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Taking Hypertension Medication at Bedtime Improves CVD Risk

Large Prospective Study Compared Nighttime Therapy With Morning Dosing

11/06/2019 — The Hygia Chronotherapy Trial found that bedtime hypertension therapy better reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease than taking blood pressure medication on awakening, as previous studies have suggested.

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Vaccine Coverage in Young Children Holding Steady

Exemptions Ticked Up Slightly, However

11/06/2019 — Two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports issued last month offer a snapshot of vaccination coverage among young children in the United States. In particular, coverage rates for three vaccines children need to start school are holding steady at close to the desired 95% threshold.

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Childhood Obesity Report Delivers Mixed Results

Obesity Rates May Be Stabilizing; SDOH Still a Factor

11/05/2019 — A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report on childhood obesity found that although overall obesity rates remain high, they have begun to stabilize -- and even decrease -- in some populations.

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11/04/2019 — The American Dental Association has released new resources as part of its Tiny Smiles dental program that family physicians and other medical professionals can use to educate parents and caregivers of young children.

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Fresh Perspectives Blog

Share the insights and experiences of new-to-practice family physicians.

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