News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

Individually tailored falls prevention plan found no better than usual care for reducing serious injury

Large PCORI-, NIH-funded trial examined multipronged intervention in real-world settings.

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Cardiovascular Health and Prevention Remain Priorities During a Pandemic

Improving cardiovascular health remains a priority even during a pandemic.

Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for unhealthy drug use. That Task Force found that clinicians should ask adults about their drug use and connect people who have a problem to care.

Study identifies potential approach to treat severe respiratory distress in patients with COVID-19

These findings should not be considered clinical advice but are being shared to assist the public health response to COVID-19

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Data Briefs

State of Aging and Health in America: Data Brief Series are topic-specific documents focusing on public health issues related to older adults.

News and Updates for the Patient and Family

Depression & Addiction An Intersecting Malady

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Diabetes Affects Different Racial Subgroups

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Guide to Insomnia and Technology

Insomnia affects millions of people. In fact, studies show as many as one in four Americans experience insomnia each year. By definition, insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or fall back asleep after waking up. As a result, those affected are unable to get an adequate amount of sleep each night.

The Truth About Aging and Dementia

Your body undergoes many changes with aging. Although there are some normal age-related changes, including in a person’s memory and thinking, dementia, or severe memory loss that interferes with daily life, is not part of the normal aging process. Learn what’s healthy aging and what’s not.

Is It OK to Only Exercise on Weekends?

The short answer from a heart specialist