News & Views - Page 4

Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The results of a recent survey suggest Americans are increasingly likely to receive their flu vaccination this year.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although asthma prevalence and death rates have decreased overall, the prevalence of lung conditions worldwide has increased between 1990 and 2015, according to the results of the 2015 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In 2 reviews recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed ongoing studies aimed at plant-based cannabis’ medicinal benefits, including use in chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Overall, influenza vaccines reduced the number of influenza illnesses in the 2015-2016 season. However, the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was shown to be ineffective in children during this time, according to a recently-published study.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Home-based HIV test kits could be an effective strategy in curbing the epidemic by reaching individuals who have never been tested, new findings suggest.
Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
The investigators hope the study leads to earlier HIV testing and related prenatal care.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The CDC Health Alert Network issued a health advisory identifying an increase in reported cases of cyclosporiasis in summer 2017.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
A recently-published study has indicated that a new antibiotic may have the potential to treat gonorrhea.

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The Educated Patient

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
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
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