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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Public health authorities have mounted campaigns to educate Americans about salt and its association with increased rates of cardiovascular disease.
Jennifer Barrett
Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that could potentially identify gonorrhea infections that may be more treatable with antibiotics. 
At least 32 outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds in the United States were reported in 2016, compared with only 16 reported outbreaks in 2014.
Melissa Lauro
Houston Public Media today reported on a “smart trap” by Microsoft that Harris County Mosquito Control has been testing since summer 2016.
Jennifer Barrett
The FDA has issued a drug safety communication warning concerning Janssen’s type 2 diabetes drug, canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) due to increased risk of leg and foot amputations.
FDA officials have announced the expanded approval of ivacaftor (Kalydeco, Vertex Pharmaceuticals) to triple the number of rare gene mutations of cystic fibrosis that the drug is indicated to treat, from 10 mutations to 33.
Melissa Lauro
The West region of the United States is where nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) working in physician practices earn the highest wages, as reported by FierceHealthcare this week.
Melissa Lauro
There are more than 335,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in the United States, and now there’s a way for clinicians to nominate their peers for recognition.

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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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