Chronic Care News - Page 14

Heena Mavani, PharmD Candidate 2017
The National Standard for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support differentiates 2 important ways to improve diabetes care.
Brandon May
Past research has shown that conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes occur more frequently following menopause. However, recent study results suggest the exact opposite.
Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC
Acne is a common, chronic skin disorder involving inflammation and/or blockage of the sebaceous follicles.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often have difficulty communicating.
Melissa Laracy, 2017 PharmD Candidate
Today, 99,478 of the 120,001(83%) of patients on the organ transplant waiting list in the United States still await a kidney transplant.
Brandon May
Stress reduction may be an undervalued strategy in helping patients avoid cardiac-related event recurrence.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
With projections of physician shortages ranging from 46,000 to 90,000 in the next decade, patients with hepatitis C virus could be left with gaps in their care.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, making it the perfect opportunity for clinicians to brush up on the wide variety of health issues often associated with the disease.
Jennifer G. Allen
Poor medication adherence habits constitute a major threat to public health and costs the United States between $100 billion and $289 billion annually.
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.

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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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