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Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Infants who are exposed to pet or pest allergens may be less likely to develop asthma during childhood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Opioid-related problems, such as adverse reactions and opioid dependency, are increasing among children in the United States, according to 2 study abstracts presented at the recent American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference in Chicago.
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).
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Role expansion is a hot topic for nurse practitioners and physicians assistants as health care policymakers increasingly appreciate their value in health care.
Officials with the FDA have approved an extended-release amphetamine (Adzenys ER, Neos Therapeutics) oral suspension for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Staff
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.
Jeannette Wick
The words “heart failure” (HF) are generally modified by a list of depressing adjectives: chronic, progressive, and debilitating. In the United States, more than 5.8 million people have active HF diagnoses.
Colleen Hall
The ADA's recommendations, which include a newly added pictorial algorithm for the treatment of confirmed hypertension in people with diabetes, are featured in the the September issue of Diabetes Care.

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The Educated Patient

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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