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.



What Retail Clinicians Should Know About Measles

Although measles was once endemic, most health care workers today have not seen a case of this highly contagious infection in their practicing years.

Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC


Assessment and Treatment of Acne in the Retail Clinic Setting

Acne is a common, chronic skin disorder involving inflammation and/or blockage of the sebaceous follicles.

Anna L. Butcher, MSN, FNP-C


Pneumococcal Vaccination: Vaccinating Adults in Pharmacy and Retail Health Clinics

Pneumonia is a serious public-health issue both in the United States and globally.

Bethany Rettberg, NPC


Smoking or Vaping Increases COVID-19 Risks

These poor health choices can lead to disease progression, even among younger people, for those who have the coronavirus.

Blerina Mukallari, PharmD candidate


They Are What They Eat: Children and Drugs

Health care providers should be aware of drug–food interactions that affect medication effectiveness.

Brandon May


In-Hospital Mortality, Higher Costs Linked to Clostridium difficile with Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease

The co-occurrence of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease is associated with higher in-hospital mortality and greater health care costs and resource utilization, according to a recent study.

Brittany Baker, MSN, FNP-C


Treatment Recommendations for Influenza After 48 Hours of Symptom Onset

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that all patients aged 6 months and older be vaccinated against influenza, unless contraindicated.

Brody McConnell, PharmD


Avoiding Interactions with Acne Medications

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually.

By David Kim, PhD


How Can AOM Be Treated?

Choosing the appropriate therapy for Acute Otitis Media can contribute to Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

By Jean Covino, DHSc, MPA, PA-C


What Is the Best Outpatient Treatment for CAP in Adults?

ATS and IDSA update clinical practice guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia.

Caitlin Henderson, RN, WHNP


There Is No Sugar-Coating Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes (GD) is defined as diabetes that is diagnosed during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.

Caitlin Mollison, Senior Editor


CDC: Illnesses from Flea, Mosquito, and Tick Bites Surge in the US

Illnesses from flea, mosquito, and tick bites tripled in the United States, with more than 640,000 cases reported from 2004 through 2016, according to the CDC.

Cathleen McKnight, DNP


Antibiotics for Acute URTIs

For many, upper respiratory tract infections register as a small blip on the radar, serving as a nuisance that is counted down on a 7- to 14-day recovery clock.

Cathy Koetting, DNP, APRN, CPNP, NP-C


Implementing Webinar Training to Improve Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Acute bronchitis is one of the most common diagnoses in ambulatory care.

Cecilia Pessoa Gingerich


Video Game Shows Promise as Treatment for ADHD, Autism

A pilot study has found that a video game designed to treat autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is acceptable to kids and parents, and feasible.



The Next Pandemic: Ready or Not?

As we emerge from peak flu season, this year’s challenges highlight the importance of vaccination and pharmacists’ contribution to it.

Christina Blaesing, FNP-C


Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Management in Retail Health

Recent statistics reveal that 85.6 million Americans live with cardiovascular disease or residual deficits from stroke.

Christine Kubus, 2016 PharmD Candidate


Drug Devices: Education at Every Level

Some medications need a little help to be effective.

Christine Potkul


Patients With HIV at Higher Risk for Developing Depression

Patients with HIV have a high likelihood of developing depression related to their diagnosis, according to a recent study, and many of these individuals do not seek medical care.

Colleen Hall


Price of Insulin Doubles in Recent Years

Patients who have type 1 diabetes spent a lot more to treat themselves in 2016 than in 2012.

Colleen Owens


ACIP Recommends Revisions to 2018 Immunization Schedules

In 2 unanimous votes, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) agreed to recommended revisions in the 2018 adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules.

Connor Walker, PharmD


Systemic Antifungals and Common Interactions

Dermatophytes are a common cause of fungal infections, and clinicians typically treat these infections with topical antifungal creams, lotions, ointments, and powders.

Connor Walker, PharmD Candidate


The Influenza Vaccine in the Aging Population

Influenza infection in the very young, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals may last longer.

Contagion Editorial Staff


High Rates of Chlamydia Among Young Women Slowly Decrease

Although the incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections remains high among young women (ages 14-24), new data presented at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2018 STD Conference indicate that prevalence of the sexually-transmitted infection (STI) is decreasing.

Contemporary Clinic Editorial Staff


Phase 3 Trial Begins for Combination Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccine

mRNA-1083 is an investigational combination vaccine designed to prevent influenza and COVID-19.

Contemporary Clinic Staff


The Impact of COVID-19 On Pediatric Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Workforces

Contemporary Clinic spoke with NAPNAP President Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN and NAPNAP Secretary Jennifer Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, about their latest study regarding the pandemic's impact on pediatric-focused nurse practitioner workforce.

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