Commentary

Differences in dyslipidemia guidelines underscore complexity of CVD prevention

Cardiology Today, January 2020
Ethan Tumarkin, MD, PhD; Marc Engels, MD, PhD; Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS; Rhanderson Cardoso, MD
The use of lipid-lowering therapy has been a hallmark of CV risk reduction for several decades. The cornerstone of CV prevention is risk assessment…
Feature

Five ways climate change impacts health — and how clinicians can mitigate its effect

January 16, 2020
Although the link between climate change and health is “becoming increasingly clear,” the medical community is generally unaware of how…
In the Journals

Mental health burden of Hong Kong protests highlights risks of social unrest

January 14, 2020
The ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong has led to a major mental health burden among the city’s residents, many of whom are experiencing high…
In the Journals

Minimum wage increase may reduce suicide rate of less-educated people

January 14, 2020
The suicide rate decreased up to 6% among people with high school education or less when a state’s minimum wage was increased by $1, according…
In the Journals

Sept. 11 first responders face increased incidence of leukemia, other cancers

January 14, 2020
First responders who worked at the site of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks demonstrated increased overall risk for cancer, with…

WHO lists 10 ‘urgent’ global health challenges for the new decade

January 14, 2020
WHO published a list of 10 global health challenges for the next decade that it said “reflects a deep concern that leaders are failing to…
In the Journals

Physicians spend 16 minutes using EHR for each patient encounter

January 13, 2020
Physicians spend, on average, 16 minutes and 14 seconds using an EHR for each patient encounter, with 11% of that time occurring after hours…
In the JournalsPerspective

Most diabetes apps lack effective ‘action prompts’ during hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia

January 13, 2020
Detailed directives based on proven practice for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia treatment are not always features of diabetes apps, which means…
In the Journals

Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
In the Journals

Alcohol-related deaths double in US since 1999

January 8, 2020
The number of alcohol-related deaths in the United States each year has doubled between 1999 and 2017, and women experienced the greatest annual…
In the Journals

Excess weight at 3 years quadruples obesity risk in adolescence

January 8, 2020
Excess weight at age 3 years is associated with higher risk for overweight or obesity at age 15 years, according to findings published in Pediatric
Feature

Despite its advantages, experts have ‘grave concerns’ about big tech in health care

January 8, 2020
Google recently began working with Ascension — one of the nation’s largest health care systems — to collect the health information…

DRC measles outbreak kills more than 6K

January 7, 2020
More than 6,000 people have died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, as a result of the “world’s worst measles…
In the Journals

A third of US health care spending stems from administrative costs

January 6, 2020
In 2017, administrative costs accounted for 34.2% of all health care expenditures in the United States, twice the percentage spent on administration…
Feature

Kratom’s risk obscured by ‘soft data’

January 6, 2020
The FDA has repeatedly stated that kratom is dangerous, saying it can lead addiction and in some cases, death. However, some experts continue to…
FDA News

FDA bans most e-cigarette flavors

January 2, 2020
HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced that companies that do not stop manufacturing, distributing and selling unauthorized flavored cartridge-based…

Mediterranean ranked best overall diet

January 2, 2020
U.S. News & World Report released its best diet rankings for 2020, and the Mediterranean diet was named the best overall diet for the third year…
Feature

‘Focus on fun’: Reversing the trend of broken New Year’s resolutions

January 2, 2020
By the middle of February, some 80% of people will have broken their New Year’s resolutions, a clinical psychologist wrote in U.S. News and
Feature

Documentation critical for appropriate antibiotic prescribing

January 2, 2020
In 2015, approximately 24 million antibiotic prescriptions in the United States lacked a documented indication and 32 million prescriptions were…
In the Journals

Inadequate sleep, occupation may contribute to increased CHD risk

December 28, 2019
Inadequate sleep played a role in the association between adult occupational position and CHD more so in men than women, according to a study…
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