Preventive Care News - Page 3

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.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a final recommendation that addresses screening for ovarian cancer.
Kathryn Hubbard, PharmD
With thousands of dietary supplements on the market and often contradictory or unconvincing clinical evidence for their use, many providers hesitate to make recommendations for or against them.
Gina Kokosky
Patients are more likely to take action when public health messages instill hope.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Many patients present with acute and chronic disease that could be avoided or much less severe if they did not smoke.

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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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