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CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

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Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors | Feature

Experts have issued guidelines for managing the care of women with a history of invasive breast cancer. The recommendations can help clinicians increase awareness of and better manage potential long-term and late effects of the disease as well as assist with providing timely and appropriate screening and surveillance.

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New CDC Guidelines on SSI Infection | Feature

The CDC published its long-awaited update on recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infections on Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. The new guidelines supplant the agency’s previous

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Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | Feature

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

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Managing Acute Respiratory Tract Infections | Feature

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and CDC has released a guideline on the appropriate use of antibiotics for ARTIs in adults.

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Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers | Feature

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treatment persistent pain in this unique patient population.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

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How to Respond to Negative Social Media Postings | Feature

How should a doctor respond to negative, untrue, or even false postings on Facebook, Twitter, YELP or other social media?

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Guidance on Treating Tuberculosis & HIV Co-Infection | Feature

A new guideline recommends that patients diagnosed with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) receive prompt, coordinated treatment for both conditions. TB is a leading killer among HIV patients,

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7.8 Million Deaths Worldwide Could Be Prevented Each Year if People Ate More Fruits and Vegetables | News Brief

The more fruits and vegetables a person eats, the lower his or her risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. You’ve heard it a thousand times,

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Study: Exercise is Not the Key to Weight Control | News Brief

Researchers who studied young adults from the United States and four other countries found that neither physical activity nor sedentary time were associated with weight gain. An

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Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks, Most Americans Say | News Brief

Parents of young children, however, are among several groups that see higher risk and lower benefits of the MMR vaccine. Despite debate about the safety of childhood

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Emergency--Management-of-Sepsis

5 Things to Know for New Sepsis Treatment Guidelines | News Brief

In January, the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines updates were released and published.   Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that affects more than 1 million patients a year in

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Progress-in-Caring-for-Older-Patients-FEATURE-IMAGE

Women’s Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier Than Previously Believed | News Brief

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. UCLA researchers followed a group of healthy women for 10 years after menopause, found that

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Increasing Calcium Intake Unlikely to Boost Bone Health or Prevent Fractures | News Brief

Diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture prevention. Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures

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Avoiding Liability with Patient Portals | Feature

The good thing about EMR patient portals is that they decrease your liability risks. On the other hand, the bad thing about EMR patient portals is that

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runner training outdoors

Older Adults with Arthritis Need Just 45 Minutes of Activity Per Week | Feature

Aging population can do far less activity per week than recommended. Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in

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Opioid Treatment Programs & Older Adults | Feature

Few studies have examined substance use among older adults, especially among those who need substance abuse treatment. This is a vulnerable patient population that may put increasing

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CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough | News Brief

Current standards could miss some people who should be on Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a measure that has proven to be highly effective

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Social, Economic, Personal-Care Factors Play Role in Readmission Risk | News Brief

Hospitals find that social determinants of health and disability raise readmission risk. Once a patient is released from a hospital, the caretakers do not want to see

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