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AAP Report Discusses Success Factors for Pediatric Call Centers - Special Medical Reports


AHA and ACC Issue Scientific Statement on Preventive Cardiology for Women - Special Medical Reports


Clinical Briefs - Clinical Briefs


Lowering the Age for Routine Influenza Vaccination to 50 Years: AAFP Leads the Nation in Influenza Vaccine Policy - Article

ABSTRACT: The American Academy of Family Physicians now recommends that all persons 50 years of age and older receive an annual influenza vaccination, because the rates of morbidity and mortality associated with influenza are high and vaccination is cost-effective. Reasons for lowering the recommended age for routine vaccination from 65 to 50 years of age include reductions in office visits, hospitalizations, time taken off work and associated costs. In working adults 18 to 64 years of age, the cost savings were estimated at $46.85 per person vaccinated. Furthermore, the fatality rate from influenza begins to rise at age 45 and is highest in persons with multiple chronic medical conditions. As in the past, recommendations target persons at high risk for complications, such as those with cardiac disease, lung disease and diabetes, as well as health care workers and residents of nursing homes. Severe allergy to eggs is a contraindication to influenza vaccination.


AAFP and AAP Issue a Practice Parameter on the Management of Minor Closed Head Injury in Children - Special Medical Reports


American Thoracic Society Develops Guidelines on Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism - Practice Guidelines


Clinical Briefs - Clinical Briefs


American Thoracic Society Updates Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Practice Guidelines


Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease - Practice Guidelines


AAP Issues Recommendations on the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease - Practice Guidelines


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