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What's New in the Healthwise® Knowledgebase

Winter Release (11.2) February 2017

What's New in the Healthwise Knowledgebase lists new documents, enhancements to existing documents, and medically significant changes to existing documents. We do not list every change, such as editorial changes, made for this release. Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of new and updated documents.

  • New Health and Disease Topics
  • New Illustrations
  • New NCI Topics
  • New Medication Topics
  • New Aisle 7 (CAM) Content
  • CDC Vaccination Information Statements
  • Actionset Updates
  • Health and Disease Topic Updates
  • Illustration Updates
  • Medical Test Topic Updates
  • NCI Topic Updates
  • Medication Topic Updates
  • Aisle 7 (CAM) Content Updates
  • Topic Title Changes and Topic Replacements
  • Medical Guideline Review
  • What's Next

New Health and Disease Topics

  • Anemia of Chronic Disease (ACD) : This new topic explains what anemia of chronic disease is, what causes it, and how it's diagnosed and treated.
  • Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease : This new topic explains what anemia of chronic kidney disease is, what causes it, and how it's diagnosed and treated.
  • Anemia During Pregnancy : This new topic describes anemia during pregnancy.
  • Gastritis : This new topic describes gastritis and provides information about causes, symptoms, and treatment. It also provides information about when to call the doctor.
  • Growing Pains : This new topic explains what growing pains are, how they're diagnosed, and how to help relieve them.
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH) : This new topic describes left ventricular hypertrophy and provides information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and self-care.
  • Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) : This new topic explains what pseudobulbar affect is and what causes it, its symptoms, and how it's diagnosed and treated.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension : This new topic describes pulmonary hypertension and provides information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and self-care.
  • Quick Tips: Making the Best of Shift Work : This new topic provides practical tips for shift workers on sleep, activity, diet, scheduling, and family life.
  • Staph Infection : This new topic explains what a staph infection is and how it spreads. It describes common staph symptoms and how the infection can be diagnosed, treated, and prevented.
  • Treatment for Stroke-Related Spasticity : This topic (previously not searchable) explains what spasticity is and how it is treated.

New Illustrations

New NCI Topics

Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of new National Cancer Institute content. These changes were implemented for the Winter 2017 Release (2/7/2017).

New Medication Topics

Medication topics from Cerner Multum, Inc., are not included in all systems. Added topics may include new information and/or the addition of new drug names. Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of new titles. These changes were implemented for the Winter 2017 Release (2/7/2017).

New Aisle 7 (CAM) Content

Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of new Aisle 7 (CAM) content. These changes were implemented for the Winter 2017 Release (2/7/2017).

CDC Vaccination Information Statements

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) creates Vaccine Information Statements (VISs). Each VIS includes information about the purpose of the vaccine and about risks, precautions, and who should get the vaccine.

There are no new Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) for the Winter 2017 Release.

We replaced the previous version of these VISs with the latest version provided by the CDC:

Actionset Updates

We continually monitor changes in medicine to ensure our topics are accurate and up-to-date. In the following documents, we made medically significant revisions, added new medical information, or removed outdated medical information. While medically significant changes are listed here, documents that have minor revisions, such as editorial or consistency changes, are not listed.

  • ICD: Living Well With It : In "How do you get the best results from an ICD?" we added a new section with information and instructions for ICD alarms.
  • Pacemaker: Living Well With It : In "How do you get the best results from a pacemaker?" we added a new section with information and instructions for pacemakers alarms.

Health and Disease Topic Updates

We continually monitor changes in medicine to ensure that our topics are accurate and up-to-date. In the following documents, we made medically significant revisions, added new medical information, or removed outdated medical information. While medically significant changes are listed here, documents that have minor revisions, such as editorial or consistency changes, are not listed.

