Today's Health News

Preventive Aspirin Use Up for Seniors With Versus Without Diabetes

Among those with diabetes, likelihood of using aspirin did not differ for older versus younger (60 to 69 years) age categories

Guidelines Updated for Managing BP in CKD Patients Not on Dialysis

Standardized office BP measurement preferred for management of high BP, with target of <120 mm Hg for systolic BP

Underlying Medical Conditions Up Risk for Severe COVID-19 in Children

Risk factors include type 1 diabetes, cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies, and obesity, as well as prematurity

Diabetes, Sleep Disturbances Up Risk for Early Death

Having both conditions poses greater risk than either condition alone

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Challenge to Affordable Care Act

Ruling did not address whether the Obama-era law can continue without a provision that requires Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty

Few Clinicians Talk About Bariatric Surgery With Obese Patients

But having this discussion is associated with more weight loss and higher odds of bariatric surgery

Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination ID’d Among Health Employees

At MetroHealth System, probability of vaccination up for employees older than 44 years, men, Whites, and Asians

Bariatric Surgery Beneficial for Class 1 Obesity

Individuals undergoing RYGB or sleeve gastrectomy lost up to 20 percent of their initial BMI; many had remission from T2DM, HTN, hyperlipidemia

Stressors of Integrating Work, Life Higher for Female Faculty

Since COVID-19, faculty more likely to consider leaving, reducing employment, especially female faculty members

Obesity-Related Outcomes Up for Metabolically Healthy Obese

Those with MHO had increased rates of diabetes, ASCVD, heart failure versus metabolically healthy without obesity