Terri D'Arrigo

Health Writer

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Clinical Features

Optimizing Heart Failure Medications at Discharge
Prescribing for a heart failure patient at hospital discharge can be tricky, despite detailed guidelines on the subject. In the January 2016 ACP Hospitalist, for the American College of Physicians.

Predicting Sepsis and Its Trajectory
New tools on the horizon may help hospitalists determine whether a patient will develop sepsis, and if so, progress to severe sepsis or septic shock. In the December 2015 ACP Hospitalist, for the American College of Physicians.

Screening for PTSD After Life-Threatening Medical Conditions
Patients who have suffered events like heart attack or stroke are at increased risk for PTSD. Here’s how primary care physicians can help. In the November/December 2015 ACP Internist, for the American College of Physicians.

A 2-Pronged Approach to Advance Care Planning
Primary care physicians can ensure their patients’ wishes are carried out to the greatest extent possible by discussing advance care planning. In the September 2015 ACP Internist, for the American College of Physicians.

VA Pharmacist-Led Diabetes Clinic Dramatically Improves Outcomes
The VA San Diego Healthcare System’s pharmacist-led Diabetes Intense Medical Management Clinic delivers individualized diabetes care that helps patient lower their A1cs and saves the system an estimated $9,104 per patient over three years. In the April 2015 InterSections, for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Depression, Distress, and Diabetes
When a diabetic patient is also dealing with depression, there are myriad issues to consider for both the physician and the patient. In the August 2014 Endocrine News, for the Endocrine Society.

Statins: Are the Side Effects from Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Worth the Risk?
When headlines proclaimed that statins raise the risk of diabetes and memory loss, suddenly an entire class of wonder drugs wasn’t so wonderful anymore. But were reports sensationalized? In the July 2013 Endocrine News, for the Endocrine Society.

Consumer Health

Today’s Natural Family Planning
Natural family planning doesn’t have any side effects and you don’t have to worry about prescriptions or refills. But does it work? For WebMD.

Chronic Hives: What You Can Do at Home
Medications can treat hives, but lifestyle changes can make you more comfortable, too. For WebMD.

Could I Have an STD and Not Know It?
Sometimes symptoms are mild. Sometimes they can be mistaken for other conditions. Sometimes STDs don’t have symptoms at all. For WebMD.

Diabetes: Will It Ever Be Cured?
While the end to diabetes is still in the distant future, strides in genetic research are showing promise. Here’s the science made simple. In the September 2014 Endocrine News, for the Endocrine Society.

The Frenzy Over Fructose
Not since the low-fat vs. low-carb wars of the 1990s has a nutritional topic received so much media attention and garnered so much debate in the medical and scientific communities.  In the November 2013 Endocrine News, for the Endocrine Society.

Advocacy and the State of the Profession

Future Pharmacy Leaders Making a Difference Today
Two young pharmacists dive into the world of publications management. In the November 2015 InterSections, for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Pharmacists in the C-Suite Offer new Perspectives on Patient Care
As pharmacy directors step into executive positions, they bring a unique understanding of the importance of safe and effective medication use in patient care. In the January 2015 InterSections, for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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