Chronic Care News - Page 16

Jennifer G. Allen
The US health system can expect to manage an explosion of older cancer survivors, new study results have found.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Text messages that provide advice, motivation, and support could make a difference for patients with coronary artery disease.
Jennifer G. Allen
Patients hospitalized after stroke are at less risk for infection when they’re on statin therapy, the results of a recent study suggest.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and the patients they care for should be aware that working long hours regularly is associated with a few chronic diseases.
Jennifer G. Allen
The benefits of exercise in diabetes prevention go beyond weight loss.
Jennifer G. Allen
Patients with certain chronic conditions often receive different treatments depending on where they live, results of a new analysis have revealed.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should make sure that their female patients at high risk for atrial fibrillation-related stroke are on appropriate therapy, as new study results published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that women aren’t prescribed blood thinners as often as men.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should make a concerted effort to educate the parents of children with asthma about controller medications.
Jennifer G. Allen
The cornerstone attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment could be associated with heart problems in children and adolescents, recent study results suggest.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Bariatric surgery, or metabolic surgery, hasn’t traditionally been included as a standard intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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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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