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Two-dose chickenpox vaccination program reduces US outbreaks by 78%

August 3, 2015

A routine two-dose varicella vaccination program launched in 2007 has drastically reduced the number of chickenpox outbreaks in the United States, a recent study reported.

“Although varicella outbreaks have declined during the two-dose varicella era, they continue to pose a challenge to manage and control,” Jessica Leung, MPH, of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC, and colleagues wrote. “Ongoing surveillance is important to continue monitoring the impact of the varicella vaccination program and the epidemiology of varicella outbreaks to better target control and prevention strategies.”

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Behavioral intervention improved glycemic control across income levels in youths with type 1 diabetes

August 3, 2015
Individualized problem-solving skills aimed at improving diabetes management helped children with type 1 diabetes across income levels improve their HbA1c levels over 2…
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Top Takeaways from ASCO: Neck dissection in head and neck cancer

August 3, 2015
CHICAGO – The decision-making process used by physicians to determine whether a neck dissection is appropriate in patients with head and neck cancer may change as…
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AHA: Social factors could reverse trend of declining US deaths from heart disease, stroke

August 3, 2015
Social determinants such as education, environment, income and race/ethnicity have the potential to reverse the trend of declining mortality from MI, stroke and other…
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Most nonmelanoma skin cancers treated with other modalities found appropriate for Mohs surgery

August 3, 2015
Most nonmelanoma skin cancer cases treated with Mohs microscopic surgery during a 3-month period met appropriate use criteria, while other cases that met criteria for…
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Highlights from Lipid Forum 2015™: Focus on Hypertriglyceridemia

Highlights from Lipid Forum 2015®: Focus on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Hypertriglyceridemia is a highly prevalent yet modifiable risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, pancreatitis, and…
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The Elephant in the Room: Nursing and Nursing Power on an Interprofessional Team

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, August 2015, Volume 46 Issue 8
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BLOG: Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty live surgery

BLOG: Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty live surgery

July 28, 2015
This blog demonstrates a live PDEK surgery that was performed at the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society…
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