Tag: preventative health

1. Preventative aspirin was used uniformly by persons with diabetes across age groups, while in persons without diabetes it was used less in young seniors (60-69 and 70-79) and equally in those 80+, potentially outside of clinical recommendations. 2. Based on the results of this study and current guidelines, a...
1. In a large and diverse cohort study, multiple susceptibility factors accurately predicted smoking outcomes 4 years later.  2. Exposure to tobacco marketing and electronic cigarette use were also strongly associated with smoking outcomes. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Previous research has shown that the majority of adult smokers experimented...
1. In recent years, the risk of persistent disability has been significantly reduced in patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (POMS), likely owing to availability of new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) and changes to therapeutic paradigms over time. 2. Further research in therapeutic efficacy and management in the pediatric population is needed...
1. Screening for hypertension using office-based blood pressure measurement (OBPM) resulted in major accuracy limitations, including misdiagnosis when compared with the current reference standard of ambulatory blood pressure measurement (ABPM). 2. Although hypertension screening is standard practice due to robust evidence linking asymptomatic treatment to improved cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes,...
1. The 2018 version of the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule has been published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and approved by several national medical organizations. 2. No major changes have been made from the 2017 version of this schedule to the version published today. 3. Several clarifications to...
1. Nearly twice the number of youths who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming (TGNC) stated their health to be fair, poor, or good as opposed to very good or excellent when compared with youths who identified as cisgender. 2. Greater than half of the youths who identified as TGNC...