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Rheumatic Heart Disease Deaths Decline Worldwide

Rheumatic Heart Disease Deaths Decline Worldwide

While the health-related burden of rheumatic heart disease has declined worldwide, but high rates of disease persist in some of the poorest regions in the world.

High Prevalence of MDR Bacteria in Residents Living in Nursing Homes

High Prevalence of MDR Bacteria in Residents Living in Nursing Homes

Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria can be found in more than 1-quarter of nursing-home residents.

Oral Bacteria Tied to Cerebral Microbleeds Point to Stroke Risk

Oral Bacteria Tied to Cerebral Microbleeds Point to Stroke Risk

Microbleeds in the brain that lead to stroke and cognitive impairment may be tied to Streptococcus mutans.

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Rates Improved with Electronic Vaccine Tracking System

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Rates Improved with Electronic Vaccine Tracking System

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are often not appropriately vaccinated against herpes zoster, despite vaccine recommendations.

US National Shingles Vaccination Coverage Rates

US National Shingles Vaccination Coverage Rates

Rates of herpes zoster vaccination coverage vary significantly on national and state-by-state levels.

Burden of Osteoarticular Infections Increased by β-Hemolytic Streptococi

Burden of Osteoarticular Infections Increased by β-Hemolytic Streptococi

Patients 67 years and older were more likely to be affected by group B streptococci or group C and G streptococci strains.

Periodontitis May Impact Risk For Dementia

Periodontitis May Impact Risk For Dementia

Individuals with periodontitis have a higher risk of developing dementia than those without.

Experimental HZ Subunit Vaccine Studied in Older Adults

Experimental HZ Subunit Vaccine Studied in Older Adults

Nearly 14,000 adults age 70 and older received either 2 doses of the experimental HZ/su vaccine or a placebo.

Pain and Itch Highly Prevalent in Patients With HZ

Pain and Itch Highly Prevalent in Patients With HZ

Pain caused by HZ has a large impact on quality of life.

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