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Eliminating five risk factors could halve CVD deaths

Eliminating elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and smoking can greatly reduce CVD mortality.

Better integration of behavioral health, primary care needed

Payment barriers and insurance coverage gaps pose challenges.

Obesity linked to lower contraception use in teen girls

Although they have sex with the same frequency as other girls, obese teens are less likely to use contraception.

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Eliminating five risk factors could halve CVD deaths

Eliminating five risk factors could halve CVD deaths

Eliminating elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and smoking can greatly reduce CVD mortality.

Better integration of behavioral health, primary care needed

Better integration of behavioral health, primary care needed

Payment barriers and insurance coverage gaps pose challenges.

Obesity linked to lower contraception use in teen girls

Obesity linked to lower contraception use in teen girls

Although they have sex with the same frequency as other girls, obese teens are less likely to use contraception.

IOM recommends making CPR a high school requirement

IOM recommends making CPR a high school requirement

Increasing community CPR competence could boost cardiac arrest survival.

Stroke risk higher with depression

Stroke risk higher with depression

Adults aged older than 50 years with depression may have a twofold increased risk of stroke.

Newer contraceptive pills may have higher clot risks

Newer contraceptive pills may have higher clot risks

Women taking contraceptive pills that contain newer types of progestogen have higher clot risks.

Preventing acute kidney injury

Preventing acute kidney injury

Monitoring kidney function in hospitalized patients can help prevent acute kidney injury.

One and two doses of HPV-16/18 vaccine as effective as three

One and two doses of HPV-16/18 vaccine as effective as three

The Cervarix vaccine may be as effective in one or two doses as it is with three.

Antibiotics may be alternative 
to appendectomy in some patients

Antibiotics may be alternative 
to appendectomy in some patients

Patients with uncomplicated appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics instead of surgery.

Mediterranean diet and cognition

Mediterranean diet and cognition

Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may help fight against cognitive decline in older adults.

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