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Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Every year, viewers tune into the Discovery Channel's highly anticipated Shark Week. Sharks often get a bad reputation, but they can actually play key roles in finding new treatments for diseases.
A draft recommendation statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises against routine screening for women who have no signs or symptoms of ovarian cancer.
As of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – or 9.4% of the US population – have diabetes and another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes, according to a recently-released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Interventions that promote healthier sexual behavior among black women and Latinas may help prevent HIV infection; especially interventions that address the broader social and structural contexts that nurture risk environments, according to a study.
Lauren Toich, Assistant Editor
While cancer rates are generally decreasing in the United States, the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggests that Americans living in rural areas may be at a higher risk of cancer.
Kaitlynn Ely
Schnuck Markets Inc., a Midwestern grocery chain, has teamed up with Centene Corp. and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers to create a full-service clinic inside a Schunck supermarket in Ferguson, MO.
Jennifer Barrett Assistant Editor
An asthma drug may potentially be useful in treating type 2 diabetes, according to a recently-published study.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
The FDA today granted approval for Vosevi to treat adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 to 6 without cirrhosis or mild cirrhosis.
Kaitlynn Ely
MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic arm of CVS Health, has announced that it is now a part of the Alere eScreen Occupational Health Network (EOHN), a comprehensive alliance of clinics.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
It's important for healthcare providers to keep abreast with social norms concerning sexual activity.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Whatever the patient calls them—growing pains, Charley horses, or night cramps—cramps are extremely common, especially in the legs and feet.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Over the last few years, several journals have published articles about anal healthcare.

Features

News & Views

It’s hard to believe that although summer has not yet officially begun, those of us in retail health are already thinking about back-to-school time.

Feature Focus: Case Study

Acute conjunctivitis, or “pink eye,” is inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear thin mucous membrane lining the inner eyelids and covering the sclerae.

Practitioner to Practitioner

In recent years, nursing and advanced practice nursing have made great strides in the public’s awareness of their profession.

Drug-Drug Interactions

As with any pharmacologic class, central nervous system stimulants carry the risk of potential drug interactions that can be pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic.

Business Focus

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), both rapidly growing professions, stand poised to help alleviate the ever-increasing health care provider shortfall. The NP workforce increased by 75% from 2000 to 2011, and presently, there are 222,000 licensed NPs in the United States.

Practitioner to Practitioner

This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

The Educated Patient

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.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-B-C
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
Head lice are 6-legged insects about the size of a sesame seed that cling to the scalp and neck and survive by feeding on human blood.

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