News & Views - Page 7

Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
World Suicide Prevention Day brings awareness to mental health issues around the globe, with over 300 activities in 70 countries reported last year, according to the World Health Organization.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, medical product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. The Week in Review highlights a Contemporary Clinic article each week, and is a can't miss for the busy healthcare professional.
Kevin Kunzmann
The CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and its federal advisory committee Control Board of Scientific Counselors has released a new set of guidelines for the comprehensive care of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury, such as concussion.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Older women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer have a higher risk of experiencing a decline in their ability to function physically, according to a new study.
Contagion Editorial Staff
Although the incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections remains high among young women (ages 14-24), new data presented at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2018 STD Conference indicate that prevalence of the sexually-transmitted infection (STI) is decreasing.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
The approvals of Delstrigo and Pifeltro are based on findings from 2 phase 3 clinical trials.
Officials with the FDA have approved Bayer’s antihemophilic factor [recombinant] PEGylated-aucl, BAY94-9027 (Jivi), for the routine prophylactic treatment of hemophilia A in previously treated adults and adolescents 12 years of age or older.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Food products prepared by adding liquid nitrogen at the point of sale, immediately before consumption, have the potential for serious injury, and the FDA is advising consumers to avoid eating, drinking, or handling these products.

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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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