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Managing insomnia in older adults

NPs frequently care for patients with complaints of insomnia in the hospital and community settings. Because older adults with insomnia present unique challenges for successful management, NPs should understand the latest assessment and treatment options.

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Effective treatments for head lice

Head lice is a parasitic infestation common in children. Proper management is essential to treat lice in a safe, convenient, cost-effective, and efficacious manner. School lice policies are often antiquated and can stigmatize the child and family. Evidence-based care guidelines may significantly help families minimize the stress of lice.

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Practical points for applying herpes zoster vaccine recommendations

The recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix) was approved to help combat the incidence of shingles in patients age 50 years and older and the CDC now recommends it over the zoster vaccine live (Zostavax). This article highlights practical considerations to help clinicians appropriately apply the most recent vaccine recommendations to their patients.

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