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Irregular Sleeping Habits Associated with Measures of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in New Study
Sleep duration irregularity was associated with measures of subclinical atherosclerosis in a racially and ethnically diverse study of more than 2000 adults.
Simple 5-question Screening Tool Could Improve COPD Diagnosis in Primary Care
The CAPTURE tool was able to identify 50% of primary care patients with COPD who could immediately benefit from treatment; experts say, it's a start.
Use of Primary Care Visits for Mental Health Concerns Rising Steadily, Study Finds
Primary care is increasingly the setting for mental health discussions, diagnosis, and treatment, underscoring the need for both structural and process change.
It's Still Flu Season, Don't Let Patients Drop Their Guard, Says Expert
Medical director of the NFID William Schaffner, MD, shares his messages to primary care clinicians as the final months of this year's flu season near.
Daily Dose: Predicting Severe COPD Exacerbations with CT Biomarkers
Large-for-Gestational-Age Births Increase Long-term Risk for Diabetes: Study
Women who gave birth to infants in the highest birthweight category were at a 21% increased risk for prediabetes/diabetes 10 to 14 years later.
Prevalence of Obesity Increasing Among US Adults with Diabetes, According to NHANES Analysis
The proportion of adults with diabetes and obesity in the US increased from 1999 to 2020, though more adults achieved blood pressure and lipid control during the same period.
CPAP Compliance Improves Lung Function in Patients with Comorbid OSA and COPD
Among patients with COPD and OSA, those with consistent CPAP compliance over 12 months showed improved lung function and experienced fewer AECOPD.
Changes to the ACIP 2023 Adult Immunization Schedule
Get a quick topline look at specific revisions and additions included in the ACIP's recommendations for routine immunization of those aged ≥19 years in the US.
Changes to the ACIP 2023 Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedule
Get a quick topline look at specific revisions and additions included in the ACIP's recommendations for routine immunization of those aged ≤18 years in the US.
COPD: CT Biomarkers Outperform Traditional Predictors of Disease Exacerbations
Prediction of COPD exacerbations was significantly better with a CT biomarker-based model than either exacerbation history or BODE index.
How to Keep Patients Engaged with Primary Care
The pandemic has altered how patients access and use health care. Now is the time for primary care clinicians to rebuild important connections with them.
Daily Dose: Artifically-sweetened Drinks and Urinary Incontinence in Women
Top 10 Heart-Healthy Diets for 2023
The DASH diet, Mediterranean diet, and Flexitarian diet top the list of 10 best diets for cardiovascular health as ranked by US News and World Report.
One Office Visit, Multiple Vaccines: When is it OK?
Administering multiple vaccines at the same visit is shown to increase vaccination rates but is not always advisable. Try this quiz on 2 clinical scenarios.
Cash for Vaccination: Is it Effective? Is it Good Policy?
Lotteries with cash incentives and other giveaways are just one example of ways the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way US health care is handled.
Daily Dose: Pediatric Depression and Exercise
Patients on the Vaccine Fence? Framing Vaccination as a Social Norm Can Help, Says Expert
Educating patients this flu season on prevention may not be sufficient to change their behavior. Framing vaccination as a social norm can help, says Dr William Schaffner.
Long COVID: US States with the Highest and Lowest Prevalence
Which states have the most residents reporting long COVID symptoms? Which ones have the least? Scroll through our new slideshow for answers.
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