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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
With the Summer Olympics finished and the athletes home again, this seems like a good time to talk about doping, or the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).
Heena Mavani, PharmD Candidate 2017
The National Standard for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support differentiates 2 important ways to improve diabetes care.
Brandon May
The CDC recently pooled retrospective data that demonstrated an 85% decrease in US chickenpox cases between 2005 and 2006, as well as between 2013 and 2014, related to this updated vaccine schedule.
Heena Mavani, PharmD Candidate 2017
Clinicians in retail clinics prescribe significantly more antibiotics than primary care providers, but have a lower imperfect antibiotic prescribing rate.
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Joan Bennett, DNP, FNP-BC discusses the role of the clinician in curbing inappropriate antibiotic use.
Brandon May
Past research has shown that conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes occur more frequently following menopause. However, recent study results suggest the exact opposite.
Erica Benedicto, PA-C
Breathing techniques have been used to help with pain, wound healing, anxiety, depression, and postsurgical recovery.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Some patients, armed with information from direct-to-consumer advertising, Internet browsing, or a recommendation from a friend or relative, ask for specific medications.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Retail health care clinicians can be proud that their work is reducing the load at emergency rooms.
Debra Michaud, RN, MS, ARNP, FCP-C, MBA, a senior clinician with CVS Minute Clinic, describes certain lifestyle factors that might exacerbate psoriasis.
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Felicia Spadini, APRN, MSN, NP-C
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a herpesvirus that causes 2 related but separate clinical illnesses.
Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC
Acne is a common, chronic skin disorder involving inflammation and/or blockage of the sebaceous follicles.
Karen Rance, DNP, APRN, CPNP, AE-C
For many of our patients, the season means walks in the park, evenings by the shore, backyard barbecues, and outdoor sports.
Marjorie R. Rachide, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN
Impetigo is a bacterial infection presenting with superficial skin involvement most commonly on the face, although it may also present on other sites, such as arms and legs.
Brody McConnell, PharmD
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually.
Lisa Bridwell Robinson, DNP, CCRN, CNE, NP-C
The skin is the largest human organ, accounting for more than 10% of the body’s mass. Multiple functions of the skin include shock absorption, water preservation, and calorie reservation.

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The Educated Patient

Ginger K. Urban, DHSc, PA-C
Heatstroke occurs when your body can no longer cool itself and your body temperature becomes dangerously high.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that typically affects children but can also affect adults.
Serena J. Stutzman, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CPHQ
No matter your age, quitting tobacco can benefit you and those around you.
Nanette Coleman, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE
Whether you’re eating your favorite bread, indulging in chocolate, or adding some salt to the flavor of life, remember not to fall for foodie fallacies.

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