Study shows one third of statin patients don’t reach healthy levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol

IMAGE: Utilizing the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC), developed by the Regenstrief Institute, researchers have analyzed records of patients from an entire state finding that one third of statin patients… view more  Credit: Regenstrief Institute A new study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for a large number of patients taking statin medications, and…

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Nurse care coordinators are key to success of patient-centered medical home programs

IMAGE: This is Dr. Gilbert Gimm. view more  Credit: George Mason University Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) programs include a team of primary care providers that manage patient care and oversee individual care plans. Their goals are to improve health outcomes, enhance quality, and reduce costs. Medicare and private payers have adopted these programs to improve primary…

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NIH awards will advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

IMAGE: Colorized scanning electron micrograph of bacteria that cause gonorrhea. view more  Credit: NIAID The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced awards to establish four Cooperative Research Centers (CRCs) focused on developing vaccines to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The grants, totaling $41.6 million over…

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Brother and Sister of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Accuse Him of Spreading Misinformation on Vaccines

A brother, sister and niece of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday chastised him for campaigning against vaccines, saying he has been disseminating “dangerous misinformation” that discourages immunization even as measles spreads throughout the United States. They declared that they love him and praised his work to protect the environment. “However, on vaccines he is…

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