Preventive Care News - Page 2

Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
An analysis of 19 clinical studies shows that an association exists between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid treatment and a reduced severity of anxiety symptoms.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
More adolescents are starting and completing the human papillomavirus (HPV) series of immunizations, but some forms of cancers caused by the virus are rising.
Allison Inserro
The latest recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force said cervical cancer screening depends on a woman’s age and other factors.
Gina Kokosky, Assistant Editor
A young patient, aged 11 months, suffered a stroke after being infected with chickenpox, likely from unvaccinated siblings.
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.

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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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