Clinical Features

Shingles: a complete guide for clinicians

More than 99% of immunocompetent persons aged 40 years and older have evidence of VZV infection and are susceptible to herpes zoster or shingles.

Raynaud phenomenon: a cold-weather condition

A thorough work-up can differentiate between primary and secondary forms, mitigating progression of a more severe underlying disease.

Chest pain in a woman

A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.

A guide for palliative care

By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.

Drone-delivered health care in rural Appalachia

Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.

Vision changes after bariatric surgery

A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

Outdated vaccine protocol

A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.

National NP Week: November 13-19, 2016

National NP Week highlights the importance of NPs in the effort to expand access to healthcare in the United States.

Opinion

The Waiting Room Improving sleep in socioeconomically disadvantaged children

Improving sleep in socioeconomically disadvantaged children

Socioeconomically disadvantaged children have a higher rate of sleep difficulties than children from high-income households.

The Waiting Room Is our makeup secretly hurting us?

Is our makeup secretly hurting us?

Using powder makeup containing talc may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

Advisor Forum

Case Files An enlarging mass on the calf

An enlarging mass on the calf

Doppler imaging resulted in a solid mass with suggestion of increased vascularity.

Clinical Pearls Tip for treating minor lacerations

Tip for treating minor lacerations

Treating lacerations properly requires benzoin, Steri-Strips, and a Dermabond to cover.

Clinical Pearls Converting pounds to kilograms

Converting pounds to kilograms

Converting pounds to kilograms in your head is easier than you think.

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