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New ABIM Foundation Grantees Will Focus on Reducing Overuse of Tests and Treatments Identified by Choosing Wisely Campaign

…project will aim to reduce the utilization of antibiotics for adult bronchitis, diagnostic testing for low back pain, pre-operative stress testing, imaging for uncomplicated headache and repetitive complete blood count (CBC) and chemistry testing. Maine Quality Counts – Maine Quality Counts (MQC) will work with local partners and statewide organizations…

Colds, Flu, and Other Respiratory Illnesses in Adults

…infections caused by bacteria. But most respiratory infections are caused by viruses. Antibiotics can’t cure a virus. Viruses cause: All colds and flu. Almost all sinus infections. Most bronchitis (chest colds). Most sore throats, especially with a cough, runny nose, hoarse voice, or mouth sores. Antibiotics have risks. Antibiotics can…

Spirometry for Asthma

…in your chest. Exercise or cold air may make the symptoms worse. However, those same symptoms can also be a sign of other lung problems, such as a common cold, bronchitis, or pneumonia. They can even be symptoms of heart disease and other diseases. It is important to know the…