Tag Archives: Guidelines

Slap on suncreen daily, new guidelines say

Australians should be slapping on sunscreen every day under new guidelines aimed at cutting the nation’s skin cancer rates. The new policy is a step up from the old advice, which recommended people use sunscreen when planning to spend time outside. But sun safety authorities now say that’s insufficient to guard against DNA damage caused… Read More »

HHS issues voluntary guidelines amid rise of cyberattacks

Brief Published Jan. 2, 2019 Dive Brief: To combat security threats in the health sector, HHS issued a voluminous report that details ways small, local clinics and large hospital systems alike can reduce their cybersecurity risks. The guidelines are voluntary, so providers will not be required to adopt the practices identified in the report.  The… Read More »

ECRI practice guidelines to replace AHRQ clearinghouse

The ECRI Institute is looking to pick up the slack from the now-defunct National Guideline Clearinghouse by continuing to offer providers evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Funding cuts to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality forced AHRQ to shutter the National Guideline Clearinghouse in July. While ECRI developed and maintained the National Guideline Clearinghouse for… Read More »

Emphasis Of The New Physical Activity Guidelines Is To Move More And Sit Less

The 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides advice and information on the amounts and types of physical activity for improving the health of various population groups. The emphasis of the recommendations is that moving more and sitting less will benefit just about everyone.[1] Recommendations: Preschool children aged 3 to 5 years… Read More »