News & Views - Page 7

Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Each year, 17,900,000 people die from cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease and stroke. For World Heart Day 2019, the World Heart Federation has created a mission to ensure heart health equity for all.
80.2 million people over the age of six are physically inactive in the United States. This leads to an approximate $117 billion in healthcare costs, associated with the many health risks found in inactive people (such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease).
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
The NFID also released data that revealed only 52% of adults in the country plan to get vaccinated against the flu this season.
While many recent studies focus on the current eating behaviors of today’s population, a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville suggests the obesity rates in adults in the United States could be the result of dietary habits from decades ago.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
As dietary changes can help slow the progression of the disease to form, it is still not clear if a healthier diet can protect against the development of the disease.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
The Pathway to Excellence is a global credential that highlights MinuteClinic’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment where advanced practice nurses and allied health care professionals feel valued.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
After 5 years of study and treatment by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), results have shown promise towards prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease with the use of Vitamin D and Omega-3.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Officials from the FDA have announced an approved package size and package type limit for over-the-counter (OTC) brand-name tablet and capsule forms of loperamide.

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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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