Chronic Care News - Page 12

Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Bariatric surgery, or metabolic surgery, hasn’t traditionally been included as a standard intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Jennifer G. Allen
Children who experience recurrent viral respiratory infections by age 2 face a more than 2-fold risk for type 1 diabetes by age 5, recent study results suggest.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
A growing number of patients with gout may be seeking convenient pain relief at retail clinics, as a research letter recently found that cases of gout have been steadily increasing, even as cases of rheumatoid arthritis have been decreasing
Kathy Veenendaal, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Current and former smokers may not show all the signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but they may still have respiratory problems and use a variety of medications without any evidence basis.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The number of patients with blindness or visual impairment is expected to double over the next 35 years.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The impact of obstructive sleep apnea on diabetes was unknown, until now.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
College-bound teens with allergies should take steps to ensure that they’re able to manage their condition after they move away from home.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Given the limited access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants should begin to manage HCV in the community setting.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
There seems to be little consensus among researchers about the health risks associated with e-cigarettes, but new research suggests that heavily regulating them may do more harm than good.

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The Educated Patient

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
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-B-C
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
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