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Practice Guidelines

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

Jan 01, 2022 Issue
Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke: Updated Guidelines From AHA/ASA
Stroke is a common source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) published updated guidelines for preventing recurrent ischemic stroke, focusing on overall cardiovascular risk reduction and targeted secondary prevention.


Jan 01, 2022 Issue
Behavioral and Psychological Treatments for Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated Guidelines From the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Chronic insomnia is a common sleep disorder that causes impairment, and treatment historically has been limited to sleep hygiene recommendations. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has updated its clinical practice guidelines on behavioral treatments for chronic insomnia disorder.


Dec 01, 2021 Issue
Lyme Disease: Updated Recommendations from the IDSA, AAN, and ACR
A multidisciplinary panel representing the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology has published recommendations on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease.


Dec 01, 2021 Issue
Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Updated Recommendations from the American Urological Association
The American Urological Association released an updated guideline for risk-based evaluation of microscopic hematuria.


Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025: Recommendations from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services
The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services published updated guidelines for healthy eating across a person's lifespan.


Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Asthma Management: Updated Guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) published asthma management guidelines in 1991 and 2007. In 2020, the NHLBI released an update focusing on six priority topics.


Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Venous Thromboembolism: Management Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology
The American Society of Hematology has updated recommendations for management of VTE, which includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).


Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Neonatal Resuscitation: Updated Guidelines from the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association released minor updates to neonatal resuscitation recommendations with only minor changes to the previous algorithm.


Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Outpatient Primary Care Management of Headaches: Guidelines from the VA/DoD
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense (VA/DoD) published updated guidelines for the treatment of headache disorders based on a systematic review.


Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Cervical Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines from the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released new guidelines for cervical cancer screening.


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