The substantial burden of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes has led to the exploration of various cardiovascular disease prevention strategies, including the use of aspirin.
An increase in guideline-recommended preventive services may be associated with a decrease in patient utilization of each suggested service, which may have a negative impact on patient life expectancy or quality of life.
Recommendations for daily doses of emtricitabine (FTC)/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) resulted in protective drug concentrations for men and transgender women.
The FIT and the MT-sDNA are evidence-based tests that should be considered for CRC screening when a colonoscopy cannot be performed.
The USPSTF concluded that a low-dose aspirin regimen can prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in adults aged 50 to 59.
Very few patients with glycated hemoglobin levels that indicate prediabetes are being told they have the condition.
Clinicians should screen all asymptomatic, obese adults for abnormal blood glucose levels, says the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.
While having a celebrity spokesperson can benefit a cause, they may also end up spreading misinformation about a particular cause.
Three out of four U.S. adults have a "heart age" that is older than their chronological age, according to a Vital Signs report issued by the CDC.
The USPSTF recommends low-dose aspirin for certain adults aged 50 to 69 years.
Medical education has failed to address the social causes that may interfere with patients' health.
Patients who reported drinking a higher volume of water (at least 2.0 to 2.5 liters per day) were at a reduced risk for recurrent kidney stones.
Treatment of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance can delay progression to diabetes.
Combining the Wells rule and a POC yielded a sensitivity and specificity of 94.5% and 51.0%, respectively, which when combined with a quantitative test changed to 98.6% and 47.2%, respectively.
Guidelines reinforce a target blood pressure of less than 140/90 mm Hg for those at risk for heart attack and stroke.
The current screening criteria for lung cancer may not be sensitive enough to protect people at risk, given the recent decline in smoking rates.
Inappropriate use of imaging was strongly associated with the hospital referral regions in which patients were treated.
Clinicians should not use resting or stress electrocardiography, stress echocardiography, or stress myocardial perfusion imaging to screen low-risk adults for cardiac disease.
Within a low-risk population, clinicians should focus on strategies for treating modifiable risk factors and encouraging healthy levels of exercise.
Addressing and overcoming barriers would increase the use of preventive health services and decrease mortality rates for the African American community.
Patients who are resistant to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes.
Compared with women who didn't receive the information, women in the intervention group had less favorable opinions about screening.
NPs and PAs must work in collaboration with oral health clinicians to effectively educate patients in the prevention of periodontal disease.
Reports that suggest high rates of serologic false positives and low levels of viremia have contributed to uncertainty regarding the burden of active hepatitis C infection.
When it came to political ideologies, 30% of conservatives and moderates died compared with 25% of liberals.
Results of a survey revealed that many female patients would be more comfortable with routine Pap and HPV tests to screen for cervical cancer.
Exercise that burns between 90 and 100 calories per day could reduce the risk of early death by 16% to 30%.
Improvements in hypertension, cholesterol control, and smoking cessation rates among participants enrolled in a cardiovascular disease prevention program were seen.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring does a better job of predicting future events.
The PLAC test for Lp-PLA2 Activity is intended for patients without a prior history of cardiovascular disease.