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Simple automated tool prompts physicians to screen patients with diabetes for kidney disease

Written by | 6 Nov 2023

Investigators have implemented an automated health maintenance tool created by the National Kidney Foundation into electronic medical records to prompt primary care physicians to screen for chronic kidney… read more.

Should fathers be screened for postpartum depression? Pilot study

Written by | 16 Oct 2023

Dads can suffer from postpartum depression, and a new pilot study at the University of Illinois Chicago suggests they can and should be screened for the condition. Given… read more.

Early data from MedStar Health suggests addressing social risk factors through screening, support services, and digital tools can support improved maternal health

Written by | 23 May 2023

Screening for social risk factors in routine clinical care and offering patients tailored resources to address needs could help improve maternal health outcomes, according to three new studies…. read more.

New ACR Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines call for earlier and more-intensive screening for high-risk women

Written by | 9 May 2023

New American College of Radiology® (ACR®) breast cancer screening guidelines now call for all women — particularly Black and Ashkenazi Jewish women — to have risk assessment by age 25 to determine… read more.

Use age, not weight, to screen for diabetes

Written by | 26 Mar 2023

Focus on age, not weight, to capture the greatest number of people in all racial and ethnic groups with prediabetes and diabetes, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study…. read more.

Simple blood test shows promise for screening common and dangerous pregnancy complications

Written by | 17 Jan 2023

Scientists at Ningbo University, China have identified biomarkers that could provide an early warning system for three common and dangerous pregnancy complications: pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and a liver… read more.

Health screening, genetic tests might identify people at risk of premature heart disease

Written by | 22 May 2022

Health screening and genetic tests might identify more than 1 million U.S. adults who carry a gene for familial hypercholesterolemia, a common genetic disorder that causes elevated low-density… read more.

Moms with postpartum depression benefit from improved screening

Written by | 9 May 2022

Nurse education is the key to successfully screening women for postpartum depression, which affects some 15% of mothers, according to a new quality improvement (QI) study from Cedars-Sinai. “Training… read more.

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