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Impact of Obesity on Risk of Severe COVID-19 Among Patients in England

May 04, 2021

Data from more than 1500 general practices are providing a comprehensive overview of the impact of obesity on risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in England—suggesting each BMI increase beyond 23 kg/m2 increased risk of hospital admission and death.

US Preventive Services Task Force Reinforces 2015 Blood Pressure Screening Guidelines

May 03, 2021

The USPSTF recommendation reaffirms their 2015 stance, which calls for screening adults 18 years or older with office blood pressure measurement and obtaining measurements outside of a clinical setting for diagnostic confirmation before starting treatment.