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ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015

The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of policy recommendations, according to a press release. 

“Allowing exemptions based on non-medical reasons poses a risk both to the unvaccinated person and to public health,” Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, ACP President, said in a press release. “Intentionally unvaccinated individuals can pose a danger to the public, especially to individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.”

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Localized transmission significantly drives MDR-TB epidemic in Peru

July 29, 2015
Local “hot spots” of increased risk appeared to play a key role in disease transmission during a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic in Lima, Peru…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
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FIB-4, race predicts ESLD in HIV/HCV coinfected patients

July 29, 2015
The Fibrosis-4 score and race were useful in quantifying the risk for end-stage liver disease among patients with both HIV and hepatitis C virus, according to recent…
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Nasopharyngeal bacteria, respiratory viruses linked to acute respiratory infection symptoms

July 29, 2015
Previously unexplained acute symptoms of respiratory tract infection in pediatric outpatients may be associated with respiratory viruses and nasopharyngeal bacteria…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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