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.
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