Acute Care News

Jeannette Wick
Employers have countless reasons for encouraging employees to be immunized against influenza.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
A decline in flu vaccination rates among children in the 2016-2017 season may have been due to the absence of the nasal spray as an immunization option, according to new data published in Vaccine.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is the most common gynecologic problem encountered in primary care.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Around the world, health care groups and policy makers are scrambling to implement reasonable, effective measures so that treatment is available when patients need it.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Overall, influenza vaccines reduced the number of influenza illnesses in the 2015-2016 season. However, the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was shown to be ineffective in children during this time, according to a recently-published study.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and has many functions, including defending against bacterial invaders and maintaining thermal regulation.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Previously considered a cosmetic problem, new research indicates that skin tags may have medical significance.
Kaitlynn Ely
Proposed rules increase accuracy of acute rhinosinusitis and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis diagnoses.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Computational model forecasts the evolution of the disease up to 6 weeks in advance.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Supplements found to contain anabolic steroids and steroid-like substances.

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Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
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Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
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Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-B-C
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Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
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