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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Very cool or very scary? Published in the European Journey of Cardiology, a recent paper discussed a deep learning algorithm that uses facial recognition to assist in coronary artery disease (CAD) detection. The first work to demonstrate artificial intelligence (AI) being used to analyze faces to detect heart disease, can the technology be used for […]
In addition to reducing pack-years history of smoking, the recommendation calls for annual screening for lung cancer at age 50 years instead of age 55 years, an update of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidance on lung cancer screening issued 7 years ago.
This question is answered in Blood Advances, which features a visual abstract on how ex vivo drug screening was performed within a clinically actionable time frame (median 15 days) and predicted clinical responses in vivo.
According to a study featured in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, pre-surgery letrozole led to significant imaging and biomarker changes in postmenopausal patients with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in a phase 2 clinical trial.