Positive Results for the Treatment of Advanced Cervical CancerMay 18th 2021
A phase 3 trial investigating the PD-1 inhibitor cemiplimab in patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer who had previously progressed on chemotherapy showed a significant improvement in overall survival.
CVS Health Announces New Initiatives to Support Women's Health and Wellness in MayMay 13th 2021
During National Women’s Health Week, which takes place from May 9 to May 15, CVS Health announced new initiatives to further support women’s health and wellness during the month of May.
Special Considerations and Helping Patients with Health InequalitiesMay 12th 2021
This second part of the interview covers how to work with refugees with chronic conditions, any special considerations while working with those who experienced trauma while/before/after immigrating, and what she hopes to see for the future of patients who are impacted by health inequalities.
Moderated Alcohol Intake May Reduce Stress Signals in the Brain, Improve Cardiovascular HealthMay 7th 2021
According to the authors of the study, the finding suggests that reducing stress-related brain signals can be heart protective, and other therapies with the same effects but fewer adverse effects than alcohol should be pursued.
Expert: This National Nurses Day, ‘Self-care Is Not a Nicety, It's a Necessity’ for NursesMay 6th 2021
Today is National Nurses Day, so Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, the chief wellness officer and dean of the College of Nursing at Ohio State University, joined Contemporary Clinic to discuss the high levels of stress, depression, and anxiety affecting critical care nurses nationwide.
American Heart Association Advises Considering Medication for Certain Patients With Stage 1 HypertensionApril 29th 2021
Medication should be considered for patients with slightly elevated blood pressure who do not respond to 6 months of healthy lifestyle changes, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) published in Hypertension.
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Opioid Use and Proper Disposal TipsApril 28th 2021
Contemporary Clinic spoke with Dr. Kelly Clark, president of Addiction Crisis Solutions and DisposeRx board member, about the impact of the pandemic on opioid use and the importance of proper disposal.
Care for Patients With Muscular Dystrophy Has “Been Revolutionized”April 19th 2021
Contemporary Clinic ® interviewed Donald Wood, PhD, the recently elected president and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, on how care for patients with muscular dystrophy has evolved over the past several decades.
Professional Achievement in Transgender/Gender Non-Binary Health Care Certificate for Nurse PractitionersApril 7th 2021
Contemporary Clinic spoke with Laura Kelly, PhD, about Columbia Nursing's newest program and first-ever certificate in Professional Achievement in Transgender/Gender Non-Binary Health Care for Nurse Practitioners beginning this September.
Clinicians Should Consider How Obesity Affects Pharmacokinetics in ChildrenApril 5th 2021
In addition to the usual considerations of treating pediatric patients, clinicians should consider how pharmacokinetics may differ for children with obesity, according to a session at the 2021 virtual National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners meeting.
The Importance of Screening for Both Trauma and the Strengths of Children Living in an Immigrant FamilyApril 5th 2021
With 1 in 4 children in the United States living in an immigrant family, the health care needs of this pediatric population are a critical area of focus when addressing health disparities for children.