Health

Number of nurse practitioners more than doubled 2010 to 2017

(HealthDay)—From 2010 to 2017, there was a substantial increase in the number of nurse practitioners in the United States, with a corresponding reduction in the size of the registered nurse workforce, according to a report ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Behavioral therapy first step for overactive bladder in men

Among men with overactive bladder, combined behavioral and drug therapy is superior to drug therapy alone, but not behavioral therapy alone, for symptomatic improvement, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in JAMA ...

Medications

Prevalence of buprenorphine-waivered prescribers increasing

(HealthDay)—From 2007 to 2017, there was an increase in the prevalence of buprenorphine-waivered prescribers in the United States, according to a research letter published online Jan. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

HIV & AIDS

Nurses can help manage drug interactions in HIV/Hep C treatment

(HealthDay)—Drug interactions between antiretroviral therapy (ART) and direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) pose a clinical challenge in patients with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection, according to an article published ...

Health

AMA, AHA support refresher training for measuring blood pressure

(HealthDay)—Health care professionals (HCPs) should receive consistent and frequent training in measuring blood pressure (BP), according to a report prepared for the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association ...

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