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Hot Topics of the Day are picked by experts to capture the latest information and publications on public health genomics and precision health for various diseases and health topics. Sources include published scientific literature, reviews, blogs and popular press articles.

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Wearable Digital Health Technology
SH Friend et al, NEJM, November 29, 2023

From the article: " Increasingly, wearables are being used by medical professionals to provide clinical data on their patients and for their patients. This digital health technology (DHT) that is worn by patients and connected through mobile apps or personal digital assistants can be used for disease monitoring, diagnostics, alerts, or other clinical care services. "

Digital Technology for Diabetes
MS Hughes et al, NEJM, November 29, 2023

From the article: "It is not unreasonable to forecast that developments in diabetes technology will continue to improve glycemic control while decreasing the burdens for patients in managing diabetes. If widely adopted, these types of technology have the potential to improve the lives of both patients with type 1, type 2, and other forms of diabetes. The onus lies with the medical profession to help achieve greater and more equitable use of these methods. "

Primary Care Provider Receptivity to Multi-Cancer Early Detection Test Use in Cancer Screening
CV Chambers et al, JPM, November 2023

From the abstract: "Multi-cancer early detection tests (MCEDs) are blood-based tests that detect biomarkers released or induced by cancer cells. If MCED tests are shown to be safe and effective in cancer screening, they are likely to be ordered and managed in primary care. To understand primary care providers’ support for and concerns about the implementation and management of MCED testing, the research team developed a cross-sectional survey that was sent to 939 primary care providers (physicians, residents/fellows, and advanced practice providers) in a large academic health system. "

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