The New Guideline Advantage

Knowing about diseases or conditions that you face and knowing the medicines you take to treat them is crucial!

A new relationship between the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Stroke Association and American Heart Association will bring great value to clinicians and covers four of the ten leading causes of death in the United States.

For those with heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes or for those treating patients with the same conditions, getting the best medicines and reaching and maintaining the targets of those medicines is crucial. The unprecedented guideline coalition of these organizations could help clinicians and researchers efficiently search evidence-based medicine, contribute to large data base and for patients, develop a clear understanding of the way in which risk factors overlap over many serious health problems.

While the site is technical, I’m providing it on because I strongly believe in family and patient-centered care and think that the best colleague any doctor can have is a more fully informed patient. Additionally, to err is human and having patients become aware of guidelines helps create a safety net in understanding and collaboration. The new site is and you can visit the individual National Organization sites as well.

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