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.
5 Things Clinicians Should Know About Psoriasis
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, making it the perfect opportunity for clinicians to brush up on the wide variety of health issues often associated with the disease.
Eating More Animal Proteins Can Increase Death Risk
Consuming a higher percentage of protein from plants can reduce all-cause mortality risk, a recent investigation found.
Evidence Not Sufficient for Routine Skin Cancer Screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force has determined that there isnâ€™t enough evidence to conclusively state that routine full-body skin cancer screenings by a clinician are safe or effective.
Many Adults Use Old Antibiotics Without a Prescription
Many Americans hoard antibiotics and use them without consulting a health care provider, recent survey results show.
Pennsylvania Considers Expanding NP Practice Authority
A bill under consideration by the Pennsylvania State Senate would allow nurse practitioners to practice independently.
Many Popular Sunscreens Aren't Up to AAD Standards
Many popular sunscreen options donâ€™t adhere to American Academy of Dermatology efficacy guidelines.
4 Scar Care Dos and Don'ts
Patients with cuts and scrapes likely have questions about how to prevent or reduce the appearance of scars.
New Google Algorithm Makes Symptom Search Results More Accurate
Googleâ€™s improved health symptom search feature may help patients avoid the hysteria of Internet-based self-diagnosing.
Plant-Based Therapies Could Relieve Certain Menopause Symptoms
Certain plant- and herbal-based therapies may be able to offer relief for women experiencing menopause symptoms.
4 Must-Know Facts About Athlete's Foot
On any given day, 20% of Americans are infected with tinea pedis.
Children with Intermittent Asthma May Not Need Daily Inhaled Steroid Dosing
Children with intermittent asthma may not require a daily dose of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy, recent study results suggest.
5 Gout Counseling Pearls Clinicians Should Share with Patients
A growing number of patients with gout may be seeking convenient pain relief at retail clinics, as a research letter recently found that cases of gout have been steadily increasing, even as cases of rheumatoid arthritis have been decreasing
Chickenpox Is A Seasonal Disease, Google Searches Suggest
A review of Google searches revealed that there may be a peak season for chickenpox
3 Acne Counseling Points for Retail Clinicians
Patients desperate to get rid of their acne should keep these facts in mind.
Blindness Prevalence Projected to Double in Coming Decades
The number of patients with blindness or visual impairment is expected to double over the next 35 years.
7 Significant Facts About Sunburn and Sunscreen
With summer approaching, patients could probably use a refresher on the basics of sun protection.
10% of Kids Play Sports a Day After Concussion
Retail clinicians should know that concussion symptoms and consequences arenâ€™t one-size-fits-all.
Top 10 Highest-Paying US Cities for Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners (NPs) looking to relocate may want to consider working in a city that offers the highest pay.
Controlled Substance Prescribing Authority Expanded to Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners in Florida
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners in Florida will soon be permitted to prescribe controlled substances under legislation signed by Governor Rick Scott.
Lack of Sleep Linked to Recurring Colds, Infections
Patients visiting retail clinics for recurring colds may not be getting enough sleep.
Ear Infections in Babies Dramatically Decreasing
Retail clinicians will be relieved to hear that ear infections, one of the most common childhood infections and a leading cause for acute clinic visits, are on the decline.
3 Tips for Treating Seasonal Allergies
Now that spring is here, retail clinicians should be prepared to help patients develop plans to manage their seasonal allergies.
Nurse Practitioner Tops List of Fastest-Growing Jobs
Nurse practitioner and physician assistant ranked first and fourth, respectively, on a list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States.
Super Lice: What Retail Clinicians Need to Know
Retail clinicians should be prepared to field questions about strains of so-called â€œsuper liceâ€ that have spread throughout 25 US states thus far.
6 Diabetes Recommendations Retail Clinicians Should Know
Retail clinicians should recognize their role in promoting high-quality care for patients with diabetes.
New Bacteria Species Linked to Lyme Disease
Retail clinicians should know that more than 1 bacteria species could cause Lyme disease.
Pregnant Diabetics May Have Trouble Breastfeeding
New mothers with diabetes who experience difficulty with lactation may have maternal glucose intolerance.
5 Acute Cough Types and How to Treat Them Appropriately
Patients presenting to a retail clinic with acute cough could have one of several conditions.
School Calendar Accurately Predicts Child Asthma Flare-Ups
Retail clinicians should use a school calendar to help pinpoint when children with asthma may present with worse symptoms.
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