Preventive Care

CDC: Back-to-School Checklists Should Include Immunizations

It's National Immunization Awareness Month, and the CDC is encouraging parents to ensure their children have the recommended vaccines for the upcoming school year.

Sanofi Prepares, Distributes 70 Million Vaccine Doses for 2018-19 Influenza Season

Regardless the trend of previous years’ strains or mutations, manufacturers are working on limited clinical insight as to how best manage the upcoming year’s flu.

Education Critical for Increasing Immunizations Among the Elderly

Researchers found that educating patients about immunizations likely influences immunization rates positively—that is, increase community demand—among the elderly.

Updated Colorectal Cancer Screenings Guideline Lowers Age

Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) should begin at age 45 for people of average risk, according to newly updated American Cancer Society guidelines.

Lyme Disease Prevention Starts with Avoiding Tick Bites

Summer is almost here, and with more individuals spending time outside, knowing how to prevent tick bites could help keep Lyme disease from spreading.

The Calcium Supplementation Controversy: Know the Pros and Cons

Since the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, many patients and healthcare professionals have been confused.

High Fiber Foods Can Assist in Colon Health

Health agencies recommend patients get a periodic colonoscopy starting at age 50, but a high-fiber diet can help maintain a healthy colon and digestive system.

The Influenza Vaccine in the Aging Population

Influenza infection in the very young, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals may last longer.

The Skinny on Fat Soluble Vitamins in Osteoarthritis

Researchers continue to look for factors that may influence osteoarthritis’ development. On such area of research is the role of fat soluble vitamins.

The Obesity Epidemic: Get with the Guidelines

What do healthcare providers know about obesity, and how well do they apply current guidelines?