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The 15 locations are planned to be placed in select hot spot markets with escalating rates of COVID-19 cases. A
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Aspects of the campaign have been designed specifically for health care professionals, teachers, dietitians, and community leaders.
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New data from the FAIR Health white paper show that from 2017 to 2018, telehealth use grew 12% and use of retail clinics grew 10%.
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One of the results from the survey showed that 42% of American people do not wash their hands every time they use the restroom.
Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, JD
US Department of Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar published an open letter to governors seeking state-level policy changes to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
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The length of time patients remained contagious after the end of their symptoms, however, ranged from 1 to 8 days.
Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor
The behaviors of viruses and how they react to various environments is highly variable, according to researchers at Stanford University.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
These poor health choices can lead to disease progression, even among younger people, for those who have the coronavirus.
Customers may confirm product availability at each pharmacy, and quantity restrictions apply for high demand items.
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The FDA has issued a statement regarding action to help increase the supply of ventilators, ventilator tubing connectors, and ventilator accessories, including filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) due to shortages during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Prisma Health has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for VESper, a ventilator expansion device that allows a single ventilator to support up to 4 patients .
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Retail clinics are able to provide acute and preventive health care to patients across the country.

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

This article was sponsored by Nature Made Nutritional Products.

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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