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Few US adults participate in all recommended healthy behaviors

May 29, 2020
Less than 7% of U.S. adults engaged in all five healthy behaviors recommended by public health institutions, researchers reported. These behaviors…

In the Journals

Immunosuppression may not change outcomes for patients with IgA nephropathy

May 28, 2020
No differences in renal outcomes were observed after 10 years in patients with IgA nephropathy who had immunosuppression added to supportive care vs…

In the Journals

Oral microbiome of vapers indicates heightened risk for disease

May 27, 2020
Vaping may significantly change a person’s oral microbiome after just a few months, potentially increasing the risk for cancer and other…

In the Journals

Primary aldosteronism ‘common and unrecognized’ cause of hypertension

May 26, 2020
Researchers are urging clinicians to screen for primary aldosteronism more often after finding evidence that the condition is more common than…

In the Journals

Drug counseling by PCPs still lacks evidence, USPSTF says

May 26, 2020
There is insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care-based interventions to prevent illicit drug use in young…

Feature

‘The virus will not be on vacation’: COVID-19 and summer travel

May 26, 2020
As states begin reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the summer months approaching, people are leaving their homes more often to travel to…

In the Journals

Researchers find amyotrophic lateral sclerosis biomarkers in teeth

May 21, 2020
Biological markers found in teeth during childhood were associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in adulthood, according to research…

In the Journals

Blood test may predict worsening disability in MS

May 20, 2020
A blood test may be able to identify patients with multiple sclerosis who are more likely to have worsening disability, according to research…

Feature

Public health officials turn to smartphone apps to strengthen COVID-19 response

May 18, 2020
In an effort to aid contact tracing and infection control measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions and public health departments and…

Feature

Q&A: How the COVID-19 pandemic affects women’s health

May 12, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians across the United States have reported seeing fewer patients, who are fearful of presenting to the office…

In the Journals

Survey raises question about Botox protocol for migraine prevention

May 4, 2020
More than two-thirds of headache medicine clinicians who were surveyed reported altering the standardized protocol for injecting Botox, or…

Feature

Q&A: Screening for intimate partner violence amid COVID-19

May 1, 2020
In light of social distancing and stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians should be aware of an increased risk for intimate…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves MenQuadfi meningococcal conjugate vaccine

April 28, 2020
The FDA has recently approved MenQuadfi, a meningococcal conjugate vaccine that protects against serogroups A, C, Y and W. The approval is for…

Feature

Unemployment affects health during COVID-19 pandemic

April 27, 2020
Unemployment in the United States is reaching record highs, with 4.4 million people filing for unemployment benefits in the week of April 18…

In the JournalsPerspective

Decision aid helps inform older women of breast cancer screening benefits, harms

April 24, 2020
Women older than 75 years who were provided with a mammography screening decision aid before visiting their primary care physician were more likely…

In the Journals

Minority women more likely to have gaps in insurance coverage around pregnancy

April 24, 2020
Black, Hispanic and indigenous women are more likely than white women to have disruptions in health insurance coverage around the time of pregnancy…

American Headache Society collaborates with PCPs to improve migraine care

April 22, 2020
A new advisory board commissioned by the American Headache Society is developing strategies to improve migraine care in primary care offices. The…

Guidelines

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence for high BP screening in children, adolescents

April 21, 2020
A draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stated there is insufficient evidence of benefits or harms to support screening…

In the JournalsPerspective

Websites overemphasize benefits of cancer screening, study shows

April 21, 2020
Public-facing websites of cancer screening programs in the United States often fail to present balanced information about the possible benefits and…

Feature

Alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic: What PCPs need to know

April 16, 2020
While most people in the United States remain stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are increasing their alcohol purchases, and likely…