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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
It's easy to spot headache sufferers—they wander in the OTC aisle examining labels, looking distraught and fatigued.
Felicia Spadini
Patients routinely come to primary care clinics with a chief complaint of conjunctivitis or “pink eye.” Often, the cause is infectious, but there are multiple noninfectious causes of pink eye to consider as well.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Study findings contribute to the development of personalized treatment approaches for young children with eczema.
Nanette Coleman, MSN, FNP-BC, CDE
Many patients with diabetes often do not completely grasp the consequences of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia on vascular health, and health care providers should not assume that a patient has been well educated on the pathophysiology of diabetes.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Norovirus is one of the most contagious causes of gastrointestinal illness known to man. Among the very young, the very old, and the immunocompromised, norovirus infection can be severe and life-endangering. Because more than 80% of norovirus infections occur between November and April, it’s time for clinicians to prepare.
Heena Mavani, PharmD Candidate 2017
Clinicians in retail clinics prescribe significantly more antibiotics than primary care providers, but have a lower imperfect antibiotic prescribing rate.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Some patients, armed with information from direct-to-consumer advertising, Internet browsing, or a recommendation from a friend or relative, ask for specific medications.
Felicia Spadini, APRN, MSN, NP-C
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a herpesvirus that causes 2 related but separate clinical illnesses.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Most patient care needs in the evening or night are neither complex nor urgent.
Brandon May
CDC researchers recently revealed the most effective strategies for preventing tick bites and Lyme disease.

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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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