News & Views

Because most treatments have been designed with a one-size-fits-all approach, clinicians may see a medication work very well for some patients but not for others.
The Convenient Healthcare and Pharmacy Collaborative conference is a unique event that brings together the providers at the heart of retail health to network, discuss best practices to improve patient outcomes, and consider ways to further revolutionize health care delivery.
Read about the new OTC products featured in April 2016.
Read about the new Rx products featured in April 2016.

Practitioner of the Month

For Angela E. Dykes, APRN, FNPBC, few things are more rewarding than empowering her patients to take charge of their health.

Feature Focus: Preventive Care

Now that spring has sprung, retail clinicians are likely seeing an influx of patients reporting seasonal allergy symptoms.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

On any given day, it is typical to see parents waiting at doctor’s offices, urgent care facilities, and retail health locations with children who are experiencing a cough, as it is one of the most common symptoms for which patients seek primary care.

Feature Focus: Chronic Care

Asthma is a major health concern in the United States due to poor disease control.

Feature Focus: Case Study

Acute respiratory infections are among the most common reasons why patients in the United States seek medical care.

Counseling Focus

Allergic rhinitis is a common health complaint that affects patients of all ages.

Practitioner to Practitioner

Toxicodendron, a term that means “poisonous tree,” is the genus that includes the most common culprits in allergic plant contact dermatitis, such as poison ivy.
With the availability of many different brands and types of dietary supplements, product selection can be daunting.

Drug-Drug Interactions

Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States.

Business Focus

Partnerships between retail clinics and health systems focus on convenience for the patient in an effort to drive compliance and improve outcomes.

Educated Patient

No matter your age, quitting tobacco can benefit you and those around you.

Disease State Management

Although total knee replacement is frequently performed to treat knee arthritis, the procedure is often associated with a number of adverse events, including postoperative pain and impaired mobility.
Current guidelines recommend delaying referrals for physical therapy, in part because previous research found that early aggressive therapy contributed to higher health care costs and did not seem to make significant improvements for patients.
A recent study has indicated that impressions of breakthrough pain differ between patients and providers.

Continuing Education

This Continuing Education Activity is jointly provided by Dannemiller and Pharmacy Times Continuing Education.

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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