Preventive Care News - Page 3

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.
Gina Kokosky
Overall, cigarette use among US adult has declined over the past decade, but gaps remain in certain population groups.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
US influenza activity has been rapidly increasing in the past few weeks, according to recent CDC surveillance data, and health care professionals are prepared to face a challenging flu season this year.
Abby Case, PharmD
The deferral of vaccination could result in a missed opportunity to vaccinate a patient or the patient becoming infected with the influenza virus prior to obtaining the vaccine.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Nearly half of cancer cases and related deaths are preventable, according to data recently published by CA: A Cancer Journal of Clinicians.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
No precautions are needed when administering egg-based flu vaccines to patients with egg allergy, according to an updated influenza vaccine practice guideline from the Influenza Vaccine and Egg Allergy Practice Parameter Workgroup commissioned by Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP).
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Using multiple prevention strategies for HIV can significantly reduce new infections.

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The Educated Patient

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.
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.
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