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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
The number of individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is growing.
Reducing sodium intake while on the DASH diet lowers blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive adults, according to the results of preliminary research at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2017.
Terri Somers
State and local marijuana laws continue to evolve toward legalization much faster than the scientific community can collect the data to help society weigh the health, safety, and ethical ramifications of these new laws.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects primarily the skin and joints.
At the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association(NCODA) 2017 Fall Summit, Michael Broderson, PharmD, discusses the importance of perseverance when managing cancer therapies in patients.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Pediatric patients with HIV may be over diagnosed with asthma, according to a recently-published study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In a report published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers aimed to assess retention in care for children diagnosed with HIV infection.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Adults with asthma who take oral vitamin D supplements, in addition to asthma medications, may reduce their risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance by 50%, according to a recently-published study in The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
A study recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases indicated that an estimated 200,000 lives could be saved over the next 2 decades if the National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets are achieved.
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.

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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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