Acute Care News - Page 2

Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although flu activity has decreased, overall influenza-associated illness remains high across most of the United States.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Traditionally described as a nosocomial infection affecting the elderly population and those who have recently been on antibiotics, CDI is growing in cost, prevalence, and severity.
Gina Kokosky
Scientists may be able to detect how a flu strain will spread based on its genome.
Jennifer Barrett
In today's CDC media briefing on the latest influenza activity data, CDC officials indicated that flu-associated hospitalization rates are on pace to hit record highs compared with past severe seasons.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Low back pain (LBP) is the fifth most common reason for all primary care visits, and 6 million Americans see primary care providers complaining of LBP annually.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
This year, the winner is an ingredient common to many cosmetics, topical skin products, foods, and medications.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Flu activity in the United States continues to increase over the past few weeks, which means that health care providers should continue to be on the lookout when diagnosing ill patients, according to a CDC Health Advisory.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Upper respiratory infections (URIs) occur annually an average of 6 to 8 times for children and 2 to 4 times for adults.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Health care providers should be aware that Christmas trees have been associated with allergic contact dermatitis and allergy.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Influenza activity is on the rise across the United States, with several influenza activity indicators higher than what is typically seen for this time of year.

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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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