June 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 6
pp: 5-56
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DIABETES CARE

Signs of improvement: Diabetes update 2009

Hill, Alethea N.; Roche, Cathy; Appel, Susan J.

Nurse Practitioner . 34(6):12-22, June 2009.

The latest Clinical Practice Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association emphasize screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic management practices that have been proven or agreed upon by experts to promote optimal health for patients with diabetes.

IRON OVERLOAD DISEASE

Hemochromatosis: Pumping too much iron

Regan, Elizabeth Neville

Nurse Practitioner . 34(6):25-29, June 2009.

Hemochromatosis is a condition of abnormal iron metabolism that permits absorption of too much iron into the body's tissues. This iron overload can progress to organ failure and death if left untreated. However, if the diagnosis is caught early (prior to liver cirrhosis), the survival rate is favorable.

OSTEOPOROSIS



SCREENING PROGRAMS

License to screen: A new mobile intervention program

Hamel, Lois; Harris, David E.

Nurse Practitioner . 34(6):42-47, June 2009.

In Maine, there are many rural, medically underserved areas where low population density and long travel distances may act as barriers to preventive healthcare. One screening program, administered by an NP, was designed to target these residents with a hypertension and diabetes screening service.