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News from American Heart Association Sessions: New Cholesterol Guidelines Announced

The American Heart Association’s 2018 Scientific Sessions, held in Chicago on Nov. 10-12, were all about the blood lipids. In poster sessions and presentations, as well as a major guideline update, this year’s gathering highlighted the progress we’ve made in lipid management. Some of the major announcements included: New Cholesterol Clinical Practice Guidelines. New cholesterol-management ...

Improving Medication Adherence with Patient Education

  It was no surprise to me when I saw a headline stating that people who have a poor understanding of how their type 2 diabetes medications work also have poorer blood glucose control. I see this often in my practice as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and certified diabetes educator (CDE). My patients struggle ...

Healthy Coping with Diabetes

 For busy providers, it may feel like it “takes a village” to help patients when mood disorders such as depression or anxiety coexist with diabetes. Although the AADE guidelines for diabetes include “healthy coping” alongside lifestyle measures, medications, monitoring, and annual checks, clinical time to assess or expertise in treating mood disorders may be in short ...

JCAHO Adds New Perinatal Care Measure to Track Term Newborn Complications

  Effective January 1, 2019, all hospitals that provide obstetric care and deliver at least 300 babies annually will be required to collect data for the newest Joint Commission Perinatal Core (PC) measure, called “PC-06 Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns.” This will be reported as the percentage of infants with unexpected newborn complications among full-term ...