An epidemic of chronic illness is killing us too soon
After decades of progress, life expectancy — long regarded as a singular benchmark of a nation’s success — peaked in 2014 at 78.9 years, then drifted downward even before the coronavirus pandemic. A year-long Washington Post examination reveals that this erosion in life spans is deeper and broader than widely recognized, afflicting a far-reaching swath of the United States. Featuring YSM's Marcella Nunez-Smith.Source: The Washington Post
Electronic Health Record Strategies Can Improve Care of Patients with Heart Failure
Doctors frequently rely on the electronic health record (EHR) when caring for patients. Oftentimes, EHR systems will include clinical decision support tools that offer recommendations and reminders for physicians determining how to manage diagnosis or treatment plans.
To get better heart data from wearables, researchers train AI to separate the signal from the noise
As wearable health devices grow more popular, there’s an opportunity to track the broader adult population’s heart health. But it’s much harder for smartwatches to accurately detect the heart’s electrical signals.Source: STAT
Nearly 1 in 3 Black adults may develop PAD; disparities in care increase amputation risk
Routine, low-cost testing may reduce disparities and health care costs for people with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new American Heart Association scientific statement.Source: American Heart Association