News & Views - Page 11

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, like shingles without ophthalmic manifestations, is terribly painful. It can affect any layer of the cornea, but the author notes that once the involvement is epithelial or stromal keratitis develops, risk of permanent vision loss increases.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Studies suggest vitamin D deficiency is associated with higher risk of pain, so shouldn’t vitamin D supplementation decrease pain?
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
At least 4,958 people were affected by recreational water contamination between 2000 and 2014 in the United States.
Sara Miller, PharmD Candidate
Studies in adults with HIV consistently find tobacco smoking creates negative outcomes including HIV disease progression and AIDS-related morbidity. Tobacco is the leading cause of premature mortality among adults living with HIV.
Jenna Payesko
A recent study found that rapid reduction of injection-related HIV risk behaviors among persons who inject drugs in nonurban areas post-syringe services program implementation emphasizes the need for harm reduction interventions that include access to syringes.
A new device intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema was approved today by the FDA.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Knowing the most-highly recommended over-the-counter products can help clinicians better serve their patients.
Jared Kaltwasser
Patients with HIV who used a specially designed smartphone app had significantly higher rates of regular clinic visits and viral suppression, according to a new study.

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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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