Preventive Care News - Page 13

Rachel Lutz
Health care providers looking to strengthen their diabetes prevention efforts must point out 2 essential strategies when counseling patients.
Jennifer G. Allen
Women with migraines face a 50% greater risk of developing major cardiovascular disease, recent study results suggest.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The convenience that cars afford to commuters may actually weigh heavy on public health.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
A review of Google searches revealed that there may be a peak season for chickenpox
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Pregnant women who have yet to quit smoking may now have another reason to do so.
Ginger K. Urban, DHSc, PA-C
The midst of summer break is the time to not only shop for new clothes, backpacks, and school supplies, but also for parents to ensure that their children’s immunizations are up to date.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Patients who belong to racial or ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive an annual flu shot, possibly because of perceived discrimination.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Any woman capable of becoming pregnant should consider taking a daily supplement of folic acid.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Exercise is known to help patients lose weight and manage cholesterol, but many patients may be unaware of the other benefits of being physically active.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in retail clinics may not need to recommend celiac disease screening for patients lacking symptoms, including those at increased risk.

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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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