Preventive Care News - Page 4

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.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Nearly half of cancer cases and related deaths are preventable, according to data recently published by CA: A Cancer Journal of Clinicians.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
No precautions are needed when administering egg-based flu vaccines to patients with egg allergy, according to an updated influenza vaccine practice guideline from the Influenza Vaccine and Egg Allergy Practice Parameter Workgroup commissioned by Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP).
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Using multiple prevention strategies for HIV can significantly reduce new infections.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
If current obesity trends continue on the same path, more than half of US children will be at risk of obesity in adulthood, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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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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