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Month: February 2010

Cancer in the Future: Looking Into the Crystal Ball

Considering that cancer occurs more commonly in older adults, the aging of America is expected to increase the number of cancer diagnoses substantially. The expected increase in minorities may impact cancer care, particularly...

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Emerging Drug Options: Adolescent Depression

Approximately 2 million adolescents between the ages 12 and 17 in the United States have suffered a serious bout of depression within the past year. Major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents is debilitating; about half of...

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Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence

According to recent estimates, about a third to a half of all patients in the United States fail to comply with their prescribed pharmacotherapy regimens. Failure to adhere to medications can reduce quality of care and increase...

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Conference Highlights: ISET 2010

The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, or ISET, held its 2010 annual meeting from January 17-21in Hollywood, Florida. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the meeting. For more information on...

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Helpful Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

Throughout the world, surveillance and prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) have become a greater priority for institutions committed to making healthcare safer. These infections have been associated with...

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Emerging Drug Options: Moderate-to-Severe Pain

More than 25 million Americans experience acute pain each year as a result of injuries or surgery, and it’s the most common reason people seek medical attention. Several classes of medications—particularly opioids—have been...

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