Less than Half of Vulnerable Older Adults Monitor BP at Home
October 15, 2021

A survey of adults aged 50-80 years with hypertension and/ or related comorbidities found even among those with a BP monitor at home, less than 50% checked BP at least once a week.

COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

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

Teen E-cigarette Use during COVID-19: A 7-question Quiz
October 14, 2021

Findings from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey have public health advocates concerned. Find out why in this 7-question quiz.

Tezepelumab May Improve Peak Expiratory Flow in Patients with Severe Asthma, Suggests Analysis of NAVIGATOR Trial
October 14, 2021

CHEST 2021: Patients with severe asthma who received tezepelumab compared with placebo demonstrated rapid improvement in morning and evening peak expiratory flow.

Heart Failure Milestones in Management: 9 Studies Making a Difference in 2021
October 14, 2021

SGLT-2 inhibitors have proven effective in disease modification as well as symptom improvement across HF phenotypes and severity. Get a quick summary of the research.

COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

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

FDA to Food Industry: Cut Sodium in Processed and Packaged Foods
October 13, 2021

The FDA issued new guidance today providing short-term sodium reduction targets for food manufactures, chain restaurants, and food service operators.

Inappropriate Patient Requests: How do you Get to No?
October 13, 2021

Fielding inappropriate patient requests and getting to "No" while preserving rapport with a patient is an essential clinical skill. AAFP has a 5-step approach.

USPSTF Shift: Aspirin Use for Primary CVD Prevention Carries Greater Risk, Less Benefit
October 12, 2021

The USPSTF shift to a more conservative recommendation on use of aspirin compared to its 2016 stance is based on new RCT data and net benefit modeling.

Diagnostic Work-up for a Patient With Symptoms of IBD
October 12, 2021

GI specialists review the case of a 24-year-old woman who presents with symptoms that suggest inflammatory bowel disease and suggest how they would appropriately test and diagnose the patient before initiating therapy.