News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

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 for screening based on new vs current USPSTF and ADA screening guidelines, overall and among those with prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes.

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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.

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Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease. US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in the US, accounting for more than 1 in 4 deaths.

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Lowering BP According to Newest Guidance Would Cut CV Events

Using the 2021 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guideline target of systolic blood pressure (BP) < 120 mm Hg, 66% of adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) would be eligible for BP lowering, according to a study from South Korea.

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Good hydration may reduce long-term risks for heart failure

Serum sodium levels may help identify adults with a greater chance of experiencing heart disease.
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12th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Did you hear? This week, we're celebrating the 12th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the impacts it has had on all Americans.

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Annual heart failure costs in the US could surpass $70B by 2030

Hoping to explore the economic burden of heart failure (HF) for both patients and healthcare systems, the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) has released a new analysis in the Journal of Cardiac Failure.

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2021 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

For the 19th year, AHRQ is reporting on healthcare quality and disparities. The annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report is mandated by Congress to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of healthcare received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups. The report is produced with the help of an Interagency Work Group led by AHRQ.

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