News & Views - Page 7

Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Influenza activity is on the rise across the United States, with several influenza activity indicators higher than what is typically seen for this time of year.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In the latest update, the ADA makes several key recommendations for diabetes care and management, addressing medications with cardiovascular benefit and treating patients with high blood pressure.
The FDA has approved Novo Nordisk's glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide (Ozempic), indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a company announcement.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved evolocumab (Repatha, Amgen) for the prevention of heart attacks, stroke, and coronary revascularizations in adult patients with already established cardiovascular disease.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Type 2 diabetes may be linked to a heightened risk of developing breast cancer among African American women, according to a recently-published study.
FDA officials have approved the first once-monthly buprenorphine injectable product, Sublocade (Indivior), for the treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder (OUD).
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Oncology drug prices are increasing, even when other competitors enter the market, according to a new study published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Nearly 21 million HIV-positive individuals are treated with antiretroviral therapy, according to a recently-published report by UNAIDS, indicating significant progress in treating HIV.

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The Educated Patient

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.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
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