Preventive Care News - Page 5

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.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
It is a fact that Americans gain weight during the holiday season.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
In an updated draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) provided guidelines for clinicians on osteoporosis screening to prevent fractures.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Fish oil supplementation and fish consumption during pregnancy may provide the same benefit in reducing childhood asthma risk in offspring, according to a recently-published review of 2 studies.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Vaccine coverage for recommended immunizations remains stable and high for US children, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. However, there are still gaps in coverage.
Clinicians should counsel patients with fair skin between the ages of 6 months and 24 years, including the parents of young children with fair skin, on sun protection behaviors, according to a draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics for dental procedures may be contributing to the spread of community-associated Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at ID Week 2017.

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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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