Acute Care News

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, like shingles without ophthalmic manifestations, is terribly painful. It can affect any layer of the cornea, but the author notes that once the involvement is epithelial or stromal keratitis develops, risk of permanent vision loss increases.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Acetaminophen overuse becomes much more common in the United States during cold and flu season, according to a recently published study.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although flu activity has decreased, overall influenza-associated illness remains high across most of the United States.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Traditionally described as a nosocomial infection affecting the elderly population and those who have recently been on antibiotics, CDI is growing in cost, prevalence, and severity.
Gina Kokosky
Scientists may be able to detect how a flu strain will spread based on its genome.
Jennifer Barrett
In today's CDC media briefing on the latest influenza activity data, CDC officials indicated that flu-associated hospitalization rates are on pace to hit record highs compared with past severe seasons.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Low back pain (LBP) is the fifth most common reason for all primary care visits, and 6 million Americans see primary care providers complaining of LBP annually.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
This year, the winner is an ingredient common to many cosmetics, topical skin products, foods, and medications.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Flu activity in the United States continues to increase over the past few weeks, which means that health care providers should continue to be on the lookout when diagnosing ill patients, according to a CDC Health Advisory.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Upper respiratory infections (URIs) occur annually an average of 6 to 8 times for children and 2 to 4 times for adults.

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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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