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Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.

Jan 1, 2005 Issue
Definition of Metabolic Syndrome


Jan 1, 2005 Issue
DVDs on Childhood Overweight and Obesity


Jan 1, 2005 Issue
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2005.
The 2005 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, which is approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), is now available.


Dec 15, 2004 Issue
Recommendations to Reduce Obesity in Children and Adolescents
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has released recommendations that aim to reduce obesity in children and adolescents, by increasing and improving opportunities for children to engage in physical activity and eat a healthy diet.


Dec 15, 2004 Issue
The 2005 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, September 2004-October 2005
The 2005 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule by Age Group, Medical, and other Conditions, United States, October 2004–September 2005 is now available, as cooperation continues between the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).


Dec 1, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Post-term Pregnancy
Post-term pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy that has extended to or beyond 42 weeks of gestation. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently issued guidelines for the clinical management of post-term pregnancy.


Dec 1, 2004 Issue
Pharmacologic and Surgical Treatment of Obesity
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new report entitled, “Pharmacological and Surgical Treatment of Obesity.”


Nov 15, 2004 Issue
ACC/AHA Release Guidelines on Management of Patients with STEMI: Hospital and Long-Term Management
Guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), with a focus on hospital and long-term management, are available from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines.


Nov 15, 2004 Issue
Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreak at a Swimming Club


Nov 15, 2004 Issue
Risk of Recurrent Stroke with Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Aneurysm


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