Clinical Features

Electronic cigarettes

Although e-cigarettes may not be considered healthy, they may be the lesser of two evils when compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes.

Integrative medicine treatments 
for hypertension

A number of evidence-based, 
nonpharmacologic approaches are 
available for patients with hypertension.

Beach medicine pearls (and seashell lacerations)

Fun at the beach exposes children and adults to a number of hazards—some avoidable, such as sunburn, and some less so.

Astragalus may help treat cancer, heart ...

Research is being done on the use of astragalus root for the treatment of cancer and congestive heart failure.

Live from AANP 2015

Read our exclusive coverage of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2015 meeting, live from New Orleans!

2015 NP/PA Salary Survey

The results are based on analysis of 3,019 NPs who responded to the NP survey, and 1,490 PAs who responded to the PA survey.

NAPNAP 2015 Annual Meeting

Read our coverage of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 2015 meeting.

Live from AAPA 2015

Read our exclusive live coverage of the 2015 AAPA Annual Conference in San Francisco, California


The Waiting Room Helping patients get enough sleep

Helping patients get enough sleep

Teaching patients to practice good sleep hygiene can help them get the correct amount of sleep.

The Waiting Room Reconciling birth plans with reality

Reconciling birth plans with reality

Patients who have birth plans should be prepared to make concessions to ensure the safety of their newborn.

Latest Videos



A young girl with recurrent UTIs was diagnosed with a grade-3 VUR and mild hydronephrosis.

Black urine after a spinning class

Black urine after a spinning class

After taking a spinning exercise class, a woman developed acute kidney injury.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

A man with worsening pain in his right arm is diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

Diagnosing myocarditis

Diagnosing myocarditis

While ECG can help diagnosis myocarditis, it cannot give a definitive diagnosis alone.

A tip for examining children

A tip for examining children

Diverting children's attention can help make exams go more smoothly.

More caution urged regarding Xylitol and pets

More caution urged regarding Xylitol and pets

The death of an animal companion can have a profound effect on patients.


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