Sunscreen not enough to prevent sunburn for those with pale skin, study suggests

Reuters (7/10, Crist) reports researchers found that “people with pale skin who are sensitive to the sun should use several sun-protective behaviors to avoid sunburn.” The findings were published in JAMA Dermatology. Kasey Morris, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, who led the study, said, “The most surprising and counterintuitive finding was that regular sunscreen use, in the absence of other protective behaviors, was associated with the highest likelihood of sunburn.” Morris added, “This study underscores recommendations that sunscreen should not be used in isolation.”

US toddlers consuming too much added sugar, CDC researchers say

The ABC News (6/10, Tawagi) website reports US toddlers “are eating too much added sugar, and the problem only gets worse as they get older,” according to “a new study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control” and Prevention.

        HealthDay (6/10) reported that “some babies” are now “consuming added sugar that exceeds maximum levels recommended for adults, US researchers” concluded after analyzing “data from 800 infants and toddlers between six and 23 months old in the 2011-2014 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.” The findings were scheduled for presentation at the American Society for Nutrition’s annual meeting.

Chronic Care Management Nurse

Primary Care medical practice seeking a Chronic Care Management LPN or RN

The Chronic Care Management nurse works in conjunction with the patient’s PCP and outside providers in the circle of care. The goals of the CCM team are to work closely with patients enrolled in the CCM program by monitoring chronic conditions and triaging acute conditions via phone and patient portal. The chronic care team is a bridge between office visits to maintain and improve the patient’s overall health.

Duties include:

  • Monitor chronic health conditions
  • Coordination of care and services
  • Evaluate and suggest lifestyle changes that can improve overall health
  • Identify health risks
  • Documentation into EHR
  • Telephone triage
  • Create care plans
  • Collaborative actions with physicians and clinical staff
  • Attend training sessions
  • Teamwork
  • HIPAA and OSHA compliance

The CCM position involves non face-to-face telephone care and planning.

Minimum requirements:

  • Valid SC LPN or RN License
  • Work experience in medical office setting
  • Flexible daytime work hours
  • Valid CPR certification
  • Office Schedule Monday/Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
  • Hours 8:00am-5:00pm

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FDA says don’t use OTC teething products that contain benzocaine

Over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine pose a “serious risk to infants and children” and offer no benefit, according to an FDA warning. Teething gels, sprays, ointments, solutions and lozenges that contain benzocaine could cause the fatal blood condition methemoglobinemia, the FDA said, and the agency is asking manufacturers to stop marketing the products for pediatric use. USA Today (5/23) 

Researchers may have determined amount of exercise necessary for cardiovascular health

Newsweek (5/21, Gander) reports that researchers “believe they have pinpointed the exact amount of time we need to spend working out in order to look after our” hearts.

USA Today (5/21, Molina) reports that the study “found varying amounts of exercise can affect different sized-arteries.” For instance, “the study found exercising 2-3 days a week for 30 minutes may help minimize stiffening in middle-sized arteries, while larger central arteries will stay youthful when you exercise 4-5 days a week.” The findings were published Sunday in the Journal of Physiology.