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Community Approach Essential to Battling Nation's Drug Problem

Latest National Drug Control Strategy Highlights Health Care's Role in the Fight

07/23/2014 — The White House's 2014 National Drug Control Strategy recommends expanding community-based efforts to prevent drug use before it begins and empowering health care professionals to intervene with patients at early signs of a substance abuse disorder, tactics one FP is already using.

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07/16/2014 — In response to the growing threat posed by wild poliovirus, the CDC recently updated its policy on polio vaccination for international travelers. The update offers guidance for U.S. physicians providing care for patients who plan to travel to or reside in affected countries for more than four weeks.

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07/14/2014 — Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. But strokes that result from large artery atherothrombotic disease, such as carotid artery stenosis, in asymptomatic patients account for only a small portion of all strokes.

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