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AMA calls for standardized blood pressure reading training

The American Medical Association (AMA) unveiled an initiative to encourage the use of uniform techniques for taking blood pressure (BP) readings to ensure accuracy.

Older adults with functional impairments at risk of prescription drug misuse

Older adults with functional impairments may be at a higher risk of medical cannabis use, as well as prescription opioid and tranquilizer or sedative misuse, suggests new research published in the online edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Delayed prescribing strategy may help cut down on antibiotic use

As health care providers know, overuse of antibiotics is associated with a host of problems—from intestinal infections and other adverse effects to the development of resistant strains of bacteria. However, “delayed prescribing” promises to temper this trend.

Can a diabetes medication benefit asthma patients?

GLP-1 receptor agonists may benefit patients who have asthma, suggests new research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Naloxone prescriptions took a dive during the pandemic

New research published in JAMA Network shows that nationwide naloxone prescriptions declined at the start of the pandemic and have yet to reach pre-pandemic levels.

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