Acute Care News - Page 8

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.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
On any given day, 20% of Americans are infected with tinea pedis.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Poisonous life overwhelms many gardens, and as summer arrives and patients head outside, poison ivy becomes a timely concern.
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.

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The Educated Patient

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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