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Limiting low-value care services would result in 'substantial' health care savings

August 30, 2016

Spending on low-value health care services represents a large area of waste in the U.S. health care system, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Researchers identified $32.8 million in spending on 28 low-value services among a sample of commercially insured patients in 2013 alone.

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IgG levels among preterm infants contingent on Prevnar 13 schedules

August 30, 2016
A reduced primary schedule for the Prevnar 13 vaccine yielded higher post-booster immunoglobulin G concentrations in premature babies, but the best schedule to follow…

Long Island mumps outbreak grows to 36 cases

August 30, 2016
An outbreak of mumps in a Long Island, New York, beach community has grown to include 36 patients, most of them young adults. The outbreak has doubled in size since Aug…
FDA approvals

FDA approves Afluria Quadrivalent to safeguard against influenza

August 30, 2016
The FDA approved Afluria Quadrivalent — the second seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four major strains of influenza A and B…
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Drug-resistant leprosy emerges in West Africa

August 30, 2016
A recently published investigation has identified a cluster of Guinean patients with dapsone-resistant Mycobacterium leprae, as well as a single case demonstrating…
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CME

The Patient with Otitis Media

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Acute otitis media (AOM), a common disease of childhood, is diagnosed by careful otoscopy with an understanding of…
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GI Bookshelf

Chapter 10: Colonic Stenting

From Core Concepts in Colonoscopy
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Discoveries from ASM Microbe: HIV

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VIDEO: Presentation highlights ‘current epidemic’ of syphilis among patients with HIV, importance of screening for STIs

June 28, 2016
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