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HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

This guidance, updated for the first time since 2008, provides evidence-based recommendations for children (ages 3-17) and adults.

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Bradycardia Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Bradycardia Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society have released a guideline on the evaluation and management of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction delay.

New AAN Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Consciousness

New AAN Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Consciousness

The new guidelines place a substantial emphasis on the importance of introducing high-quality rehabilitation early in these patients.

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

Going without medical care is common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid.

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among Clinical Practice Guideline Authors

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among Clinical Practice Guideline Authors

There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines.

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries identified as "high cost" were likely to stay high cost over a 3 year period.

Bill to Fight US Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law

Bill to Fight US Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law

A bipartisan bill meant to combat the United States' opioid abuse epidemic was signed into law on October 24, 2018.

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Discord among international, organizational blood pressure guidelines have led to confusion between physicians and patients alike.

AHA, ADA and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

AHA, ADA and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

AGA: New Opioid-Induced Constipation Management Guidelines Available

AGA: New Opioid-Induced Constipation Management Guidelines Available

The recommendations have been published in the AGA's official journal, Gastroenterology.

Maryland Legislature: Will Federal Courts Permit State Regulation of Drug Prices?

Maryland Legislature: Will Federal Courts Permit State Regulation of Drug Prices?

In response to the growing burden of pharmaceutical products on state budgets, Maryland introduced House Bill 631 to prohibit manufacturer price gouging.

Consensus-Based Recommendations Released to Improve Osteoporosis Diagnosis, Treatment

Consensus-Based Recommendations Released to Improve Osteoporosis Diagnosis, Treatment

The ASBMR Secondary Fracture Prevention Initiative Coalition outlined recommendations to improve efforts to increase diagnosis and treatment of individuals who are at high risk for osteoporosis.

Uncertain Future for Health Laws After Supreme Court Crisis Pregnancy Center Ruling

Uncertain Future for Health Laws After Supreme Court Crisis Pregnancy Center Ruling

The recent Supreme Court decision on crisis pregnancy centers is expected to complicate the future of some health laws.

Medicaid Expansion Programs Improve Women's Access to Reproductive Services

Medicaid Expansion Programs Improve Women's Access to Reproductive Services

One-third of the women enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program reported improved access to birth control and family planning services.

Generic Medications Offer Savings vs Brand-Name Combination Treatments

Generic Medications Offer Savings vs Brand-Name Combination Treatments

The difference in spending by Medicare on brand-name combination medications and the cost of the equivalent generic constituents was an estimated $925 million for 2016.

Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence Reduced Following ACA Implementation

Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence Reduced Following ACA Implementation

Following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cost-related medication nonadherence significantly decreased among adults who survived stroke.

Uninsured Cardiovascular Hospitalizations Reduced in States With Medicaid Expansion

Uninsured Cardiovascular Hospitalizations Reduced in States With Medicaid Expansion

Choosing to expand Medicaid during the ACA implementation significantly reduced the number of uninsured hospitalizations.

Clinical Practice Guidelines Establish Norms of Practice But Must Reduce Risk for Bias

Clinical Practice Guidelines Establish Norms of Practice But Must Reduce Risk for Bias

Clinical practice guidelines are an important part of medical practice, but scarce funding for updates and the risk for bias have raised challenges.

AMA Opposition to the CVS-Aetna Vertical Merger Grows With Statement to DOJ

AMA Opposition to the CVS-Aetna Vertical Merger Grows With Statement to DOJ

The American Medical Association has released a statement urging the US Department of Justice to block the CVS-Aetna merger.

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School Graduates

Addressing the Uncertainties of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for Medical School Graduates

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program promises to forgive any remaining federal loan debt for employees at governmental or nonprofit institutions following 10 years of loan repayments.

WHO Issues Guidelines for Managing Diabetes in Low-Resource Settings

WHO Issues Guidelines for Managing Diabetes in Low-Resource Settings

WHO has developed guidelines for selecting therapy for treatment intensification in type 2 diabetes and on the use of insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes in resource-poor settings.

AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions

AHA, ADA, and Others Express Concern Around Proposed Legislation to Protect Those With Preexisting Conditions

The American Heart Association has published a statement in opposition of the latest Senate healthcare bill aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

New White House Rule Could Create Serious Health Concerns for Immigrants

New White House Rule Could Create Serious Health Concerns for Immigrants

The latest proposed change to immigration policy from the White House may have serious effects on health care.

CDC Updates Guidance for Post-Zika Virus Exposure Counseling in Males

CDC Updates Guidance for Post-Zika Virus Exposure Counseling in Males

In an updated interim guidance, the CDC now recommends that couples wait at least 3 months before attempting to conceive after possible Zika virus exposure in the male.

Family Border Separation Policy Has Long-Term Effects on Child Health

Family Border Separation Policy Has Long-Term Effects on Child Health

Despite a reversal of the Trump administration family separation policy, more than 2000 children are still separated from their parents or legal guardians.

Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense

Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could affect what evidence physicians may present in defense during medical malpractice suits.

AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal

AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal

The new policy states that optimal health for all (health equity) is a goal toward which the AMA will work by advocating for health care access, research and data collection, and promoting equity in care.

DEA Proposal Will Significantly Cut Opioid Manufacturing in 2019

DEA Proposal Will Significantly Cut Opioid Manufacturing in 2019

Last year, the DEA proposed a 20% reduction in the manufacturing of controlled substances for 2018 compared to 2017.

Descriptive, Predictive Data at Odds in Medical Malpractice Courtroom

Descriptive, Predictive Data at Odds in Medical Malpractice Courtroom

Because they're busy looking in different directions, "innocent until proven guilty" and "first, do no harm" don't always get along.

Researchers Question DEA Hydrocodone Schedule Change in Light of Postoperative Prescribing Practice Data

Researchers Question DEA Hydrocodone Schedule Change in Light of Postoperative Prescribing Practice Data

The US Drug Enforcement Administration rescheduled hydrocodone-containing analgesics from schedule III to schedule II in October 2014.

Should Brand-Name Drug Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Generic Drug Counterparts?

Should Brand-Name Drug Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Generic Drug Counterparts?

Both generic and brand manufacturers are protected from legal liability from failure-to-warn claims in most jurisdictions.

Examining the Effect of Chronic Opioid Use on 2016 Presidential Voting Patterns

Examining the Effect of Chronic Opioid Use on 2016 Presidential Voting Patterns

Chronic use of prescription opioids was correlated with support for the Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

Putting Genetics to the Test: Insurers vs Preexisting Conditions in the Age of Trump

Putting Genetics to the Test: Insurers vs Preexisting Conditions in the Age of Trump

Before the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies could deny coverage to patients based on genetic testing results.

In Shocking Opposition, Trump Administration Denies Decades of Breastfeeding Research

In Shocking Opposition, Trump Administration Denies Decades of Breastfeeding Research

In a move that shocked world health officials, the Trump administration indicated its opposition to a resolution intended to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers

Republican Opposition to Obamacare: What's Done, What's to Come

Republican Opposition to Obamacare: What's Done, What's to Come

Republicans who have fought against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years are at a crossroads after their opposition largely failed.

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Screening Guidelines and Recommendations

Urinary Incontinence in Women: Screening Guidelines and Recommendations

There is a lack of direct evidence that assesses the benefits and harms of screening for urinary incontinence in women.

Healthcare Community Should Favor More Restrictive Alcohol Policies

Healthcare Community Should Favor More Restrictive Alcohol Policies

The healthcare community, having eradicated a number of deadly diseases, should approach these alcohol-driven fatalities as a disease and launch a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained effort to eliminate roadway deaths.

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions

The AMA policy came in response to recently approved state Medicaid waivers that block patients from Medicaid for up to six months for not meeting deadlines or paperwork requirements.

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018 (S.3032) that would exempt most marijuana-related activities from the Controlled Substances Act when they are allowed under state or tribal law.

