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Kaitlynn Ely
A public meeting will be conducted July 10-11 that will focus on opioids with abuse-deterrent properties, according to a statement issued by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection, with nearly all individuals who are sexually active contracting the infection at some point in their lives, according to the CDC.
Kaitlynn Ely
Summer is approaching, and that means more scrapes, burns, and rashes as more people head outdoors, but 9 products used to treat these conditions are being recalled.
A structured transition program can ease the change from pediatric to adult diabetes care, resulting in improvements in clinic attendance and satisfaction, as well as decreased emotional burden for the duration of intervention, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego.
Mary Caffrey
Patients with type 2 diabetes taking alirocumab (Praluent), along with the maximum tolerable dose of statins, saw a 49% drop in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol during a recent study.
Use of metformin may help reduce the risk of heart disease in middle-aged adults with diabetes.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Hospitals across the nation are focusing on patients who have heart failure (HF), and are discharged and readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.
Lauren Santye
Between 2005 and 2014, there was a dramatic dip in the number of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who died in the hospital, according to new data presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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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
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Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
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