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Women’s Preventive Services Initiative issues guidelines for preventing obesity in midlife women

The Women's Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI), a national coalition of women's health professional organizations and patient advocacy representatives, has issued a new clinical guideline recommending that clinicians discuss obesity prevention...
26-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Telehealth-Delivered Maternal Care Yields Similar Results to in-Person Visits

A rapid systematic review of published research found that when telehealth-delivered care was used to supplement or replace in-person maternal care services, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction were similar, and sometimes better, compared to...
19-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACP Offers Guidance on the Ethical Use of Genetic Testing and Precision Medicine

A new position paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP) offers guidance regarding ethical decision-making for the integration of precision medicine and genetic testing into internal medicine. ACP's advice is published in Annals of...
19-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Atrial Fibrillation After Non-Cardiac Surgery Is Common and Not Benign

A cohort study of persons with incident atrial fibrillation (AF) has found that AF after noncardiac surgery is common and comprises 13 percent of all new AF diagnoses. Postoperative AF is also associated with similar risk for stroke or transient...
19-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Race-Based Spirometry Equations May Miss Emphysema

A secondary data analysis of the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development In Young Adults) Lung study found that emphysema is often detectable on CT scan before spirometry findings become abnormal. The findings suggest that reliance on spirometry...
12-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Female Physicians Paid 21% Less Than Male Counterparts Under Current Compensation Models

A microsimulation study found that female primary care physicians (PCPs) make 21 percent less income than their male counterparts under productivity-based compensation models, with capitation risk-adjusted for patient age and sex resulting in a...
12-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Access to Hep C Treatment Reducing Morbidity and Mortality Among People Who Inject Drugs

A longitudinal cohort study of persons with a history of injection drug use has found that more people who inject drugs (PWID) are receiving Hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, which is associated with significant reductions in liver disease and...
5-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACP Position Paper Offers Suggestions for Supporting and Improving Long Term Care Services in the United States

The nation’s system of long-term services and supports face many challenges and need improvement to adequately care for an increasing number of older adults, says the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new position paper. ACP provides...
5-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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