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Register for the Fourth Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting

The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee will convene its fourth public meeting July 19-21, 2017. Registration is now open. The live videocast will air on: July 19, 2017: 1 - 5pm E.T. July 20, 2017: 8am - 5pm E.T. July 21, 2017: 8am - 11am E.T. Learn the latest on how physical activity affects quality of life; how much physical activity children under age 6 need; if sedentary behavior has an impact on weight status; and more!

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Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations: An Update from USPSTF

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently released a new draft recommendation for prostate cancer screening. The draft recommendation encourages providers to inform men ages 55 to 69 about the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening. That way, patients can work with their providers to make a decision about screening that’s right for them.

Addressing Environmental Quality: A Healthy People 2020 Story from the Field

Exposure to secondhand smoke causes significant health problems in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secondhand smoke harms both children and adults — and the only way to completely protect people who don’t smoke is to eliminate smoking in all homes, work environments, and public places.

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Upcoming Public Workshop on Reducing the Risk of Preventable Adverse Drug Events Associated with Hypoglycemia in the Older Population

September 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET | Register

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement Staff, is hosting a one day public workshop entitled “Reducing the Risk of Preventable Adverse Drug Events Associated with Hypoglycemia in the Older Population.” During the workshop, public and federal partners will discuss:

The importance of individualizing glycemic control targets for older patients with diabetes Risk reduction for serious hypoglycemia Medication safety efforts, both those that are a part of FDA’s Safe Use Initiative and those external to the FDA, that are relevant and important to older adults living with diabetes Future areas of research

The National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention identifies hypoglycemia as a common, clinically significant, and preventable adverse effect from diabetes agents that can cause serious harm to patients.…

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