Preventive Care News - Page 6

Lauren Santye, Assistant Editor
Even in patients with diabetes, the reduction of systolic blood pressure lead to better outcomes.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
The caffeine-based compounds could prevent the misfolding of α-synuclein.
Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FAND
More than 86 million Americans over the age of 20 have prediabetes, 29 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, and another 8.1 million Americans are living with undiagnosed diabetes.
Brandon May
The CDC recently pooled retrospective data that demonstrated an 85% decrease in US chickenpox cases between 2005 and 2006, as well as between 2013 and 2014, related to this updated vaccine schedule.
Michele Brannan, MPAS, PA-C
With the summer in full swing, patient education has aligned itself with anticipated ailments related to sun exposure.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The US Preventive Services Task Force just released final recommendations based on its recent investigation into screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents without signs, symptoms, or a diagnosis for the conditions.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
As a preventive measure against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Rio 2016 Olympics organizers have given athletes 450,000 condoms, or an average of 42 per competitor.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Cautious retail clinicians may consider routinely testing all patients for genital herpes, but they might want to hold off on screening those who don’t exhibit symptoms.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Retail clinicians on the lookout for signs of depression in their younger patients should be aware that the screening questionnaires used to identify the condition could lead to a misdiagnosis in children and adolescents.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
An hour or more of physical activity a day can mitigate the risk of heart disease and early death associated with sitting for 8 or more hours each day.

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The Educated Patient

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.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-B-C
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
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