Chronic Care News - Page 21

Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are prime health care providers for chronic burn management.
Christine Kubus, 2016 PharmD Candidate
Some medications need a little help to be effective.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients with high systolic blood pressure may be at risk for different diseases than those with high diastolic blood pressure.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Data from the CDC reveal that new cases of diagnosed diabetes among adults are dropping.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA
Multiple factors make provision of cardiovascular disease treatment in retail health clinics a helpful treatment option for all but the most critical patients.
Karen Brautigam, FNP-C, and Christina Blaesing, FNP-C
Recent statistics reveal that 85.6 million Americans live with cardiovascular disease or residual deficits from stroke.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
As retail clinics continue to grow in popularity, patients will be increasingly turning toward retail-based nurse practitioners and physicians assistants for help in lowering high cholesterol.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
While the prevalence of hypertension has remained relatively stable over the years, hypertensive patients have been gaining better control over their blood pressure.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
With as many as 1 in 12 US residents having asthma, retail clinicians are primed to help this patient population manage their chronic condition.
Allison Bitonti-Brito, PharmD Candidate
Decision aids allow patients to take a proactive approach to their own care.

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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