Wyanoke GroupUSPSTF Makes ‘Huge’ Change to Prediabetes, Diabetes Screening Recommendations for Adults

Research shows that the “old” 2015 recommendation would only identify about half of Americans with prediabetes and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Based on this data, the US Preventive Services Task Force has lowered the recommended screening age from 40 to 35 years in asymptomatic, nonpregnant adults who are overweight or obese.

Millennium Medical PublishingConsiderations in the Management of Younger Patients With Colorectal Cancer

It is important for young people, caregivers, and healthcare providers to recognize possible symptoms of colorectal cancer (CRC) and arrange a colonoscopy or other tests when necessary. This article presents a thorough review of CRC and its impact on young patients, including a hypothesis for the increase of cases, screening recommendations, demographic features, symptoms, and […]

American Academy of PediatricsAAP: All Youth Should Be Screened for Cardiac Risk

The recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are an update to the group’s 2012 policy statement in an effort to better equip physicians with the necessary knowledge to accurately screen, evaluate, and manage the risk of both sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in youth. Screening for all children, regardless […]

American Medical AssociationEstimated Projection of US Cancer Incidence and Death to 2040

In this Original Investigation from JAMA, the authors attempt to discover how the landscape of cancer incidences and deaths will change in the next two decades. The findings suggest marked changes in the landscape of cancer incidence and deaths by 2040, emphasizing the importance of cancer screening, early detection, and prevention to guide research, health […]

Everyday HealthCOVID Fallout: A Cancer Pandemic Predicted in the Coming Years

In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, the author fears that, after decades of progress in detecting, treating, and preventing many types of cancers, this nation could face a “cancer pandemic” in the next ten years as a result of this delay in routine screenings. These missed cancer screenings will likely result in delayed cancer diagnoses, recurrence […]

American Academy of PediatricsAAP: Clearance for Sports After COVID-19 Should Include Cardiac Screening

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations in “COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports”, a positive cardiac screen or other concerning findings from a recovered COVID-19 youth patient should prompt an electrocardiogram (EKG) and potential referral to a pediatric cardiologist. The updated guidance has a focus on cardiac evaluation.