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New Guidelines Address Prevention, Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Evidence-based Guidance Calls for Use of Static Mattresses, Hydrocolloid Dressings

03/04/2015 — This week, the American College of Physicians released a pair of evidence-based clinical guidelines that address prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

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ACIP: LAIV No Longer Preferentially Recommended

Committee Also Addresses Vaccines for HPV, Serogroup B Meningitis, Yellow Fever

03/04/2015 — During its Feb. 26 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reversed its preferential recommendation for live attenuated influenza vaccine use in young children.

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03/02/2015 — The Institute of Medicine released a Feb. 10 report proposing new diagnostic criteria for the condition commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as renaming it systemic exertion intolerance disease.

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Proposed Dietary Guidance Draws Scrutiny

Cholesterol Recommendations, Focus on Sustainability No Surprise, Says AAFP

02/25/2015 — Findings from the recently released 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report offer no real surprises and shed light on the causes of the current obesity epidemic, says one FP expert.

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