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Top news stories from AMA Morning Rounds®: Week of Dec. 4, 2023

In the news: Coadministration of flu, RSV vaccines safe for older adults, hypertension “concordant” in spouses, CDC issues warning on deadly mpox subtype and more.

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The 7-step self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) quick guide

Download the SMBP quick guide PDF—an evidence-based resource to help physicians and care teams start using SMBP, including links to practical implementation tools. Learn more.

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For accurate BP measurement, one cuff size does not fit all

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that using the wrong size of BP cuff results in “strikingly inaccurate” measurements. Learn more.

Hypertension
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BP measurement training needs a breakthrough. This might be it.

Many medical and other health-professional students don’t get the education they need to properly measure BP. Learn how the AMA is changing that.

Hypertension
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What doctors wish patients knew about social isolation

Social isolation is a growing epidemic that can dangerously affect mental and physical health. Four physicians share how to combat social isolation.   

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What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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Improving health outcomes: Hypertension publications

View a collection of AMA publications that highlight the importance of accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement and effective treatment of hypertension.

Hypertension
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7-step SMBP quick guide: Coding

Download a PDF of the 7-step SMBP quick guide where AMA lists and explains CPT codes for initial and ongoing SMBP clinical services.

Hypertension
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Return on Health part 3: Hypertension Digital Medicine Program

In this episode of the AMA STEPS Forward® podcast, experts discuss how Ochsner Health's Hypertension Digital Medicine Program has improved patient outcomes, reduced avoidable emergency department utilization and improved primary care capacity.  

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Preventing heart disease

See how Target: BP, a collaboration between the AMA and AHA, aims to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes.

Hypertension