News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

What You Need to Know About CDC's Updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

CDC supports clinicians and their patient relationships. The newly released CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain – United States, 2022 (2022 Clinical Practice Guideline) reflects CDC's commitment to helping people living with pain and supporting individualized patient care,

Comparison of diuretics shows no difference in heart failure survival

NIH-funded clinical trial underscores need for better treatments for deadly condition.

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Good hydration linked to healthy aging

NIH findings may provide early clues about increased risks for advanced biological aging and premature death.

For Hospice Care, a Pressing Need to Ensure Quality for Patients and Families

In the last of four blog posts on the challenges of advancing healthcare quality, members of AHRQ’s National Advisory Council highlight that little is known about the current quality of hospice care and how it varies across hospice programs. The authors assert that, as the population ages and older Americans continue to rely on hospice for their end-of-life care, there needs to be a call to action…

ADA Advises New BP, Lipid Targets for People With Diabetes

New more aggressive targets for blood pressure and lipids are among the changes to the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Standards of Care in Diabetes — 2023.

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.