Preventive Care News - Page 11

Jennifer G. Allen
The protection and immunity rate for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine Bexsero (4CMenB) may be lower than expected, recent research results suggest.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The US Preventive Services Task Force has determined that there isn’t enough evidence to conclusively state that routine full-body skin cancer screenings by a clinician are safe or effective.
Jennifer G. Allen
A recent study identified 10 risk factors that seem to account for 90% of strokes.
Jennifer G. Allen
Young women who get all 3 doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine have fewer cervical cell anomalies in the future, recent study results found.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
More than three-quarters of patients given antibiotics to treat a suspected sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea or chlamydia don’t actually test positively for the disease.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although many expectant mothers may be hesitant to exercise, clinicians can assuage their concerns by educating them about the benefits of doing so.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Clinicians should remain mindful of any potentially inappropriate antihypertensive medications taken by their elderly patients.
Jennifer G. Allen
Children who fail to get a full night's sleep are at increased risk for obesity, a recent investigation revealed.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The percentage of Americans who have used opioids for nonmedical reasons has more than doubled over the course of a decade.
Jennifer G. Allen
White, middle-class, and upper-class Americans tend to receive the best nutrition, new study results suggest.

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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
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