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Adult Immunization

More than 50,000 U.S. adults die each year from vaccine preventable diseases and their complications, more than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, or motor vehicle accidents.  However, vaccination rates remain low.  Adult vaccinations can protect against illness, absenteeism from work, hospitalization, and even death. The poor vaccination rates in adults are not only taking a toll on […]


Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus.  The young and the elderly are at particular risk of complication and death. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle and body aches, headache and fatigue. Three to eleven percent of the US population becomes sick with influenza each year. People with influenza can be […]

AbsoluteCARE Nutrition Department’s Recipe of the Month

Quick & Healthy Summer Side Dish Are you looking for an easy, delicious, and healthy side dish to pair with your next summer meal? Well then this recipe meets all of the criteria! “Golden Lemon‐Crumb Tomatoes” is the perfect low calorie, low‐carbohydrate side dish that incorporates tomatoes, herbs, low‐fat cheese, and fresh lemon juice. It […]

Dr. Rosenstock’s Reflections on HIV Long‐Term Survivors Day

I started practicing infectious disease in October of 1981. I’d chosen the perfect specialty for a young, over‐confident military doctor. Infections were fascinating problems to solve, and they usually had solutions. Every case seemed like a winnable battle, after which I’d triumphantly send a cured patient off to live life to the fullest. Needless to […]

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is caused by build up of plaque in the arteries bringing blood to your extremities, organs and brain.  The plaque is formed by cholesterol, calcium, platelets, and fibrosis tissue which are all found in the blood.  After an artery is damaged the body begins healing by forming plaque at the damaged […]

Penicillin Allergies

Penicillin is one the of the most commonly used antibiotics.  About 1 in 10 patients have a penicillin allergy recorded in their medical records. Many allergies are diagnosed in childhood and may be a rash caused by a viral infection versus a true allergy. Penicillin allergies tend to fade away for about 80% of people […]

Support and Social Groups Available at AbsoluteCARE

Please check out the updated list of support and social groups currently offered to our members. We hope you’re interested in joining us! If you have any questions or concerns, contact Emily Brown, our director of community engagement, at or 404–994‑4234. Peers of Georgia A monthly support group for People Living with HIV and […]

Sue Westgate Receives Dean’s Teaching Award

Congratulations to Susan, our National Director of Behavioral Health, for receiving the Dean’s Teaching Award at University of MD, School of Social Work for a graduate class taught this past fall. Her course was titled, “Working With Individuals with Chronic and Life‐Threatening Illness”. The Dean’s Teaching Award is given based upon student satisfaction and student […]

Weight Loss Surgery Options

There are multiple types of surgery for people who struggle with excess weight. These surgeries are now much less invasive and much safer than back in the 90s. Hundreds of thousands of these surgeries are done each year and follow up over 5–15 years has shown sustained weight loss of 25–30% of body weight. Plus, […]

Beginning Hormone Therapy for Gender Transition

Hormone therapy (HRT) can have positive and important impacts on a transgender person’s quality of life. First, you need to make the decision that you are truly ready to start your hormone therapy. Once you start, some changes cannot be undone. One question to ask is how will HRT impact my life? If you make […]