Chronic Care News - Page 17

Jennifer G. Allen
Children who experience recurrent viral respiratory infections by age 2 face a more than 2-fold risk for type 1 diabetes by age 5, recent study results suggest.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
A growing number of patients with gout may be seeking convenient pain relief at retail clinics, as a research letter recently found that cases of gout have been steadily increasing, even as cases of rheumatoid arthritis have been decreasing
Kathy Veenendaal, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Current and former smokers may not show all the signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but they may still have respiratory problems and use a variety of medications without any evidence basis.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The number of patients with blindness or visual impairment is expected to double over the next 35 years.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The impact of obstructive sleep apnea on diabetes was unknown, until now.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
College-bound teens with allergies should take steps to ensure that they’re able to manage their condition after they move away from home.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Given the limited access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants should begin to manage HCV in the community setting.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
There seems to be little consensus among researchers about the health risks associated with e-cigarettes, but new research suggests that heavily regulating them may do more harm than good.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The World Health Organization created its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines back in 2014, but it just released some updates that promote the use of newer and more effective medicines.

Current Issue

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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