Each year, under Obamacare rules, the USPSTF is required to issue a report on evidence gaps. These are areas of preventive medicine that they decide we are lacking sufficient evidence to determine if the harms outweight the risk.
This week, we take a look at the primary areas of evidence shortfall. If you are wondering about a screening test, take a listen to see if it made the list.
�America has a weight problem. A full one third of us are classified as obese, and other third are obese. This has implications for individuals, families and society that cut across social and economic factors.
We take a look at a handful of studies that take a look at the weight problem from a variety of angles.
Metabolic rate, BMI, whole grain intake,physical inactivity, and more.
CDC Info on Obesity
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Vaccines are both one of the most widely used and most widely misunderstood preventive medical treatments available. People have concerns about autism, efficacy, the promotion of unhealthy behaviors. We dig into the evidence on some of those topics, as well as take a look at the effectiveness of vaccines against some of the scariest disease of our time - including cancer.
Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality an ebook by the Institute of Medicine that states, "The evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between MMR vaccine and autism."
2014-2015 Flu vaccine info - why it was less effective, but did reduce disease severity