Clinical Features

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Outdated vaccine protocol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.

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: an overview

Often underreported and undertreated, outcomes can be improved in this condition with appropriate screening and diagnosis.

ADA issues new diabetes guidelines

The ADA releases its first independent recommendations on physical activity and exercise for all patients with diabetes.

Interventions in childhood obesity

Effective use of research-based interventions and recommendations for overweight and obese children begin with initiating a conversation with the family.

Celebrate National PA Week 2016!

The AAPA celebrates National PA Week from October 6-12, 2016.

MCL tear in teen lacrosse player

A 16-year-old male presents with a 1-week history of right knee pain following a lacrosse injury.

Opinion

The Waiting Room Lidocaine patches as an alternative pain solution

Lidocaine patches as an alternative pain solution

Lidocaine patches may be effective for patients who are in pain but are looking to avoid drugs that could be addictive.

The Waiting Room Shortened sleep increases risk of diabetes

Shortened sleep increases risk of diabetes

Lack of sleep may be one reason for the increase in diabetes in the United States.

Advisor Forum

Case Files Providing care for veterans exposed to Agent Orange

Providing care for veterans exposed to Agent Orange

Evidence suggests that exposure to Agent Orange is linked with a number of serious and potentially fatal diseases.

Clinical Pearls Vitamin D3 and type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D3 and type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D3 at 2000 IU reduced the incidence of type 1 diabetes by 88%.

Clinical Pearls Stopping the bleeding

Stopping the bleeding

Pressure on a wound is the key to stopping blood flow.

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