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When Should Antibiotics be Prescribed for Acute Cough?

Prescription of antibiotics does little to prevent hospitalization in children who present in primary care with cough and respiratory symptoms, according to a recent study. Despite the dangers of o... View More

AAP: Inactive Flu Vaccine For 2018-2019 Season

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the inactive influenza vaccine for children and adolescents during the 2018-2019 influenza season, according to a new report. Although the live a... View More

Diastolic BP Plays a Bigger Role in CV Outcomes

Anew study has found that regardless of whether systolic blood pressure (SBP) is controlled, diastolic blood pressure (DBP) still affects cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, including myocardial infarcti... View More

Antibiotic Prescription Is Reduced by Daily Probiotic Use

Probiotic use reduces the need for antibiotic therapy in infants and children, according to results of a new study.1 “We already have evidence that consuming probiotics reduces the incidence,... View More

Type 2 Diabetes: Is Early Combo Therapy a Key to Treatment Success?

Combination therapy has been shown to be superior to monotherapy in achieving and maintaining glucose targets in type 2 diabetes, and it may also help slow disease progression, said James R. Gavin ... View More

Researchers Identify Model for Reducing Binge Drinking in College Students

Researchers found the secret to getting college students to drink responsibly is convincing them it will quickly improve their health, relationships and grades. However, sustaining responsible drin... View More

Knee Injections for OA Remain Common, Despite Guideline Updates

Clinical practice guideline updates issued by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons led to “subtle but significant changes” in the use of hyaluronic acid and corticosteroid inject... View More

For COPD, Tai Chi is a Viable Alternative Treatment

Tai Chi may be a viable alternative to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. Tai Chi could be especially helpful in ... View More

FDA Approves New Option for Endometriosis Pain

The FDA has approved elagolix, the first oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist specifically developed for women with moderate to severe endometriosis pain. The approval is based upon data ... View More

PPIs Raise Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be associated with an increased risk of community-acquired pneumonia during the second year of use among older adults, according to a new study. For their study, t... View More
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