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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
It is a fact that Americans gain weight during the holiday season.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The number of individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is growing.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
FDA officials have issued a warning regarding the risks associated with kratom use.
Updated hypertension guidelines set a new definition for high blood pressure, lowering the threshold for hypertension.
Reducing sodium intake while on the DASH diet lowers blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive adults, according to the results of preliminary research at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2017.
Officials with the FDA have approved the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for cariprazine (Vraylar, Allergan) for use in adults for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In an updated draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) provided guidelines for clinicians on osteoporosis screening to prevent fractures.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
An updated clinical guideline provides health care providers with practical advice on the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR).
Terri Somers
State and local marijuana laws continue to evolve toward legalization much faster than the scientific community can collect the data to help society weigh the health, safety, and ethical ramifications of these new laws.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Fish oil supplementation and fish consumption during pregnancy may provide the same benefit in reducing childhood asthma risk in offspring, according to a recently-published review of 2 studies.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Vaccine coverage for recommended immunizations remains stable and high for US children, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. However, there are still gaps in coverage.
Fentanyl was detected in more than half of opioid overdose deaths in 10 states during the second half of 2016, according to data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Early Release.

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Understanding the most effective management strategy for obesity—including diet, activity, counseling, technology, acupuncture, and economic incentives—can improve clinical skills and the patient-provider relationship.

Drug-Drug Interactions

It is important for practitioners to understand traditional insulin dosing requirements and recognize special situations in which ther- apy modifications should be made.

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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects primarily the skin and joints.

Educated Patient

Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.

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This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

The Educated Patient

Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
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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
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