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Tdap vaccine moderately effective for 1 year after vaccination

Tdap vaccine moderately effective for 1 year after vaccination

The Tdap vaccine for adolescents provides moderate protection for 1 year after vaccination, after which efficacy declines.

Predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with very low birth weight

Predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with very low birth weight

Four main factors can be used to predict potential neurodevelopmental delays in children born prematurely.

Kidney stones becoming more common among youth, women, African Americans

Kidney stones becoming more common among youth, women, African Americans

The annual incidence of kidney stones has increased 16% between 1997 and 2012

2016 Recommended adult immunization schedule published by ACIP

2016 Recommended adult immunization schedule published by ACIP

The ACIP has released the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, 2016, available from the Annals of Internal Medicine and the CDC.

Potato consumption pre-pregnancy linked to diabetes

Potato consumption pre-pregnancy linked to diabetes

Eating more potatoes before pregnancy may be associated with greater risk of gestational diabetes mellitus,

2016 Child and adolescent immunization schedules available

2016 Child and adolescent immunization schedules available

The American Academy of Pediatrics has approved the 2016 immunization schedule for children and adolescents.

How effective is aggressive end-of-life cancer care?

How effective is aggressive end-of-life cancer care?

Families of patients who receive aggressive end-of-life medical care do not perceive the care as high-quality.

AHA checklist score may predict heart failure

AHA checklist score may predict heart failure

A one-point increase in the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 checklist correlated to a 23% lower risk of developing heart failure.

Increasing weight loss linked to mild cognitive impairment in older adults

Increasing weight loss linked to mild cognitive impairment in older adults

People who lose greater amounts of weight per decade later in life have an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment.

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