Acute Care News - Page 7

Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Many Americans hoard antibiotics and use them without consulting a health care provider, recent survey results show.
Daniel Holland, PharmD
Topical therapies are generally the least effective treatment option for nail bed fungal infections, also known as onychomycosis.
Jeanette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Good hand hygiene is the most cost-effective way to prevent the spread of health care-associated infections, and the most important individuals in the hand hygiene chain are health care workers.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Many popular sunscreen options don’t adhere to American Academy of Dermatology efficacy guidelines.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Jogger’s heel, tennis heel, and policeman’s heel are common names for a common problem. All of them are actually plantar fasciitis, and approximately 1 million Americans visit health care providers every year because they have inexplicable—and often excruciating—pain in their feet.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients with cuts and scrapes likely have questions about how to prevent or reduce the appearance of scars.
Daniel Holland, PharmD
If left untreated, Lyme disease can have serious complications.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients presenting with bumps on their hands and wrists likely have benign ganglion cysts.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Certain plant- and herbal-based therapies may be able to offer relief for women experiencing menopause symptoms.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
When a patient presents with a red, swollen, and painful area close to the nail bed, it may be more than just a cut.

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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.
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