News & Views - Page 2

Jason Harris
Evaluating health-related concerns as part of routine care for elderly patients with advanced cancer significantly improved doctor-patient communication, and patient satisfaction, according to results of a recent study.
Tony Hagen
A study that compared costs of treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer in Western Washington and the province of British Columbia in Canada found that prices were more than twice as high for the United States patients than for their Canadian counterparts, with no significant difference in outcomes.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers from Sapienza Universita di Roma in Rome, Italy have published a review article in the journal Aging Male that implicates folic acid as a contributing factor in erectile dysfunction.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
TherapeuticsMD announced it has received FDA approval for estradiol vaginal inserts (Imvexxy) designed for the treatment of moderate-to-severe dyspareunia.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
New policies that aim to help generic drug makers move their products through the development and approval processes more efficiently have been announced by the FDA.
Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) should begin at age 45 for people of average risk, according to newly updated American Cancer Society guidelines.
Herzing University has developed a new practical nursing program that will train students to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs).
One lot of TAYTULLA Softgel capsules sample packs (1 mg/20mcg, 6x28 size) has been voluntarily recalled by Allergan.

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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
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