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Colleen Owens
In 2 unanimous votes, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) agreed to recommended revisions in the 2018 adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules.
In a narrow 8-7 vote, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) endorsed the use of the newly FDA approved zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) over the established zoster vaccine live (Zostavax, Merck).
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Pediatric patients with HIV may be over diagnosed with asthma, according to a recently-published study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Patients with cancer who experienced a heart attack were more likely to die in the hospital compared with patients without cancer, according to the study.
Glenmark’s current portfolio consists of 127 products authorized for distribution in the US marketplace and 60 new drug applications pending approval with the FDA.
Clinicians should counsel patients with fair skin between the ages of 6 months and 24 years, including the parents of young children with fair skin, on sun protection behaviors, according to a draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Nurse practitioners (NPs) who work in supportive environments are more likely to have their own patient panels than those who work in less supportive environments.
Unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics for dental procedures may be contributing to the spread of community-associated Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at ID Week 2017.

Current Issue

The Educated Patient

Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
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