blood pressure

New strategies to assess the risk of diabetes-related vision lossA colleague recently told me that eye doctors should “stay within the lines” of traditional eye care because we barely have enough time as it is to do our jobs. My response was that today more than half of our adult patients have either diabetes or prediabetes, so our job now requires we go ”outside the lines” to avoid the leading cause of preventable blindness.
What providers need to do to improve chronic careA West survey finds that an overwhelming number of chronic care patients say they need help managing their disease.
Get smart about metabolic syndrome!As pediatricians we are all too aware of our nation’s struggle with childhood overweight and obesity. Approximately 1 of every 5 children that we see in the office every day is obese. Despite tremendous efforts to reverse this trend, it is clear we are in this battle for the long haul.
Why ODs should monitor hypertension in patientsOptometrists need to take on a greater role in helping patients identify and control hypertension
Pediatric hypertensionHypertension in children is not just a specialty problem. It's much more common in general pediatrics than community pediatricians might realize.
Medicare Part D patients not taking blood pressure meds correctlyExpert offers specific actions for managed care execs to take
Tips for taking advantage of Labor Day 2016
Tips for taking advantage of Labor Day 2016Dermatologists, once considered generally immune to burnout, are seeing a sharp increase in occupational fatigue and we're offering some ideas for this Labor Day Weekend to help regain that strong work-life balance.
The stroke that shouldn't have been
The stroke that shouldn't have beenMolly’s mom had a stroke, followed by hospitalization and weeks of rehabilitation. None of it had to happen.
Why manufacturer is recalling hospital blood pressure drugHospital pharmacies need to check their supplies of norepinephrine after PharMEDium Services in Lake Forest, Ill., voluntarily recalled several lots of Norepinephrine Bitartrate. The product is used to control blood pressure in certain acute hypotensive states.
Management of HBP in the elderly needs individualizationIn her presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Nanette K. Wenger, MD, spoke about management of high blood pressure in the elderly. Wenger showed case studies to illustrate variations of blood pressure among elderly patients and how to manage them.