News & Views

Strength and persistence are key American attributes, but collaborative effort is critical to success.
It’s hard to believe, but 2017 is well upon us, bringing with it a whole host of changes and new opportunities, which is how our industry thrives.
Read about the new OTC products featured in February 2017.
Read about the new Rx products featured in February 2017.

Feature Focus: Preventive Care

The frequency and scale of global travel has led to unprecedented opportunity for rapid spread of emerging and reemerging diseases.

Feature Focus: Acute Care

Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, gram-positive bacteria spread by the fecaloral route.

Feature Focus: Case Study

The most common form of peptic ulcer is the duodenal ulcer, which typically occurs in the proximal segment.

Counseling Focus

Prescription opioids are potent pain-relieving medications that, when used correctly, can effectively control pain and increase the quality of life for patients with acute or chronic pain.

Drug-Drug Interactions

Approximately 60 million Americans experience heartburn once a month, and 15 million Americans suffer from it daily.

Business Focus

Convenient care clinics (CCCs) provide a cost-effective alternative when primary care providers are unable to accommodate a patient with a last-minute appointment or provide treatment for an acute illness.

News Focus: Chronic Care

Inflammatory bowel disease involves chronic inflammation of the inner tract of the intestine.

Educated Patient

The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.

Disease State Management

Psychological therapies are known to provide short-term symptom relief to patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the results of a recent study indicate that these benefits may extend even longer than previously thought.
Migraine and tension headaches could share some genetic links with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to recent study results presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Vancouver, Canada.
Although the neuropain inhibitor pregabalin (Lyrica) is frequently used to treat conditions such as epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and bromyalgia, the results of a recent pilot study suggest that the drug could also be used to ease pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Continuing Education

This Continuing Education activity is supported by an educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.

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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