Study shows that individualized treatment with NPs can cut heart risk factors
Heart disease has become a national issue, one that many patients are aware of but rarely take steps toward preventing. In a study conducted by John Hopkins University School of Nursing, patients suffering from cardiovascular disease were attended to and counseled by a nurse-led team, which tailored treatment specific to the patient. These patients showed a significantly greater reduction in several high risk heart-health concerns than patients only seeing their primary care providers.
National drug shortages severely impacting ADHD patients
Many adults and children now rely on ADHD medicine to stay focused and calm, and this need has many patients worried that they will be unable to refill prescriptions fast enough. There is controversy between drug manufacturers looking for profit with the increased demand, and the DEA which is looking to prevent any misuse or abuse of the drug.
Growing debate on importance of thyroid checks during pregnancy checkups
Research has found that pregnant women going in for checkups may need to have a thyroid gland blood test as well. Separate studies have shown that an underactive thyroid can raise a woman's risk of miscarriage, premature birth, or a lower IQ for her baby. The extra stress on the gland caused by pregnancy makes this a serious concern that is currently being investigated by the healthcare community.
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