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A New Jersey nurse practitioner fights HIV in Africa

Deborah Winters, NP, used skills she learned in the United States to help create the Ethiopia HIV/ART Nurse Specialist (HANS) Training Program Evaluation.

2014 Social Media Survey

How Do NPs/PAs use social media?

Image of the Week: Conjoined twins

How often do cases of conjoined twins occur?

Derm Dx: Desquamating full-body rash in HIV-positive patient

A patient, aged 50 years, presented with complaints of a full body desquamating skin rash that had lasted several weeks.

Exam brings trouble for 
school nurse

A visual check of a 
student was deemed 
an "unreasonable 
search" under the 
Fourth Amendment.

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DHEA serum levels predict coronary heart disease risk

DHEA serum levels predict coronary heart disease risk

For elderly men, low serum levels of the adrenal sex hormone DHEA and its sulfate, DHEA-S, predict coronary heart disease risk.

Prenatal exposure to sodium valproate linked to lower IQ in offspring

Prenatal exposure to sodium valproate linked to lower IQ in offspring

The IQ of children exposed to VPA was lower compared with children born to women without epilepsy and that of those exposed to carbamazepine.

The Waiting Room Improving interviewing skills betters patient outcomes

Improving interviewing skills betters patient outcomes

Consider altering your interviewing style to improve relationships with your patients.

The Waiting Room Breast Cancer Action: Focusing on systems, social causes of cancer

Breast Cancer Action: Focusing on systems, social causes of cancer

A medical organization dedicated to discussing the root causes of cancer, takes a different perspective on how to spread awareness of breast cancer.

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Why your patients seek primary care from the emergency department

Why your patients seek primary care from the emergency department

Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.

Pain in a person with hepatitis C and a fatty pancreas

Pain in a person with hepatitis C and a fatty pancreas


An obese patient with chronic hepatitis C, diabetes, advanced cirrhosis, and fatty pancreas presents with chronic right-to-middle upper-abdomen pain.

Patient receives a kidney diagnosis and a life lesson

Patient receives a kidney diagnosis and a life lesson


Patient with back pain and blood in urine is diagnosed with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Discussing advance directives
 during a patient's first visit

Discussing advance directives
 during a patient's first visit

Doctors should start a dialogue about advance directives upon a patient's first visit to help them make decisions regarding their health care.

Make a permanent mark on your patient's asthma treatment

Make a permanent mark on your patient's asthma treatment


I have my patients bring all of their pumps to me and will write on the plastic canister with a Sharpie permanent marker.

Easing a female patient into her first pelvic exam

Easing a female patient into her first pelvic exam


Always, always hand the speculum to a woman who has come in for her first pelvic exam, and allow her to check it out.

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Pharmacologic interventions for weight-related health risks

Pharmacologic interventions for weight-related health risks


Evidence-based guidelines for obesity support the use of pharmacologic therapy in collaboration with lifestyle interventions.

Fluid-filled lesion on a child's leg

Fluid-filled lesion on a child's leg

A white male, aged 5 years, presents to the dermatology clinic for diagnosis and management of a lesion on his ...

Annular plaques on the foot, shin, hand

Annular plaques on the foot, shin, hand

A woman, aged 26 years, presents with circular rashes that developed 3 months earlier. She reported that the rashes first ...

Red-brown lesions on the upper body

Red-brown lesions on the upper body

A 29-year-old white man presented to the dermatology clinic with multiple lesions on his left arm and shoulder. The lesions ...

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