From Our Advisory Board
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The evolution of vaccines to protect against invasive meningococcal infection has finally allowed availability and potential to protect against each of the five major serogroups.
The randomized clinical trial "Safety and Benefit of Discontinuing Statin Therapy in the Setting of Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness" evaluates a timely and important topic.
Concomitant use of over-the-counter medications without proper guidance by a health care provider and complete understanding of potential risks by patients could potentially result in increased drug interactions, unwanted side effects, and worsening of conditions.
Despite excellent DTaP coverage rates in children and Tdap coverage rates in adolescents, survey data suggest that only about 17% of adults have ever received a Tdap booster dose.
Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provided one of the boldest examples of a shift to evidence-based, cost-effective practice by recommending long-acting contraceptive devices as the first-line form of birth control for teenage girls.
The following case studies and questions have been prepared using the 2014 Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (JNC 8).
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches have become popular options for disease state management and prevention by patients.
Patients are increasingly assuming responsibility for understanding their healthcare information and they are using patient portals to access content and documents regarding their health care.