Preventive Care News - Page 4

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.
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Educating communities about poison prevention is one way pharmacists help keep families safe.
The influenza vaccine's efficacy has been somewhat better than previously predicted, but there's more work to do to improve protection.
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Esophageal cancer rates are increasing worldwide and are linked to poor patient outcomes.
Gina Kokosky
Overall, cigarette use among US adult has declined over the past decade, but gaps remain in certain population groups.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
US influenza activity has been rapidly increasing in the past few weeks, according to recent CDC surveillance data, and health care professionals are prepared to face a challenging flu season this year.
Abby Case, PharmD
The deferral of vaccination could result in a missed opportunity to vaccinate a patient or the patient becoming infected with the influenza virus prior to obtaining the vaccine.

Current Issue

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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