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Essential Cancer Prevention and Screening Guidelines You Can’t Miss! National Cancer Prevention Month 2024

Join us as we combat the staggering statistics of cancer. With over 600,000 lives lost last year, and 40% of cases preventable, the urgency is clear. This February, in honor of National Cancer Prevention Month 2024, we’re assembling various cancer-related screening and prevention guidelines to help the fight against this devastating disease.  Together, let’s turn […]

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American Heart Month 2024: What’s New and Upcoming in American Heart Association Clinical Guidelines

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people are encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) isn’t exclusive to older adults. Data show that CVD and CVD mortality are increasing among younger populations. 1 in every 3 deaths in the United States is related to cardiovascular disease. For American Heart […]

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2023 in Review: Top Clinical Guidelines and Breakthroughs 

Hundreds of clinical practice guidelines are published each year. In 2023, a total of 224 guidelines were published in the United States alone marking a 16% increase from prior year. We’ve seen a spike in guidelines being published in the months of May (32 guidelines) and August (24 guidelines) in 2023 versus a spike of […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month 2023: New Diabetes Clinical Guideline Updates

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14th marks World Diabetes Day, an opportunity to raise awareness around diabetes prevention and fighting this disease. About 37 million Americans are impacted by this disease which can affect the heart, kidneys, & nerves.   For National Diabetes Month 2023, we’ve put together a list of all […]

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Lung Cancer Guidelines for Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2023 – Clinical Practice Guideline Round Up

November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month and November 11 is dedicated to National Lung Cancer Awareness Day. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States, accounting for more deaths than colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. There are two main forms of lung cancer […]

Liver Cancer Guidelines for Awareness Month 2023 – Clinical Practice Guideline Round Up

October is Cancer Awareness Month as well as Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Hepatocellular Carcinoma, (HCC for short), or Liver Cancer, is the third most deadliest cancer in the United States. Each year, tens of thousands of new cases are reported, and as many as 30,000 deaths caused by HCC alone.  For Liver Cancer Awareness Month […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023 – The Latest Clinical Guidelines and FDA Drug Approvals for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and October 13, 2023 is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. An important month that is recognized by nearly all of the leading professional and patient-facing organizations including advocacy groups representing oncology, women’s health, breast cancer survivors and all the related healthcare professionals. This includes respected organizations like American […]

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10 New Heart Health Guidelines for World Heart Day 2023

Every year cardiovascular disease claims million of lives worldwide. World Heart Day, which is celebrated globally on September 29th serves as a reminder to prioritize heart health and take measures against heart disease. This occasion offers an opportunity to raise awareness about the significance of maintaining the heart, educating individuals on factors that affect global […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2023 – What’s New in Prostate Cancer Clinical Guidelines

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, and 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the leading site of new cancers diagnosed and the number two cause of death for males. For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2023 […]

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National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2023 – What’s New in Clinical Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. In this article, we will be taking a look at the current clinical […]

Guideline Implementation Series: Step 3 – Identify Potential Barriers (& Enablers) to Implementing the Recommendation

Through Step 2 you’ve now collected data about your organization relevant to the recommendation you want to implement. Getting to know the current state of your institution is foundational for implementing your chosen recommendation, but so is having a shared structure for change when beginning the transformation process.  Consequently, Step 3 is where we address […]

2023 Immunization Guidelines & Schedules – Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages. Last year’s post highlighted select immunization guidelines. This year we are focusing on the changes and updates made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the updated 2023 […]

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World Hepatitis Day 2023 – Current Guidelines & Best Practices

July 28, 2023 marks World Hepatitis Day – a day recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as many other reputable organizations across the globe to raise awareness for the worldwide burden of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other viral hepatitis in general.  […]

Guideline Implementation Series: Step 2 – Measuring Current Practice At Your Institution

A while back, we kicked off a 7-step approach on how to implement guidelines or any specific guideline recommendations with an organization. We also looked closely at the first step of the process on how to identify some of these guideline as well as some factors to consider when determining guideline implementation priorities. We have […]

Bridging The Gap Between HCPs and Clinical Practice Guidelines

How Often Do HCPs Reference Clinical Practice Guidelines? For What Use Cases? What Are The Most Preferred Formats? How Do HCPs Learn About New Guidelines? Full-Text Guidelines VS. Summarized Versions? Research on Clinical Practice Guidelines: HCP Preferences, Usage, Preferred Formats, Adherence, & Strategies to Promote Guideline Implementation. We asked all these questions to clinicians spanning […]

Guideline Implementation Series: Step 1 – Identify the Guideline Recommendation(s) that You Wish to Implement

In a follow up to our previous article – Guideline Implementation Overview: 7 Steps to Improve Clinical Guideline Adherence at your Organization – we are taking a deeper dive into the first step – identifying the key guidelines/guideline recommendation to implement.  STEP 1 is actually a multi-part step, so we will be breaking STEP 1 […]

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National Lupus Awareness Month 2023 – What’s New in Clinical Guidelines for Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month. From 1977-2009, Lupus Awareness Month was originally observed in September. In 2009 the Lupus Foundation of America declared May would be the new official month for Lupus Awareness. Lupus is a chronic disease that affects individuals from all walks of life. It is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body’s […]

Guideline Implementation Overview: 7 Steps to Improve Clinical Guideline Adherence at your Organization

In a bit of a deviation from the norm, rather than inform our readers of specific guideline recommendations, we wanted to provide a stepped approach for various best practices on how you can implement guidelines or specific guideline recommendations within your organization. As most know, the publication of a new guideline does not equate to […]

IBS Awareness Month & World IBS Day – April 2023: Best Practices and Recommendations for IBS Treatment and Management

If the majority of patients report that they would be willing to give up 10 to 15 years of their life expectancy just for an instant cure for their Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), it gives healthcare providers pretty clear insight into how impactful and potentially debilitating this condition can be on a patient’s quality of […]

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World Tuberculosis Day 2023: Effective Guideline Recommendation Strategies For Managing TB

As World Tuberculosis Day or World TB Day approaches on March 24th, it’s important to remember that tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant global health issue. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, TB was the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, ranking above HIV/AIDS.  The United States has one of the lowest TB incidence […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2023: Screening Guidelines Highlighting The Differences and Similarities of 8 Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

The month of March is dedicated to National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – an annual campaign aimed at increasing awareness of colorectal cancer (CRC) and the importance of cancer screenings, as well as promoting healthy lifestyle habits for primary prevention in reducing the risk of developing CRC. Despite being the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related […]