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April is Rosacea Awareness Month.
The FDA has authorized for marketing the first integrated continuous glucose monitoring system (iCGM) for determining blood glucose levels for patients with diabetes who are aged 2 years and older.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
A number of complementary and alternative medications can potentially lower blood sugar, and many patients look at these substances as more natural than synthetic drugs.
Connor Walker, PharmD Candidate
Providers should always assess the patient’s inhaler technique, medication adherence, and other modifiable risk factors before starting one of these therapies.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
HIV's tendency to hide in the central nervous system may be a major barrier to disease eradication.
Connor Walker, PharmD Candidate
While asthma treatment options such as long acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids are effective in most patients, approximately 10% of asthma conditions will remain poorly controlled.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
A recent issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing includes a list of 20 things you didn't know about beta-blockers.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
HIV is a wide-reaching public health problem, with more than 37 million individuals infected worldwide. Current antiretroviral therapy (ART) has a varying array of uses, ranging from HIV treatment to pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Many studies suggest that certain dietary interventions may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or improve symptoms. The Mediterranean diet, in particular, has garnered significant attention for MS.
American Diabetes Association officials noted that there are aspects of the American College of Physicians' guidance they agree with, but association members are concerned by the missing consideration of the positive impact of several newer medication classes that are associated with low risk for hypoglycemia, have favorable effects on weight and improved cardiovascular disease outcomes.

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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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