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Statins have demonstrated substantial benefits in reducing heart attacks and stroke risk caused by blood clots in at-risk patients, and their benefits for most people outweigh the risks, according to a statement this week from the American Heart Association.
Officials with Mylan Pharmaceuticals today announced that they are expanding a consumer-level voluntary nationwide recall to include all lots of valsartan-containing products within expiry.
Cecilia Pessoa Gingerich
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dextenza, a dexamethasone ophthalmic insert, for intracanalicular use for the treatment of ocular pain following ophthalmic surgery.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
The campaign promotes HIV prevention awareness and destigmatizes those living with the virus.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
CVS Health announced that it has closed its acquisition of Aetna with the promise to transform the consumer health experience.
Diabetic ulcers commonly result from high blood sugar damaging nerves, which takes away feeling from the toes or feet.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
New research suggests that hepatitis C virus treatments can be shortened in half of patients receiving them without compromising efficacy, potentially leading to significant cost savings.

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The Educated Patient

Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Providing them with advice can improve control of the disease and reduce hospitalizations, morbidity, and unscheduled health care visits.
Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
Colds, coughs, and a relentless influx of sick patients in retail health clinics keep the health care providers who work there very busy.
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.
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