Chronic Care News - Page 15

Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Cardiovascular disease continues to pose a serious health problem in the United States, but retail clinicians may be well placed to help patients reduce their risk for it.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Exercising even a little bit can help COPD patients reduce their risk of death.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Now that spring is here, retail clinicians should be prepared to help patients develop plans to manage their seasonal allergies.
Tiffany Budzinski, FNP-BC
Asthma is a major health concern in the United States due to poor disease control.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Is obesity a big issue in your area?
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Clinicians should be diligent when prescribing antibiotics to young children, as the use of antibiotics before age 2 has been linked to an increased risk of early childhood obesity.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants should inform obese or overweight women taking oral contraceptives that they face an increased risk for cerebral venous thrombosis.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
When it comes to accurately checking a patient’s blood pressure, retail clinicians are a safer bet than a mobile app.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should recognize their role in promoting high-quality care for patients with diabetes.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are less likely to visit the emergency room when they receive care from a nurse practitioner or physician assistant than a physician.

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The Educated Patient

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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