  • Added Sugars : We added the American Heart Association recommendation that children have less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day and no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages each week.
  • Heart Failure :
    • Medications: We added ARNI (angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor) medicine to the list of medicines for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
  • Heart Failure Daily Action Plan : We included the heart failure action zones and information to help people assess their symptoms so that they know when to call the doctor.
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection : We deleted watchful waiting as an option after being diagnosed with HIV infection, because treatment is always recommended.
  • HIV Treatment in Children : We revised this topic to say that children who are diagnosed with HIV infection should start treatment immediately.
  • Osteoarthritis: Exercising With Arthritis : We added tai chi as a type of exercise that can help reduce joint pain.
  • Physician-Assisted Death : We removed depression from the list of things that may cause a person to consider physician-assisted suicide, to avoid confusion between feelings of depression and a diagnosis of depression. We also updated the list of states where physician-assisted suicide is legal.
  • Returning to Play After a Head Injury During a Sporting Event : We added that doctors and concussion specialists suggest steps to follow for returning to sports after a concussion. In most places, your doctor must give you written permission for your child to begin the steps and return to sports.
  • Zika Virus : We expanded the information on sexual transmission of the virus and updated the CDC recommendations about how long to avoid sex or use condoms to prevent transmission. We added that if a person is infected with the Zika virus, there is a small risk of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Opioids. In documents where the terms "narcotic" or "opiate" were used, we now use the term "opioid." This revision was made to make our content consistent with the language used in CDC guidelines.

Illustration Updates

In the following documents, we made medically significant revisions, added new medical information, or removed outdated medical information. While medically significant changes are listed here, documents that have minor revisions, such as editorial or consistency changes, are not listed.

  • The illustration of the food label has been revised. It appears in the topic Understanding Food Labels.

Medical Test Topic Updates

We continually monitor changes in medicine to ensure our topics are accurate and up-to-date. In the following documents, we made medically significant revisions, added new medical information, or removed outdated medical information. While medically significant changes are listed here, documents that have minor revisions, such as editorial or consistency changes, are not listed.

NCI Topic Updates

Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of updated National Cancer Institute content. These changes were implemented for the Winter 2017 Release (2/7/2017).

Medication Topic Updates

Medication topics from Cerner Multum, Inc. are not included in all systems. Updates may include new information and/or the addition of new drug names. Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of updated titles. These changes were implemented for the Winter 2017 Release (2/7/2017).

Aisle 7 (CAM) Content Updates

Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of updated Aisle 7 (CAM) content. These changes were implemented for the Winter 2017 Release (2/7/2017).

Topic Title Changes and Topic Replacements

Topic title changes

Topic replacements

We archived the following searchable topics, and we name the replacement topics below. Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of archived documents. These changes were implemented for the Winter 2017 Release (2/7/2017).

Medical Guideline Review

To ensure the medical accuracy and consistency of Healthwise consumer health content, our medical content specialists, physicians, and librarians regularly review medical guidelines and association statements, gold-standard journals, news, and evidence-based publications and databases.

The medical guidelines listed below are examples of updated guidelines we reviewed for this release.

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (2016). Clinical practice guideline: Otitis media with effusion.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2016). Evaluation and referral for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2016). Media and young minds. Council on Communications and Media policy statement.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2016). SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: Recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2016). Youth participation and injury risk in martial arts: A clinical report. Guidance for the clinician in rendering pediatric care.
  • American College of Physicians (2016). Management of acute and recurrent gout. A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians.
  • American Heart Association (2016). Added sugars and cardiovascular disease risk in children: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016). CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2016). Clinical practice guideline for the management of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016). Screening for latent tuberculosis infection in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016). Screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016). Screening for skin cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016). Serologic screening for genital herpes infection: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.

What's Next

New topics

The following topics are a sample of the topics that are being developed. They are expected to release within the next six months.

  • End-stage kidney failure
  • Nonallergic rhinitis
  • Protein and wound healing

Third-party product discontinuation alert

Healthwise has discontinued delivery of NORD third-party content. Starting with the Winter 2017 Release, NORD will not be included in our Knowledgebase deliveries.