Chronic Care News - Page 6

Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Uptake in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could significantly affect the rate of new HIV diagnoses, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC
This is a review, of and update on, assessing, diagnosing, and treating chronic sinusitis.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Combatting viruses, such as HIV, may cause several enzymes in the immune system to malfunction and trigger cancer-related mutations, according a recently-published study in Nature Communications.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In the latest update, the ADA makes several key recommendations for diabetes care and management, addressing medications with cardiovascular benefit and treating patients with high blood pressure.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Type 2 diabetes may be linked to a heightened risk of developing breast cancer among African American women, according to a recently-published study.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Oncology drug prices are increasing, even when other competitors enter the market, according to a new study published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Nearly 21 million HIV-positive individuals are treated with antiretroviral therapy, according to a recently-published report by UNAIDS, indicating significant progress in treating HIV.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although time to HIV diagnosis after infection is improving, many Americans are still unaware of their infection status, according to a recently-published CDC Vital Signs Report.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
A new blood test may improve accuracy of ovarian cancer diagnosis by detecting the cancer earlier and more accurately.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
A newly-developed mathematical model may be able to accurately predict whether a patient with cancer will respond to immunotherapy.

Current Issue

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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