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Patients Will Be Asking: Can I get mumps even if I’ve been vaccinated?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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New in Vaccination/ Immunization

  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR Recomm Rep
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ACIP updates guidelines for Hep B vaccination

Recommendations support universal vaccination within 24 hours of birth.

  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Acute otitis media rates drop after widespread influenza vaccination

Almost 33% fewer cases among toddlers vs prevaccination era.

  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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ACIP recommends third MMR dose during mumps outbreaks

Patients at increased risk should receive an additional dose.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Fam Pract.
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CDC issues guidance on recent hep A outbreaks

5 large outbreaks involving more than 1600 cases reported since July 2016.

  • Clinical Essentials from World Health Organization
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WHO prequalifies first typhoid conjugate vaccine for young children

Typbar TCV shown to confer long-term typhoid protection.

  • Clinical Essentials from CDC
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CDC warns of widespread H3N2 influenza activity across the US

Influenza is in full swing; familiarity with NAIs is warranted.

  • Clinical Essentials from Patient Prefer Adherence
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Medication use during pregnancy: what do patients think?

Most pregnant women use some type of medication during pregnancy.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Public Health
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HPV vaccination in girls provides strong, long-term herd protection

Meta-review raises questions regarding vaccination for boys.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Intervention goes a long way toward reducing vaccine exemptions

Washington State requires provider counseling and/or signature prior to granting exemption.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Rotavirus vaccine: study highlights missed opportunities in hospitalized infants

Unnecessary delay until discharge renders many infants age-ineligible.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Pediatr Nurs
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New device can reduce pain from routine vaccinations

Bad experiences with injections may be a significant contributor to needle phobia.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Infect Dis
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HPV16 prevalence rises with anal lesion severity

Clinicians may wish to consider anal cancer screening in HPV.

  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect Dis
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Seminal HPV tied to male infertility in meta-analysis

High-risk type, seminal HPV in men increases both infertility and cancer risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Do antipyretics affect seroconversion in children after flu shot?

In exploratory studies, similar rates seen after acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and placebo.