Preventive Care News - Page 6

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.
Daniel Holland, PharmD
Health care providers often overlook osteoporosis screening in an important group: men. This tendency may occur because public health officials have placed a heavy emphasis on osteoporosis prevention in women.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Consuming a higher percentage of protein from plants can reduce all-cause mortality risk, a recent investigation found.
Aine Cryts
Patients with type 2 diabetes who get the flu shot may have a reduced risk for hospitalization related to cardiovascular or respiratory issues, recent research suggests.
Jennifer G. Allen
The protection and immunity rate for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine Bexsero (4CMenB) may be lower than expected, recent research results suggest.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The US Preventive Services Task Force has determined that there isn’t enough evidence to conclusively state that routine full-body skin cancer screenings by a clinician are safe or effective.
Jennifer G. Allen
A recent study identified 10 risk factors that seem to account for 90% of strokes.

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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
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Janet Gilbreath, DNP, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC
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