National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts

National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts

The mission of the National Guideline Clearinghouse was to offer a source of objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines, and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use by healthcare professionals.

Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US Border

Mental Health Organizations Urge Administration to Stop Separating Parents and Children at US Border

Citing the high degree of stress and possible lifelong trauma children can experience as the result of a forced separation, the mental health organizations noted that the policy could result in an increased risk for many mental illnesses.

AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans

AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted policy to increase the number of people who obtain coverage through the Affordable Care Act by making marketplace plans more affordable.

The FDA Has the Authority to Explain Drug Application Rejections or Approvals. They Should Use It.

The FDA Has the Authority to Explain Drug Application Rejections or Approvals. They Should Use It.

The FDA has the ability within its governing laws to reveal to the public the reasons for its decisions to reject or approve drugs.

Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain

Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain

Consensus guidelines regarding the use of ketamine for the management of acute pain have been approved.

Hospitals Participating in 340B Program Offer More Low-Profit Services, Uncompensated Care

Hospitals Participating in 340B Program Offer More Low-Profit Services, Uncompensated Care

The 340B Drug Pricing Program was designed to improve revenue generation among hospitals by allowing participating centers to purchase specific outpatient drugs at a wholesale discount.

Trump Administration Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Rife With Health Implications

Trump Administration Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy Rife With Health Implications

The zero tolerance immigration policy implemented by the Trump Administration in spring 2018 resulted in divisive political commentary that further delineated the line between parties.

Trump White House Freezes Billions Earmarked for Insurers Through ACA

Trump White House Freezes Billions Earmarked for Insurers Through ACA

The White House announced earlier this month a plan to freeze billions of dollars of risk-adjustment payments scheduled to go to insurers through the Affordable Care Act.

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released results from a new poll examining the public's view on women's issues.

CMS Physician Payment and Policy Changes Proposed for 2019

CMS Physician Payment and Policy Changes Proposed for 2019

CMS issued a proposal to update payment policies, quality provisions, and payment rates for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after January 1, 2019.

As Immigration Policies Tighten, Physician Shortage Concerns Grow

As Immigration Policies Tighten, Physician Shortage Concerns Grow

The travel ban on citizens from several Middle Eastern countries has affected several faculty members and students, some of whom were in the process of completing courses or exams that would allow them to apply for residencies.

To Improve Healthcare Policy, Congress Needs More Physicians

To Improve Healthcare Policy, Congress Needs More Physicians

This year, as many as 33 physicians have run against incumbents for their seats in Congress.

The Inhumane Practice of Constant Light Exposure in Immigrant Detention Facilities

The Inhumane Practice of Constant Light Exposure in Immigrant Detention Facilities

The practice of family separations has been described by the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics as a "form of child abuse."

The Future of Food and Drug Regulation: Trump Administration Proposes Reorganization of FDA, USDA

The Future of Food and Drug Regulation: Trump Administration Proposes Reorganization of FDA, USDA

The White House says this shift will address the "fragmented federal oversight" of food safety and public health.

Does Right to Try Legislation Improve on Existing Compassionate Use Programs?

Does Right to Try Legislation Improve on Existing Compassionate Use Programs?

While politicians celebrate the passage of the Right to Try Act, physicians must closely monitor the outcomes to mitigate the potential consequences of this law.

New Legislation Threatens Litigative Capacity of Americans With Disabilities

New Legislation Threatens Litigative Capacity of Americans With Disabilities

Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in "places of public accommodation," mandating that areas open to the public remain accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.

In Free Speech-Backed Ruling, Supreme Court Sides With California Crisis Pregnancy Centers

In Free Speech-Backed Ruling, Supreme Court Sides With California Crisis Pregnancy Centers

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra expressed concern that the ruling would create "needless" barriers between women and access to medical care.

Medicaid-Insured Patients Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Recommended Treatment

Medicaid-Insured Patients Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Recommended Treatment

Although the Affordable Care Act reduced the percentage of uninsured Americans from 20.3% to 12.6%, differences in quality of care still persist.

