Clinical Features

A review of current mammography guidelines

Conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.

Preventing sudden death in young athletes

2017 NP and PA Salary Survey

How does your salary compare with that of your peers?

A subdural hematoma after a fall

Case study: A 65-year-old Hispanic man presents to the emergency department via EMS after an unwitnessed fall from a presumed standing height, as he was found lying on the ground near his vehicle.

Good notetaking to reduce lawsuit

Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.

Abdominal pain, distention, and constipation

Case Study: A 64-year-old man presents to the ED with abdominal pain, distention, and constipation.

Opioids and naloxone for pain management

Read more about co-prescribing naloxone and opioids in primary care.

Contraception leads to a blood clot

A patient presents with chest pain 6 weeks after beginning use of a contraceptive device.

Leg pain, nausea, and malaise

Case Study: A 39-year-old man presents to the emergency department with 3 days of progressive bilateral leg pain, nausea, and malaise.

Opinion

The Waiting Room Dermographism: Writing on the Skin

Dermographism: Writing on the Skin

The cause of dermographic urticaria is unknown, but appears to be related to a mast cell abnormality and is probably autoimmune in nature.

The Waiting Room Are your colleagues continuing to perform unnecessary arthroscopies?

Are your colleagues continuing to perform unnecessary arthroscopies?

Unknown knowns are ideas that we're aware of on some level but, for whatever reason, choose not to admit to ourselves.

Advisor Forum

Most Memorable Patient Transcending the emotional barriers between provider and patient

Transcending the emotional barriers between provider and patient

Transcending the emotional barriers between clinician and patient can lead to a stronger, more balanced professional life.

Your Comments Immunization in healthcare providers: Comments from our readers

Immunization in healthcare providers: Comments from our readers

Clinicians discuss the benefits of healthcare providers receiving vaccinations in order to prevent the spread of disease in the workplace.

Most Memorable Patient Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism and saving a life

Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism and saving a life

A Divine guidance helps a nurse practitioner make a diagnosis that saved a patient's life.

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