The top news stories in primary care today.
The Johnson and Johnson shot is no longer available in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to a risk for developing thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS). Only 7% of Americans opted for this vaccine.
During the recent National and Health Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) assessment, 22% of diabetic adults didn’t know their A1C levels. Almost half of those who thought they knew had levels that differed by >0.5% from their actual level.
E-bikes and e-scooters are considered dangerous because of the potential for their lithium batteries to overheat. Since 2020 in New York City, over 400 fires have started due to these batteries. There have been at least 10 deaths. Many devices are manufactured without any safety regulation or third party testing.