Preventive Care News - Page 11

Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in retail clinics may not need to recommend celiac disease screening for patients lacking symptoms, including those at increased risk.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although no malaria vaccine is currently available, an experimental one has potential to protect patients against the deadly infection.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The new 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be able to reduce a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Now that spring has sprung, retail clinicians are likely seeing an influx of patients reporting seasonal allergy symptoms.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The 3-dose human papillomavirus vaccine series is recommended for all children aged 11 years and older, but miscommunication between health care providers and patients is preventing series completion for many.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Consuming a moderate amount of peanuts or peanut butter could prevent childhood obesity.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although many retail clinicians treat their patients’ infections by prescribing them the highest tolerable dose of antibiotics, this may not be the best practice for preventing the evolution of drug-resistant diseases.
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.

Current Issue

The Educated Patient

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.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
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