Doctors and patients are often confused by conflicting advisories on statin use.
More African-Americans at high risk of CV events are eligible for statin therapy under ACC/AHA guidelines.
Diagnosis and management of BPPV were based on data from reviews and randomized trials.
Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it and offering additional help, if needed.
Recommendations state that opioids should be the last resort for pain relief.
Pediatricians suggest families of at-risk children should have a written action plan.
The CDC panel revises their immunization advisory for vaccines in adults.
This was developed for assessment, treatment and prevention of pediatric obesity.
Significant reductions in time to antibiotics after implementation of guidelines in EDs.
An easy-to-read handout could help patients overcome their sleep issues.
The new guideline says that therapy should begin after systolic BP meets or exceeds 150 mm Hg.
These guidelines suggest that these medications could help prevent CVD, but many younger people are missing out.
Shorter hospitalizations were seen among children with DKA after clinical guideline implementation.
The ADA now recommends light physical activity every 30 minutes, as opposed to every 90 minutes for diabetics.
The ASCO has recommended that those with advanced cancer should receive dedicated palliative care services.
ACOG states that although water immersion may help during early labor, it actually poses significant risks during delivery.
The USPSTF has evidence that suggests that interventions in the primary care setting to promote breastfeeding has a moderate net benefit.
The AAP suggests that infants for their first year should sleep near their parents, but not in the same bed.
According to the AAFP, CRC screening has been lowered to a grade B recommendation, while the USPSTF maintain its grade A recommendation.
According to the USPSTF, high-risk populations are now recommended to be screened for latent TB infections.
The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that all children aged 6 months or older should receive the seasonal flu vaccine, according to a recently published policy statement.
A report released by the CDC suggests that many life-threatening cases of sepsis could be prevented with early detection and treatment.
The CDC has released an updated guidance for health providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika infection.
If you haven't yet heard about Zika virus, you';re going to start seeing it more often in the headlines. On Monday, February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease an international crisis, and the next day it was reported that Zika virus was transmitted for the first time within the United States through sexual transmission. In addition, new reports of Zika virus appearing in other countries for the first time are being announced every day.
Meat is in need of some major PR damage control. In addition to a report claiming that hot dogs contain more than were actually aware of, as well as vegetarian options being no-so-vegetarian after all, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified processed meat (and probably red meat) as carcinogenic alongside tobacco, arsenic, and pesticides.
Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect more than 52 million Americans, and symptoms such as chronic pain, swelling and inflammation can mirror other illnesses. In addition, there are more than 100 rheumatic diseases that can affect any area of the body. The ACR creates and updates criteria sets and clinical practice guidelines to help researchers and clinicians identify and treat diseases that are often difficult to manage.
The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for treating Cushings syndrome, a condition caused by overexposure to the hormone cortisol.
Its no secret that private prisons operate under questionable practices. After all, they run as businesses and make a profit off of locking people up.
Vanderbilt University Medical School student Kristen Eckstrand, PhD is making a national impact on the way health care is delivered to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.