News & Views - Page 9

Dawn Morton-Rias, EdD, PA-C
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants' 2017 Statistical Report on Certified PAs shows the impact that PAs are making on patient care.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
US life expectancy rates are dropping, while trends show a surge in young adult and midlife mortality, according to recent studies.
Officials with the FDA have given approval for marketing Brainsway’s Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Rheumatoid arthritis the most common type of arthritis, is believed to be triggered by a mix of environmental and genetic factors.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The FDA has approved the first generic epinephrine auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
A young patient, aged 11 months, suffered a stroke after being infected with chickenpox, likely from unvaccinated siblings.
Kenneth Bender, PharmD, MA
Traditional approaches to improve treatment adherence and outcomes in youth with HIV have been inadequate, according to researchers.
Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
The benefits of transplanting kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) may outweigh the risks for individuals in need of a lifesaving organ transplant, according to a new study.

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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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