June 2019

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Releases Updated Recommendation on Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Mortality in Adults

By Iris Mabry-Hernandez, MD, MPH, AHRQ Physician and Don Wright, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Weight management is a priority for agencies across the federal government, state governments, communities, and the health care sector. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults have obesity, which increases their risk for serious diseases — including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and many cancers...

Helping Health Professionals Prevent Hypoglycemic ADEs

Diabetes agents are some of the most common medicines associated with emergency department visits for adverse drug events (ADEs) in people age 65 and older. As such, diabetes agents are one of three medication classes included in the National Action Plan for ADE Prevention. To help achieve the plan, ODPHP developed Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Individualizing Glycemic Targets Using Health Literacy Strategies...

Join the Conversation: June National Health Observances

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the Nation. And to help you spread the word, we provide links to resources that you can use to promote these NHOs. The NHOs in our June roundup help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, HIV testing, and more! Check out the resources below — and join us in helping all Americans live healthier lives...

Join the Conversation: June National Health Observances

National Health Observances

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the Nation. And to help you spread the word, we provide links to resources that you can use to promote these NHOs. The NHOs in our June roundup help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, HIV testing, and more! Check out the resources below — and join us in helping all Americans live healthier lives...