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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Public health authorities have mounted campaigns to educate Americans about salt and its association with increased rates of cardiovascular disease.
Jennifer Barrett
Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that could potentially identify gonorrhea infections that may be more treatable with antibiotics. 
At least 32 outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds in the United States were reported in 2016, compared with only 16 reported outbreaks in 2014.
Melissa Lauro
Houston Public Media today reported on a “smart trap” by Microsoft that Harris County Mosquito Control has been testing since summer 2016.
Jennifer Barrett
The FDA has issued a drug safety communication warning concerning Janssen’s type 2 diabetes drug, canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) due to increased risk of leg and foot amputations.
FDA officials have announced the expanded approval of ivacaftor (Kalydeco, Vertex Pharmaceuticals) to triple the number of rare gene mutations of cystic fibrosis that the drug is indicated to treat, from 10 mutations to 33.
Melissa Lauro
The West region of the United States is where nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) working in physician practices earn the highest wages, as reported by FierceHealthcare this week.
Melissa Lauro
There are more than 335,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in the United States, and now there’s a way for clinicians to nominate their peers for recognition.
Melissa Lauro
The results of a recent study from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, show that Zika virus can be identified by a urine test that does not require administration by a doctor and that delivers results in less than 30 minutes
Jennifer Barrett
Low-dose aspirin may help women reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
For several years now, home blood pressure monitoring devices (HBPMD) have been inexpensive and reliable.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
The case is part of a conspiracy to illegally distribute fentanyl on the streets of Buffalo, NY.

Features

Jeannette Wick
Hepatitis A is a viral infection that’s transmitted via the fecal-oral route and causes an acute hepatitis. It is highly infectious and most likely to occur in injection drug abusers or men who have sex with men.
Jeannette Wick
Herpes zoster, or shingles, is unfortunately quite common in community settings, despite the availability of a preventive vaccine.
Felicia Spadini, APRN, MSN, NP-C
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a herpesvirus that causes 2 related but separate clinical illnesses.
Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC
Acne is a common, chronic skin disorder involving inflammation and/or blockage of the sebaceous follicles.
Karen Rance, DNP, APRN, CPNP, AE-C
For many of our patients, the season means walks in the park, evenings by the shore, backyard barbecues, and outdoor sports.
Marjorie R. Rachide, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN
Impetigo is a bacterial infection presenting with superficial skin involvement most commonly on the face, although it may also present on other sites, such as arms and legs.

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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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