Chronic Care News - Page 15

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.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should make a concerted effort to educate the parents of children with asthma about controller medications.
Jennifer G. Allen
The cornerstone attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment could be associated with heart problems in children and adolescents, recent study results suggest.
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.

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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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