Study links diabetes to an increased risk for depression
Patients who are diagnosed with diabetes have an increased risk for developing depression. A study conducted by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that depression is considered a risk factor for diabetes patients, but the development of serious depression symptoms may be caused by patients not adhering to medication routines. The struggle to manage the disease and weight gain were also listed as factors contributing to an increased risk for depression. End-stage heart failure patients are now able to spend their final days at home, according to a Walgreens Infusion Program Study
Walgreens is giving heart-failure patients the chance to stay out of the hospital and live at home while receiving their final inotropic infusion care treatments. A recent study has found that Walgreens' coordinated network of healthcare professionals ensured that these patients receive optimal care in the comfort of their own home. Allowing this therapy in a home environment has shown to be cost efficient, safe, and effective. Call for NCNP conference poster submissions
A great way to exhibit research findings and fulfill professional and academic requirements is to create a poster presentation. Poster submissions are being accepted for the 2012 National Conference for Nurse Practitioners taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. May 16-19. Topics can include, but are not limited to: clinical research, case studies, treatment modalities, classification systems, lab research, treatment protocols, education, and team building. Submit your poster by creating an account at NCNPconference.com. The deadline is March 30, 2012 and winners will present at the conference. Primary care clinicians have an advantage when preventing oral health issues
As one of the leading over-looked health needs in America, disparities in oral health can be prevented or controlled in the primary care setting. Children see primary care clinicians 8 times more often than they see a dentist. This opens doors for clinicians to screen for and treat infectious diseases such as Early Childhood Caries (ECCs). Like us on Facebook!
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