Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations Updated By USPSTF
The latest recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force said cervical cancer screening depends on a womanâ€™s age and other factors.
Stroke in Infant Would Have Likely Been Prevented with Vaccination
A young patient, aged 11 months, suffered a stroke after being infected with chickenpox, likely from unvaccinated siblings.
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 yearsâ€™ strains or mutations, manufacturers are working on limited clinical insight as to how best manage the upcoming yearâ€™s flu.
Education Critical for Increasing Immunizations Among the Elderly
Researchers found that educating patients about immunizations likely influences immunization rates positivelyâ€”that is, increase community demandâ€”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 osteoarthritisâ€™ 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?
Study: Resurgence in Mumps Due to Waning Vaccine Protection in Adults
Despite decades of declining mumps incidence, due to widespread vaccination, recent outbreaks in vaccinated adults and communities with high vaccine coverage have prompted concerns about the effectiveness of the current vaccine.
Clinician Crib Sheet for Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
Americans love their vitamin and mineral supplements, and this often creates confusion or concern for health care providers.
FDA Commissioner Discusses Seasonal Flu Preparedness, Response Efforts
In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, addressed influenza response efforts and preparedness.
Could Nut Consumption Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence?
Certain types of foodsâ€”especially those with antioxidantsâ€”have been found to protect against cancer, while others have been shown to increase the risk of developing cancer.
USPSTF Does Not Recommend Ovarian Cancer Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a final recommendation that addresses screening for ovarian cancer.
Instilling Hope May Have Patient Benefits In Preventive Health Care
Patients are more likely to take action when public health messages instill hope.
Electronic Cigarettes: A Rising Concern in Youths
Many patients present with acute and chronic disease that could be avoided or much less severe if they did not smoke.
Poison Prevention Can Help Keep Families Safe
Educating communities about poison prevention is one way pharmacists help keep families safe.
Influenza Vaccine Efficacy Better Than Expected, But More Work to Do
The influenza vaccine's efficacy has been somewhat better than previously predicted, but there's more work to do to improve protection.
Drinking Hot Tea May Increase Risk of Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer rates are increasing worldwide and are linked to poor patient outcomes.
Smoking Continues to Decrease Among Adults, But Gaps Remain
Overall, cigarette use among US adult has declined over the past decade, but gaps remain in certain population groups.
DNA Flu Vaccine: Potential for Universal Protection?
US influenza activity has been rapidly increasing in the past few weeks, according to recent CDC surveillance data, and health care professionals are prepared to face a challenging flu season this year.
Almost Half of Cancer Cases, Cancer-Related Deaths Are Preventable
Nearly half of cancer cases and related deaths are preventable, according to data recently published by CA: A Cancer Journal of Clinicians.
Flu Vaccine Safe for People with Egg Allergy, New Guidelines Say
No precautions are needed when administering egg-based flu vaccines to patients with egg allergy, according to an updated influenza vaccine practice guideline from the Influenza Vaccine and Egg Allergy Practice Parameter Workgroup commissioned by Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP).
Combining HIV Prevention Services Can Reduce New Infections
Using multiple prevention strategies for HIV can significantly reduce new infections.
Obesity Trends Indicate More Than Half of US Children at Risk
If current obesity trends continue on the same path, more than half of US children will be at risk of obesity in adulthood, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Holiday Weight Gain: Nothing to Celebrate
It is a fact that Americans gain weight during the holiday season.
USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Osteoporosis Screening
In an updated draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) provided guidelines for clinicians on osteoporosis screening to prevent fractures.
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