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Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor
Influenza is still a major global cause of death, and resulted in 80,000 deaths in the United States during the 2017-2018 season.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. Our Week in Review is a can't miss for the busy pharmacy professional.
Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
Understanding how nerves in the bladder transmit different sensations to the brain could potentially help limit bladder dysfunction in patients with overactive bladders.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
The study recruited 6853 children antenatally during 2009 to 2010; at the 54-month follow-up, 93% of the children had their weight and height measured.
Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor
High sulfur amino acid intake was associated with every type of food except grains, vegetables, and fruit.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Although flu activity has tapered off in the first few weeks of 2020, the final weeks of January showed a spike in activity.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. Our Week in Review is a can't miss for the busy pharmacy professional.
Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor
Although there is still no vaccine or effective antiviral treatment for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that continues to spread worldwide, clinicians are increasingly aware of the symptoms.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
A policy loophole regarding the ban of e-cigarettes permits all flavors to continue to be sold in devices that cannot be refilled and are redesigned to be disposed of after the flavored nicotine has run out.
Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor
Tedros Adhanom, PhD, director general of WHO, concluded his statements in the WHO press conference by reiterating that while 2019-nCoV is of global concern, it should not lead to widespread panic.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Walnuts may promote “good-for-your-gut” bacteria, according to new research findings.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Approximately 34 million Americans currently smoke cigarettes, and most adults have been smokers since adolescence. Over $170 billion in health care spending is attributed to smoking.

Features

Feature Focus: Preventive Care

Clinicians should recommend routine yearly influenza vaccinations for everyone 6 months or older who has no contraindications for the 2019-2020 influenza season starting at the end of October, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

Cancer, diabetes, and heart disease account for a large portion of the $3.3 trillion annual US health care expenditures. In fact, 90% of these expenditures are due to chronic conditions. About 23 million people in the United States have diabetes, 7 million have undiagnosed diabetes, and 83 million have prediabetes.

Feature Focus: Chronic Care

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) defines the condition as follows: “COPD is a common, preventable, and treatable disease that is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by significant exposure to noxious particles or gases.”

Practitioner to Practitioner

There are many different causes of throat discomfort, but patients commonly associate a sore throat with an infection and may think that they need antibiotics. This unfortunately leads to unnecessary antibiotic prescribing when clinicians do not apply evidence-based practice.

Educated Patient

The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.

Practitioner to Practitioner

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The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.

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