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As the most common travel-related illness, travelers' diarrhea—defined as 3 or more unformed stools in 24 hours—affects about 10% to 40% of individuals who travel each year.
Patients with complex health issues and frequent hospital visits, are becoming a focus of care management programs in an effort to improve patient outcomes.
An updated campaign sheds light on the fact that more than millions of Americans may be living with prediabetes, and urges them to find out whether they have prediabetes through discussions with their health care providers.
Cecilia Pessoa Gingerich
Investigators found that communication from pediatric providers about high blood pressure was direct in 16.6%, unclear in 16.6%, minimized in 13%, and absent in 66.7% of recorded visits.
An infectious diseases (ID) specialist should be consulted before patients receive intravenous (IV) antimicrobial infusion therapy outside of the hospital, suggest updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Amanie Khairullah, PharmD Candidate, Bryce Platt, PharmD, and Rebecca W. Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA
Patient nonadherence to prescribed medications is associated with poor therapeutic outcomes, progression of disease, increased healthcare utilization, and an estimated burden of billions per year in avoidable direct healthcare costs.
Officials with the FDA have approved Theravance Biopharma and Mylan’s revefenacin (Yupelri) inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a press release.1
Officials with the US FDA this week announced an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Zaire ebolavirus, making it the second Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test available under EUA, but the first that uses a portable battery-operated reader.

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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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