Preventive Care News - Page 14

Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although no malaria vaccine is currently available, an experimental one has potential to protect patients against the deadly infection.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The new 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be able to reduce a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Now that spring has sprung, retail clinicians are likely seeing an influx of patients reporting seasonal allergy symptoms.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The 3-dose human papillomavirus vaccine series is recommended for all children aged 11 years and older, but miscommunication between health care providers and patients is preventing series completion for many.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Consuming a moderate amount of peanuts or peanut butter could prevent childhood obesity.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Although many retail clinicians treat their patients’ infections by prescribing them the highest tolerable dose of antibiotics, this may not be the best practice for preventing the evolution of drug-resistant diseases.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Nearly 20,000 children aged 5 years or younger are hospitalized for influenza-related complications each year, yet many parents remain uncertain of the flu vaccine’s importance or safety.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Expanding the use of vaccines could provide significant economic benefits that far outweigh the costs of immunization.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Those planning to watch the Super Bowl with fellow football fans should be aware of the increased risk for catching or transmitting the flu during these parties.
Hillary Lowe Taggart, BSN, DNP
The microbiome is the composite of the genetic material of microorganisms that live in and on humans.

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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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