News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of people nationwide by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.

NIH-supported study links poor sleep to increased risk of COPD flare-ups

Study is one of the largest to look at the links between sleep quality and COPD flare-ups.

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Prediabetes and Diabetes Screening Eligibility and Detection in US Adults After Changes to US Preventive Services Task Force and American Diabetes Association Recommendations

Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic levels and are associated with major morbidity and mortality. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently recommended lowering the starting age for diabetes screening to 35 years to facilitate earlier detection and treatment.1,2 We estimated the proportion of asymptomatic US adults eligible…

2022 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Guideline From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 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

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.

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...