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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Weather can exacerbate asthma, and one specific trigger is thunderstorm activity.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Since the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, many patients and healthcare professionals have been confused.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Increasingly, healthcare providers, and policy makers are looking at effective interventions in school age children with asthma.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
People living with HIV are at elevated risk for hyponatremia, a risk that increases if they are hospitalized. It hyponatremia is severe, morbidity, and mortality risk escalates.
Health agencies recommend patients get a periodic colonoscopy starting at age 50, but a high-fiber diet can help maintain a healthy colon and digestive system.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
A new study looks at patient perception of adverse effects with asthma, and recommends that pharmacists change their emphasis when counseling about potential adverse effects to include prevention strategies.
Fitbit has announced its ability to track health data for females, including menstrual cycles.
Connor Walker, PharmD Candidate
Influenza infection in the very young, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals may last longer.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The Illinois Department of Public Health has attributed 3 deaths to synthetic cannabinoids after individuals experienced severe bleeding.
Kelsey Fontneau, PharmD Candidate
HIV practitioners lack experience in menopause management, while general practitioners’ have little HIV experience.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
A recent National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has identified health care industries and occupations as those with the highest prevalence of workers with asthma.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers continue to look for factors that may influence osteoarthritis’ development. On such area of research is the role of fat soluble vitamins.

Features

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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