Feature Focus: Preventive Care

Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Diabetes can result in vision problems, so it is important to closely monitor patients through comprehensive eye examinations.
Officials with the FDA have approved a supplemental application for Merck's Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) that expands the approved use of the vaccine to include individuals aged 27 to 45 years.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
Health care professionals were more likely to be vaccinated when their workplace promoted or required vaccines.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
An analysis of 19 clinical studies shows that an association exists between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid treatment and a reduced severity of anxiety symptoms.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
More adolescents are starting and completing the human papillomavirus (HPV) series of immunizations, but some forms of cancers caused by the virus are rising.
Allison Inserro
The latest recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force said cervical cancer screening depends on a woman’s age and other factors.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
A young patient, aged 11 months, suffered a stroke after being infected with chickenpox, likely from unvaccinated siblings.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Biometric screening has become popular as part of workplace health assessments across the country.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
It’s also National Immunization Awareness Month, and the CDC is encouraging parents to ensure their children have the recommended vaccines for the upcoming school year.
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.

Current Issue

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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