US Cardiovascular Health Remains Poor, Declines Begin in Early Childhood: American Heart Association Investigators
June 29, 2022

US CV health is well below ideal, with 80% of adults scoring as only low or moderate in the first published study using AHA's new Life's Essential 8 algorithm.

Women Found "Significantly" More Likely to Experience Long COVID, Disaggregated Research is Essential, Investigators Say
June 23, 2022

A literature review comprising ~1.3 million patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 reveals women are 22% more likely vs men to develop long COVID, yet treatment is no different.

Obesity and Depression in Adolescents: Understanding the Interplay
June 03, 2022

Understanding the interplay between obesity and depression in children is key for clinicians to best advise this patient population. An overview, here.

COVID-19: Half of US Adults Don't Feel "Back to Normal” Yet
April 15, 2022

Most adults continue to mask indoors in public places and still limit their pre-pandemic activities.

Depression Following Myocardial Infarction Raises Stroke Risk in US Adults
March 30, 2022

ACC 2022. Large study of US adults showed those with depression following MI were 50% more likely to experience a stroke than those who did not have depression.

Benefits of Exercise in CVD Risk Reduction More than Double in Anxiety, Depression
March 30, 2022

ACC 2022. Exercise lowers CVD risk in part by reducing the same neurobiologic activity associated with depression and anxiety, according to study authors.

Samoon Ahmad, MD, Discusses His New Book, "Coping with COVID-19: The Mental, Medical, and Social Consequences of the Pandemic"
January 25, 2022

Dr Ahmad's book explores in depth the complex long-term consequences of COVID-19 for medicine, mental health, and social conventions.

Where are US Youth at Greatest Risk and Why? States Ranked on 6 Key Indicators
January 24, 2022

The highest percentage of youth without a high school diploma is in New Mexico and the youth poverty rate is highest in DC. More red flag indicators follow.

Mental Disorders Still a Burden on Global Health, According to New Analysis
January 24, 2022

The prevalence of mental disorders has been rising globally and the conditions today remain a leading cause of disease burden worldwide, found 30-year systemic analysis.

Two-thirds of Americans with Mental Illness Support Use of Psychedelics, Survey Finds
January 20, 2022

Americans with anxiety, depression, and PTSD would be willing to try ketamine, psilocybin, and MDMA if they worked better than traditional medications, a Harris Poll finds.