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Two Thirds of US Teens Fail to Get Needed Vaccines

Two Thirds of US Teens Fail to Get Needed Vaccines

Only 30.6% of American adolescents complete three routinely recommended vaccinations, new research has found, but that number varies widely by state. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that by age 17, adolescents complete three key immunizations: human papillomavirus (HPV); quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY); and… 

More Protein Not Tied to Lower Death Rate in Hemodialysis Patients

More Protein Not Tied to Lower Death Rate in Hemodialysis Patients

Adding nutritional supplements, and protein in particular, to the diet of patients on hemodialysis didn’t seem to bolster their mortality rates, a pragmatic trial found. In a cluster-randomized clinical trial of over 10,000 patients on hemodialysis, patients on an intensive oral nutritional supplement protocol had… 

AACE Rebrands; Pandemic Pushes Endocrinology to Innovate

AACE Rebrands; Pandemic Pushes Endocrinology to Innovate

Formerly known as the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, AACE has rebranded itself as the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology to include a “global, inclusive community” of endocrine-focused professional members. Telemedicine, eConsultations, and Project Echo: these are just a few of the ways the COVID-19…