Preventive Care News - Page 7

Jennifer G. Allen
Young women who get all 3 doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine have fewer cervical cell anomalies in the future, recent study results found.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
More than three-quarters of patients given antibiotics to treat a suspected sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea or chlamydia don’t actually test positively for the disease.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although many expectant mothers may be hesitant to exercise, clinicians can assuage their concerns by educating them about the benefits of doing so.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Clinicians should remain mindful of any potentially inappropriate antihypertensive medications taken by their elderly patients.
Jennifer G. Allen
Children who fail to get a full night's sleep are at increased risk for obesity, a recent investigation revealed.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The percentage of Americans who have used opioids for nonmedical reasons has more than doubled over the course of a decade.
Jennifer G. Allen
White, middle-class, and upper-class Americans tend to receive the best nutrition, new study results suggest.
Jennifer G. Allen
Exercise in midlife can ward off stroke independent of other risk factors, according to a recent study.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Retail clinicians should make sure to check prescribing guidelines when treating patients with atrial fibrillation, especially those who are at high risk for stroke.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
A pair of blood pressure medication classes can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with end-stage renal disease who require peritoneal dialysis.

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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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