Preventive Care News - Page 5

Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Vaccine coverage for recommended immunizations remains stable and high for US children, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. However, there are still gaps in coverage.
Clinicians should counsel patients with fair skin between the ages of 6 months and 24 years, including the parents of young children with fair skin, on sun protection behaviors, according to a draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics for dental procedures may be contributing to the spread of community-associated Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at ID Week 2017.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Infants who are exposed to pet or pest allergens may be less likely to develop asthma during childhood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The live varicella-zoster vaccine can effectively prevent shingles in rheumatoid arthritis patients starting treatment with the drug tofacitinib.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
More US teens are receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations, but more work is needed to get more adolescents vaccinated, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Kaitlynn Ely
Overall, influenza activity in the United States was moderate.
Mary Caffrey
Patients with type 2 diabetes taking alirocumab (Praluent), along with the maximum tolerable dose of statins, saw a 49% drop in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol during a recent study.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
MxA acts as a shield against cross-species influenza A.

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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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