Feature Focus: Chronic Care - Page 15

Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC
Acne is a common, chronic skin disorder involving inflammation and/or blockage of the sebaceous follicles.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often have difficulty communicating.
Melissa Laracy, 2017 PharmD Candidate
Today, 99,478 of the 120,001(83%) of patients on the organ transplant waiting list in the United States still await a kidney transplant.
Brandon May
Stress reduction may be an undervalued strategy in helping patients avoid cardiac-related event recurrence.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
With projections of physician shortages ranging from 46,000 to 90,000 in the next decade, patients with hepatitis C virus could be left with gaps in their care.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, making it the perfect opportunity for clinicians to brush up on the wide variety of health issues often associated with the disease.
Jennifer G. Allen
Poor medication adherence habits constitute a major threat to public health and costs the United States between $100 billion and $289 billion annually.
Jennifer G. Allen
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association warns that unintended interactions among prescription drugs, OTC products, herbs, or nutritional supplements may trigger or worsen heart failure.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants play an important role in curbing childhood obesity, which can lead to a variety of health and emotional problems both in adulthood and childhood.
Jennifer G. Allen
The latest federal diabetes screening recommendations fail to catch 55% of adults at high risk for diabetes, a recent investigation found.

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The Educated Patient

Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
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.
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