Preventive Care News - Page 2

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.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Since the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, many patients and healthcare professionals have been confused.
Health agencies recommend patients get a periodic colonoscopy starting at age 50, but a high-fiber diet can help maintain a healthy colon and digestive system.
Connor Walker, PharmD Candidate
Influenza infection in the very young, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals may last longer.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers continue to look for factors that may influence osteoarthritis’ development. On such area of research is the role of fat soluble vitamins.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
What do healthcare providers know about obesity, and how well do they apply current guidelines?
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Despite decades of declining mumps incidence, due to widespread vaccination, recent outbreaks in vaccinated adults and communities with high vaccine coverage have prompted concerns about the effectiveness of the current vaccine.

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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
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
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