News and Updates for Healthcare Professionals

'Conservative' USPSTF Primary Prevention Statin Guidance Finalized

Questions about how to prescribe statins for primary prevention abound more than three decades after the drugs swept into clinical practice to become a first-line medical approach to cutting cardiovascular (CV) risk.

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Panelists review ADA criteria for defining ‘remission’ in type 2 diabetes

In 2021, an international expert group convened by the ADA published a consensus report on the clinical definition of “remission” in type 2 diabetes.
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Cardiovascular-related deaths in the U.S. fall, but disparities remain

Findings support personalized public health interventions to help close gaps.

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HF ‘most expensive’ comorbidity, exceeding $22 billion per year

An additional $22.3 billion is spent nationally on HF-related medical services each year, with the total annual expenditure for adults with HF approaching $180 billion, according to an analysis of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data.

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of people nationwide by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.

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NIH-supported study links poor sleep to increased risk of COPD flare-ups

Study is one of the largest to look at the links between sleep quality and COPD flare-ups.

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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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