Preventive Care News - Page 9

Rachel Lutz
Health care providers looking to strengthen their diabetes prevention efforts must point out 2 essential strategies when counseling patients.
Jennifer G. Allen
Women with migraines face a 50% greater risk of developing major cardiovascular disease, recent study results suggest.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The convenience that cars afford to commuters may actually weigh heavy on public health.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
A review of Google searches revealed that there may be a peak season for chickenpox
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Pregnant women who have yet to quit smoking may now have another reason to do so.
Ginger K. Urban, DHSc, PA-C
The midst of summer break is the time to not only shop for new clothes, backpacks, and school supplies, but also for parents to ensure that their children’s immunizations are up to date.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Patients who belong to racial or ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive an annual flu shot, possibly because of perceived discrimination.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Any woman capable of becoming pregnant should consider taking a daily supplement of folic acid.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Exercise is known to help patients lose weight and manage cholesterol, but many patients may be unaware of the other benefits of being physically active.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in retail clinics may not need to recommend celiac disease screening for patients lacking symptoms, including those at increased risk.

Current Issue

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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