Preventive Care News - Page 10

Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Nearly 20,000 children aged 5 years or younger are hospitalized for influenza-related complications each year, yet many parents remain uncertain of the flu vaccine’s importance or safety.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Expanding the use of vaccines could provide significant economic benefits that far outweigh the costs of immunization.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Those planning to watch the Super Bowl with fellow football fans should be aware of the increased risk for catching or transmitting the flu during these parties.
Hillary Lowe Taggart, BSN, DNP
The microbiome is the composite of the genetic material of microorganisms that live in and on humans.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although postsurgical complications are often a major concern for patients planning to undergo a procedure, retail clinicians are ideally placed to provide counseling on ways to prevent them.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Food allergies are a major concern for parents with young children, and many are taking their kids to local retail clinics for guidance on how to treat or even prevent these allergies.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Many smokers may be resolving to turn over a new leaf in 2016 by kicking the habit for good.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Parents can empower their teens to improve their health by allowing them to take the lead in asking and answering questions during regular check-ups.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Children with allergic disorders may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even at an early age.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
As Americans finish their Thanksgiving leftovers and turn their thoughts to the holiday season, many have resolved to shed a few pounds after New Year's Day.

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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.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-B-C
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
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