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Vitamin D New Recommendations For The Prevention And Treatment Of Vitamin D Deficiency

There has been growing evidence over recent years of the health benefits of Vitamin D. Yet there remains uncertainty, even confusion, about the appropriate level of dietary intake of Vitamin D. A clinical practice guideline (CPG) recently published by The... Read more 

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Addressing the Dilemma of Prostate Cancer: When to Treat? How to Treat?

Widespread screening for prostate cancer over the last thirty years using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test has led to a sharp increase in men being diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer. Yet recent studies have found that for many... Read more 

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Hepatitis C — Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Therapy

Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment are providing physicians with new options for managing patients with chronic HCV. Dr. Rick Pesano, Medical Director, Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostics, discusses how these developments can help physicians predict response to therapy and direct... Read more 

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Pharmacogenomics & Cardiovascular Outcomes

The study of how an individual's genetic inheritance affects his or her body's response to drugs is an important advance in cardiology related to pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomic tools can be very useful, but knowing how these tools are best utilized, how... Read more 

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Current Issues and Hot Topics in HIV Treatment & Diagnostics

In January 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Services (DHHS) published revised "Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-infected Adults and Adolescents." They offer a number of updates on important issues, including: Recommending early initiation of antiretroviral... Read more 

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Infectious Disease Testing for Solid Organ Transplantation

What are the most important current issues and "hot topics" in the field of solid organ transplantation and associated screening for infectious diseases? One of the leading topics in solid organ transplantation (SOT) is the role of proper diagnosis of... Read more