Decline in Medicare Recipients Who Die in Acute Care Hospitals

Decline in Medicare Recipients Who Die in Acute Care Hospitals

The proportion of deaths that occurred in an acute care hospital decreased from 32.6% to 19.8% among Medicare fee-for-service decedents.

AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence

AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence

For decades the AMA has demonstrated leadership on this issue, recommending common-sense gun safety precautions, waiting periods and background checks for those wishing to purchase a gun, and increased mental health service funding.

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

Although heads of state and governments have pledged to reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030, many countries are not on track to achieve this goal.

AMA: Federal Government Must Tackle Rising Insulin Prices

AMA: Federal Government Must Tackle Rising Insulin Prices

The rising cost of insulin is causing big financial problems for patients, Medicare and Medicaid.

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

Led by AG Sessions, DOJ Declines to Defend ACA Against Federal Lawsuit

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged to lead the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act.

President Rejects VA Mission Act, Despite Signing Bill Into Law

President Rejects VA Mission Act, Despite Signing Bill Into Law

Despite adding his signature to the VA Mission Act, President Donald Trump is now fighting a bipartisan plan to fund the much-needed expansion to veterans' health care.

Continuous Medicaid Coverage Essential for People Living With HIV

Continuous Medicaid Coverage Essential for People Living With HIV

Implementing initiatives to maintain Medicaid enrollment and to expedite Medicaid reenrollment and having alternate resources available in gaps are important to ensure continuous antiretroviral therapy to optimize HIV outcomes.

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Rehab in Young Adults With Injury

Medicaid expansion correlated with an increase in Medicaid coverage and an increase in discharge to rehabilitation facilities.

Keeping Politics Out of Patient Care: Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

Keeping Politics Out of Patient Care: Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

FDA: New Medication Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

FDA: New Medication Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

These Medication Guides should be provided the first time an outpatient receives a GBCA injection at an MRI center; hospital patients are not required to receive a Medication Guide.

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

An annual wellness exam performed by an OB/GYN can be used to evaluate a woman's heart health.

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online

Currently, hospitals must make their prices public, but a new Medicare rule requires that information to be easily accessible online.

Talking Politics With Patients

Talking Politics With Patients

Sooner or later, everyone in the healthcare field will have to think about how to approach a politically divisive conversation with a patient.

DOJ Rescinds Protections Afforded by Americans With Disabilities Act

DOJ Rescinds Protections Afforded by Americans With Disabilities Act

The Department of Justice, under the guidance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has withdrawn a number of protections afforded to people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Number of IUD Insertions Up After ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Number of IUD Insertions Up After ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Women who experienced a drop in out-of-pocket costs following the ACA contraceptive mandate were more likely to undergo an IUD placement.

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for People With Chronic Illness

ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for People With Chronic Illness

Insurers within the ACA marketplace covered a disproportionate share of non-elderly adults with high healthcare risks from 2014 to 2015.

Physicians Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care

Physicians Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care

Forty-seven percent of survey respondents reported spending less than 1 minute reviewing CMS-485.

ACO Enrollment Ups Appropriateness of Cancer Screening

ACO Enrollment Ups Appropriateness of Cancer Screening

The Medicare Shared Savings Program has been linked to a reduction in breast cancer and an increase in colorectal cancer screenings.

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

Affordable Care Act Increased Percentage of Insured Patients With Gynecologic Cancers

The impact of the ACA on health insurance access among women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer was previously unestablished.

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

Hospital Readmission Rates Among Medicare Patients Assessed

Current reported measures of 30-day hospital readmissions may not be adequate surrogates for overall hospital quality.

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.

ADA: Concerns Surround New ACP Diabetes Management Recommendations

ADA: Concerns Surround New ACP Diabetes Management Recommendations

The American Diabetes Association has shared "deep concern" surrounding newly released diabetes management guidelines.

