Opioids for Pain Management: Guideline Topline for Primary Care

A guideline topline of the CDC's 2022 clinical guidance for prescribing opioids for pain in adults.

US Mental Health Crisis Meets Limited Treatment Capacity: APA Survey Findings

While 60% of US psychologists have no openings for new patients, demand for treatment continues to rise, especially among adolescents and health care workers.

5 Cities Benefitting Most & Least from New Medical Debt Credit Reporting Changes

Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion announced 3 major changes to medical debt reporting, expected to remove ~70% of medical collection debt tradelines from consumer credit reports.

Obesity Research Roundup for Primary Care: 5 Studies At-a-Glance from ObesityWeek® 2022

Semaglutide yields "amazing" weight loss in adolescents, phenotype-tailored lifestyle approach leads to greater weight loss vs standard methods, and more.

7 RSV Myths and Facts: Prepare for the New Wave of Misinformation

RSV is back for the 2022-23 respiratory virus season and is unfamiliar to many. Click through this quick collection of myths already in circulation to prepare.

Pharmacologic Interventions for Adults with Obesity: Guideline Topline for Primary Care

The American Gastroenterological Association released its first medical guideline recommending prescription medications for weight loss in adults with obesity. A review, here.

Alcohol Use in America: By the Numbers

Which states have the most binge drinkers? Or the most alcohol-related deaths? A recent analysis provides answers.

COVID-19 Vaccine Status Update: Adults, Bivalent Boosters, Kids, & Teens

The overall US COVID-19 vaccination picture has both bright spots and dark areas. Get a quick look at details from the most recent KFF Vaccine Monitor survey.

Gabapentin and US Overdose Deaths: 10 Questions

Gabapentin-involved overdose deaths doubled in Q2 2020 compared to Q1 2019, the CDC reports. What do you know, and maybe not know, about the troubling trend?

Physician Wellbeing: Current State & Solutions to Improve It

There was no change in physician burnout in the past year and it remains significantly higher than pre-pandemic times, according to a new nationwide survey.