Teen dating violence (TDV) affects about 20% of females and 10% of males in the United States. In this article, the authors discuss risk factors and protective factors, screening, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and other considerations with respect to TDV.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that manifests as a chronic systemic disease. Each of the different stages of infection involves specific symptoms that can be overlooked or confused with those of other diseases. Adequate screening for syphilis in women at risk, combined with appropriate treatment and follow-up as indicated, is essential to reduce the risk of transmission and disease complications.
In October 2018, the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued updated recommendations regarding screening for intimate partner violence in reproductive-aged women. The author summarizes these recommendations and reviews screening and intervention recommendations from other professional organizations as well. Practice implications and research needs are identified. Continue reading
By Sharolyn K. Dihigo, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
Identification and treatment of adolescent depression are national health priorities. Continue reading
By Jessica L. Crull, MSN, FNP-BC; Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN; and Ann N. Jessup, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
The authors searched and synthesized the literature to identify current recommendations for early Continue reading