News & Views - Page 6

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
New research suggests video games can improve chronic health conditions.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
A pilot program that seeks to improve the eating habits of nurses is under way at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health).
Timothy Aungst, PharmD
Technology is allowing patients to record visits with their healthcare providers. Will this help improve outcomes? Or will providers be reluctant to discuss some things?
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Naturally produced melatonin tends to decrease with advancing age, so supplementation is a potential intervention for metabolic syndrome.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, like shingles without ophthalmic manifestations, is terribly painful. It can affect any layer of the cornea, but the author notes that once the involvement is epithelial or stromal keratitis develops, risk of permanent vision loss increases.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Studies suggest vitamin D deficiency is associated with higher risk of pain, so shouldn’t vitamin D supplementation decrease pain?
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
At least 4,958 people were affected by recreational water contamination between 2000 and 2014 in the United States.
Sara Miller, PharmD Candidate
Studies in adults with HIV consistently find tobacco smoking creates negative outcomes including HIV disease progression and AIDS-related morbidity. Tobacco is the leading cause of premature mortality among adults living with HIV.

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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
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
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