Author | Grace Halsey

Articles

Patients with T2D at Greater Risk for Vascular than Other Dementias

September 24, 2020

The association of vascular dementia with T2D is stronger than that of nonvascular or Alzheimer dementia, according to a study presented at EASD.

Nonpharmacologic Interventions to Prevent & Treat Hypertension At-a-Glance

September 23, 2020

Find out how effective each of 8 ACC/AHA-recommended non-drug interventions is at reducing BP (in mm Hg) in adults with hypertension and normal BP.

Bariatric Surgery: Clinician and Patient Barriers to the First Conversation

September 23, 2020

A clinical psychologist from the Mayo Clinic Bariatric Center in Jacksonville, FL, explains and corrects key misperceptions that inhibit open discussion of the therapy.

Why Not Talk About Bariatric Surgery: What makes patients and healthcare professionals hesitate?

September 22, 2020

Why wouldn't a person with severe obesity want to talk about bariatric surgery? Why wouldn't the patient's physician want to do it? Find the reasons for hesitation.

Type 2 Diabetes: Clinical Guidelines Concur on CV Risk Management

September 18, 2020

What do clinical guidelines from diabetes, cardiology, and endocrinology associations have in common? A case study quiz with an evidence-based answer explains.

FDA Puts Empagliflozin on Fast Track for Reduced Post-MI All-cause Mortality

September 17, 2020

Empagliflozin is now in FDA fast-track development for prevention of hospitalization for HF and reduced all-cause mortality in patients, with/without diabetes, post-AMI.

Asthma: Long-acting Muscarinic Antagonists Overused, Up Exacerbation Risk

September 17, 2020

Long-acting muscarinic antagonists, recommended as add-on therapy for asthma, are too often used as monotherapy and are linked with severe exacerbations, a new study finds.

Checklist for Accurate Office BP Measurement

September 16, 2020

Office blood pressure measurement technique is relatively simple yet widely prone to error. Check your office procedure against guideline recommendations.

Pandemic Makes Remote BP Monitoring Essential

September 16, 2020

COVID-19 has been a boon for 1 chronic disease: hypertension. Brigham and Women's hypertension expert Dr Naomi Fisher says home BP monitoring programs are expanding, at last.

Primary Care Centers Use Outdated Hypertension Diagnostics

September 14, 2020

AHA Hypertension 2020: Primary care practitioners rely on officed-based BP measures and outdated cut points to diagnose new hypertension.