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Sitting tied to increased risk of death from 14 diseases

Jan
25

Date: January 25th, 2019

Sitting long may deadly

Those who sit down for a period of six hours daily do the risk of dying early jump 19% as compared to those individuals who sit down for a shorter time as three hours a day.

This suggestion has been made by an American Cancer Society Study. According to the study authors, there are 14 ways in which sitting may kill you. These ways include stroke; heart disease; diabetes; cancer; kidney disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); lung disease; suicide; Parkinson’s disease; liver disease; peptic ulcer and other diseases that can affect the digestion system; Alzheimer’s disease; musculoskeletal disorders; and nervous disorders.

The course of atrial fibrillation may be reversed by weight loss

Jan
22

Date: January 22nd, 2019

Weight loos has many health benefits

According to the researchers, from the results which they got from their study when obese grownups with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) shed off at least 10% of their starting weight, most of them saw the course of their condition reverse.

LAIV recommendation for 2018-19 flu season reaffirmed by ACIP

Jan
18

Date: January 18th, 2019

The 2018/2019 flu season recommendations released

Members of ACIP also stated new guidelines for use of the anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA; BioThrax0 for post-exposure prophylaxis.

The group also offered additional updates on zoster and pneumococcal vaccines, HPV, mumps, AAFP. This is according to ACIP Pamela Rockwell, D.O, from Ann Arbor, Mich.,

Influenza Vaccine

The ACIP also reaffirmed the vote taken at its last  meeting that was held in the month of February this year to official issue its recommendation that all patients whose ages were 6 months and above without any contradiction should be vaccinated with influenza vaccine during the influenza season of the year 2018-19; and clinicians should play the role of administering any licensed, age-appropriate influenza vaccine, without excluding LAIV ( for patients whose ages fall between 2 to 49 years old and without contradictions), recombinant influenza vaccine and  inactivated influenza vaccine.

Risk of CVD death may be staved off by exercise in midlife

Jan
15

Date: January 15th, 2019

Cardiovascular disease and midlife exercise

The study associates 16% of lower risk of depression with high level of midlife fitness  (HR 0.84, 95% CI 0.74-0.95) and lower risk of death of about 61% from cardiovascular disease  (HR 0.39, 95% CI 0.31-0.48) in adults whose ages were at least 65 years without a diagnosis of depression. This is according to the report issued by Benjamin L. Willis. MD, MPH. from the Cooper Institute, Dallas, and his colleagues in JAMA Psychiatry.

Midlife fitness modifiable

The authors termed Midlife fitness as a risk factor that is modifiable and which has not yet been studied. They also talked about the advantages that follow a diagnosis of depression later in life. Those who took part in the high fitness group and were diagnosed with late-life incident depression vividly demonstrated that there is 56 percent lower risk of death caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD, HR 0.44, 95% CI 0.31-0.64) when compared to those individuals with low fitness levels.

Is there any association between FP scope of practice and burnout?

Jan
11

Date: January 11th, 2019

Link between FP scope of practice and burnout

In has also been noted by the authors of the study entitled ‘Burnout and Scope of Practice in New Family Physicians’ that there are particular protective benefits that are afforded to family physicians who set aside their time to visit their patients at their respective homes and provide obstetrical care to them alongside practicing impatient medicine.

How the study was done

The study involved two researchers led by author Lars Peterson, M.D., Ph.D., research director at the America Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) in Lexington, Ky., and Amanda Weidner, M.P.H., a research scientist at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network in Seattle.

After the study, the team corresponded with AAFP News about the study and its results. They both came in an agreement that their main finding was somewhat unexpected.