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Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
In a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine, investigators sought to determine the level of risks, benefits, and costs of diagnostic testing within the emergency department.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
For the first time, new data suggest a link between passive smoking in childhood and a significant increase in the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Tom Frank, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Research and Education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, discusses lifestyle interventions that health care professionals can recommend to avoid stomach upset.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Women who conceive after an early breast cancer diagnosis do not have an increased risk of disease recurrence and death compared with patients who did not become pregnant, a recent study found.
Colleen Hall
The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela, Melinta Therapeutics), a fluoroquinolone designed to treat adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by susceptible bacteria.
Jennifer Barrett
Pharmacists appear to have a better understanding of penicillin allergies than other health care professionals, according to study that included 276 surveys completed by non-allergist physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists at Rochester Regional Health.
Tom Frank, PharmD, BCPS, talks about the role of digital technology in changing the way that type 2 diabetes is managed.
Kaitlynn Ely
A public meeting will be conducted July 10-11 that will focus on opioids with abuse-deterrent properties, according to a statement issued by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection, with nearly all individuals who are sexually active contracting the infection at some point in their lives, according to the CDC.
Kaitlynn Ely
Summer is approaching, and that means more scrapes, burns, and rashes as more people head outdoors, but 9 products used to treat these conditions are being recalled.
A structured transition program can ease the change from pediatric to adult diabetes care, resulting in improvements in clinic attendance and satisfaction, as well as decreased emotional burden for the duration of intervention, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego.
Mary Caffrey
Patients with type 2 diabetes taking alirocumab (Praluent), along with the maximum tolerable dose of statins, saw a 49% drop in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol during a recent study.

Features

News & Views

As we emerge from peak flu season, this year’s challenges highlight the importance of vaccination and pharmacists’ contribution to it.
As we head into spring 2017, we no doubt face an interesting time for health care in our country.
Read about the new OTC products featured in April 2017.
When retail health care providers see COPD patients, they should monitor comorbidities, refer patients when problems arise, and adjust medication when current treatment appears to be failing.
Read about the new Rx products featured in April 2017.
NanoBio Corporation was awarded a 2-year phase 2 Small Business Research Innovation (SBRI) grant for the development of an intranasal nanoemulsion (NE) adjuvant vaccine for genital herpes prevention.

Practitioner of the Month

Leeanna Harding, MS, PA-C, has been recognized both by her patients and her peers for the distinguished care she has provided throughout her tenure as a physician assistant for MinuteClinic.

Feature Focus: Preventive Care

Pneumonia is a serious public-health issue both in the United States and globally.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

Patients with seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever, routinely come to convenient care clinics seeking resolution of symptoms.

Feature Focus: Chronic Care

Chronic bronchitis is a common disease process that can lead to debilitating lung function and an increase in mortality.

Feature Focus: Case Study

Xerostomia, also known as dry mouth, is a relatively common condition that can present acutely or chronically and has a variety of different causes.

Counseling Focus

The leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States is the use of tobacco.

Business Focus

Is your nurse practitioner certification expiring soon?

Educated Patient

The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.

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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