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Clinicians should counsel patients with fair skin between the ages of 6 months and 24 years, including the parents of young children with fair skin, on sun protection behaviors, according to a draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Nurse practitioners (NPs) who work in supportive environments are more likely to have their own patient panels than those who work in less supportive environments.
Unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics for dental procedures may be contributing to the spread of community-associated Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at ID Week 2017.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In a report published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers aimed to assess retention in care for children diagnosed with HIV infection.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Adults with asthma who take oral vitamin D supplements, in addition to asthma medications, may reduce their risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance by 50%, according to a recently-published study in The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
A study recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases indicated that an estimated 200,000 lives could be saved over the next 2 decades if the National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets are achieved.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although sleep difficulties are common among older adults, most don't address the issue with their health care provider. According to results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, more than one-third reported using some type of medication to help them sleep at night.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Almost all health care professionals face a series of questions when they apply or reapply for their professional licenses.

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The Educated Patient

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.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
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