Preventive Care News - Page 5

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.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Infants who are exposed to pet or pest allergens may be less likely to develop asthma during childhood, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
The live varicella-zoster vaccine can effectively prevent shingles in rheumatoid arthritis patients starting treatment with the drug tofacitinib.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
More US teens are receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations, but more work is needed to get more adolescents vaccinated, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP

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Bethany Rettberg, NPC
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Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
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