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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.
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.

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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
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