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A new medication to control asthma symptoms is approved by the FDA.


Proceed To Article Advair Diskus First Dual-Action Asthma Medication To Be Approved For Use In The US
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first and only asthma medication that simultaneously treats both of the underlying components of the disease: inflammation and bronchoconstriction. The new medication will offer many asthma patients an effective and convenient approach to treating their condition, improving their lung function and helping control their symptoms. More...

Proceed To Article Practical Guide for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
This Practical Guide for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma describes how primary care clinicians can improve the asthma care they provide within the time constraints of their current clinical practice. More than 130 primary care professionals reviewed this guide to help assure that it is relevant and practical for primary care practitioners. More...

Proceed To Article More Than 50 S. African Physicians Accused Of Testing For HIV Without Patient Knowledge Or Consent
A South African newpaper reported on Saturday that more than 50 physicians are accused of testing people for HIV without their knowledge or consent--and then passing on the result to the patients' employer. More...

Proceed To Article American Association Of Clinical Endocrinologists: Serious Questions Raised Regarding Osteoporosis Care
An alarming number of osteoporosis patients are not getting proper follow-up care to confirm the real cause of their disease, according to a recent study conducted by the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. This means many of these patients may not be getting proper treatment. More...

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Information For Clinicians: Screening For Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
An estimated 1.3 million osteoporosis-related fractures occur each year in the U.S. About 70% of fractures in persons aged 45 or older are types that are related to osteoporosis. More...


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