Chronic Care News - Page 2

Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Daily coffee consumption can reduce risk of all-cause mortality in patients who are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) by half, according to a recently-published study in the Journal of Hepatology.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Health care providers should screen patients with HIV for chronic pain and offer appropriate pain management options, according to guidelines released by the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
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Asthma symptoms may be mistaken for respiratory tract infections (RTI) in children, and that could mean unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. Pharmacists are in a good position to help their patients sort out asthma flare-ups from RTIs.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Prior effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) can profoundly reduce the risk of sexual transmission of the HIV for couples attempting conception, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although asthma prevalence and death rates have decreased overall, the prevalence of lung conditions worldwide has increased between 1990 and 2015, according to the results of the 2015 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Home-based HIV test kits could be an effective strategy in curbing the epidemic by reaching individuals who have never been tested, new findings suggest.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
The investigators hope the study leads to earlier HIV testing and related prenatal care.
As of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – or 9.4% of the US population – have diabetes and another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes, according to a recently-released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Interventions that promote healthier sexual behavior among black women and Latinas may help prevent HIV infection; especially interventions that address the broader social and structural contexts that nurture risk environments, according to a study.

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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
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