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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
HIV is a wide-reaching public health problem, with more than 37 million individuals infected worldwide. Current antiretroviral therapy (ART) has a varying array of uses, ranging from HIV treatment to pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Americans love their vitamin and mineral supplements, and this often creates confusion or concern for health care providers.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Acetaminophen overuse becomes much more common in the United States during cold and flu season, according to a recently published study.
Officials with the FDA have approved Guardian Connect, Medtronic's continuous glucose monitoring system that can alert patients of potential high or low glucose events up to 60 minutes in advance.
Google recently announced its new service, Google Cloud Healthcare API
Gina Kokosky, Editorial Intern
HIV affects more than 1 million Americans, and while scientists have made progress in discovering effective new therapies, there is no known cure.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Many studies suggest that certain dietary interventions may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or improve symptoms. The Mediterranean diet, in particular, has garnered significant attention for MS.
American Diabetes Association officials noted that there are aspects of the American College of Physicians' guidance they agree with, but association members are concerned by the missing consideration of the positive impact of several newer medication classes that are associated with low risk for hypoglycemia, have favorable effects on weight and improved cardiovascular disease outcomes.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Emergency department (ED) visits in the United States for opioid overdoses are up, a sign that the epidemic is worsening, according to a recent CDC report.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, addressed influenza response efforts and preparedness.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The American College of Physicians recently issued new guidelines aimed at assisting clinicians in making decisions about targets when using pharmacologic therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although obesity has been considered a risk factor for severe acute respiratory illness, including more severe cases of the flu, a recently-published study found that weight may not be associated with increased illness severity.


Feature Focus: Preventive Care

With thousands of dietary supplements on the market and often contradictory or unconvincing clinical evidence for their use, many providers hesitate to make recommendations for or against them.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

Traditionally described as a nosocomial infection affecting the elderly population and those who have recently been on antibiotics, CDI is growing in cost, prevalence, and severity.

Feature Focus: Chronic Care

There is no cure for IBS, and its management should be individualized based on patient preferences, potential triggers, predominant symptoms, and symptom pattern and severity.

Feature Focus: Case Study

Although more prevalent in the duodenum, gastric ulcers have become more common, secondary to use of low-dose aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Practitioner to Practitioner

If left untreated, GERD can lead to Barrett esophagus, esophagitis, strictures, and esophageal cancer.

Drug-Drug Interactions

Retail health care providers are in an optimal position to monitor for drug interactions between warfarin and antibiotics because 80% to 90% of all antibiotics are prescribed in an outpatient setting.

Educated Patient

Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.

Practitioner to Practitioner

This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

The Educated Patient

Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.
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.

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