News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

NIH begins study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines

A clinical trial is underway to determine whether people who are highly allergic or have a mast cell disorder are at increased risk for an immediate, systemic allergic reaction to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. A systemic allergic reaction to a vaccine occurs in one or more parts of the body beyond the injection site.

National Institutes of Health Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Charged with leading scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities, NIMHD developed the 2021-2025 NIH Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan in collaboration with all NIH Institutes, Offices and Centers and externally with experts and communities impacted by health disparities.

Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for hearing loss in older adults. The Task Force concluded that more research is needed to determine whether or not to screen older adults for hearing loss before they have symptoms.

Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. During this week, IHI seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system — for patients and the workforce.

Patient Safety Awareness Week serves as a dedicated time and platform for…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Screening

Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

News and Updates for the Patient and Family

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.

Get Moving To Manage Your Diabetes

If you have diabetes, getting regular physical activity is key to helping manage your blood sugar. Read on for tips to help you get moving and keep going.

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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.