News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review

Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review

Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. The Task Force continues to recommend against screening in adults.

New Report on Costs of Low Health Literacy

Our health literacy skills and those of the people we serve can vary in different situations. For example, our health literacy skills can decline when we’re under stress, such as when we’re dealing with an illness or when we’ve been up all night with a crying baby.

Living Systematic Review on Cannabis and Other Plant-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain

In an effort to address the opioid epidemic, a prominent goal of current research is to identify alternative treatments with equal or better benefits for pain while avoiding potential unintended consequences that could result in harms.

Final Recommendation Statement: Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons

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.