Clinical Features

Derm Dx: Brown macules on the lips, fingers

Can you diagnose the condition?

The Affordable Care Act 5 years later

Overall, public opinion of the law seems to have worsened over time among NP and PA survey respondents.

Mammogram referral
 results not conveyed

A patient was referred 
for a mammogram, but 
clinicians fail to follow up on the report.

Walking the fine line between school and real-life clinical practice

The balance between clinical practice and educational training is one of the toughest parts of the job.

Image of the Week: Erythema multiforme

How long do minor erythema multiforme lesions remain in a fixed location before they begin to heal?

Web Exclusives

Abdominal obesity may up hip fracture risk

Abdominal obesity may up hip fracture risk

Particularly in men, the risk of hip fracture was increased considerably with lower body mass index combined with abdominal obesity.

Sleeping more than eight hours per night may increase stroke risk

Sleeping more than eight hours per night may increase stroke risk

Participants who reported being long sleepers faced double the risk of stroke when compared to those who reported average sleep times.

The Waiting Room What Gwyneth Paltrow gets wrong about vaginal care

What Gwyneth Paltrow gets wrong about vaginal care

Once women start messing with the balance that keeps the vagina happy, they risk infection and irritation.

The Waiting Room Helping patients understand their medical conditions

Helping patients understand their medical conditions

Have you ever wondered how many patients leave your care not understanding a word you said?

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Cancer prehabilitation: moving from primary care to oncology

Cancer prehabilitation: moving from primary care to oncology

NPs and PAs involved with oncology teams should support multimodal prehabilitation for cancer patients to help ease the transition to oncology.

Rapidly worsening eye pain and ankylosing spondylitis

Rapidly worsening eye pain and ankylosing spondylitis

A women presenting with eye pain and photo sensitivity was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.

Chronic vulvar itching and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

Chronic vulvar itching and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus


A 51-year-old woman with chronic vulvar itching was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus.

Ethyl chloride before anesthesia

Ethyl chloride before anesthesia

Consider using topical ethyl chloride before the use of anesthesia when working with infected skin.

'Addicted' babies are misclassified

'Addicted' babies are misclassified 


Referring to infants as "addicted" to opiates is clinically incorrect and creates stigma surrounding treatment.

Help smokers quit on the 'DOT'

Help smokers quit on the 'DOT'

The Department of Transportation's new physical examination requirement helps employees quit smoking.

Education

Intellectual and 
developmental disabilities

Intellectual and 
developmental disabilities

As more patients with IDD move into community settings, clinicians will need to be familiar with common medical conditions in these individuals.

Pink nodule on the toe of an infant

Pink nodule on the toe of an infant

A 7-month-old female presents with a lesion on the fifth toe of her right foot. Her parents report the lesion ...

Lesions with raised keratotic borders

Lesions with raised keratotic borders

A woman, aged 52 years, presents with a rash on her legs, noting that round brown spots appeared on the ...

Nodule on scaphoid fossa of the ear

Nodule on scaphoid fossa of the ear

A 22-year-old man presented with concerns about several bumps that had developed on both of his ears. The patient reported ...

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