Chronic Care News - Page 8

Brandon May
Past research has shown that conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes occur more frequently following menopause. However, recent study results suggest the exact opposite.
Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC
Acne is a common, chronic skin disorder involving inflammation and/or blockage of the sebaceous follicles.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often have difficulty communicating.
Melissa Laracy, 2017 PharmD Candidate
Today, 99,478 of the 120,001(83%) of patients on the organ transplant waiting list in the United States still await a kidney transplant.
Brandon May
Stress reduction may be an undervalued strategy in helping patients avoid cardiac-related event recurrence.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
With projections of physician shortages ranging from 46,000 to 90,000 in the next decade, patients with hepatitis C virus could be left with gaps in their care.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, making it the perfect opportunity for clinicians to brush up on the wide variety of health issues often associated with the disease.
Jennifer G. Allen
Poor medication adherence habits constitute a major threat to public health and costs the United States between $100 billion and $289 billion annually.
Jennifer G. Allen
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association warns that unintended interactions among prescription drugs, OTC products, herbs, or nutritional supplements may trigger or worsen heart failure.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants play an important role in curbing childhood obesity, which can lead to a variety of health and emotional problems both in adulthood and childhood.

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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
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
Head lice are 6-legged insects about the size of a sesame seed that cling to the scalp and neck and survive by feeding on human blood.
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