Preventive Care News - Page 3

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Americans love their vitamin and mineral supplements, and this often creates confusion or concern for health care providers.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, addressed influenza response efforts and preparedness.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Certain types of foods—especially those with antioxidants—have been found to protect against cancer, while others have been shown to increase the risk of developing cancer.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a final recommendation that addresses screening for ovarian cancer.
Kathryn Hubbard, PharmD
With thousands of dietary supplements on the market and often contradictory or unconvincing clinical evidence for their use, many providers hesitate to make recommendations for or against them.
Gina Kokosky
Patients are more likely to take action when public health messages instill hope.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Many patients present with acute and chronic disease that could be avoided or much less severe if they did not smoke.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Educating communities about poison prevention is one way pharmacists help keep families safe.
The influenza vaccine's efficacy has been somewhat better than previously predicted, but there's more work to do to improve protection.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Esophageal cancer rates are increasing worldwide and are linked to poor patient outcomes.

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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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