News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

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.

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5 key takeaways from new ACC/AHA aortic disease guidelines

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have released new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with aortic disease. The in-depth document, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, covers a variety of topics, including thoracic aortic disease, peripheral artery disease, shared decision-making and cardiac imaging.

2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

For the 20th year, AHRQ is reporting on healthcare quality and disparities. The annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report is mandated by Congress to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of healthcare received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups.

2022 ACC ECDP on Integrating ASCVD and Multimorbidity Treatment

The American College of Cardiology has published a new guidance document focused on the treatment of patients who present with hyperlipidemia and multiple chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.

AHRQ request information on best care for persons with multiple chronic conditions

On September 16th, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published a Request…

News and Updates for the Patient and Family

WHO highlights high cost of physical inactivity in first-ever global report

Almost 500 million people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) attributable to physical inactivity, between 2020 and 2030, costing US$ 27 billion annually, if governments don’t take urgent action to encourage more physical activity among their populations.

The Global status report on physical activity 2022, published today by the World Health…

Improving Nutrition to Turn the Tide on Diet-Related Chronic Disease

March is National Nutrition Month, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is shining a spotlight on the importance of good nutrition and the big impact it has on improving people’s lives and lowering the enormous costs of diet-related chronic diseases. Each year, more than a million Americans die from diet-related diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain forms of cancers.…

Johns Hopkins Lipitz Center Winter 2022 Newsletter

The Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care is pleased to share the newly released Engaging and Supporting Family Caregivers in Care Delivery issue brief in this Winter 2022 Lipitz Quarterly Newsletter

November Is National Diabetes Month

Prediabetes is a serious health condition affecting 88 million Americans—more than 1 in 3 people—and most are unaware they have it. People with prediabetes have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that aren’t yet high enough to be considered diabetes, and data shows that people with prediabetes have a 50% chance of developing type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years.

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.