Food Addiction Affects 1 in 8 Americans Over Age 50 Years: New Poll Findings
Intense craving for highly processed foods was so strong at least once a week for 24% of poll respondents that they couldn’t think of anything else.
Family Planning My Way: A Novel Decision Support Tool Could Change Contraceptive Counseling in Primary Care
The MyPath tool integrates reproductive goals assessment, information on pre-pregnancy health, and contraceptive decision support to help guide clinical counseling.
Daily Dose: Exercise and Incident Diabetes in Adults With Obesity
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Adults with COPD Face Higher Risk of Death 1 Year after Surgery, New Study Finds
COPD was associated with a 61% increase in risk of death and 13% greater total costs in the year after surgery, according to a new study.
Preeclampsia Linked to Significantly Increased Risk for AMI, Stroke 20 Years After Delivery
A study of more than 1.5 million women with a history of preeclampsia found up to a 4-fold higher risk of MI and 3-fold increased risk of stroke within 10 years of delivery.
6 Questions on Severe Uncontrolled Asthma: Key Characteristics for Primary Care
Severe uncontrolled asthma is a clinical treatment challenge even with advanced biologic therapies available. Test your knowledge of a few key characteristics with a quick quiz.
Daily Dose: Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Certain Cardiovascular Diseases
Respiratory Tripledemic 2022-23: Expert Update, Top Challenges
Distinguishing between influenza, COVID-19, and RSV and persuading vaccine-weary patients to get vaccinated are some of the challenges this season, says William Schaffner, MD.
Air Pollution Independently Linked to Asthma Exacerbation in Urban-dwelling Children
Asthma exacerbations in children living in low-income urban areas were significantly associated with reduced air quality and specific pollutants in a new analysis.
Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Long-term T2D Risk in Persons with Obesity
Risk of T2D was reduced by 49% over a 10-year follow up period among study participants who followed a vigorous or moderate exercise plan vs those who did not engage in exercise.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring Linked to Higher Risk of Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease in New Study
A 2-sample Mendelian randomization analysis showed that sleep apnea and snoring increased the risk of HTN and CAD, and these associations may partly be driven by BMI.
FDA Advisory Committee Vote Unanimous on Harmonizing COVID Vaccine Formulations
The FDA and CDC must adopt the VRBPAC recommendation before it can be considered for implementation.
AAFP President to Primary Care Clinicians: On Vaccines—Listen, Reassure, Advocate
The COVID-19 pandemic derailed routine immunizations and triggered a flood of vaccine misinformation beyond the COVID shot. Here, 3 ways to move forward.
Long COVID: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Offers Hope for Understanding and Treating Symptoms
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a randomized placebo-controlled trial resulted in improved global cognitive function, energy, sleep, and pain interference in long COVID patients.
Daily Dose: Obesity and Risk of Frailty
Evusheld EUA Withdrawn, FDA Recommends Other Therapies
The FDA wants clinicians to avoid using the neutralizing antibody as it appears to be less effective against newer circulating strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Top 10 Diabetes Diets for 2023
The DASH diet, Mediterranean diet, and Flexitarian diet top the list of 10 best diets for persons with diabetes as ranked by US News and World Report.
Study: Bariatric Surgery Linked to Significant Decrease in Mortality at 40-year Follow-up
A pivotal study with 40-year follow-up of post-bariatric surgery patients reinforces long-term benefits of the procedures on all-cause and cause-specific mortality.
How to Spot and Approach a Colleague in Distress
Mental health issues among health care professionals have always been normal; now that we can acknowledge them, we must, says a family physician and wellness advocate.
Obesity in Adulthood Associated with Increased Risk of Frailty Later in Life
Results from longitudinal prospective cohort study underscore the importance of monitoring patients’ weight throughout adulthood to reduce the risk of frailty.
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