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American Lung Association urges vaccinations for adults with lung disease

August 21, 2014

The American Lung Association has partnered with Pfizer to encourage adults with lung disease to discuss receiving vaccinations for preventable diseases with their health care provider.

“The risk of contracting potentially life-threatening respiratory infections, such as influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia increases sharply among those 65 years or older, including adults with chronic lung disease such as asthma and COPD and those adults who smoke,” according to an ALA press release.

In the Journals

Study: THA associated with excess surgical mortality 30 days postoperation

August 19, 2014
Primary total hip arthroplasty was associated with excess surgical mortality 30 days after surgery, however, the effect was diminished by 90 days, according to results…

Be prepared for the Sept. 8 deadline

August 19, 2014
On Aug. 15, CMS reopened its Open Payments System so that physicians and teaching hospitals can continue to review the transactions attributed to them, as reported by…
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Follow these tips for buying term life insurance

August 18, 2014
Life insurance — if it were free you would surely own unlimited amounts. But it is not free, so you do your best to own as much as you can for the least dollar…
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Using Branching Simulations in Treatment Fidelity Plans

Research in Gerontological Nursing
Online Advanced Release, August 4, 2014
The purpose of this article is to present a new approach to treatment fidelity using branching simulations. Branching…
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Scott D. Boden, MD, expands on the increasing population of older patients' demand on orthopedic practices

August 6, 2014
LONDON — At the 15th EFORT Congress – A Combined Program in Partnership with the BOA, Scott D. Boden, MD…
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