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New practice recommendations, published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, provide guidance for hand-washing protocols in healthcare facilities. The document is the result of collaboration by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Disease...(Read More)
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Following a landmark February 2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ruling that gives patients direct access to their laboratory results, much has been said about the rule’s implications on patients and providers. Michael J. Young, MPhil, of Harvard Medical School, wrote in the Journal ...(Read More)
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Expert recommendations on whether to routinely test pregnant women’s thyroid levels—or to selectively test instead—remain mixed. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends against universal screening of pregnant women and instead suggests a risk-based approach. The American ...(Read More)
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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has released a new position statement that lowers target hemoglobin A1c levels for children with type 1 diabetes. The association’s target blood glucose levels had previously been set at 8.5% for children age 6 and younger, 8% for those 6 to 12 years, and 7....(Read More)
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