Medication Deprescribing: Views among Older Americans
New survey of older adults shows the majority are open to stopping at least 1 of their medications—but some who already did so didn't consult their clinician first.
Friday's 5 Quotes for Primary Care 5-5-2023
Tirzepatide delivers 15.7% weight loss in adults with obesity; remote intervention increases cancer screening in women; women at greater post-MI risk vs men; plus 2 more updates of note.
Daily Dose: Sex Difference in Outcomes of AMI in Young Adults
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Early Conversations about Concussions were Hard: AAPM&R Vice President Scott Laker, MD
The vice president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation played a significant role in developing early concussion programs and educating clinicians and coaches.
Donanemab Significantly Slows Cognitive, Functional Decline in Early Alzheimer Disease
Eli Lilly's investigational drug targeting amyloid plaque slowed clinical decline by 35% in participants with early symptomatic Alzheimer disease at 18 months, the company announced.
Young Women More Likely to be Rehospitalized after Acute Myocardial Infarction than Men
Young women who survived a myocardial infarction may have nearly double the risk of rehospitalization in the year after discharge compared to men, according to a new study.
Daily Dose: "Eat, Sleep, Console" Approach for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal
FDA Approves World's First Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus
The novel vaccine, from biopharma company GSK, is approved to prevent RSV-associated lower respiratory tract disease in adults aged ≥60 years.
ACP Announces Intensified Advocacy for Equitable Care of Obesity
The American College of Physicians announced an initiative that renews and expands its focus on equitable access to obesity care, including new resources for physicians.
ACP 2023 Guideline on Pharmacologic Treatment of Osteoporosis: A Guideline Topline
The updated American College of Physicians osteoporosis treatment guideline is summarized in this topline review for primary care clinicians.
New Research May Help Clinicians Identify Children at a Higher Risk for Self-harm Events
In a study of over 1000 children and adolescents, authors identified 4 distinct profiles of psychiatric comorbidity with differing risk for a self-harm event.
Daily Dose: Brain Function Changes in Persons with Long COVID
"Eat, Sleep, Console" Reduces Hospital Stay, Medication Use in Opioid-exposed Neonates
Infants with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome cared for using a novel functional approach were discharged nearly 7 days sooner than those treated with usual care.
Poor Access to Transportation Often Leads to Missed Medical Care
One in 5 US adults without access to transportation skipped medical care last year, with racial/ethnic minorities at greatest risk, study finds.
Remote Intervention Increases 3 Cancer Screenings Among Women in Rural US
A combination of outreach measures tailored to the needs of rural Midwest women increased recommended screenings by as much as 6-fold.
Psychological Interventions for Depression Associated with Reduced CVD Risk in New Study
Researchers found that reliable improvement of depressive symptoms after psychological therapy was associated with a 12% decrease in CVD risk at any given time.
Daily Dose: Tirzepatide for Adults with Overweight, Obesity
Long COVID Diagnosis & Treatment: Many US Physicians Have Doubts
The US health care provider community continues to do its collective best to cope with the protean condition that is long COVID, according to recent poll findings.
Persistent Changes in Brain Function Observed in Persons with Long COVID
Persons with long COVID showed compensatory neural activity in certain brain areas while performing memory tasks as long as 6 months after infection resolved.
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