Population Health

Contributor: Empowering Endocrinologists With Technology for the Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of NAFLD

January 23rd 2022, 2:00pm


In this column, an endocrinologist discusses the growing problem of liver disease and new options at their disposal, including vibration-controlled transient elastography.

For Some Toddlers, Oral Immunotherapy Led to Remission for Peanut Allergy

January 20th 2022, 11:30pm


For the first time, a major study showed that remission for peanut allergy can be achieved even in very young children using oral immunotherapy.

What We're Reading: Fourth Shot Less Effective Against Omicron; Texas Abortion Law Remains; Spending on Unproven COVID-19 Drug

January 18th 2022, 3:45pm


Israeli study finds the added antibody protection from a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose is not enough to prevent Omicron infection; Texas abortion law remains in effect after appeals court ruling; insurer spending for the unproven COVID-19 drug ivermectin was estimated at $2.5 million for a week last summer.

Air Pollution Exposure Found to Exacerbate Severity of Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps

January 13th 2022, 9:30pm


Short-term exposure to several different types of air pollution was found to significantly increase disease severity in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

Greater Risk of COVID-19 Infection Found in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis

January 13th 2022, 5:00pm


Patients with atopic dermatitis were shown to be more likely to receive a COVID-19 diagnosis than the general population.

Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Behavioral Issues in Children and Adolescents

January 11th 2022, 7:30pm


Children and adolescents with atopic dermatitis (AD) tended to have a higher number of delinquent behaviors than those without AD, including fighting, cheating on exams, and suspension.

What We're Reading: Supreme Court Vaccine Mandate Hearings; Rise in Pediatric COVID-19 Hospitalizations; Exercise and Dementia Risk

January 10th 2022, 3:45pm


President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses was met with skepticism from the conservative-majority Supreme Court; COVID-19 hospitalization rates are rising for young children not yet eligible for vaccination; exercise is shown to lower risk of dementia even in those already presenting with symptoms.

CVS Health’s Theresa Juday on How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Ameliorate Health Disparities

January 8th 2022, 4:00pm


Theresa Juday, RPh, director, Specialty Product Development, CVS Health, discusses the potential of cognitive behavioral therapy to address health disparities in underserved communities.

Study Supports Call for Geographically Tailored Diabetes Care Interventions

January 5th 2022, 8:00pm


Patients with diabetes living in rural or deprived regions in the United States are less likely to achieve optimal care for their condition, according to a new cross-sectional study.

What We're Reading: US Sets Global Record of COVID-19 Cases; Booster Eligibility Expanded; Israel Administers Fourth Vaccine Dose

January 4th 2022, 3:45pm


US cases of COVID-19 surge to record levels; FDA expands eligibility for Pfizer/BioNTech booster doses to children ages 12 to 15 years old; Israeli study finds fourth shot of COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe.