Skylar Kenney, Assistant Editor


Study: Abortions Remain Safe Following Lifted Restrictions on Mifepristone

The study examined government health data on 315,000 abortions in Ontario between 2012 and 2020, finding no increase in abortion-related health complications following the removal of restrictions on mifepristone.

Erin Hunter, Assistant Editor


Migraine Associated With Preterm Birth, Preeclampsia Complications During Pregnancy

Migraine could be considered a clinical marker of increased obstetric risk in pregnant women.

Jill Murphy, Associate Editor


Data Analysis Shows Significant New Onset Morbidity Post-COVID-19 in Children, Adolescents, Adults

Although long-term health issues from COVID-19 are a major public health concern, evidence on post-COVID-19 symptoms are still limited, specifically among children and adolescents.

Alana Hippensteele, Managing Editor


Maternal Personality Disorder Symptoms May Lead to a Child’s Insecure Attachment in Adolescence

Research found a strong correlation between a mother’s dynamic with their mother and whether or not their child is able to form secure attachments with others in adolescence.

Mallory Murphy, MSN, PNP


Help Pediatric Patients With Cerebral Palsy

For the common comorbidity of epilepsy, it is important to recognize and diagnose seizures as early as possible.

Rose McNulty


Study Finds SARS-CoV-2 Booster Vaccination Lowers Infections, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in Nursing Homes

There are limited data on the efficacy of boosters for preventing infection and death in nursing home residents, but the findings suggest that boosters may have significantly reduced COVID-19–associated morbidity and mortality in this population.

Lindsey Mulrooney


Study: Single Dose of Vaccine May Protect Older Adults from RSV-Related Infection

Findings from the ongoing Adult Respiratory Syncytial Virus phase 3 trial suggest RSVPreF3 OA vaccine is effective and safe for individuals aged 60 years and older.

Troy Trygstad, PharmD, PhD, MBA


OTC Products Are Accessible When Traditional Health Care Delivery Is Not

COVID-19 permanently changed how pharmacists recommend and sell nonprescription options.

Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP


COVID Vaccines for Children Are Becoming a Reality

Practitioners can help ensure that kids get these and all age-appropriate vaccinations before school starts in the fall.

Ashley Gallagher, Assistant Editor


FDA Approves Rezafungin Injection for the Treatment of Candidemia, Invasive Candidiasis

Rezafungin (Rezzayo; Cidara Therapeutics Inc, Melinta Therapeutics LLC) is the first new treatment option approved for individuals with candidemia and invasive candidiasis in more than a decade.

Jennifer Glenn, MSN, PNP


Help Pediatric Patients With Cerebral Palsy

For the common comorbidity of epilepsy, it is important to recognize and diagnose seizures as early as possible.

Sky Medical Technology


How Technology Can Improve Patient Outcomes While Reducing Financial Burdens

New interdisciplinary approaches to treatment include rebalancing the scales and exploring non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as dietary changes, exercise, and medical devices, to work alongside or instead of traditional care management techniques.

Jennifer Hofmann, DMSc, MS, PA-C, and Jean Covino, DHSc, MPA, PA-C


What Is the Pharmacotherapy of GERD?

Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease requires a combination of lifestyle modifications and medications.

Abby Case, PharmD


Influenza Prevention: Make Sure Patients Understand the Vaccine

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.

Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT


The Buzz On Alcohol and the Body

Patients often times have questions related to alcohol, its effects on medications, diet, and their health, so what better time to dive into this topic and share what the science has to say.

Adara Bochanis, PharmD Candidate


Breastfeeding and Parity Linked to Lower Risk of Death by Accidents and Suicide

Death by external causes—primarily accidents and suicide—take the lives of more than 5 million people each year, and it has evolved into a major health concern on a global scale. External causes also include violence, undetermined causes, and medical procedures.

Aine Cryts


Flu Shot May Help Diabetes Patients Avoid Hospitalization, Death

Patients with type 2 diabetes who get the flu shot may have a reduced risk for hospitalization related to cardiovascular or respiratory issues, recent research suggests.

Aislinn Antrim


Research Finds Impact of Chronic Pain on Daily Life is Biggest Threat to Mental Health

Persistently pursuing valued goals and adjusting those goals in response to setbacks or obstacles may help explain how some individuals with chronic pain maintain their mental wellbeing.

Aislinn Antrim, Associate Editor


Research Suggests Gut Microbiome Impacts Brain Health, Dementia Risk

A Mediterranean-style diet appears to provide the greatest benefit to a healthy gut microbiome and brain.

Alana Hippensteele, Editor


Data Show Gender-Affirming Facial Surgery Was a Standalone Predictor of Higher Psychosocial Health Scores in Transgender Patients

Insurance companies often classify gender-affirming facial surgery as a cosmetic procedure, but a new study provides the first evidence demonstrating the medical basis for transgender patients experiencing gender dysphoria.

Alexandra R. Cambra, PharmD


Nurse Practitioners: Prescriptive Authority Update

The Health Resources and Services Administration indicates that the supply of primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) will increase by 30% in 2020. Full prescriptive authority lets NPs integrate properly into the health care system.

Alicia Bigica


Future of Neurology Congress Will Offer Expert Insights on Hot Topics

The International Congress on the Future of Neurology will take place this Fall in New York City, converging experts in neurology to discuss the latest data and best practices to better inform clinical decision-making.

Alison Rodriguez


Study: Genetic Profile and Proximity to Roadways Affect Asthma Symptoms

Patients with asthma with certain genotype combinations demonstrate more intense symptoms when combined with a close proximity to roadways, suggesting that traffic-related air pollution exposure may affect the likelihood of asthma diagnosis and exacerbations, according to a recent study.

Allison Bitonti-Brito, PharmD (Candidate)


Why Are Children More Prone to Fatal Influenza?

Influenza A virus is a prominent cause of morbidity and mortality in children, even more so than in adults.

Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor


Retail Clinics Poised to Play Greater Role in Hep C Management

With projections of physician shortages ranging from 46,000 to 90,000 in the next decade, patients with hepatitis C virus could be left with gaps in their care.

Allison Inserro


Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations Updated By USPSTF

The latest recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force said cervical cancer screening depends on a woman’s age and other factors.

Allison M. Dering-Anderson, PharmD, RPh


How to Safely Prescribe Upper Respiratory Symptom Relief for Hypertensive Patients

The provider treating a patient with both upper respiratory infection symptoms and hypertension must consider the side effects and potential drug interactions of the variety of symptomatic treatments available.

Amanie Khairullah, PharmD Candidate, Bryce Platt, PharmD


Patient Engagement Solutions for Medication Nonadherence in Older Adults

Patient nonadherence to prescribed medications is associated with poor therapeutic outcomes, progression of disease, increased healthcare utilization, and an estimated burden of billions per year in avoidable direct healthcare costs.

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