Print Issue: January 01, 2012

Managing subclinical hypothyroidism

What is the preferred thyroid management for a woman aged 34 years who presents with an enlarged thyroid, no nodules and irregular menstrual periods for the past six months?

Teens with HIV should receive a two-dose meningococcal vaccine primary series.

ACIP updates meningococcal vaccine policy

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have approved new recommendations for the use of 
quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccines in adolescents and in people who are at persistent high risk of meningococcal disease.

Cholesterol (orange) restricts bloodflow to the heart.

Statin use pays off without causing cancer

A large, long-term project by the Heart Protection Study Collaborative Group showed that statin therapy increasingly reduced heart attack, stroke, and other vascular disease as treatment continued, and that these benefits persisted for several years after treatment had stopped.

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