Telehealth is an emerging area of practice for many health care professionals. Regulations, policies, and standards are in flux until a “gold standard” becomes consensus; but that has not stopped technology from entering into mainstream practice. It is not surprising that RDNs are asking themselves how their patients can benefit from Telehealth and Telenutrition. Here, you will find information for providing telehealth care to your patients.
Read the excellent resources offered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Telehealth
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The use of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals or herbs, has become a routine part of the American lifestyle. Three out of every four American consumers take a dietary supplement on a regular basis. For older Americans, the rate rises to four in five.
Source: Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s new efforts to strengthen regulation of dietary supplements by modernizing and reforming FDA’s oversight
Select behavioral and social risk factors were correlated with early onset of hypertension and diabetes, a prospective cohort study found.
Source: Certain Social, Behavioral Factors Associated With Diabetes and Hypertension Onset
Statins were tied to a lower rate of dementia among older adults who experienced a concussion, according to an observational study involving nearly 30,000 people.
Source: Concussion and Dementia: Do Statins Help?
Data presented here suggest that adhering to a Mediterranean diet may protect against the development of depressive symptoms in older age.
Source: Mediterranean diet may protect against late-life depression
Type 2 diabetes was found to be a strong independent predictor of life-threatening liver outcomes in patients diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more advanced form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to an analysis of a large European database.
Source: T2D Predicts Progression in NAFLD/NASH
Given all of the recent guidelines on physical activity and CVD prevention, health care providers should focus on recommending exercise for patients with dyslipidemia to decrease their LDL, according to a presentation at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions.
Source: Exercise should be emphasized in patients with dyslipidemia
This quality improvement study examines trends across adulterated dietary supplements, containing unapproved ingredients, associated with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings.
Source: Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients in Dietary Supplements Associated With FDA Warnings