Preventive Care News - Page 9

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.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although no malaria vaccine is currently available, an experimental one has potential to protect patients against the deadly infection.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The new 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be able to reduce a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Now that spring has sprung, retail clinicians are likely seeing an influx of patients reporting seasonal allergy symptoms.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The 3-dose human papillomavirus vaccine series is recommended for all children aged 11 years and older, but miscommunication between health care providers and patients is preventing series completion for many.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Consuming a moderate amount of peanuts or peanut butter could prevent childhood obesity.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although many retail clinicians treat their patients’ infections by prescribing them the highest tolerable dose of antibiotics, this may not be the best practice for preventing the evolution of drug-resistant diseases.

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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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