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PCV13 Recommended for 6- to 18-Year-Olds at High Risk

Vaccine administration recommended for certain children with immunocompromising conditions

70% of HIV Infections Not Under Control, Says CDC

According to a new Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 30% of Americans with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, and about two-thirds of those with the virus not in control had been diagnosed but were no longer in care.

Can Metformin Prevent Colorectal Cancer in Diabetic Patients?

While studies have suggested that patients with type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC), metformin appears to reduce this risk.

Adverse Events Uncovered with New Antibiotics, Antivirals

In a new study using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System database, researchers sought to determine clinically meaningful adverse events reported for 15 relatively new amtimicrobial agents.

Most Seniors Qualify for Statin Rx Under New Cholesterol Guidelines

Most older Americans qualify for treatment with statins under new guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol released late last year by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

Basic Life Support May Be Better for Cardiac Arrest Victims

Advanced life support given by paramedics to cardiac arrest victims may cost lives rather than save them, while the best treatment might just be good cardiopulmonary resuscitation given by paramedics or emergency medical technicians and getting the patient to the hospital as fast as possible.

Deferring ART Initiation in HIV-1 Linked to Worse Outcomes

For individuals with HIV-1 infection, deferral of antiretroviral therapy (ART) beyond 12 months is associated with worse outcomes.

Grading System Developed for Cancer-Linked Weight Loss

A grading system has been developed for clinically important weight loss (WL) in patients with cancer, which includes the independent prognostic significance of body mass index (BMI) and percent WL.

Are Clinicians Treating According to 2013 Cholesterol Guidelines?

Many patients are not being treated in accordance with the 2013 American College of Cardiology/America Heart Association (ACC/AHA) cholesterol guidelines.

Perineal Self-Acupressure Helps with Constipation

For patients with functional constipation, perineal self-acupressure is associated with improved quality of life and bowel function.