Acute Care News - Page 2

Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Influenza activity is on the rise across the United States, with several influenza activity indicators higher than what is typically seen for this time of year.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
An updated clinical guideline provides health care providers with practical advice on the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR).
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although sleep difficulties are common among older adults, most don't address the issue with their health care provider. According to results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, more than one-third reported using some type of medication to help them sleep at night.
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.

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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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