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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
A new study looks at patient perception of adverse effects with asthma, and recommends that pharmacists change their emphasis when counseling about potential adverse effects to include prevention strategies.
Kelsey Fontneau, PharmD Candidate
HIV practitioners lack experience in menopause management, while general practitioners’ have little HIV experience.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Gout, an inflammatory arthritis, is very common and increasing in prevalence with men more likely to develop it than women.
April is Rosacea Awareness Month.
The FDA has authorized for marketing the first integrated continuous glucose monitoring system (iCGM) for determining blood glucose levels for patients with diabetes who are aged 2 years and older.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
A number of complementary and alternative medications can potentially lower blood sugar, and many patients look at these substances as more natural than synthetic drugs.
Connor Walker, PharmD Candidate
Providers should always assess the patient’s inhaler technique, medication adherence, and other modifiable risk factors before starting one of these therapies.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
HIV's tendency to hide in the central nervous system may be a major barrier to disease eradication.
Connor Walker, PharmD Candidate
While asthma treatment options such as long acting beta-agonists and inhaled corticosteroids are effective in most patients, approximately 10% of asthma conditions will remain poorly controlled.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
A recent issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing includes a list of 20 things you didn't know about beta-blockers.

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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.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.
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