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Administer PCV13, PPSV13 to protect against pneumococcal disease

Give the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine along with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to all patients aged 65 years and older.

Reducing cost of low-calorie foods encourages fruit, veggie intake

Discounting the price of low-calorie foods such as fruits and vegetables increased the likelihood of purchasing more healthful options in low-income families.

Primary-care providers can help identify intimate-partner violence

More than half of the male survey respondents who reported violence against their spouse or partner had at least one routine health visit within the ...

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Administer PCV13, PPSV13 to protect against pneumococcal disease

Administer PCV13, PPSV13 to protect against pneumococcal disease

Give the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine along with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to all patients aged 65 years and older.

Reducing cost of low-calorie foods encourages fruit, veggie intake

Reducing cost of low-calorie foods encourages fruit, veggie intake

Discounting the price of low-calorie foods such as fruits and vegetables increased the likelihood of purchasing more healthful options in low-income families.

Primary-care providers can help identify intimate-partner violence

Primary-care providers can help identify intimate-partner violence

More than half of the male survey respondents who reported violence against their spouse or partner had at least one routine health visit within the past year.

AANP to VA: Nurse practitioners can solve staffing shortage

AANP to VA: Nurse practitioners can solve staffing shortage

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners contends that the Veterans Affairs health system could benefit from more nurse practitioners.

Urge all patients to get flu vaccine

Urge all patients to get flu vaccine

Flu-related complications last year caused more than 100 deaths in children and most of whom were not vaccinated.

High-fat dairy products cut type 2 diabetes risk

High-fat dairy products cut type 2 diabetes risk

Incidence of type 2 diabetes was lower in patients who reported higher intakes of high-fat dairy compared with patients who reported lower intake.

Cervical HPV urine test demonstrates accuracy

Cervical HPV urine test demonstrates accuracy

A urine test that detects the human papillomavirus (HPV) is less invasive and may increase HPV screening rates.

Insulin pumps decrease mortality, cardiovascular disease risk

Insulin pumps decrease mortality, cardiovascular disease risk

Compared with multiple daily injections, patients who used continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) had a lower likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease.

Teenage drug use on the decline

Teenage drug use on the decline

A federal report revealed the number of teens reporting illicit drug use fell in 2013.

Fitness delays age-related hypertension in males

Fitness delays age-related hypertension in males

Male patients who reported a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness postponed increases in age-related diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.

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