Preventive Care News

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.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers found that educating patients about immunizations likely influences immunization rates positively—that is, increase community demand—among the elderly.
Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) should begin at age 45 for people of average risk, according to newly updated American Cancer Society guidelines.
Summer is almost here, and with more individuals spending time outside, knowing how to prevent tick bites could help keep Lyme disease from spreading.
Larry Calemine, RPh, BS Pharm
Staying healthy is important for all travelers, regardless of whether they have chronic health problems.

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The Educated Patient

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.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
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