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Routine rapid HCV testing cost-effective in younger generations

Routine rapid HCV testing cost-effective in younger generations
September 22, 2017

Routine rapid testing for hepatitis C virus infection among adolescents and young adults was cost-effective when implemented in communities with a high prevalence of the virus and injection drug use, according to results of a recent modeling study.

“In light of high rates of HCV infection among young adults, our findings provide information to inform recommendations for HCV testing among persons between 15 [and] 30 years of age,” Bruce R. Schackman, PhD, professor of health care policy and research at Weill Cornell Medical College, and colleagues wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Children with asthma often prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

September 22, 2017
Health care providers in at least two European countries are often prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for children with asthma, according to researchers. Medical…
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LAIV ineffective for children during 2015-2016 season

September 22, 2017
Although vaccination against influenza lessened the chances of illness, the live-attenuated vaccine demonstrated inefficacy and the inactivated vaccine demonstrated

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy…
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FDA finalizes guidelines on interoperable devices

September 21, 2017
The FDA recently issued final guidelines outlining its nonbinding recommendations for safe and secure interactions among medical devices and other information systems…
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Transforming the Pediatric Experience: The Story of Child Life

Pediatric Annals, September 2017, Volume 46 Issue 9
During the past century, child life programming has evolved into a standard of care for children experiencing life's…
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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