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Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
HIV is a wide-reaching public health problem, with more than 37 million individuals infected worldwide. Current antiretroviral therapy (ART) has a varying array of uses, ranging from HIV treatment to pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Many studies suggest that certain dietary interventions may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or improve symptoms. The Mediterranean diet, in particular, has garnered significant attention for MS.
American Diabetes Association officials noted that there are aspects of the American College of Physicians' guidance they agree with, but association members are concerned by the missing consideration of the positive impact of several newer medication classes that are associated with low risk for hypoglycemia, have favorable effects on weight and improved cardiovascular disease outcomes.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The American College of Physicians recently issued new guidelines aimed at assisting clinicians in making decisions about targets when using pharmacologic therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Clinicians should ask these questions to ensure that pediatric patients are receiving the best asthma therapy suited for them.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Surgeons who specialize in hand surgery are in short supply in the United States, and many patients who have conditions affecting their hands seek management in other health care settings.
Jennifer Hofmann, MS, PA-C, and Mary G. Flanagan, MS, PA-C
There is no cure for IBS, and its management should be individualized based on patient preferences, potential triggers, predominant symptoms, and symptom pattern and severity.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Patients undergoing cancer treatment may benefit from engaging in physical activity.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
When it comes to sleep quality, patients undergoing cancer treatment may benefit from bright light therapy, according to a recently-published study.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Incorporating a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy for children with asthma can reduce the amount of asthma-associated emergency room and hospital visits.

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The Educated Patient

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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