News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

New PCD Essay on COVID-19 and Chronic Disease From CDC Experts

In a new PCD essay from the senior leadership of CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), NCCDPHP Director Karen A. Hacker, MD, MPH, and Peter A. Briss, MD, MPH, Medical Director of NCCDPHP’s Office of Medicine and Science, discuss the importance of prevention and care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Hepatitis B in Adolescents and Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus infection in adolescents and adults. The Task Force recommends screening people at increased risk for hepatitis B infection. To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the December 15, 2020 online issue of JAMA.

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ECRI Guidelines Trust Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary

Over the past two years, we have made tremendous progress in growing our network and disseminating current, evidence-based guidelines to users around the world. We are pleased to represent more than 1,800 guidelines from over 200 national and international guideline developer organizations. This year we launched a new offering, the Guideline Snapshot, a screening tool that succinctly outlines a guideline's focus, patient population, and major interventions, as well as the Cultural Competence Corner, highlighting articles and guideline content which focus on underserved populations.

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New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management

Updates to six key areas of asthma care focus on improving diagnosis, management and treatment.

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Final Recommendation Statement: Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults with cardiovascular risk factors.The Task Force recommends counseling for a healthy diet and physical activity to help people at risk for cardiovascular disease. To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the November 24, 2020 online issue of JAMA.

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Rural and Urban Can Join Forces to Improve Health Literacy Skills

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Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Opioids, Opioid Misuse, and Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults

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What's New at AHRQ

Diagnostic Safety in the COVID Era: Let’s Not Squander the Opportunity

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