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Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The FDA has approved lofexidine hydrochloride (Lucemyra) for the mitigation of opioid withdrawal symptoms to facilitate abrupt discontinuation of opioids in adults, aged 18 and older.
A new rabies test developed at the CDC could mean people exposed to potentially rabid animals would forego the weeks-long regimen of shots to prevent the deadly disease.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers from a number of public health agencies in France took on the task of identifying phenotypes in infants. The results of their study indicate that early respiratory symptoms predict asthma at 1 year.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Recently-published research suggest that medical cannabis use may be associated with a higher risk of abusing prescription medication, including pain relievers.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Officials with the FDA have approved fingolimod (Gilenya, Novartis) for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in pediatric patients aged 10 years and older, making it the first FDA-approved drug to treat MS in this population.
Jaime Rosenberg
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that men aged 55 to 69 make their own decision on whether to be screened periodically for prostate cancer.
Nearly half of mental health (49%) and a third of substance abuse treatment facilities (35%) reported having smoke-free campuses in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections demonstrated how far our understanding of HIV has come in the last 30 years, and revealed some cutting-edge science.
The Hemospray device delivers an aerosolized spray that delivers a mineral blend to the bleeding site.
The American Nurses Association is celebrating National Nurses Week in recognition of the contributions made by nurses to improve the health of the nation.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Obstetricians and general practitioners most often field questions from women who have asthma, as this condition is more common than most other chronic conditions in young people.
Caitlin Mollison, Senior Editor
Illnesses from flea, mosquito, and tick bites tripled in the United States, with more than 640,000 cases reported from 2004 through 2016, according to the CDC.

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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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