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New Guideline for Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms | News Brief

A new screening guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), which cause approximately 1244 deaths every year in

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | News Brief

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.

The Cardiac Cath Lab: Updating Best Practices | Feature

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has updated its recommendations for best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The document outlines important updates and details on how cardiac cath labs should operate.

Sleep Recommendations for Children | Feature

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement of endorsement supporting guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that outline recommended sleep duration for

CME/CE: 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 treat persistent pain in this unique patient population.

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.

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?

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,

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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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