Remote monitoring was associated with an increase in outpatient visits, which was likely due to reimbursement requirements, according to the authors of the retrospective study of Medicare patients with hypertension.
28 Nov 2023
Researchers observed that more intensive blood pressure treatment lowered risk of cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality regardless of whether patients had orthostatic hypotension.
24 Oct 2023
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended in June that adults ages 60 years and older may receive a single dose of an RSV vaccine, using shared clinical decision making.
1 Oct 2023
A 35-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit for β-thalassemia intermedia. One year ago, he began requiring erythrocyte transfusions every 4 to 6 months for symptomatic anemia. He has no other symptoms or medical problems, and his only medication is folic acid. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate additional management?
12 Sep 2023
A diverse set of programs providing financial incentives for adults and children to consume produce led to improvements in food insecurity, self-reported health status, and glycemic and blood pressure control, according to a recent study.
5 Sep 2023
Even as Medicare seeks to negotiate down the costs of 10 prescription drugs, researchers are examining the effectiveness of existing private programs to provide lower drug costs and copays.
5 Sep 2023
The President-elect of the American Medical Women's Association discusses mentorship, advocacy, and more.
1 Sep 2023
Using a regular-sized blood pressure cuff led to inaccurately low systolic readings in patients who should have been measured with a small cuff and overly high readings in those who should have been measured with a large or extra-large cuff.
15 Aug 2023
Unemployment, lower family income, food insecurity, not owning a home, and not being married or living with a partner were significantly associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality independently of established behavioral and metabolic risk factors.
15 Aug 2023
A total of $470,000 in grants was awarded to 20 projects promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at medical schools and teaching hospitals across the U.S.
25 Jul 2023