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Better Strategies Needed for Managing NAFLD in Adults

Needs assessment survey conducted in response to increasing clinical burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Antidepressant Use May Aid Outcomes in Depression and Diabetes

Regular versus poor antidepressant use tied to lower risk for advanced diabetic complications, mortality in patients with depression and diabetes

Disparities Seen for Racial, Ethnic Minorities in Outpatient Practices

Visit rates lower for Black individuals versus Whites for 23 of 29 specialties, with marked disparities for dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery

2019 to 2020 Saw 1.5-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy at Birth

Mortality due to COVID-19 had biggest effect on decline in life expectancy for both men and women, all races examined

No Increase in Risk With Dapagliflozin in Patients With Stage 4 CKD

Prespecified analysis of RCT shows reduced risk with dapagliflozin versus placebo for composite outcome that included kidney, CV events

Cycling Linked to Reduced All-Cause, CVD Mortality in Diabetes

Multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios for all-cause mortality reduced for one to 59, 60 to 149, 150 to 299, and ≥300 minutes/week

Testosterone Therapy for Hypogonadism May Cut Risk for CV Events

Risk for myocardial infarction or stroke lower with testosterone therapy among men with hypogonadism and other cardiovascular risk factors

Digital Self-Monitoring Effective for Weight Loss, Healthy Lifestyle

Finding significantly associated with tailored advice among adults with obesity, overweight

Patient Engagement May Not Drive Return to In-Person Visits

Findings seen among patients receiving letter during reopening following cancellation of in-person care during COVID-19