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By Tony / March 17, 2022

Pfizer, BioNTech to Pursue Second Booster Shot Authorization for Older Adults

COVID-19 mRNA vaccine makers Pfizer and BioNTech are requesting authorization of a second booster shot, or fourth dose, for adults...

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Switching to Over-the-Counter Availability of Rescue Inhalers for Asthma
By Tony / March 17, 2022

Switching to Over-the-Counter Availability of Rescue Inhalers for Asthma

This article discusses the process by which rescue inhalers, inhaled corticosteroids + long acting B2-agonists or B2 agonists alone, could...

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A call for solutions for healthy aging through a systems-based, equitable approach to obesity
By Tony / March 17, 2022

A call for solutions for healthy aging through a systems-based, equitable approach to obesity

According to an article published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, many adults 60 years of age and older...

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Geriatric Guideline Implementation Remains Unrealistic in Most EDs
By Tony / March 17, 2022

Geriatric Guideline Implementation Remains Unrealistic in Most EDs

Failure to identify the presence of delirium in a geriatric patient during an emergency room visit can significantly increase these...

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Trial of Intensive Blood-Pressure Control in Older Patients with Hypertension
By Tony / March 17, 2022

Trial of Intensive Blood-Pressure Control in Older Patients with Hypertension

Hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular events, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure. The findings of studies...

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Maintenance or discontinuation of antidepressants in primary care
By Tony / March 17, 2022

Maintenance or discontinuation of antidepressants in primary care

Major depressive disorder is one of the most common health conditions in the world and is characterized by persistent feelings...

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The Role of Pharmacists in Reduction of Inappropriate Emergency Department Use: Solution to the Problem?
By Tony / August 11, 2020

The Role of Pharmacists in Reduction of Inappropriate Emergency Department Use: Solution to the Problem?

With the focus of American healthcare system recently shifting from volume-based to value-based, high healthcare costs are a substantial issue....

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Home Care for Cancer Patients during Pandemic: Can Disaster Management Strategies Help?
By Tony / August 11, 2020

Home Care for Cancer Patients during Pandemic: Can Disaster Management Strategies Help?

Cancer patients are considered vulnerable due to an increased risk of developing severe cases of COVID-19 disease compared with non-oncological...

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By Tony / August 7, 2020

Empagliflozin Trial Shows Positive Results for Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Death or Hospitalization

Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in the United States, and the risk of death in people with...

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Water Lithiation is Associated with Lower Suicide Rates
By Tony / July 31, 2020

Water Lithiation is Associated with Lower Suicide Rates

In 1949, an Australian psychiatrist named John Cade discovered therapeutic dosing of lithium as a mood stabilizer for the pharmacologic...

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