The top news stories in primary care today.
Researchers discovered 14% of patients seeking treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases, also screened positive for malnutrition, even with a normal or overweight body mass index. “This finding is an important reminder that malnutrition risk can develop at any body mass index,” but a Malnutrition Screening Tool takes just minutes to administer.
The White House spelled out how the federal Inflation Reduction Act has provided $37 billion to assist more than 7 million seniors and people with disabilities through home and community-based services, as opposed to care in institutions or other isolated settings. Programs are happening in all 50 states, and President Joe Biden’s fact sheet summarized efforts in Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.