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Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
The 2017-2018 flu season was severe, resulting in 172 pediatric deaths across the country. Approximately 80% of the deaths occurred in children that did not receive the influenza vaccine.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Vitamin D deficiency seems to be fairly common, but when taken in doses that exceed what the patient needs, it can be toxic.
Kevin Kunzmann
A significant and positive association has linked common allergic conditions to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to a new study.
Christine Potkul
Top researchers, clinicians, and educators will be recognized at the 78th Scientific Sessions for their outstanding leadership and work to advance diabetes research, prevention, care, and treatment.
Acoustic technology, normally used for listening to termites, may offer a less-invasive method of identifying gut conditions to diagnose IBS.
Demand for stool donors grows as benefits of fecal microbiota transplant are recognized. Researchers are finding that altruism is the best way to recruit people to donate.
Kristie L. Kahl
Women with head and neck cancer may be severely undertreated compared with their male counterparts, according to a recent study.
Officials with the FDA have approved Lannett Company’s Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Levofloxacin Oral Solution, the therapeutic equivalent to the reference listed drug, Levaquin Oral Solution, of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jason Harris
Evaluating health-related concerns as part of routine care for elderly patients with advanced cancer significantly improved doctor-patient communication, and patient satisfaction, according to results of a recent study.
Tony Hagen
A study that compared costs of treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer in Western Washington and the province of British Columbia in Canada found that prices were more than twice as high for the United States patients than for their Canadian counterparts, with no significant difference in outcomes.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers from Sapienza Universita di Roma in Rome, Italy have published a review article in the journal Aging Male that implicates folic acid as a contributing factor in erectile dysfunction.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
TherapeuticsMD announced it has received FDA approval for estradiol vaginal inserts (Imvexxy) designed for the treatment of moderate-to-severe dyspareunia.

Features

Feature Focus: Chronic Care

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood neurobehavioral disorder in the United States, with about 9.4% of children aged 2 to 17 years having received a diagnosis. The prevalence increased by 57% from 2007-2008 to 2011-2012, according to the results of a recent study.

Drug-Drug Interactions

Health care providers should be aware of drug–food interactions that affect medication effectiveness.

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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