Feature Focus: Preventive Care - Page 2

Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Biometric screening has become popular as part of workplace health assessments across the country.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
It’s also National Immunization Awareness Month, and the CDC is encouraging parents to ensure their children have the recommended vaccines for the upcoming school year.
Kevin Kunzmann
Regardless the trend of previous years’ strains or mutations, manufacturers are working on limited clinical insight as to how best manage the upcoming year’s flu.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers found that educating patients about immunizations likely influences immunization rates positively—that is, increase community demand—among the elderly.
Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) should begin at age 45 for people of average risk, according to newly updated American Cancer Society guidelines.
Summer is almost here, and with more individuals spending time outside, knowing how to prevent tick bites could help keep Lyme disease from spreading.
Larry Calemine, RPh, BS Pharm
Staying healthy is important for all travelers, regardless of whether they have chronic health problems.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Since the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, many patients and healthcare professionals have been confused.
Health agencies recommend patients get a periodic colonoscopy starting at age 50, but a high-fiber diet can help maintain a healthy colon and digestive system.
Connor Walker, PharmD Candidate
Influenza infection in the very young, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals may last longer.

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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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