Preventive Care News - Page 8

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.
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.

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The Educated Patient

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.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
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