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Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The US Preventive Services Task Force just released final recommendations based on its recent investigation into screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents without signs, symptoms, or a diagnosis for the conditions.
Melissa Laracy, 2017 PharmD Candidate
Today, 99,478 of the 120,001(83%) of patients on the organ transplant waiting list in the United States still await a kidney transplant.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
As a preventive measure against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Rio 2016 Olympics organizers have given athletes 450,000 condoms, or an average of 42 per competitor.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Most patient care needs in the evening or night are neither complex nor urgent.
Debra Michaud, RN, MS, ARNP, FCP-C, MBA, a senior clinician with CVS Minute Clinic talks about the role of the clinician in managing patients with psoriasis.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Cautious retail clinicians may consider routinely testing all patients for genital herpes, but they might want to hold off on screening those who don’t exhibit symptoms.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Retail clinicians on the lookout for signs of depression in their younger patients should be aware that the screening questionnaires used to identify the condition could lead to a misdiagnosis in children and adolescents.
Brandon May
Stress reduction may be an undervalued strategy in helping patients avoid cardiac-related event recurrence.
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Joan Bennett, DNP, FNP-BC outlines some of the major consequences that may happen as a result of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
With projections of physician shortages ranging from 46,000 to 90,000 in the next decade, patients with hepatitis C virus could be left with gaps in their care.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, making it the perfect opportunity for clinicians to brush up on the wide variety of health issues often associated with the disease.
Jennifer Andres, PharmD, BCPS, clinical assistant professor at Temple University School of Pharmacy talks about how hepatitis C care in a clinic differs from other settings.

Features

Mary M. Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, CGP
This Continuing Education Activity is supported by an educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.
Peter Goldbach, MD
Retail-based convenient care clinics continue to grow and expand their footprint throughout the country.
Melissa Bush, MSN, FNP-BC, and Dana Laird, MSN, FNP-BC
Retail clinics are the perfect location for conducting Department of Transportation medical examinations for commercial motor vehicle drivers.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC
One in 4 children in the United States is a victim of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, or neglect at some point in his or her life.
Mary K. Donnelly-Strozzo, DNP, MPH, FNAP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, and Roseann Velez, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Tendinopathy can be an Achilles heel for both patients and health care providers.
Ginger K. Urban, DHSc, PA-C
The midst of summer break is the time to not only shop for new clothes, backpacks, and school supplies, but also for parents to ensure that their children’s immunizations are up to date.

Practitioner to Practitioner

This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

The Educated Patient

Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that typically affects children but can also affect adults.
Serena J. Stutzman, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CPHQ
No matter your age, quitting tobacco can benefit you and those around you.
Nanette Coleman, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE
Whether you’re eating your favorite bread, indulging in chocolate, or adding some salt to the flavor of life, remember not to fall for foodie fallacies.
Melissa J. Holley, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Antibiotics are medications used to kill or stop the growth of bacteria that cause illnesses, some of which may be contagious or life-threatening.

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