December 2, 2022: NCHR testified at an FDA meeting that there is strong evidence that commonly-used pulse oximeters are less reliable for patients with pigmented skin. The FDA’s current guidelines do not require product labeling to address the impact of skin pigmentation on pulse oximetry. While labeling is important to alert users to possible inaccuracies, it does not diminish the importance of developing devices that are effective for everyone.Read More »
Heart Disease, Cholesterol & Strokes
Choosing Wisely: Physician Groups Make Recommendations to Improve Health Care and Reduce Costs
Do females under 21 need pap smears? Should a patient with lower-back pain get an MRI? You might be surprised that the answer is usually NO.Read More »
Do Vitamin D Supplements Prevent Health Problems? What the Research Says
Do vitamin D supplements prevent health problems? Research is examining whether taking vitamin D can help to prevent cancer, heart problems, or Alzheimer’s.Read More »
Will Cardiac Stents Save Your Life? Bypass Surgery? Or are Medication and Lifestyle Improvements Just as Effective?
Heart bypass surgery and stents are no better at preventing heart attacks and death in patients with stable heart disease than pills and lifestyle improvements alone, according to a very important study presented in November 2019 at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association.Read More »
Do Fish Oil Supplements Prevent Heart Attacks or Strokes?
Despite continued support by the American Heart Association for the usage of fish oil supplements, a 2018 study shows no benefit on heart health.Read More »