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A Mississippi nurse practioner and former family clinic owner was sentenced today to 42 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,375,692 in restitution for her role in a health benefits fraud scheme.
Unprecedented in scale, the AMR Challenge charges pharmaceutical and health insurance companies, food animal producers and purchasers, medical professionals, government health officials, and other industry leaders from around the world to work together to address antibiotic resistance.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
A coalition of health care industry leaders hosted a meeting Thursday in Washington, DC, to examine how to address this problem.
Krista Rossi
In a study supporting the American Thoracic Society guidelines, weight-loss interventions, have been found to correlate with improvements in obstructive sleep apnea severity, cardiometabolic comorbidities, and quality of life.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Pharmacies closed by Hurricane Florence are working to re-open as customers are being directed to open stores in or near the affected areas, and some pharmacies are going even further to assist staff and customers as they recover from the storm’s impact.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
The vaginal inserts can reduce symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Having an emergency plan helps health care providers, pharmacies, and patients protect themselves and necessary medications, during a disaster event and in the aftermath.
Alison Rodriguez
Patients with asthma with certain genotype combinations demonstrate more intense symptoms when combined with a close proximity to roadways, suggesting that traffic-related air pollution exposure may affect the likelihood of asthma diagnosis and exacerbations, according to a recent 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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