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The interaction between alcohol abuse and hepatitis C virus (HCV) can compromise overall survival outcomes, according to a recent study.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Silvestrol, an active substance formed by 400 different types of mahogany plants, may be key to developing a potential cure for hepatitis E virus.
Cecilia Pessoa Gingerich
A study matched dementia cases (n = 841) with 4 controls each and compared the trajectories for major cardiometabolic risk factors up to 14 years preceding dementia diagnoses for the cases.
Kevin Kunzmann
Regardless the trend of previous years’ strains or mutations, manufacturers are working on limited clinical insight as to how best manage the upcoming year’s flu.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
When it comes to diabetes, that lack of a shared language can be a tremendous barrier to care.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Advancements in breast cancer treatment have improved survival rates, but financial hardships related to the cost of these lifesaving therapies can weigh heavily on patients.
Rebecca W. Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA
Healthcare needs a system that not only provides convenience related to medication access—as this Amazon acquisition aims to do—but also keeps the pharmacist regularly connected to the patient.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The FDA is warning consumers against serious risks of some ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ devices, and a lack of evidence to support their uses for this purpose.

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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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