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Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Patients with cancer who experienced a heart attack were more likely to die in the hospital compared with patients without cancer, according to the study.
Glenmark’s current portfolio consists of 127 products authorized for distribution in the US marketplace and 60 new drug applications pending approval with the FDA.
Clinicians should counsel patients with fair skin between the ages of 6 months and 24 years, including the parents of young children with fair skin, on sun protection behaviors, according to a draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Nurse practitioners (NPs) who work in supportive environments are more likely to have their own patient panels than those who work in less supportive environments.
Unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics for dental procedures may be contributing to the spread of community-associated Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at ID Week 2017.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In a report published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers aimed to assess retention in care for children diagnosed with HIV infection.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Adults with asthma who take oral vitamin D supplements, in addition to asthma medications, may reduce their risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance by 50%, according to a recently-published study in The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
A study recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases indicated that an estimated 200,000 lives could be saved over the next 2 decades if the National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets are achieved.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although sleep difficulties are common among older adults, most don't address the issue with their health care provider. According to results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, more than one-third reported using some type of medication to help them sleep at night.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Almost all health care professionals face a series of questions when they apply or reapply for their professional licenses.
Officials with the FDA launched a new search that enables better access to information on adverse drug events associated with drug and biologic products through the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
Officials with the FDA have approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system that allows individuals to make diabetes treatment decisions without using a blood sample from the fingertip.

Features

Feature Focus: Acute Care

The skin is the largest organ in the human body and has many functions, including defending against bacterial invaders and maintaining thermal regulation.

Feature Focus: Case Study

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in men and the seventh most common cancer in women and accounts for most skin cancer deaths.

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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