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If you’ve ever had the privilege of working for a growing organization, you know how challenging it can be. Chris Zook and James Allen, authors of The Founder’s Mentality, call this the paradox of growth: it creates complexity, which is a silent killer of progress.
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Feature Focus: Preventive Care

Annual screening for tuberculosis has become a familiar process for many. Anyone working or volunteering in the health care industry or who may come in contact with high-risk populations has a risk of exposure and may be required to have periodic testing.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

Patients routinely come to primary care clinics with a chief complaint of conjunctivitis or “pink eye.” Often, the cause is infectious, but there are multiple noninfectious causes of pink eye to consider as well.

Feature Focus: Chronic Care

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its subtypes, such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, affect more than 5% of the population and is the third-ranked cause of death in the United States.

Feature Focus: Case Study

High cholesterol is significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, along with high blood pressure and smoking.

Counseling Focus

For many, upper respiratory tract infections register as a small blip on the radar, serving as a nuisance that is counted down on a 7- to 14-day recovery clock.

Practitioner to Practitioner

Most patients experience respiratory distress symptoms at some point in their lives, and at times, those symptoms will drive them to seek a health care provider’s diagnosis at a retail clinic.

Drug-Drug Interactions

Everyone's had one and will have another: a common cold. It's the most common acute illness in the United States.

Business Focus

In recent years, the US health care system has been shifting from a fee-for-service to a value-driven system. More simply, reimbursement will be based on the quality, rather than quantity, of services provided.

Educated Patient

Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.

Continuing Education

This Continuing Education activity is supported by an educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.

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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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