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Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Clarithromycin (Biaxin), an antibiotic commonly taken by patients with HIV, may increase the risk of heart problems and death among patients with cardiovascular disease.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Officials with the FDA have granted tentative approval to dolutegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide(DTG/FTC/TAF) tablets, 50-mg/200-mg/25-mg, under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.
Jenna Payesko
Officials with the CDC and the FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis from a rare strain of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b, and have recommended that individuals do not consume kratom in any form, due to a risk of contamination.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Many patients present with acute and chronic disease that could be avoided or much less severe if they did not smoke.
Jennifer Barrett
Nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ impact on diabetes management is comparable to management by physicians, according to a newly published study.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Educating communities about poison prevention is one way pharmacists help keep families safe.
The influenza vaccine's efficacy has been somewhat better than previously predicted, but there's more work to do to improve protection.
Jennifer Barrett
Although it is already established that migraines are associated with increased risk of stroke and heart attacks, the associations with other cardiovascular diseases and risks are less well known.
Gina Kokosky
Ultraviolet C light could be safely harnessed to kill influenza microbes.
Gina Kokosky
A new tool that can measure cell strength 100 times faster than current methods may result in more optimal drug development for several diseases.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Esophageal cancer rates are increasing worldwide and are linked to poor patient outcomes.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Prescribing antivirals to individuals who are at increased risk of HIV infection can prevent the spread of HIV.

Features

Feature Focus: Preventive Care

The deferral of vaccination could result in a missed opportunity to vaccinate a patient or the patient becoming infected with the influenza virus prior to obtaining the vaccine.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

Upper respiratory infections (URIs) occur annually an average of 6 to 8 times for children and 2 to 4 times for adults.

Feature Focus: Chronic Care

This is a review, of and update on, assessing, diagnosing, and treating chronic sinusitis.

Feature Focus: Case Study

An estimated 9.2 million to 35.6 million Americans are infected with influenza annually.

Practitioner to Practitioner

Here is a list of frequently asked questions from patients and how to properly respond to them.

Drug-Drug Interactions

To increase patient safety when treating infections, clinicians should be aware of clinically significant antibiotic drug interactions.

Educated Patient

It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.

Practitioner to Practitioner

This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

The Educated Patient

Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.

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