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Officials with the FDA have approved rituximab and hyaluronidase human (Rituxan Hycela) for the treatment of adults with follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
The CDC’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance, which monitors behaviors among populations at high risk for HIV, indicated that individuals at risk for HIV are receiving testing at shorter intervals than in the past, according to a report published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
In a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine, investigators sought to determine the level of risks, benefits, and costs of diagnostic testing within the emergency department.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
For the first time, new data suggest a link between passive smoking in childhood and a significant increase in the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Tom Frank, PharmD, BCPS, Director of Research and Education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, discusses lifestyle interventions that health care professionals can recommend to avoid stomach upset.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Women who conceive after an early breast cancer diagnosis do not have an increased risk of disease recurrence and death compared with patients who did not become pregnant, a recent study found.
Colleen Hall
The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela, Melinta Therapeutics), a fluoroquinolone designed to treat adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by susceptible bacteria.
Jennifer Barrett
Pharmacists appear to have a better understanding of penicillin allergies than other health care professionals, according to study that included 276 surveys completed by non-allergist physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists at Rochester Regional Health.

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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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