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The 2015 Immunization Schedule for Adults

The 2015 Immunization Schedule for Adults | Feature

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently approved the most up-to-date recommendations for adult immunizations. ACIP’s schedule provides a summary of the organization’s key recommendations for using vaccines routinely.

The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity

The Burden of COPD & Symptom Severity | Feature

Survey results indicate that there appears to be a disconnect between the perceptions of disease severity among patients with COPD and the reality of how well the disease is being managed. Findings highlight the importance of patient education and objective symptom assessment.

CME: Recognizing & Treating Caregiver Burden

CME: Recognizing & Treating Caregiver Burden | Feature

Greater efforts are needed to assess caregivers regularly to prevent or detect caregiver burden early in its course, provide skillful caregiver assessment, and offer appropriate interventions to prevent or treat caregiver burden.

Addressing Cultural Differences in Diabetes

Addressing Cultural Differences in Diabetes | Opinion Article

Patients often remain strongly influenced by their cultural background, even if they’ve been in the United States for many years. Because culture often impacts how health is perceived, healthcare providers need to be sensitive to these influences when treating patients with diabetes.…

CME: Guidelines for Managing Fatigue in Cancer Survivors

CME: Guidelines for Managing Fatigue in Cancer Survivors | Opinion Article

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released adapted guidelines on managing fatigue in adult cancer survivors. The guidelines call for regular screening, assessment, education, and appropriate treatment.

Is Marcus Welby Medicine Dead?

Is Marcus Welby Medicine Dead? | Medical Blog

"You know the type where a doctor is in a small practice and knows all his patients, even what positions their kids play on the baseball team and what grades they got in math."

CME – Hypertension: Examining Cost Effectiveness of Treatment

CME – Hypertension: Examining Cost Effectiveness of Treatment | Medical Blog

Implementing hypertension guidelines for adults could help the healthcare system prevent as many as 56,000 cardiovascular events and 13,000 deaths annually while simultaneously saving money on the costs of caring for hypertensive patients.

ADA 2015

ADA 2015 | Medical Blog

New research was presented at ADA 2015, the annual scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association, from June 5 to 9 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

Cardiometabolic Risk, Type 2 Diabetes, & Heart Disease

Cardiometabolic Risk, Type 2 Diabetes, & Heart Disease | Feature

Cardiometabolic risk should be routinely assessed in patients with type 2 diabetes, and multiple prevention and management strategies may be required to achieve goals. Healthcare providers should have conversations with their patients about the connection between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke as well as the benefits of prevention.

APS 2015

APS 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at APS 2015, the American Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting, from May 13 to 16 in Palm Springs, CA. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

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