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, Associate Editor


Environmental Toxin BPA Affects Gut Microbial Communities in Children

Children with normal weight had different community relationships compared to children with overweight or obesity.

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


FDA Grants EUA for Vilobelimab for Treatment of Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

This drug is the first to control complement factor C5a, which is a protein that plays a significant but potentially harmful role in the body's immune response.

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.

Luke Halpern


Merck Announces Positive Results From Phase 3 Pneumococcal Vaccine Trials

If approved, the V116 vaccine would be the first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine specifically designed for adults.

Ashley Gallagher, Associate Editor


FDA Accepts Application for 5-in-1 Meningococcal Vaccine Candidate

The 5-in-1 meningococcal ABCWY vaccine candidate has an assigned Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date of February 14, 2025.

Kennedy Ferruggia, Assistant Editor


Study: A Plant-Based Diet Could Reduce COVID-19 Infection

Individuals that lived on a majority plant-based or vegetarian/vegan diet were 39% less likely to be infected with COVID-19.

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.

Stacey McCoy, PharmD, MS, BCPS


Thinking Beyond Technology: Why a Holistic Approach Is a Better Way to Fight Drug Diversion

Although we have made strides in adopting technology to combat diversion, the uptake of advanced technology is slow and steady.

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


FDA Approves First Intravenous Iron Replacement Therapy for Adults With Heart Failure, Iron Deficiency

Treatment with Injectafer significantly improved exercise capacity compared to placebo in a randomized clinical trial in adult patients with heart failure.

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.

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