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CDC: Suicide Rate Up in 2021, Youth and Young Adults at Greatest Risk
September 30, 2022

The numbers drive up concern but do not provide context for this very complex issue, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

FDA Recall Announced for Atenolol, Clopidogrel based on Labeling Mix-up
September 30, 2022

Only 1 lot of each medication was affected by the mislabeling, according to generic repackaging and distribution services company Golden State Medical Supply.

Primary Viewpoints Episode 19: Mobile Health Technology for Chronic Pain Management
September 29, 2022

"Primary Viewpoints," a podcast from Patient Care Online, brings you an exclusive interview with Lynn Webster, MD, past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Early Natural Menopause is a Risk Factor for Lung Disease, Mortality in Women who Smoke
September 29, 2022

After early natural (vs surgical) menopause, women who continued to smoke had 4.5-fold greater risk of lung cancer and related mortality, report study authors.

Primary Care Clinician-focused EHR Program Found Effective in Helping Children Achieve Healthy Weight
September 28, 2022

Children with obesity enrolled in the FitTastic study group had more favorable BMI patterns compared to control group, according to longitudinal effectiveness study.

Dementia Risk May be Driven by Multimorbidity vs Single Risk Factors, Suggests a New Study
September 28, 2022

Multimorbidity was associated with a 63% increased risk for dementia among adults older than age 60 years followed for up to 15 years.

13 Medications to Avoid in Adults with Hypertension: A Guideline Topline for Primary Care
September 28, 2022

Reduce potential for promoting or worsening hypertension by stopping, reducing, or using alternatives to these 13 drugs and substances.

Mental Health Treatment Utilization in America: 5 Findings from National Center for Health Statistics Report
September 28, 2022

The percentage of adults who received any mental health treatment increased, women more likely than men to receive treatment, and 3 more key findings, here.

Causes of Secondary Hypertension: A Guideline Topline for Primary Care
September 27, 2022

Obstructive sleep apnea is a cause of secondary hypertension in up to 50% of cases; more common causes here, from the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines.

Former Smokers who Adhere to Healthy Lifestyle Lower Their Risk of Early Death, Large Analysis Finds
September 26, 2022

An analysis of over 159 000 former smokers found that those who adhered to lifestyle recommendations lowered their risk of premature death by over 25%.