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Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Infants who are exposed to pet or pest allergens may be less likely to develop asthma during childhood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Opioid-related problems, such as adverse reactions and opioid dependency, are increasing among children in the United States, according to 2 study abstracts presented at the recent American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference in Chicago.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Health care providers should screen patients with HIV for chronic pain and offer appropriate pain management options, according to guidelines released by the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Role expansion is a hot topic for nurse practitioners and physicians assistants as health care policymakers increasingly appreciate their value in health care.
Officials with the FDA have approved an extended-release amphetamine (Adzenys ER, Neos Therapeutics) oral suspension for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Asthma symptoms may be mistaken for respiratory tract infections (RTI) in children, and that could mean unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. Pharmacists are in a good position to help their patients sort out asthma flare-ups from RTIs.
Jeannette Wick
The words “heart failure” (HF) are generally modified by a list of depressing adjectives: chronic, progressive, and debilitating. In the United States, more than 5.8 million people have active HF diagnoses.
Colleen Hall
The ADA's recommendations, which include a newly added pictorial algorithm for the treatment of confirmed hypertension in people with diabetes, are featured in the the September issue of Diabetes Care.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
The results of the study showed that after both strains infected the tumors, the virus killed the cancer stem cells and left other tumor cells alone.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Missing doses of necessary drugs can result in disease progression and poor health outcomes, according to the AARP.
Tine Hansen-Turton, MGA, JD, FAAN, FCPP
August reminds us of the ever-important role retail health has in preparing children and families for a new school year, as well as supporting young adults as they prepare for college and beyond.
Ryan Marotta, Associate Editor
Several health groups have written a petition requesting that the FDA remove ultra-high dosage unit (UHDU) analgesics from the market.


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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
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Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
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