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HIV screening at 25 years optimal for outcomes, cost

HIV screening at 25 years optimal for outcomes, cost

For young adults without known risk factors, a one-time routine HIV screen at 25 years would optimize clinical outcomes and be cost-effective.

Multiple flu vaccinations may prevent death, serious infection

Intensive care and death were greatly prevented in patients who were annually vaccinated.

CDC investigating E. coli outbreak in 13 states

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported in 13 states in the US as well as Canada.

Opinion

Nurse practitioner treatment of hepatitis C in primary care

Hepatitis C treatment improves outcomes and experiences for patient and provider.

The flu vaccine's influence on public health

Improving influenza vaccination rates will require a much greater commitment to preventative public health to change public perception of the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination.

Treatment for cutaneous abscesses

Antibiotics do not always need to be used for cutaneous abscesses, but the condition must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make a final decision regarding the appropriate course of treatment for any individual.

Clinical Features

The Flu Pandemic of 1918: 100 years later

The Flu Pandemic of 1918: 100 years later

In 1918, 100 years ago, between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have died from he great influenza pandemic, representing as much as 5% of the world's population.

Human papillomavirus in males

Human papillomavirus in males

The importance of male vaccination cannot be overemphasized, because the risk of male-to-female HPV transmission is significant.

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