Acute Care News - Page 2

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.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Health care providers should be aware that Christmas trees have been associated with allergic contact dermatitis and allergy.
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.

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Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.
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.
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