Chronic Care News - Page 10

Jennifer G. Allen
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association warns that unintended interactions among prescription drugs, OTC products, herbs, or nutritional supplements may trigger or worsen heart failure.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants play an important role in curbing childhood obesity, which can lead to a variety of health and emotional problems both in adulthood and childhood.
Jennifer G. Allen
The latest federal diabetes screening recommendations fail to catch 55% of adults at high risk for diabetes, a recent investigation found.
Jennifer G. Allen
The US health system can expect to manage an explosion of older cancer survivors, new study results have found.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Text messages that provide advice, motivation, and support could make a difference for patients with coronary artery disease.
Jennifer G. Allen
Patients hospitalized after stroke are at less risk for infection when they’re on statin therapy, the results of a recent study suggest.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and the patients they care for should be aware that working long hours regularly is associated with a few chronic diseases.
Jennifer G. Allen
The benefits of exercise in diabetes prevention go beyond weight loss.
Jennifer G. Allen
Patients with certain chronic conditions often receive different treatments depending on where they live, results of a new analysis have revealed.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should make sure that their female patients at high risk for atrial fibrillation-related stroke are on appropriate therapy, as new study results published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that women aren’t prescribed blood thinners as often as men.

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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.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
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