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Get comfortable talking about obesity

Kimberly N. Sims, MD, FACP, explains ways to make obesity counseling easier for patients and for their doctors.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/04/get-comfortable-talking-about-obesity.htm
1 Apr 2022

Adults with subjective cognitive decline were more likely to report 4 modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Among survey respondents ages 45 years and older, the most common modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias was hypertension (49.9%), followed by not meeting guidelines for aerobic physical activity (49.7%), obesity (35.3%), and diabetes (18.6%).
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/05/31/2.htm
31 May 2022

ACP urges balance of benefits, harms, patient preferences for hypertension treatment

The commentary in Annals of Internal Medicine discusses why ACP believes that the evidence does not strongly support pharmacologic initiation and treatment targets of less than 130/80 mm Hg in a broad population of older adults, among other issues.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/01/23/2.htm
23 Jan 2018

Pinpointing primary hyperparathyroidism

With targeted testing, especially in those who present with kidney stones and bone density issues, internists can help patients with this disorder get appropriate care.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/04/pinpointing-primary-hyperparathyroidism.htm
1 Apr 2022

AHA scientific statement looks at preventing, managing falls

Physicians should ask patients and relatives about previous falls, review use of medications and alcohol, and conduct a basic physical assessment, among other recommendations, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/05/31/5.htm
31 May 2022

For hypertension, how low to go?

Updated blood pressure guidelines may have created more questions than closure, internists have found, as they try to determine how aggressively to treat the condition and what goals to set for subpopulations of patients, such as those with diabetes. Experts react to the “paradigm shift” in lowering hypertension.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2014/04/hypertension.htm
1 Apr 2014

Self-monitoring of blood pressure led to better hypertension control than usual care

At 12 months, two intervention groups that self-monitored blood pressure had lower systolic blood pressure than a usual care group, with no significant difference between groups with and without telemonitoring.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/03/06/5.htm
6 Mar 2018

Hypertension guidelines lead to vigorous debate

This issue includes stories centered on various aspects of hypertensions, as well as topics specific to mean's health, electronic health records and physical rehabilitation referrals.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2014/04/editors.htm
1 Apr 2014

Folic acid supplementation may help prevent first stroke in high-risk patients with hypertension

Among patients with low platelet count and high total homocysteine levels, receiving folic acid reduced the risk of first stroke by 73%, whereas there was no significant effect of folic acid among low-risk patients.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/05/08/2.htm
8 May 2018

Untreated white-coat hypertension associated with increased cardiovascular and mortality risk

An accompanying editorial suggested that out-of-office blood pressure monitoring be used to distinguish between white-coat hypertension and sustained hypertension in patients with high blood pressure measurements in the office.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/06/11/1.htm
11 Jun 2019

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