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Conference Highlights: AAIC 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AAIC 2016, the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, from July 22 to 28 in Toronto. The features below highlight some of the

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AIDS-2016-affiliated-event-logo

Conference Highlights: AIDS 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AIDS 2016, the International AIDS Conference, from July 18 to 22 in Durban, South Africa. The features below highlight some of the

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ASM Microbe 2016: Conference Highlights | Feature

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2016, the inaugural meeting that combines the American Society for Microbiology’s general meeting and Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 16 to 20 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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Trends in HIV Care | Feature

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has provided statistics on the health and nutritional status of non-institutionalized, civilian Americans through household interviews and standardized physical

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NeedleExchange-HIV-Transmission_Feature

Needle Exchange Cuts HIV Transmission | Feature

A needle exchange program in Washington, DC prevented numerous new infections and an estimated $44 million in HIV treatment costs in just 2 years.

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Managing-Cholesterol-in--Specific-Patient-Groups

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

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UpdateStroke-PreventGuide_Feature

Updated Stroke Prevention Guidelines | Feature

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) have updated guidelines on primary stroke prevention based on comprehensive and timely evidence from clinical investigations and research

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Cardiac Rehab & Heart Failure | Feature

A study has found that only one in 10 eligible patients with heart failure (HF) receive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) referrals at discharge after a hospitalization for HF. Efforts are needed to improve physician and patient awareness about the benefits of CR among patients with HF to improve CR referral rates.

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Maximizing Patient & Caregiver Care | Feature

For many patients, the impact of cancer can extend far beyond their personal journey with the illness. It’s also a harsh reality often felt by the family

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Antibiotic Resistance, Surgery, & Chemotherapy | Feature

The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people become infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, with at least 23,000 dying from these infections. “While much concern

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Benzodiazepine Prescribing in Older Adults | Feature

Benzodiazepines can effectively treat anxiety, agitation, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal, but their use in older adults has been linked to higher adverse event rates. These drugs can

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Enhancing ED Care for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease | Feature

Personalized text message reminders may help improve follow-up care for adolescents after receiving a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, in the ED.

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Improve-ED-Care-LGBT_Feature

Improving ED Care for LGBT Patients | Feature

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients face barriers to accessing adequate medical care, even for emergency situations. A better understanding of the disparities and healthcare risks that LGBT patients face may help emergency providers communicate more effectively with these individuals.

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Perioperative Drug Errors & ADEs | Feature

While much attention has been given to errors in various areas of medicine, few studies have explored perioperative medication error rates. “Much of the available research on

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Guidance for Managing ACL Injuries | Feature

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released Appropriate Use Criteria for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs and treatment. These criteria also provide clinicians with rehabilitation and function checklists to help ensure that patients safely return to sports after ACL injuries.

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PediatricPulm-Hypertension-Feature

A Guide for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension | Feature

Pulmonary hypertension is associated with diverse cardiac, pulmonary, and systemic diseases in neonates, infants, and children. The disease affects nearly two of every 1,000 babies born each

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Deadly, drug-resistant yeast infection spreading around the world | Feature

The C. auris yeast causes bloodstream infections, wound infections, and otitis (ear infections). Death can occur 30-50% of infected patients. The most common risk factors are having

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Pathogen-Directed-Resp-Infect-Feature

CME: Pathogen-Directed Respiratory Infection Care | Feature

Greater efforts are needed to manage respiratory infections due to antibacterial-resistant bacteria. Improving the use of antibiotics with the most appropriate drug and optimal dose is critical to combatting the issue

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needle-vaccinate-vaccination

Scientists Stabilize HIV Structure, Design Potential AIDS Vaccine Candidates | Feature

“We’ve figured out one of the fundamental reasons why HIV is metastable,” said Zhu. By tweaking HIV’s genetic sequence, they were able to shorten the HR1 region, preventing

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children-kids-blocks

Some viruses could survive on children’s toys for hours and cause infection, study finds | Feature

Certain viruses, such as influenza, could survive on children’s toys long enough to result in exposures, placing children at risk for getting infectious diseases, according to researchers

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