Primary Care

American Diabetes Association 2010 Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American Diabetes Association held its 2010 Annual Scientific Sessions from June 25 to 29 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from

Improving Medication Adherence in HIV | Feature

Since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy more than a decade ago, morbidity and mortality among patients infected with HIV have decreased considerably thanks to improved access to care, prophylaxis against opportunistic infections, and medications.

Improving Quality of Life for Migraineurs | Opinion Article

One of the unmet needs of the migraine population is the identification of individuals who actively require treatment. When migraine is left untreated or inadequately treated, increased

A New Diabetes Screening Tool to Promote Early Detection | Feature

Researchers have developed and validated a simple self-assessment questionnaire for the detection of diabetes in an effort to identify more of the millions of patients who are unknowingly living with the disease.

Emerging Drug Options: High Blood Pressure | Opinion Article

Hypertension affects approximately 70 million Americans and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It has been estimated that up to 65% of patients with hypertension

Getting a Grip on Asthma Control, Severity, & Exacerbations | Feature

The American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society recently released recommendations to help standardize the measurement of improved asthma outcomes after changes in therapy.

Increasing Preventive Measures in Older Patients | Opinion Article

Disease prevention continues to be the hallmark of good care for patients throughout their lives, not just those in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. Older adults may

Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence | Feature

A diverse group of healthcare and consumer organizations have released recommendations to promote better adherence to medication use and improve health outcomes for patients.

Emerging Drug Options: Moderate-to-Severe Pain | Opinion Article

More than 25 million Americans experience acute pain each year as a result of injuries or surgery, and it’s the most common reason people seek medical attention.

Preventing Occurrence of Microalbuminuria in Type 2 Diabetes | Feature

Data presented at Renal Week 2009 demonstrate that an angiotensin receptor blocker—olmesartan—appears to provide vascular protection in patients with type 2 diabetes by controlling blood pressure and

Navigating Patients Through Depression | Feature

A new survey has found that even after 12 years of living with depression adults still struggle with the condition due to a lack of basic information. Experts have created a three-step plan to guide patients toward recovery.

Making the Case for Point-of-Care Testing | Opinion Article

The Piccolo xpress (Abaxis) comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) recently became the first CMP to be granted Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived status by the FDA. With this

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