Acute Care News - Page 8

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms that can stymie even the most experienced practitioners.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Children with intermittent asthma may not require a daily dose of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy, recent study results suggest.
Meghan L. Potter, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
An estimated 2.4 million medical visits between 2003 and 2007 resulted in a diagnosis of acute otitis externa, and annual related health care costs totaled $500 million for nonhospitalized patients alone.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients desperate to get rid of their acne should keep these facts in mind.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
With summer approaching, patients could probably use a refresher on the basics of sun protection.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should know that concussion symptoms and consequences aren’t one-size-fits-all.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients visiting retail clinics for recurring colds may not be getting enough sleep.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians will be relieved to hear that ear infections, one of the most common childhood infections and a leading cause for acute clinic visits, are on the decline.
Melissa Bush, FNP-C
On any given day, it is typical to see parents waiting at doctor’s offices, urgent care facilities, and retail health locations with children who are experiencing a cough, as it is one of the most common symptoms for which patients seek primary care.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should be prepared to field questions about strains of so-called “super lice” that have spread throughout 25 US states thus far.

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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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