Chronic Care News - Page 20

Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Preventive Services Task Force do not give retail clinicians clear direction on whether they should screen children for high cholesterol.
Meghan L. Potter, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the most common gastrointestinal disorder for which patients seek treatment.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Chronic fatigue syndrome may be far more prevalent among teenagers than previously thought.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
In the wake of Winter Storm Jonas, retail clinicians should highlight some of the dangers associated with snow shoveling for their patients with heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Retail clinicians have their work cut out for them on improving medication adherence among patients with high cholesterol.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
One way retail clinicians can encourage patients to make lifestyle changes is to share some of the risks associated with diabetes, including that the condition is linked with early development of disabilities.
Kristene Diggins, FAANP, DNP, MBA, DCC, CNE, NEA-BC
It is pivotal for the contemporary clinician to understand the drug–drug interactions of medications used for the most common conditions seen in primary care settings.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Rising hypertension-related hospital admissions provide an opportunity for retail clinicians to focus on treating and monitoring patients with high blood pressure.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Many patients with depression overeat on a regular basis as a result of their condition.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in retail clinics have their work cut out for them, as one-fifth of children and adolescents need better control over their cholesterol.

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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