Acute Care

CDC Advisory: Influenza on the Rise, Health Providers Should Be Prepared

Flu activity in the United States continues to increase over the past few weeks, which means that health care providers should continue to be on the lookout when diagnosing ill patients, according to a CDC Health Advisory.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Trees as Allergens

Health care providers should be aware that Christmas trees have been associated with allergic contact dermatitis and allergy.

Influenza Activity Increasing in the United States

Influenza activity is on the rise across the United States, with several influenza activity indicators higher than what is typically seen for this time of year.

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines Updated

An updated clinical guideline provides health care providers with practical advice on the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR).

Survey: Sleep Medication Use Common Among Older Adults

Although sleep difficulties are common among older adults, most don't address the issue with their health care provider. According to results from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, more than one-third reported using some type of medication to help them sleep at night.

Making a Dent in the Flu: Try In-Reach!

Employers have countless reasons for encouraging employees to be immunized against influenza.

2016-2017 Influenza Season: Drop in Vaccination Rates Due to Nasal Spray Absence?

A decline in flu vaccination rates among children in the 2016-2017 season may have been due to the absence of the nasal spray as an immunization option, according to new data published in Vaccine.

Menorrhagia: Current Management Approaches

Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is the most common gynecologic problem encountered in primary care.

Antibiotic Stewardship in Retail Health Care: Keep Up the Good Work!

Around the world, health care groups and policy makers are scrambling to implement reasonable, effective measures so that treatment is available when patients need it.

Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine Ineffective in 2015-2016 Season

Overall, influenza vaccines reduced the number of influenza illnesses in the 2015-2016 season. However, the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was shown to be ineffective in children during this time, according to a recently-published study.