September 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor

September 2017 Issue of Clinical Advisor


Sleep disorders may increase risk for Alzheimer's disease

Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing are associated with amyloid deposition.

Ovarian cancer screening: a USPSTF recommendation statement

The USPSTF states that the harms of screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women outweigh the benefits.

CVD prevention: New USPSTF guidelines for lifestyle counseling

The USPSTF updated their 2012 recommendations on behavior lifestyle counseling for preventing cardiovascular disease.

Alcohol screening and brief intervention: A practice manual for clinicians

The AAFP has created an alcohol screening practice manual to help family physicians prevent alcohol misuse.

Contraception and adolescents: ACOG releases counseling recommendations for clinicians

The ACOG released recommendations to help clinicians counsel adolescents about using contraception.

Completing the antibiotic course: Is it necessary?

Completing the antibiotic course increases the chance of patients developing antibiotic resistance, according to the authors.

Regular alcohol consumption associated with lower risk of diabetes

Consumption of alcohol 3 to 4 days weekly is associated with a significantly lower risk for diabetes in men and women.

Advisor Forum

Putting out the fire of a fire ant bite with toothpaste

Apply any toothpaste to fire ant bites and wash off after 10 minutes

Fired for falling asleep on the job: Our readers weigh in

Two clinicians offer their opinion on June's Legal Advisor about a female nurse fired for falling asleep while on duty in the hospital.

Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism and saving a life

A Divine guidance helps a nurse practitioner make a diagnosis that saved a patient's life.

Cover Feature

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease in adults

The disease may often go undiagnosed in adults because clinicians may be relatively inexperienced in identifying childhood illnesses in adults.

Alternative Meds Update

Cod liver oil: An antibacterial, antifungal agent

Cod liver oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid and has high concentrations of vitamins A and ...

Legal Advisor

The importance of good notetaking

Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.

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