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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.
Officials with the FDA launched a new search that enables better access to information on adverse drug events associated with drug and biologic products through the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
Officials with the FDA have approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system that allows individuals to make diabetes treatment decisions without using a blood sample from the fingertip.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Daily coffee consumption can reduce risk of all-cause mortality in patients who are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) by half, according to a recently-published study in the Journal of Hepatology.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Sexually transmitted disease (STDs) cases have hit record numbers in the United States, according to the CDC's annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Report. According to the report, more than 2 million STD cases were reported in 2016.

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Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
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Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
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Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
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