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Monday, January 27, 2020

Primary Care/Family Medicine

The Flu Shot is Less Effective in Certain Populations: 8 Facts to Share with Patients

Research finds obese people and possibly other groups are less protected by the flu shot than the general pop. Keep them safe with these tips.

Many Patients are Unknowingly Taking Illegal Infertility Drugs, Research Finds

What's more, patients are often hesitant to talk to their providers about it. Learn how to approach the topic and safer alternatives to recommend.

More Patients are Misusing Common Alternatives to Prescription Opioids, Study Finds

New research finds that two pain killers branded as safe alternatives to opioids can actually be life-threatening. Learn when and how to prescribe them.

6 Ways Nurses Can Provide Better Care for Patients Living with HIV/AIDS

Nurses can improve treatment and access for people living with HIV/AIDs at every point along the care continuum.

Important Takeaways for Health Pros from the AHA’s New Quality Measures for HBP

The new measures prioritize a patient-centered approach and prioritize controlling HBP below the new ACC/AHA target of 130/80 mm Hg.

The Pros and Cons of At-Home Testing for Patients: What Clinicians Should Know

The resounding message: These tests are not accurate enough for consumers to be using without medical oversight.

6 Facts About Self-Harm that Every Nurse and APP Should Know

It’s hard to imagine wanting to intentionally cut or burn yourself, given the severe pain such injuries can cause. But intentional self-harm...

7 Common Challenges When Dealing with Family Caregivers and How to Overcome Them

As the population ages, more of your patients will receive care at home from someone without a medical background. Registered nurses and...

General Practice Clinicians Can—and Should—Provide Mental Health Services, Research Finds

Individuals with mild to moderate mental health problems don't need to see a specialty to receive quality treatment, according to new research.

3 Outside-the-Box Dietary Strategies to Recommend to Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Nutrition is a top concern among diabetes patients. In fact, “What can I eat?” is the most common question diabetes patients ask...

Estimate Diabetes Patients Risk of Complications Over the Next 10 Years with This New Tool

For individuals living with type 2 diabetes and obesity, the decision whether to have weight-loss surgery can be stressful, but a new...

Measles Can Cause “Immunity Amnesia” in Unvaccinated Patients: Study

Two recent investigations explored the mechanisms behind which measles works. What they found was that vaccinations not only protect against the disease...

7 Easy-to-Use, Diabetes Tech Innovations that Will Change Your Patients’ Lives

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure you know about the latest tech helping diabetes patients lead healthier...

Americans Search for Info About CBD Online More Than Any Other Health Product

Thanks to marketers' claims that CBD can cure a range of ailments, from cancer to anxiety, interest in the hemp derivate has...

One-Third of Patients on Anticoagulants at Risk of Serious Interactions Due to OTC Meds

Most patients don't know much about drug interactions, but that doesn't stop them from deciding to take an over-the-counter medication without consulting...

Does Bad Weather Really Worsen Patients’ Pain?

The next time patients express concern to you that their joints act up during troublesome weather, don't dismiss them.

Patients Can Tell When Clinicians Believe a Treatment Won’t Work — And It Affects the Out...

The power of faith has its place in medicine. That's one of the implications of a new study published...

6 Tips to Help Breast Cancer Patients Through Depression

Here, two mental health professionals who manage breast cancer patients provide some guidance for clinicians unfamiliar with this journey.

You Know About the Importance of the Social Determinants of Health — Now What?

Here’s why you should care about SDOH screening — and the important role NPs, PAs and RNs play in incorporating it into everyday routines.

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