Chronic Care News - Page 5

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.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Medication adherence is a common barrier for individuals with HIV who have strict dosing schedules.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Coffee may provide benefits other than a morning energy boost, previous studies have found. A recent study points to specific benefits for patients with colorectal cancer.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
US cancer mortality continues to decrease, resulting in nearly 2.4 million fewer cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival.

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The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
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