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Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
In a session presented at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners national conference in New Orleans, Elizabeth Rende, DNP, CPNP‐PC, PMHS‐BC, FAAN with Duke Pediatric Neurology said up to 85% of pediatric patients have had a significant headache event by age 15 years.
Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
Suggestions from the guidelines include eating heart healthy, engaging in regular exercise, keeping a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco, and limiting aspirin use.
Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
The basketball-themed PSAs are a part of a new campaign through the Epilepsy Foundation, designed to increase awareness on seizure recognition and first aid.
In this clip from the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Daphne Duvall Meyer, RN, OCN, a Nurse Manager at Postchartrain Cancer Center, explains how advancements in oral chemotherapy improve the quality of patient's lives.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
In the March 15, 2019 FluView update, the CDC reported a slight decrease in the percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for influenza viruses in clinical laboratories, from the previous week.
Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
In the first and largest study to assess the relationship between carbohydrate intake and AFib, investigators analyzed health records of approximately 14,000 people spanning more than 2 decades.
Officials with the FDA have approved a new generic of valsartan (Diovan, Alkem Laboratories), to help relieve the recent shortage of this critical medicine as a result of multiple recalls of generic valsartan products from several manufacturers.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
At the 40th National Conference of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, in New Orleans, experts presenting a session on menstrual management said that amenorrhea and heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) can both indicate a variety of medical issues in the pediatric patient population.

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Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
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Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
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Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
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Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
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