AANP 2014

Coping strategies help families of teens with autism adapt

Coping strategies help families of teens with autism adapt

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Greater impact of daily stressors, behavioral problems and worry about the future associated with more difficulty adapting.

Educate pregnant women to prevent congenital CMV

Educate pregnant women to prevent congenital CMV

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Despite being the leading cause of mental retardation and disability in children, there are currently no national public awareness campaigns on CMV.

Lorcaserin improved glycemic control regardless of weight loss

Lorcaserin improved glycemic control regardless of weight loss

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Lorcaserin is more effective in helping obese patients with type 2 diabetes achieve glycemic control than diet and exercise alone.

ImPACT program may aid concussion detection in student athletes

ImPACT program may aid concussion detection in student athletes

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The intervention is designed to be administered immediately after a sports injury, in order to evaluate for potential cognitive changes.

Healthy Lifestyle Program effective for weight loss

Healthy Lifestyle Program effective for weight loss

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An adaptable office-based lifestyle and diet intervention helped patients effectively lose weight.

Having a survivorship plan aids NP-provided cancer care

Having a survivorship plan aids NP-provided cancer care

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Coordinating with a cancer survivor's oncology team and understanding the survivorship plan can help ease care transitions.

Educating at-risk patients reduces diabetes risk factors

Educating at-risk patients reduces diabetes risk factors

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A reduction in weight and glycohemoglobin was seen in patients that completed a diabetes prevention course.

Techniques aid safe opioid prescribing

Techniques aid safe opioid prescribing

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Drug screening, risk stratification and pharmacogenetic testing should be used to guide prescribing habits.

Majority of allergies can be treated in primary care

Majority of allergies can be treated in primary care

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With a dwindling number of practicing allergists, primary-care clinicians should be prepared to identify and treat allergic conditions.

NP-led acute care teams improve inpatient care

NP-led acute care teams improve inpatient care

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Better care coordination may help reduce patient complications and length of stay.

Culture shift critical to achieving evidence-based practice

Culture shift critical to achieving evidence-based practice

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Mentors, infrastructure and reward system are essential components in successfully transitioning existing health care models to evidence-based practice.

Pharmacology update: 2014 drug trends

Pharmacology update: 2014 drug trends

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More orphan drugs approved in recent years are filling the need for treating rare disease and medical conditions.

How to negotiate a fair NP contract

How to negotiate a fair NP contract

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Prepare, probe and propose when discussing terms of employment.

Phone reminders increase immunization rates

Phone reminders increase immunization rates

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After launching a phone reminder program, Medicare recipients' PPSV immunization rates increased more than 25%.

Be prepared to recognize STIs in women

Be prepared to recognize STIs in women

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About 20 million new STIs are diagnosed each year in the United States, with half occurring in young people aged 15 to 25 years.

Not all probiotics are created equal

Not all probiotics are created equal

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Consider the evidence base and recommend probiotics on a case-by-case basis.

Stay alert for intimate-partner violence

Stay alert for intimate-partner violence

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Only 21% of female and 6% of male domestic abuse victims inform a healthcare provider.

Glycemic control, lifestyle key in combating diabetes complications

Glycemic control, lifestyle key in combating diabetes complications

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Diabetes costs exceed $254 billion annually, with 18% of expenses attributable to complications.

NPs expand access to care, educate patients

NPs expand access to care, educate patients

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Federal and state legislation aimed at boosting primary care infrastructure is aiding nurse practitioner progress.

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