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Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nutrition Research team has developed a 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for implementing targeted, effective diet interventions in a diverse population.
Alana Hippensteele, Editor
The Columbia University Irving Medical Center honored its School of Nursing faculty in recognition of their leading research on the mental health of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tiffany Budzinski, FNP-BC, CVS Health Minute Clinic, talked with Contemporary Clinic about asthma management in the urgent care setting.
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Migraines are a common condition, affecting about 38 million people in the United States and about 10% of people worldwide.
Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor
The hub offers special programs, information, referrals, and services for families, and can also connect people to community resources in their area.
Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor
Screenings can catch many conditions early, thereby avoiding severe consequences or preventing them from developing altogether.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Researchers at the Nationwide Children's Hospital looked at the number and reason for mental health-related pediatric ED visits.
Contemporary Clinic spoke with Christy Blanco, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, Texas Nurse Practitioners President & Legacy Member, about the role of nurse practitioners during COVID-19.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
This report demonstrates the importance of educating families about staying-up-date on immunizations during COVID-19 to prevent disease outbreaks.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Each May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month is recognized by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE; Susan R. Giscombe, DNP, MS, FNP-BC, NE
In the rapidly changing landscape surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that health care providers remain abreast of current recommendations from reliable sources.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
At the end of 5 years, the teens with either obesity, T2D, or high systolic blood pressure were significantly more likely to have thicker and stiffer carotid arteries, the main blood vessel that leads to the brain, according to the study.

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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