News & Views - Page 10

Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Officials with the FDA are requiring safety label updates for fluoroquinolone antibiotics due to risks of mental health adverse effects, and blood sugar disturbances.
Christine Potkul
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the US Department of Defense (DoD) an emergency use authorization (EUA) of freeze-dried plasma product (FDP) that is made in France.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients on atypical antipsychotics have 3 to 5 times greater risk of type 2 diabetes than others. This is an association that clinicians have noted since the first of the atypicals was FDA approved, and patients struggle when diabetes develops.
Christine Potkul
Travel preparation can be a tedious process that requires careful consideration of every item being packed, especially, when medications are needed.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
New research suggests video games can improve chronic health conditions.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
A pilot program that seeks to improve the eating habits of nurses is under way at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health).
Timothy Aungst, PharmD
Technology is allowing patients to record visits with their healthcare providers. Will this help improve outcomes? Or will providers be reluctant to discuss some things?
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Naturally produced melatonin tends to decrease with advancing age, so supplementation is a potential intervention for metabolic syndrome.

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The Educated Patient

Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
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