News Focus: Preventive Care - Page 3

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.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Researchers continue to look for factors that may influence osteoarthritis’ development. On such area of research is the role of fat soluble vitamins.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
What do healthcare providers know about obesity, and how well do they apply current guidelines?
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Despite decades of declining mumps incidence, due to widespread vaccination, recent outbreaks in vaccinated adults and communities with high vaccine coverage have prompted concerns about the effectiveness of the current vaccine.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Americans love their vitamin and mineral supplements, and this often creates confusion or concern for health care providers.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In oral testimony before the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, addressed influenza response efforts and preparedness.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Certain types of foods—especially those with antioxidants—have been found to protect against cancer, while others have been shown to increase the risk of developing cancer.

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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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