News & Views - Page 11

Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The effects of exposure to UV radiation from the sun or indoor tanning beds are cumulative, adding up over a lifetime. Advancing better UV protection has been a key goal of efforts by the healthcare community, and government agencies in recent years.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Hospital-acquired antibiotic-resistant infection is on the rise among children across the United States, putting those with chronic conditions at higher risk of infection.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Serious cases of neural tube birth defects, including spina bifida, have been reported in babies born to women with HIV being treated with dolutegravir.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The FDA has approved lofexidine hydrochloride (Lucemyra) for the mitigation of opioid withdrawal symptoms to facilitate abrupt discontinuation of opioids in adults, aged 18 and older.
A new rabies test developed at the CDC could mean people exposed to potentially rabid animals would forego the weeks-long regimen of shots to prevent the deadly disease.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers from a number of public health agencies in France took on the task of identifying phenotypes in infants. The results of their study indicate that early respiratory symptoms predict asthma at 1 year.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Recently-published research suggest that medical cannabis use may be associated with a higher risk of abusing prescription medication, including pain relievers.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Officials with the FDA have approved fingolimod (Gilenya, Novartis) for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in pediatric patients aged 10 years and older, making it the first FDA-approved drug to treat MS in this population.

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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.
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.
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