ACA Dependent Coverage Provision May Increase Use of Prenatal Care

ACA Dependent Coverage Provision May Increase Use of Prenatal Care

Preconception health care coverage has been linked to better access to health care for mothers and infants.

Challenging the Status Quo: Shifting the Blame Away from Serious Mental Illness Following Mass Shootings

Challenging the Status Quo: Shifting the Blame Away from Serious Mental Illness Following Mass Shootings

The "blame game" following mass shootings often places blame on the shoulders of people with serious mental illness — an already marginalized community.

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

The updated guideline provides recommendations for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

Examining the Threat of the Regulatory Accountability Act to Public Health

Examining the Threat of the Regulatory Accountability Act to Public Health

The Regulatory Accountability Act passed through the committee phase in the US Senate in 2017.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Payment Policies Vary by State

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Payment Policies Vary by State

Payment policies for long-acting reversible contraception are inconsistent at the state level and often do not include critical aspects of care.

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

A recent bill passed in the US House of Representatives proposes a number of changes to malpractice liability rules, including a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.

Federal Right-to-Try Legislation Could Undermine FDA's Public Health Mission

Federal Right-to-Try Legislation Could Undermine FDA's Public Health Mission

Recent "right-to-try" legislation passed in the Senate could diminish the FDA's public health mission.

Guidelines Developed for Management of Certain Skin Cancers

Guidelines Developed for Management of Certain Skin Cancers

Guidelines have been developed for the management of basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

AAP: Recommendations Released for Influenza Vaccine in Children

AAP: Recommendations Released for Influenza Vaccine in Children

The AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases released recommendations regarding influenza, influenza immunization, and influenza treatment for the 2017-2018 season.

Congress Urged to Reverse CMS Policy Linking Clinician Payments to Part B Drug Costs

Congress Urged to Reverse CMS Policy Linking Clinician Payments to Part B Drug Costs

Healthcare organizations across the United States issued letters urging Congress to reverse the new policy.

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening

USPSTF Releases Recommendation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening

The USPSTF has updated the 2004 recommendations for screening of idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents.

Seven Potential Ramifications of the CDC's Banned Word List

Seven Potential Ramifications of the CDC's Banned Word List

Should the 7 words be banned, it could give rise to at least 7 harmful consequences, or "7 deadly sins."

USPSTF Finds Insufficient Evidence for Nontraditional Factors in Assessing CVD Risk

USPSTF Finds Insufficient Evidence for Nontraditional Factors in Assessing CVD Risk

Current evidence is insufficient to assess the use of nontraditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease risk assessment.

FDA Issues Label Change for Prescription Cold Medicine Use in Children

FDA Issues Label Change for Prescription Cold Medicine Use in Children

The FDA has issued a new safety communication requiring that changes be made to the labeling of prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine and hydrocodone.

Updated Treatment Consensus Released for CPR

Updated Treatment Consensus Released for CPR

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation has provided their consensus on various aspects of CPR.

AAN Releases Guideline Update for Mild Cognitive Impairment

AAN Releases Guideline Update for Mild Cognitive Impairment

The American Academy of Neurology has released updated guideline recommendations for mild cognitive impairment.

Risk-Based vs USPSTF Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening

Risk-Based vs USPSTF Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening

Risk-based criteria would screen high-risk smokers currently ineligible for screening using USPSTF criteria, resulting in more modest decreases in lung cancer screening.

ACC Releases Guidelines to Optimize Treatment of HFrEF

ACC Releases Guidelines to Optimize Treatment of HFrEF

The new ACC guidelines examine 10 pivotal issues in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

AAFP Does Not Endorse Updated AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline

AAFP Does Not Endorse Updated AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline

The AAFP found that there was more robust scientific evidence to support the 2014 guidelines.

Policy Advisor Discusses Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

Policy Advisor Discusses Healthcare Inequalities in the United States

David Himmelstein, MD, FACP, shares his insight on healthcare inequality in the United States, along with what he says is the only solution.

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