Herbal supplements: Research findings and safety

Herbal supplements are used extensively worldwide without much awareness regarding their safety and efficacy. Extensive research to determine the safety, utility, and level of research support for commonly used herbs has culminated in an easily accessible summary chart for NPs.

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Using essential oils to enhance nursing practice and for self-care

With the growing popularity of integrative medicine, essential oils have found their way back into healthcare. Essential oils provide a simple way to alleviate certain physical symptoms, promote emotional well-being, and provide comfort. This article discusses the administration and common uses of essential oils; their reported benefits, potential risks, and contraindications; and the current state of associated research.

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A guide for nurse practitioners

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare disease characterized by decline in lung function, dyspnea, and cough. The clinical course of IPF is variable and unpredictable. Early referral to specialists is key to ensure timely and accurate diagnosis. Two antifibrotic drugs (nintedanib and pirfenidone) have been approved for the treatment of IPF.

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