Preventive Care News - Page 9

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.
Jennifer G. Allen
Clinicians should pay particular attention to single working moms, as they’re more likely to have a stroke than their married counterparts.
Jennifer G. Allen
In the last year, nearly one-third of adolescents experienced ringing or buzzing in their ears that lasted more than 5 minutes, a recent report found.
Jennifer G. Allen
Patients with heart failure should know that getting a flu shot could lower their risk of being hospitalized and developing dementia.

Current Issue

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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