areas of asthma care focus on improving diagnosis, management and treatment.

News and Updates for the Patient and Family

Sleep Affects Your Diabetes Management

Can you remember the last time you got a good night’s sleep? One where you slept for at least 7 hours and didn’t wake up a few times? If that seems like a distant memory, you’re not alone. One in three US adults isn’t getting enough sleep. Over time, too little sleep can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression. It can also make it harder to manage diabetes.

New Tips for Using Quit-Smoking Medicine in the New Year

Using quit-smoking medicines can help people who want to go smokefree in 2021—even if they have tried them before! A new feature article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights how using these safe, FDA-approved medicines can increase the likelihood of quitting. In fact, using medicines together with counseling can just about double the chances of quitting successfully.


Patients with T2D and CKD have a very high risk of CV events. Listen as Dr. Jorge Plutzky and Dr. Neha Pagidipati discuss new therapies to manage cardiovascular and renal risk in patients with T2D. Their discussion is based on new science presented during AHA Scientific Sessions 2020.

Diabetes Can Affect Your Digestion

Nausea, heartburn, and bloating can have many causes, but for people with diabetes, these common digestion issues shouldn’t be ignored. That’s because high blood sugar can lead to gastroparesis, a condition that affects how you digest your food. Diabetes is the most common known cause of gastroparesis.

Pneumonia Can Be Prevented—Vaccines Can Help

Pneumonia, an infection of the lungs, needlessly affects millions of people worldwide each year. Pneumonia can often be prevented and can usually be treated. Lower your risk of pneumonia with vaccines and other healthy living practices.