Chronic Care News - Page 18

Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The effects of maternal obesity and gestational diabetes on babies can be observed earlier than previously thought.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Retail clinicians have yet another reason to encourage their patients to quit smoking.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Pears are better than apples, at least in terms of waistlines.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Cardiovascular disease continues to pose a serious health problem in the United States, but retail clinicians may be well placed to help patients reduce their risk for it.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Exercising even a little bit can help COPD patients reduce their risk of death.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Now that spring is here, retail clinicians should be prepared to help patients develop plans to manage their seasonal allergies.
Tiffany Budzinski, FNP-BC
Asthma is a major health concern in the United States due to poor disease control.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Is obesity a big issue in your area?
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Clinicians should be diligent when prescribing antibiotics to young children, as the use of antibiotics before age 2 has been linked to an increased risk of early childhood obesity.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants should inform obese or overweight women taking oral contraceptives that they face an increased risk for cerebral venous thrombosis.

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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