Sex, Income, and Obesity Among Factors Related to Discussions of Wearable Devices in Primary Care Settings
July 01, 2022

Characteristics associated with discussions of wearable devices during primary care visits include female sex, higher income, and obesity, showed new study.

Beyond HbA1c: Take a Global Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Management, Use all the Tools
July 01, 2022

Drs Mikhail Kosiborod and Neil Skolnik discuss this unique moment in the history of T2D management that offers treatments to address its broad cardiometabolic impact.

Influenza, PPSV23 Vaccines May Reduce Risk for COPD Exacerbations, Hospitalizations
July 01, 2022

In persons with COPD, seasonal influenza and PPSV23 vaccines, separately or together, reduced the risk for COPD- and pneumonia-related hospitalizations.

COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations, Booster Doses, & Global Data as of June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Data from the CDC on boosters and US vaccination rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.

Study Pinpoints 6 Job-related Stressors Linked with Physician Suicide
June 30, 2022

Suicidal ideation affects 1 in 15 physicians and job-related stress is often a reason for a suicide among them. A new study set out to find specifics.

FDA Recommends COVID-19 Booster Doses Optimized for Omicron Variant
June 30, 2022

The FDA recommended on Thursday the inclusion of a SARS-CoV-2 Omicron component in COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
June 30, 2022

A new review summarized the current evidence about diagnosis and treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. What are the key takeaways for primary care?

Glycopyrrolate/formoterol found Noninferior to Tiotropium/formoterol for Improving COPD Symptoms
June 30, 2022

Authors of this first study to compare the combinations head-to-head suggest that the glycopyrrolate combination is appropriate for long-term COPD management.

Stroke Patients Very Likely to Present with Undiagnosed Risk Factors
June 30, 2022

Three-quarters of stroke patients in a Swiss registry had at least 1 undiagnosed risk factor at the time of the event, most commonly hyperlipidemia or hypertension.