February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it, can happen at any age.Read More
By Kevin Chaney, Kristen Miller & Allison Dennis – Estimating risks and weighing the benefits of health interventions is a challenge for patients and their providers. Patients may wonder if they should be thinking twice before having that second portion of desert. Doctors may consider recommending a daily aspirin.
By David Meyers MD – Despite continuing progress, the imperative to improve the nation’s heart health remains urgent. Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans each year. More than 140,000 die following stroke. Tragically, many of these deaths are premature.
By Sarianne Gruber – The deadline is quickly approaching. All interested medical practices can be a part of the Million Hearts Study as long as an application is submitted by September 10, 2015 11:59pm (EDT). This is an excellent opportunity to join a randomized-controlled trial to uncover the best care delivery models that can potentially reduce cardiovascular risk.
CMS is encouraged by the enthusiastic response to the MH Model, and encourage you to join this important study. Act now, space is limited! Enroll today to secure your spot in this important study! A complete, detailed description of the Request For Applications is now available.
By Thomas A. Mason MD & Janet Wright MD – About 1 of 3 U.S. adults—67 million people—have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. High blood pressure increases the risk for a variety of diseases, including stroke, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, heart and kidney failure, and atrial fibrillation. High blood pressure is also called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it.
Since 1977, the third Thursday of November has designated the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The day is to encourage smokers to use the date to plan to quit.
ONC and Million Hearts Challenge Looking for New CDS Tools The following is a press release from HHS. In an effort to help clinical practices use…
ONC Extends Video Challenge Deadline to May 16 May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. According to HHS observing both…