Chronic Care News

Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
Investigators at Propeller Health, in conjunction with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, gathered data from 7558 patients, and found that 84% of patients took less than 30 seconds between the first and the second puff of their rescue or controller inhaler.
Katarzyna LaLicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
As the disease progresses, symptoms may include chest tightness, mucus production, a low fever, shortness of breath, and wheezing.
Eversense® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System has received FDA approval for allowing nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to be certified to place the sensor and to file claims with insurance plans.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The Class I recall encompasses 43 lots with more than 1.1 million packages of Roche Diagnostics' CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
In an effort to protect individuals with sesame allergies, the FDA has taken a first step towards consideration of adding sesame to the list of allergens required to be identified on food labels.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
The FDA has approved the first generic epinephrine auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
Kenneth Bender, PharmD, MA
Traditional approaches to improve treatment adherence and outcomes in youth with HIV have been inadequate, according to researchers.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
When it comes to diabetes, that lack of a shared language can be a tremendous barrier to care.
Jared Kaltwasser
Asthma patients who are given electronic asthma plans have better health outcomes, according to a new pilot study published this month.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
A recent publication describes a structured approach to chronic cough in children.

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The Educated Patient

Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Providing them with advice can improve control of the disease and reduce hospitalizations, morbidity, and unscheduled health care visits.
Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
Colds, coughs, and a relentless influx of sick patients in retail health clinics keep the health care providers who work there very busy.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.
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