Cough and Cold

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Discuss Adverse Effects of Vaping With Patients
They may mistakenly believe that e-cigarettes are safe and wonder why they cause a cough.
What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of a Cough?
Before recommending any OTC cough suppressants, pharmacists must remind patients to consult a medical professional before giving these medications to children younger than 4 years.
Headaches May Indicate Other Conditions
Elizabeth K Rende DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS-BC, FAANP of Duke Pediatric Neurology discussed 2 types of headaches—primary and secondary—in an interview filmed at the 2019 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners conference in New Orleans.
Addressing Common Concerns with Fever
Mary Jean Ohns, DNP, APRN, CPNP, CCRN, of Toledo Children's Hospital addresses frequent concerns that parents express when a child has a fever, in an interview filmed during the 2019 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners annual conference in New Orleans. 
Approach Respiratory Illnesses Rationally
When patients present with respiratory illnesses, pharmacists must assess factors such as comorbidities, symptoms and symptom control, medication history, and adverse effects.
Michigan Pharmacist Jumps on Snowmobile to Deliver Medications in Treacherous Weather
Andrea Cusack, RPh, has made national headlines braving treacherous conditions delivering prescriptions in a very creative way.
From Sea to Shining Sea Pertussis Outbreaks Across the Nation
According to the CDC, starting late in spring 2018 and continuing today, clinicians have been reporting nationwide outbreaks of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
Cold Symptom Relief
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Self-Care for Respiratory Issues
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Pertussis: A Preventable Paroxysmal Cough
Before a pertussis vaccine was widely available, about 200,000 American children contracted this highly contagious acute respiratory tract infection annually, and between 4000 and 9000 children died each year.
Calming Acute Coughs With Nonprescription Products
A cough is a common symptom for which some patients seek medical attention at urgent care clinics and emergency departments.
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