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New grant supports next phase of Choosing Wisely campaign

The Choosing Wisely campaign, which focuses on reducing the use of unnecessary medical tests and treatments, will extend its reach among health-care providers and regional health organizations, thanks to a new $4.2-million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the ABIM Foundation. Launched nearly three years ago, Choosing Wisely encourages physicians and patients to discuss which medical…

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Consumer Reports targets superbugs

Unrestrained use of antibiotics, in humans and animals, has bred “superbugs” that are resistant to antibiotics and has triggered infections that sicken at least 2.25 million Americans each year and kill 37,000. To combat that problem, Consumer Reports has announced its commitment to help rein in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The initiative kicked off with Consumer Reports President and CEO…

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Choosing Wisely focuses on antibiotics misuse

The effort to preserve antibiotics just got a big boost. With Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funding, the Choosing Wisely campaign is backing seven regional efforts that include reining in misuse of these precious life-saving drugs. The seven initiatives will each receive a grant of $315,000 to advance Choosing Wisely and include: • Greater Detroit Area Health Council –The Greater Detroit Area Health Council…

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Pruebas de detección

Cuándo se necesitan y cuándo no Las pruebas de detección ayudan a los médicos a detectar enfermedades cuando usted no tiene síntomas. Las pruebas pueden encontrar problemas al principio, cuando son más fáciles de tratar. Algunas veces esto puede mejorar su salud y ayudarle a vivir más tiempo. Sin embargo, es importante saber qué pruebas…

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Antibiotics for Your Skin (AAD)

Antibiotics for Your Skin (AAD) Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely Medical Category: Drugs Article Type: Advice Language: Plain English, Spanish Affiliation: American Academy of Dermatology Format: HTML, PDF Most recent update: 08/05/2022 Skin problems can sometimes look like infections, especially if they’re red, swollen, or tender. So it might seem like treating them with antibiotics is a good idea. But some skin problems…

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