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Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a significant public health problem, and they can happen in any health care setting. During transitions of care, when a patient moves from one health care setting to the next, ADEs are the cause of approximately 2 in 3 post-discharge complications. About half of these complications are preventable.…
Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to spread the word about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.…
- Register for the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit!
- 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Submits Scientific Report
- Call for Public Comments on Topics and Scientific Questions for the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans