Preventive Care News - Page 11

Daniel Holland, PharmD
Health care providers often overlook osteoporosis screening in an important group: men. This tendency may occur because public health officials have placed a heavy emphasis on osteoporosis prevention in women.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Consuming a higher percentage of protein from plants can reduce all-cause mortality risk, a recent investigation found.
Aine Cryts
Patients with type 2 diabetes who get the flu shot may have a reduced risk for hospitalization related to cardiovascular or respiratory issues, recent research suggests.
Jennifer G. Allen
The protection and immunity rate for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine Bexsero (4CMenB) may be lower than expected, recent research results suggest.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The US Preventive Services Task Force has determined that there isn’t enough evidence to conclusively state that routine full-body skin cancer screenings by a clinician are safe or effective.
Jennifer G. Allen
A recent study identified 10 risk factors that seem to account for 90% of strokes.
Jennifer G. Allen
Young women who get all 3 doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine have fewer cervical cell anomalies in the future, recent study results found.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
More than three-quarters of patients given antibiotics to treat a suspected sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea or chlamydia don’t actually test positively for the disease.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although many expectant mothers may be hesitant to exercise, clinicians can assuage their concerns by educating them about the benefits of doing so.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Clinicians should remain mindful of any potentially inappropriate antihypertensive medications taken by their elderly patients.

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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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