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Skylar Kenney, Assistant Editor

Latest:

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

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Melatonin May Worsen Gut Inflammation in Patients With Irritable Bowel Diseases

The sleep hormone decreased intestinal homeostasis, which may augment inflammation that causes tissue and intestinal damage.


Jill Murphy, Associate Editor

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Latest:

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

Latest:

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

Latest:

FDA Authorizes Changes to Simplify Use of Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Agency updates emergency use authorization for the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations, which are no longer authorized for used in the United States.


Jennifer Glenn, MSN, PNP

Latest:

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

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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

Latest:

What Is the Pharmacotherapy of GERD?

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


Abby Case, PharmD

Latest:

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

Latest:

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

Latest:

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

Latest:

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

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FDA Ends Ban on Blood Donations From Gay, Bisexual Men

A new FDA policy would assess blood donor eligibility using a set of individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV.


Aislinn Antrim, Associate Editor

Latest:

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

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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

Latest:

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

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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

Latest:

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)

Latest:

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

Latest:

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

Latest:

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

Latest:

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

Latest:

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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